Quick Health Data Online

Background Users are able to access a variety of statics related to health care diagnoses and conditions in women’s health. The Office of Women’s Health: Quick Health Data Online formerly known as the National Women’s Health Indicators Database is maintained and run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Users are able to search specific queries and create tables and graphs which can be exported. Quick Health Data…

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…

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…

International Center for Disability Information

Users can access data pertaining to people with disabilities. Topics include but are not limited to: disability, employment, and individuals served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Background The International Center for Disability Information (ICDI) is a department of the College of Human Resources and Education at West Virginia University. The ICDI contains a variety of information about people with disabilities. Data tables are categorized by state, US…

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…

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-…

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…

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…

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…