The Child Health Services Research Interest Group provides a forum for researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and trainees to interact around health services and policy issues affecting children. From a life course perspective, the Interest Group recognizes the important role of pregnancy and perinatal health, family context, and the dynamics of transitions from childhood to adolescence to young adulthood in shaping health and well-being. The Interest Group provides opportunities to disseminate results, inform policy and clinical decision-making, build research skills, and foster networking opportunities for those interested in all areas of child-related health services and policy inquiry.


  • The Child Health Services Research Interest Group advocates for the production and use of high-quality evidence to promote the health of all children in health care and other settings and to build a strong foundation for health over the life course.


  • The Child Health Services Research Interest Group envisions a future where all children and their communities are made healthier by use of evidence in decision-making.


  • Support researchers across the course of their careers.
  • Grow a community of passionate, diverse researchers and advocates.
  • Encourage the use of evidence-based research to advocate for optimal child health.
  • Provide opportunities to disseminate results in popular and traditional areas of research.

Advisory Committee
Each Interest Group (IG) is led by a dedicated group of volunteers who shape the information provided to IG members each year. The Advisory Committee is selected on an annual basis with nominations opening in June of each year. Check out this year’s Child Health Services Research IG Advisory Committee.

Interest group participation is a benefit of AcademyHealth membership.

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