Gapminder

Background Users can view and manipulate charts and graphs related to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Gapminder is a non-profit founded in 2005 with the mission of “Fighting devastating ignorance with a fact-based worldview everyone understands.” Gapminder has a goal or promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. To fulfill their aim, Gapminder is currently working on: Keeping our tools’ statistical content up-to-date…

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…

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Background Users can gather information regarding health risk behaviors and health conditions. Examples of topics include: physical activity, sexual behaviors, health insurance coverage, and chronic diseases. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a state-based system of health surveys and is the largest telephone health survey (almost 350,000 adults are interviewed each year). State-specific/ representative information on health risk behaviors, preventive health practices,…

Global InfoBase

Background Users can view cross-nationally comparable information pertaining to chronic diseases and their causes for the 193 WHO member states. The Global InfoBase is a database maintained by the World Health Organization (WHO). This database provides information pertaining to chronic diseases and their risk factors for WHO member states. Topics include: alcohol use, overweight, blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, diet, physical activity, oral health, stroke, and tobacco use. Data Notes Users…

Pregnancy Nutrition Surveillance System (PNSS)

Background Users can download data tables to gather information regarding risk factors associated with poor birth outcomes among low-income women. The Pregnancy Nutritional Surveillance System (PNSS) is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The PNSS gathers data on the nutritional and behavioral risk factors that are associated with infant mortality and other poor birth outcomes among low-income pregnant women in the United States. PNSS data includes:…

Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity Legislation Database

Background Users can search for current food policy and obesity legislation filed by Congress, states, and select cities and counties. Topics include but are not limited to obesity prevention, physical activity, nutrition, food access, school nutrition, and weight bias. The Legislation database is maintained by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity which is a non-profit research and public policy organization devoted to improving the world’s diet, preventing obesity,…

World Health Organization (WHO)

Users can access demographic information, strategies, reports and maps for each country. Topics include, but are not limited to: mortality, burden of disease and health systems. Background The World Health Organization (WHO) oversees the health agenda of the United Nations. The WHO provides leadership on global health issues; establishes the public health research agenda by catalyzing the generation, translation and diffusion of public health knowledge; establishes and monitors the implementation…

State Legislative and Regulatory Action to Prevent Obesity and Improve Nutrition and Physical Activity

Background Users can search for current food policy and obesity legislation filed by Congress, states, and select cities and counties. Topics include but are not limited to obesity prevention, physical activity, nutrition, food access, school nutrition, and weight bias. The State Legislative and Regulatory Action to Prevent Obesity and Improve Nutrition and Physical Activity was created by the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO). Users will be able…