California Health Interview Survey

Background Users are able to access data related to a variety of health outcomes, including health status, health conditions, health-related behaviors, health care access and health insurance coverage information. The California Health Interview Survey is maintained by the UCLA center for Health Policy Research. The California Health Interview Survey is targeted to three specific age groups:  adults, adolescents (12-17), and children (birth-11). CHIS is conducted every two years with many…

Health Data Interactive

Health Data Interactive produces a series of tables on national health statistics. Tables are customizable, and users can download tables, charts and reports. Health topics include, and are not limited to: hospital discharges, mental health, disabilities, diabetes and childbirth. Background Health Data Interactive is a part of the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From this website, users can get information on a…

Kids Count Data Center

Users can customize tables, graphs and maps on data related to children in a specific state or in the United States as a whole. Comparisons can be made between states. Background KIDS COUNT Data Center is part of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and serves to provide information on the status of children in America. The ten core indicators of interest under “Data by State” are: percent of low birth…

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)

Users can customize table and download data sets to gather information on Americans’ use and experience of health care and on the costs associated with health care. Background MEPS is a series of large scale surveys designed to increase understanding of Americans use of health care and the cost of that care. Data is collected on the frequency and type of care, cost of health care and how it is…

National Asthma Survey (NAS)

Users can download data regarding the socioeconomic, environmental and behavioral predictors of asthma control. Background The National Asthma Survey (NAS) is a joint effort between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and is sponsored by the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH). The National Asthma Survey examines the health, socioeconomic, environmental, and behavioral predictors of asthma control. This survey explores the…

National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)

Users can download reports and the data set on a range of health topics in the United States. Examples of topics include: vaccinations, insurance coverage, mortality, nutrition and tobacco. Background The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) is a part of the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NHIS data is on a wide range of health topics and is collected by the U.S.…

National Occupational Respiratory Mortality System (NORMS)

Background Users can search this database pertaining to respiratory conditions such as asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, and tuberculosis. The National Occupational Respiratory Mortality System (NORMS) is developed and maintained by National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This surveillance system includes respiratory conditions such as: asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, tuberculosis, lung cancer, and silicosis, among others. Data Notes Users can generate national-…

National Survey of Children’s Health

Background Users can search this database regarding the physical and emotional health of children. Topics include, but are not limited to: child health, family interactions, parental health, school experiences and neighborhood experiences. The National Survey of Children’s Health is a SLAITS survey operated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and is sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and…

School Health Database

Background Users can search for sample policies, practices, and articles addressing health issues affecting schools and students. Topics include: asthma, school health programs, food safety, STIs, healthy eating, physical activity, sexual orientation, and teen pregnancy, among others. The School Health Database is maintained by the National School Boards Association (NSBA) and is supported by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The School…

School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS)

Background Users can gather data and information on all topics related to school health and student wellness. The School Health Programs and Policies Study (SHPPS) is part of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. SHPPS is a survey designed to assess policies and programs, which are related to health education, physical education and activity, health services, mental health…