County Health Rankings and Roadmaps

Background Users are able to access data on the county level to asses a variety of health outcomes and determine how critical factors such as education, jobs, income, and the environment influence health. The County Health Rankings rank the health of nearly every county in the nation and show that much of what affects health occurs outside of the doctor’s office. The County Health Rankings confirm the critical role that…

Global Health Facts

Background Users can customize how data on a number of health indicators are presented, and the resulting tables, charts, and maps can be downloaded. Entire datasets are also available to download. Global Health Facts is a Kaiser Family Foundation website that provides global health data on the following topics: HIV/ AIDS; TB; Malaria; Other conditions, diseases and risk indicators; Programs, funding and financing; Health workforce and capacity; Demography and population;…

Global Health Observatory (GHO)

Background Users can find data on a range of global health topics like mortality, the burden of disease, infectious diseases, risk factors and health expenditures. The Global Health Observatory (GHO) database is the World Health Organization’s main health statistics repository. Data is available for 193 World Health Organization member states on topics including but not limited to: Health related millennium goals, mortality, immunization, nutrition, infectious disease, non- communicable disease, tobacco…

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…

March of Dimes

Users can generate graphs, maps and state summaries regarding perinatal indicators. Background The Perinatal Data Center division of March of Dimes collects and analyzes perinatal maternal and infant health data for the use of public health professionals, researchers, policy makers, and the media. This website provides perinatal data both within and across states, cities and counties. Topics include: infant mortality, preterm birth, prenatal care, and nutritional and behavioral risk factors.…

National Maternal and Infant Health Survey

Background Users can order a CD-ROM with data on risk factors associated with poor pregnancy outcomes. The National Maternal and Infant Health Survey was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The survey was done to gain understanding on the risk factors associated with poor pregnancy outcomes. Data includes socioeconomic and demographic information, information on prenatal care, pregnancy history, health of the mother and infant, and information regarding…

Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System (PedNSS)

Background Users can download data tables regarding nutrition indicators and statistics of low-income children. The Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System (PedNSS) is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). PedNSS provides information on nutrition-indicators and the nutritional status of low-income children in the United States. Information on demographics, infant feeding practices, anthropometry, anemia and health risk behaviors is collected. Data Notes Users can view and download static data…

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Users can obtain demographic, maternal and child health, and development information regarding countries with whom UNICEF works. Background UNICEF (United Nations Children Fund) is a non-governmental agency that works with governments, national and international agencies and communities to reduce the cycle of poverty in more than 150 countries and territories. UNICEF’s programs address child health and nutrition, safe water and sanitation, gender-equitable quality basic education, and the protection of children…

Trust for America’s Health

Background Users can look at state level data related to a variety of public health topics including but not limited to obesity, cancer, AIDS, tobacco, preterm birth, sexually transmitted infections, insurance coverage, key public health indicators, public health preparedness, and public health funding indicators. The State Health Facts are maintained by the Trust for America’s Health. The Trust for America’s Health is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting the…