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Are PRAMS data available to outside researchers?
PRAMS collects state-specific, population-based data on maternal attitudes and experiences before, during, and shortly after pregnancy.
Office of Women's Health: Quick Health Data Online
This interactive site makes available state and country-wide health data so that researchers, students, policymakers, grant writers, etc. can fully explore the key issues and concerns of health.
National Center for Health Statistics
Provides access to surveys and programs administered by the National Center for Health Statistics.
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)
YRBSS monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including—unintentional injuries and violence; sexual behaviors; alcohol and other drug use; tobacco use; unhealthy dietary behaviors; & Inadequate physical activity. YRBSS also measures the prevalence of obesity and asthma.
The National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (Tracking Network) is a system of integrated health, exposure, and hazard information and data from a variety of national, state, and city sources.
Enrich your community work with maps and data reports that can be shared and saved.
Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI)
The goal of Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) is to provide an overview of key health indicators for local communities and to encourage dialogue about actions that can be taken to improve a community’s health. The CHSI report contains over 200 measures for each of the 3,141 United States counties.
Center for Applied Research and Environmental Systems
Create customized interactive maps from a wide range of economic, demographic, physical and cultural data. Access a suite of analysis tools and maps for specialized topics.
The Rankings are based on a model of population health that emphasizes the many factors that, if improved, can help make communities healthier places to live, learn, work and play.
The project uses Medicare data to provide information and analysis about national, regional, and local markets, as well as hospitals and their affiliated physicians.
The Current Population Survey (CPS) is a monthly survey of households conducted by the Bureau of Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It provides a comprehensive body of data on the labor force, employment, unemployment, persons not in the labor force, hours of work, earnings, and other demographic and labor force characteristics.
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)
NHIS data on a broad range of health topics are collected through personal household interviews. Survey results have been instrumental in providing data to track health status, health care access, and progress toward achieving national health objectives.
The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) is a longitudinal study of a nationally representative sample of adolescents in grades 7-12 in the United States during the 1994-95 school year. The Add Health cohort has been followed into young adulthood with four in-home interviews, the most recent in 2008 when the sample was aged 24-3-4.
Food environment factors—such as store/restaurant proximity, food prices, food and nutrition assistance programs, and community characteristics—interact to influence food choices and diet quality. These interactions are complex and more research is needed to identify causal relationships and effective policy interventions.
Provides data on mortality and causes of death, and disease and injury incidence, and prevalence to analyze the burden of disease and injury in England. Findings are also comparable with the remaining constituent countries of the UK and with comparable countries in the European Union (EU) and beyond