Healthy Community Design and Access to Healthy Food Legislation

Users can search legislation related to healthy community design and access to healthy food. Topics include: farmer’s markets, land use, transportation, obesity, nutrition, and physical activity. Background The Healthy Community Design and Access to Healthy Food Legislation Database is maintained by the National Conference of State Legislatures. This database allows users to track legislation related to healthy community design and access to healthy food. Topics include, but are not limited…

Healthy Counties Database

Users can search for model practices and initiatives that counties have implemented to prevent childhood obesity. Topics include: nutritious diets, physical activity, built environments, and social environments. Background The Healthy Communities Database is maintained by the National Association of Counties (NACo) and is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Healthy Communities Database is a model practice database that includes practices and initiatives which counties have implemented to prevent…

National Health and Nurition Examination Survey (NHANES)

Users can download reports, data tables and data sets to gain information regarding Americans’ nutrition and health statuses. Background The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is part of the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is an annual survey that reports on Americans’ nutrition and health statuses and uses that information to determine prevalence estimates and understand health trends.…

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.…

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…

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,…

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…

State Health Facts

Users can gather state level health information on topics such as: state demographics, mental health, oral and dental health, mortality, tobacco use, pregnancy and child birth. Background State Health Facts is the state health data portion of the Kaiser Family Foundation. Information on health data is organized under the following categories: demographics and the economy; health status; health coverage and uninsured; Medicaid and CHIP; health costs and budget; Medicare; managed…

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…