PH Informatics Data Resources
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a system of health-related telephone surveys that collect state data about U.S. residents regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services. Established in 1984, BRFSS completes more than 400,000 adult interviews each year, making it the largest continuously conducted health survey system in the world.
Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research (WONDER) is an easy-to-use, menu-driven system for the analysis of public health data. Users can access statistical research data published by CDC, as well as reference materials, reports, and guidelines on health-related topics. WONDER online databases provide data dissemination, online data query capabilities, analysis, visualization, and reporting for public health data collections.
County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
The annual County Health Rankings, a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, brings actionable data and strategies to communities to make it easier for people to be healthy in their homes, schools, workplaces, and neighborhoods. The Rankings illustrate what we know when it comes to what is making people sick or healthy and the Roadmaps show what we can do to create healthier places to live, learn, work, and play.
State Summary Reports
The State Summary Reports provide a snapshot of how health is influenced by our
surroundings. The Reports can be used to help communities identify issues and
opportunities for local health improvement, as well as to garner support for initiatives
among government agencies, healthcare providers, community organizations, business
leaders, policy makers, and the public.
Health Gaps Reports (HGR)
The Health Gaps Reports explore how wide gaps are throughout each state and what
is driving those differences. The Reports can help users understand:
- what health gaps are and why they matter;
- the size and nature of the health gaps among counties;
- what factors are influencing the health of residents; and
- what state and local communities can do to address health gaps.
Electronic Preventive Services Selector
The Electronic Preventive Services (HDW) is an application designed to help primary care clinicians identify clinical preventive services that are appropriate for their patients. The tool can be used to search and browse U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations.
FedStats is the gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. federal agencies on a variety of topics.
HealthData.gov is dedicated to making high value health data more accessible to entrepreneurs, researchers, and policy makers in the hopes of better health outcomes for all. This information includes clinical care provider quality information, nationwide health service provider directories, databases of the latest medical and scientific knowledge, consumer product data, community health performance information, government spending data and much more.
Healthy People 2020
Healthy People provides science-based, national goals and objectives with 10-year targets designed to guide national health promotion and disease prevention efforts to improve the health of all people in the United States.
HRSA Data Warehouse
The HRSA Data Warehouse (HDW) integrates HRSA generated data with external sources, such as the U.S. Census Bureau, enabling users to gather relevant and meaningful information about health care programs and the populations they serve. The HDW manages data from more than 30 HRSA and other federal government sources. The warehouse can be used to access and create charts, maps, and reports.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) series, prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is the agency's primary vehicle for scientific publication of timely, reliable, authoritative, accurate, objective, and useful public health information and recommendations.
National Center for Health Statistics
The National Center for Health Statistics is a rich source of information about America's health. The site provides quick and easy access to the wide range of information and data available including links to additional sources of health information.
The National Health & Nutrition Examination Survey
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is a program of studies designed to assess the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States.
The National Health Interview Survey
Since 1957 the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) has monitored the health of the nation. 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.
National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine provides open access to more than a hundred datasets, databases, applications, and application interfaces related to a broad range of biomedical topics.
The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health
Initiated in 1994, the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health), is the largest, most comprehensive longitudinal survey of adolescents ever undertaken. Beginning with an in-school questionnaire administered to a nationally representative sample of students in grades 7-12, the study followed up with a series of in-home interviews, the most recent of which is in progress through 2018. Add Health combines longitudinal survey data on respondents’ social, economic, psychological, and physical well-being with contextual data on the family, neighborhood, community, school, friendships, peer groups, and romantic relationships, providing unique opportunities to study how social environments and behaviors in adolescence are linked to health and achievement outcomes in young adulthood. The later wave
of interviews expanded the collection of biological data to understand the social, behavioral, and biological linkages in health trajectories as the Add Health cohort ages through adulthood.
The National Quality Forum Quality Positioning System Tool
The The National Quality Forum Quality Positioning System Tool (QPS) helps users find the endorsed measures they need quickly and easily. Search by measure title or number, as well as by condition, care setting, or measure steward. Use QPS to learn from other measure users about how they select and use measures in their quality improvement programs.
Online Analytical Statistical Information System
The Online Analytical Statistical Information System (OASIS) is a suite of interactive tools used to access the Georgia Department of Public Health, Department of Public Health's standardized health data repository. OASIS and the Repository are designed, built and maintained by the Office of Health Indicators for Planning. The standardized health data repository used by OASIS is populated with vital statistics, hospital discharge, emergency room visit, arboviral surveillance, youth risk behavior survey, behavioral risk factor surveillance survey, STD, motor vehicle crash, and population data.
Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce
Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce provides links to national, state, and local statistical resources, health infrastructure datasets, and tools for using data.
United States Census Bureau
The Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. The Census Bureau uses this data in a variety of ways; they collect data on topics including population, economy, education, emergency preparedness, employment, and health to create:
- Working Papers
United States Health Information Knowledgebase
The United States Health Information Knowledgebase is an online, publicly accessible registry and repository of health care-related metadata, specifications, and standards funded and directed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality with management support and engagement from numerous public and private partners.