Early Life Health

Early Life Health

The prenatal and earliest years of a child’s life have a profound impact on their brain development, school readiness, ability to learn, and ultimately on their physical and mental health and economic stability later in life.

The evidence is clear. When families are supported and children have access to stable housing, high quality health care and early childhood experiences, as well as a safe neighborhood, they thrive. These data snapshots are intended to provide the community with information about Health Share members and show broad indicators about kindergarten readiness.

Health Share’s Bridge platform is an interactive place for you to explore our medical claims database. 

Have you ever wondered:

  • what are the biggest physical and behavioral health diagnoses of children?
  • which zip codes have the highest density of our child/youth members? 
  • how many children are in the foster care system?
  • how Health Share is performing on key metrics like developmental screening or immunization rates? 

Use the filters below to explore, learn and find answers to your questions.

Health Share Children and Youth Members

Data Limitations

  • These data are only for Health Share members, not for the whole population. 
  • Approximately 29% of Health Share’s members under 18 currently have an unknown race/ethnicity classification, according to enrollment data that Health Share receives from the Oregon Health Authority. 
  • Parts of the dashboard use Health Share claims data. We recognize that claims data only tell part of the story of a community’s health and how people use the health care system. Health and health care happen outside of the exam room, but claims data reflect the health care use and health needs only of those members who have sought and received care.
  • Race refers to societally imposed categories that we learn to identify with that can change over time and place. These categories do not reflect biological difference; they reflect difference in experiences with racism. Historically, race categories were designed to exclude non-white people based on perceived physical differences (e.g. skin color, eye shape, hair texture, etc.) from the rights of citizenship and property ownership. Ethnicity refers to cultural heritage and is being combined here with race categories because people who identify as being Hispanic/Latinx experience inequity and discrimination based on this heritage.