California Health Interview Survey

Background Users are able to access data related to a variety of health outcomes, including health status, health conditions, health-related behaviors, health care access and health insurance coverage information. The California Health Interview Survey is maintained by the UCLA center for Health Policy Research. The California Health Interview Survey is targeted to three specific age groups:  adults, adolescents (12-17), and children (birth-11). CHIS is conducted every two years with many…

State School Health Policy Database

Background Users can view brief descriptions of laws and policies pertaining to the health of students Topics include: wellness policy, health education curriculum, school meal programs, physical activity, emergency response, bullying, and facility safety, among others. The State School Health Policy Database was developed by the National Association of State Boards of Education and is supported by the Division of Adolescent and School Health of the Centers (DASH) of the…

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…

Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS)

Background Users can access data pertaining to clinically significant medical events that occur after vaccination in the United States. The Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and by the Food and Drug Administration. The primary goals of VAERS is to detect new, unusual, or rare adverse events; monitor increases in known adverse events; Identify potential patient risk factors for particular types of…

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…

Women’s Health USA 2002-2012

Background Users are able to access data related to a wide range of women’s health issues in the United State of America. The Women’s Health USA  website has been produced as an online version of the annual data book, most recently, Women’s Health USA 2012, published by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. Women’s Health USA is a collection of current and historical data…

Global Health Atlas

Background Users can view statistics and generate cross-country comparisons pertaining to infectious diseases and health indicators in 193 WHO member states. The Global Health Atlas is a database maintained by the World Health Organization (WHO) that provides information regarding infectious diseases in WHO member states. Health conditions include: malaria, HIV/AIDS, cholera, STIs, meningitis, and polio, among others. Data Notes Users can generate statistics regarding infectious diseases and health systems indicators…

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…