KIDSNET (Child Health Information System)
- Purpose: To monitor trends and gaps in children's healthcare services. KIDSNET data can be used for monitoring provision of preventative health services to individuals and populations, for quality assurance, and for policy decision making.
- Key Information: Blood lead levels, immunization, newborn developmental assessment, newborn blood spot screening, hearing assessment, home visiting, WIC and Early Intervention
- Collection Period: Data available for children born on or after January 1, 1997. Some immunization data is available for some older children. As of January 2005, KIDSNET also began collecting immunizations given to children born before 1997, up through age 18.
Rhode Island Numbers
- About 13,000 children are born in the state every year. As of May 2011, KIDSNET had information from 347,339 children in the system.
Source: 2010 KIDSNET Databook, page 7