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 Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP)

Users can customize data applying to low-income families and children. Tables and statistics generated from interactive tools can be downloaded. Background The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP), a division of the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, is a non-partisan public interest research center. NCCP generates research regarding economic security and the health and development of low-income American families, children and adolescents to inform public health policy and…

National Governor’s Association Center for Best Practices

Background Users can view and download publications regarding public policy recommendations. Topics include: education; environment, energy, and natural resources; health; homeland security and technology; and social, economic, and workforce programs. The National Center for Best Practices of the National Governor’s Association evaluates public policy innovations implemented by states to form recommendations for public policy. The Center produces publications pertaining to education; environment, energy, and natural resources; health; homeland security and…

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…

World’s Women Reports

Users can access data related to international women’s health as well as data on population and families, education, work, power and decision making, violence against women, poverty, and environment. Background World’s women reports are prepared by the Statistics Division of the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). Reports are produced in five year intervals starting in 1990. A major theme in the reports is comparing women’s situation…