Information, Data and Research on Children’s Health in Florida

State Specific Child Health Data

Looking for child health data specific to Florida? The Children’s Hospital Association’s interactive dashboard provides state-specific data that can be downloaded and printed as a PDF. Data includes:

  • health insurance coverage
  • access to health care services, including children’s hospitals
  • special health care needs
  • socioeconomic status
  • adverse experiences
  • food security

The dashboard is regularly updated. Find it here: Resource for Interactive Child Health (RICH) Data Dashboard

Best and Worst States for Children's Health Care

Wallet Hub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 35 key indicators of cost, quality and access to children’s health care. The data set ranges from share of children aged 0-17 in excellent or very good health, to pediatricians and family doctors per capita. Florida ranked 41st overall.

Get the breakdown and learn more about individual indicator rankings.

FACH and KidCare

FACH member hospitals take an active role in ensuring children are enrolled in health care coverage that meets their unique needs.  All children are provided with care regardless of their family’s ability to pay. FACH members also assist families with applying for appropriate Florida KidCare programs.  FACH partners with the Healthy Kids Corporation to provide ongoing training for hospital staff to assist families and FACH is available to all member hospitals to provide technical assistance with Florida KidCare enrollment. Children’s needs do not end when they leave the walls of our hospitals, and our members provide assistance and follow up to make sure our patients can access the care that will keep them healthy and safe.