NCDHHS is committed to improving the lives of children and families in North Carolina. A key part of NCDHHS’ commitment to children and families is addressing their growing behavioral health needs.
The Child Behavioral Health Dashboard was developed to give service providers, policy makers and stakeholders the information they need to make more data-informed decisions about child behavioral health in North Carolina. The dashboard brings together data from multiple sources and includes key metrics on behavioral health diagnoses among children and adolescents, risk factors and utilization of Emergency Departments, mobile crisis services and Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs) for behavioral health care.
The dashboard features several tools to break down the data to focus on specific populations, including geography, race, ethnicity, age and gender. This function gives dashboard users the ability to better identify disparities and trends in child behavioral health among individual population groups.
The dashboard is user-friendly and accessible to the public. With this new resource, NCDHHS and its partners will be better able to track progress in the child behavioral health space and help ensure all children in North Carolina have access to the services they need to thrive.
For more information about the Child Behavioral Health Dashboard indicators and data sources, please see the Data Appendix. For detailed instructions about navigating the Child Behavioral Health Dashboard, please see the Child Behavioral Health Dashboard Navigation Guide.