County Health Rankings and Roadmaps

Background Users are able to access data on the county level to asses a variety of health outcomes and determine how critical factors such as education, jobs, income, and the environment influence health. The County Health Rankings rank the health of nearly every county in the nation and show that much of what affects health occurs outside of the doctor’s office. The County Health Rankings confirm the critical role that…

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…

HCUPnet

Users can generate customized tables and charts of statistics regarding hospitals, emergency departments and patient characteristics using this interactive tool from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project. Background HCUPnet is an interactive tool that allows users to easily gather statistics of interest from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (H-CUP). HCUP is sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. It is a collection of databases that provide information…

Health Care Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)

Users can use the online interactive tool (HCUP-net) to gather national, state and all-payer patient health care data or users can purchase the data from the HCUP databases. Background HCUP is sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. It is a collection of databases that provide information on patient health care data, including information typically found on a hospital discharge form. Topics include: cost of care, access to…

Health Data Interactive

Health Data Interactive produces a series of tables on national health statistics. Tables are customizable, and users can download tables, charts and reports. Health topics include, and are not limited to: hospital discharges, mental health, disabilities, diabetes and childbirth. Background Health Data Interactive is a part of the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From this website, users can get information on a…

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…

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)

Users can customize table and download data sets to gather information on Americans’ use and experience of health care and on the costs associated with health care. Background MEPS is a series of large scale surveys designed to increase understanding of Americans use of health care and the cost of that care. Data is collected on the frequency and type of care, cost of health care and how it is…

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.…

National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG)

Background Users can download data and reports on information related to families in the United States. Topics covered include, and are not limited to: HIV testing, contraception use, fatherhood and teen pregnancy. The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) is part of the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The survey was originally designed to obtain data on marriage, divorce, contraception, infertility,…