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…

Kaiser Family Foundation

Users can utilize a number of interactive tools or access and download reports, fact sheets, slides, briefs and survey on various health topics. Background The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-partisan non-profit research and communications organization focused on major health care issues in the U.S. and around the world. Topics are organized by the following categories: health reform; Medicaid/ CHIP; Medicare; costs/ insurance; uninsured/ coverage; state policy; prescription…

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…

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…

CDC Wonder

Background Users can use WONDER to access data on a variety of topics from many of the CDC’s data systems. CDC Wonder (Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiological Research) is part of the Centers for Disease Control and provides access to a wide variety of public health information. Wonder uses data systems, which include AIDS Public Use Data, Births, Cancer Statistics, Infant Deaths, Mortality, Population Data, Sexually Transmitted Disease Morbidity and…

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…

Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (HHANES)

Users can purchase data regarding health and nutrition of Hispanic-origin participants of a national survey. Topics include: dietary practices; diabetes; acculturation; and the health of children, adolescents and adults, among others. Background The Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (HHANES) was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This nation-wide survey was conducted among Hispanic-origin respondents. This survey was conducted to generate estimates of the health of…