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California Health Interview Survey

The California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), the nation's largest state health survey, is a collaboration of PHI, the California Department of Public Health, the California Department of Health Care Services and the University of California at Los Angeles Center for Health Policy Research. CHIS data are a critical tool in developing programs and policies to fight health threats such as obesity.


California Health Interview Survey - Child and Teen Questionnaires

Under a contract with UCLA, PHI is developing the teen and child California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) questionnaires, overseeing translation reviews, monitoring interviews for data quality, and conducting analysis and writing on CHIS findings.

CHIS 2009 Violence Module: Planning, Analysis and Dissemination

For the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) for 2009, a violence victimization module has been added to the Adult Survey to provide information on trends of violence among the adult population of California. PHI is providing CHIS study analysis develop a policy brief or brief report for the project.

First 5 Policy Brief on Young Children's Emotional and Mental Well-Being

PHI is working with the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research to produce a policy brief describing findings from California Health Interview Survey 2003, 2005 and 2007 data on measures of young children's emotional and mental well-being.

Planning, Implementation and Dissemination of California Health Interview Survey

This PHI subcontract of the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) involves content development for the Adult, Adolescent and Child questionnaires as well as quality control monitoring and convening advisory committees for the Child and Adolescent Questionnaires.  PHI has held this subcontract since CHIS’s inception in 2001, and planning for 2013-2014 is under way.  

Women's Health in California: Findings from CHIS

PHI is producing and dissmeinating three policy briefs on topics related to women's health, drawing on data collected from the California Health Interview Survey. These briefs will be disseminated to California to policymakers, opinion leaders and advocates.