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Public Health Data Sources

Resource list of public health data sources that can be used for evaluation.

General Population Health Data

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Compilation of survey data arranged by topics and usually available in views by state.

CDC Wonder
A single point of access to a wide variety of CDC reports, guidelines, and numeric public health data.

Kaiser Family Foundation State Health Facts Online
Allows national comparisons or individual state profiles for a series of topics arranged within such broad categories as: Health Status, Health Costs and Budget, and Population Demographics.

National Center for Health Statistics
The principal US government vital and health statistics agency.

Targeted Health Data

Cancer Mortality Maps
Geographic patterns and time trends of cancer death rates in the United States from the National Cancer Institute.

The Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health
Provides online access to survey data that allows users to compare state, regional, and nationwide results—plus resources and personalized assistance for interpreting and reporting findings.

Native Health Database
Contemporary articles, studies, and reports focused on the medical (physical and psychological) aspects of North American Indian and Alaska Native health.

Toxicology and Environmental Health Information
National Library of Medicine Database