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…

Work-Related Lung Disease Surveillance (WoRLD)

Users can download tables, graphs and figures pertaining to occupation-related respiratory diseases. Background The Work-Related Lung Disease (WoRLD) Surveillance System is operated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and maintained by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). WoRLD provides data for occupation-related respiratory disease surveillance data. Examples of disease surveillance data include pneumoconioses, occupational asthma, and other respiratory conditions. Database Capabilities Users can download…

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…

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…

FastStats

Background Users can quickly get statistics on a variety of health topics, including: accidents, mortality, childbirth, anemia, drug use and marriage. FastStats is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and provides quick statistics on a variety of public health topics. Data Notes From an alphabetical list, users can click on a specific topic of interest and have access to the basic statistics. From there, users can click…

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…

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)

Users can view reports regarding respiratory diseases, bacterial disease outbreaks, meningitis and vaccine-preventable diseases. Background The National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) is a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The NCIRD seeks to prevent and control illness and death from vaccine-preventable and respiratory diseases. The NCIRD offers surveillance reports regarding the spread of vaccine-preventable illnesses, as well as prevention and symptoms. Topics include:…

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-…