The Vanderbilt Child Health Poll aims to understand the concerns and experiences of parents nationally and in the state of Tennessee. The poll explores parental concerns as a mechanism to inform the public and policymakers of the challenges faced by children. Check out the reports, infographics, methods, and results from our polls below.
Stephen Patrick, MD, MPH, MS, FAAP; Sarah Loch, MPH; Kim Lovell, MPH, MBA
Todd Callahan, MPH, MD; Kecia Carroll, MD, PhD; Alex Diamond, DO, MPH; Catherine Fuchs, MD; Carolyn Heinrich, PhD; Laura Henkhaus, PhD; Holly Fletcher; Mia Letterie; Jake Lowary, Melissa McPheeters, PhD, MPH; Joe Zickafoose, MD, MS; Tamarra Spalding, MPH; Amanda Stone, PhD; Caroline Orgel, BA
Alese Halvorson, MSc
The 2022 Vanderbilt Child Health Poll aimed to gather insights from Tennessee parents regarding their children's health insurance coverage, behavioral health, schooling, as well as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their families. The poll surveyed a representative sample of 1,026 parents in the state. Check out polling methods and the complete data tables for each topic area below. New data will be released weekly starting in mid-January of 2022.
Topic 1: Top 5 Concerns for Kids
Topic 2: COVID-19 Vaccines & Masks in Schools
Topic 3: Remote Learning & School Days Missed
Topic 4: Food Security
Topic 5: Mental Health
Topic 6: Screen Time & Cyberbullying
Topic 7: Vaccines
Topic 8: Parental Trust in Vaccines
Topic 9: Insurance & Overall Wellbeing
The Vanderbilt Child Health Poll asked a statewide sample of Tennessee parents about their concerns regarding the insurance status of their children, their ability to afford nutritious food since the COVID-19 pandemic began, their child's education and mental health in light of the changes brought on by COVID-19, their family’s COVID-19 control measures and their plans to vaccinate against COVID-19 and influenza. Where applicable, responses were compared to poll data from the 2020 poll. Check out the reports, methods, and data tables below:
As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the US and protective measures to mitigate its impact were enacted, parents and children experienced widespread disruptions in daily life. The objective of our 2020 national poll was to determine how the pandemic and mitigation efforts affected the physical and emotional wellbeing of parents and children in the US.
The 2020 Vanderbilt Child Health Poll explored opioid prescribing, use, and disposal amongst parents and children, as well as youth mental health and suicide.