A key element within our Community Health Needs Assessment is the Community-wide Children's Health Assessment & Planning Survey (CCHAPS). CCHAPS is a household survey of parents and caregivers of children ages 0 -14 to assess the caregiver's perspective about children's health in our service region of Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant, and Wise Counties.
CCHAPS 2021 which is now in data collection, will also include Collin and Grayson Counties and has been extended to include households with children ages 0-17.
Overview of the 2021 Parent Survey
Data from our 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment, including CCHAPS, were disseminated through various methods. One dissemination method was a Regional Child Health Summit presenting the results to community stakeholders. Download the slide deck that was presented at the 2018 Regional Child Health Summit held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Regional Child Health Summit slides
2009, 2012, 2015 and 2018 Community-wide Children's Health Assessment and Planning Surveys
The survey data available upon request was collected by ETC Institute as directed by Cook Children's Health Care System. The survey data was a result of a random, mailed survey to households with children 0-14 years of age. It includes households in Tarrant, Denton, Johnson, Parker, Hood and Wise counties.
View 2018 KidBit Data Summaries
Suggested citation when referencing CCHAPS data files:
Community-wide Children's Health Assessment and Planning Survey (year of data). Cook Children's Health Care System; Fort Worth, Texas; or CCHAPS (year of data) at www.centerforchildrenshealth.org accessed (month/year).
Specific CCHAPS data and cross-tabulations are available upon request. Please contact Becki Hale at firstname.lastname@example.org for data inquiries.
CCHAPS is the acronym for Community-wide Children's Health Assessment and Planning Survey. CCHAPS plays a key role in our Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and is a household survey of parents and caregivers of children ages 0 -14 to assess the caregiver's perspective about children's health in our service region of Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant, and Wise Counties. Our 2021 survey will also include Collin and Grayson Counties and has been extended to households with children ages 0-17.
For CCHAPS 2021:
CCHAPS was administered by ETC Institute on behalf of Cook Children's Health Care System.
All forms of research have limitations which is why methodology is especially important.
Cook Children's contracts with research experts to collect our CHNA data so that high standards of methodology are practiced, mitigating limitations as much as possible. Some limitations of our CHNA research include:
Survey provides the parent's perspective:
Survey data is descriptive:
Focus group findings are contextual:
The overall results for questions that are included on the survey for the random sample of households have a precision of at least +/-1.3% at the 95% level of confidence.
For CCHAPS 2021, is the sample size large enough to be representative of the eight-county service region?
The sample size is very large (5,000+) to ensure our data is representative of the diverse population within our region---representative in each county and representative for different race/ethnic groups, etc.
Our sample is address-based and selected at random from households that are likely to have children under age 18. The number of households selected for the survey will initially be 5x the goal for each area. We also oversample respondents in hard-to-reach areas and less responsive demographic groups.
For comparison purposes, the 2019 National Survey of Children's Health utilizes a representative sample size between 600 –620 for the state of Texas.
So we believe our data accurately reflects what parents report despite limitations inherent in all research. Sometimes there are logical explanations for why data doesn't seem to reflect what we "know" to be true. Sometimes it's easy to assume that the population in a particular work setting represents the total population of children. Our CHNA survey is representative of all parents in the region with children ages 0 –17 (not just those with a particular health issue or those with low incomes, etc.).
If you have any questions or would like more information about our program, please email Becki Hale.