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HSR Information Central is not an index of all health services resources on the Web. Rather, it contains selective links representing a sample of available information. Items are selected for their quality, authority of authorship, uniqueness, and appropriateness.


  • Compilation of State Data on the Affordable Care Act Details

    This excel table contains the most up to date state-level data available related to certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act. This table includes data on the uninsured, private market reforms, employer coverage, Medicaid, the individual market (including the Health Insurance Marketplace), and Medicare.

  • Data for Rural Analysis Details

    ERS produces and maintains a number of data sets that are used by policymakers and researchers to identify and describe rural and urban areas.

  • Health Equity State Snapshots Details

    Summaries of data collected through ASTHO's Health Equity-Minority Health Survey to assess health equity efforts in the U.S. states and territories.

  • Health System Data Center Details

    State-specific health system performance on measures of access, quality, and health outcomes.

  • Homelessness Data Exchange Details

    This online tool is designed to allow Homeless Continuums of Care to submit data. It also provides access to reports created from this data.

  • Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data: Physician and Other Supplier Details

    This public data set contains information about services and procedures provided to Medicare beneficiaries by physicians and other healthcare professionals, with information about utilization, payment, and submitted charges organized by National Provider Identifier (NPI), Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code, and place of service.

  • NPCR and SEER Incidence - USCS Public Use Databases Details

    Researchers can access and analyze high-quality population-based cancer incidence data on the entire U.S. population. De-identified cancer incidence data reported to CDC's National Program for Cancer Registries (NPCR) and the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program are available to researchers for free in public use databases that can be accessed using software developed by NCI's SEER Program.

  • National Survey on Drug Use and Health Details

    Annual survey on the use of illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco in the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States aged 12 years old or older.

  • Project Tycho Data Details

    The Project Tycho database aims are to advance the availability and use of public health data for science and policy. The site provides open access to newly digitized U.S. weekly surveillance data for contagious diseases from 1888 to the present for use in research, education, and policy making.

  • School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS) Details

    The School Health Policies and Practices Study* (SHPPS) is a national survey periodically conducted to assess school health policies and practices at the state, district, school, and classroom levels.

  • States Perform Details

    States Perform provides users with access to interactive, customizable and up-to-date comparative performance measurement data for 50 states in six key areas: fiscal and economic, public safety and justice, energy and environment, transportation, health and human services, and education.

  • United States Small-Area Life Expectancy Project (USALEEP) Details

    The first public health outcome measure available nationwide at the census tract level—measuring life expectancy at birth for nearly every neighborhood in the country.

  • Women of Color Health Information Collection Details

    The collection includes the Women of Color Health Data Book (2015), as well as discrete statistical reports on Breast Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes Mellitus, and Cardiovascular Disease with data on race/ethnicity and disease.


    Data Repositories
    Federal DataSets & Repositories
    Non-Federal Databases & Repositories
    State and Local Data Repositories & Data Sets


    Data Repositories
  • CMS Centralized Repository - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    A centralized repository for public health agency and clinical data registry reporting to provide a centralized source of information for professionals and hospitalslooking for public health, clinical data, or specialized* registry electronic reporting options

  • Catalog of Administrative Data Sets - (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)) Details

    Key U.S. administrative data sets that can be used in research and impact evaluation. The catalog documents procedures on how to access data based on information provided by the originating agencies.

  • DATA USA - (Deloitte) Details

    Website contains data sets for public US government data, as well as mapping, visualization, and comparison tools.

  • HealthData.Gov - (U.S. Government) Details

    Health datasets, tools, and applications from agencies across the Federal government.

  • ICPSR Data Archive - (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research) Details

    A data archive of over 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences, with specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.

  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) - (Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan) Details

    Maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research; supplies data files for use with statistical software, such as SAS, SPSS, and Stata.

  • Registry of Research Data Depositories (Re3data) Details

    A global registry of research data repositories that covers research data repositories from different academic disciplines. It presents repositories for the permanent storage and access of data sets to researchers, funding bodies, publishers and scholarly institutions.


  • Federal DataSets & Repositories
  • AGing Integrated Database (AGID) - (Administration for Community Living (ACL), HHS) Details

    On-line query system based on AoA-related data files and surveys, and includes population characteristics from the Census Bureau for comparison purposes. The system allows users to produce customized tables in a step-by-step process and output the results in print or spreadsheet form.

  • AHRQ Data Resources - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS) Details

    AHRQ provides access to a plethora of data and surveys on healthcare access, expenditures, quality, etc.

  • AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS) Details

    The Innovations Exchange offers health professionals and researchers the opportunity to share, learn about, and ultimately adopt evidence-based innovations and tools suitable for a range of health care settings and populations.

  • AHRQ Kids' Inpatient Database - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS) Details

    The Kid's Inpatient Database (KID)is produced every 3 years and is a unique and powerful nationwide database of hospital stays for children. It is a sample of pediatric discharges (age 20 or younger at admission) from community, non-rehabilitation hospitals from States participating in HCUP. The KID is the only dataset on hospital use, outcomes, and charges designed to study children's use of hospital services in the United States.

  • All-Payer Claims Database (APCD) - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS) Details

    APCDs are large-scale databases that systematically collect health care claims data from a variety of payer sources. These databases, typically created by a state mandate, generally include data derived from medical claims, pharmacy claims, eligibility files, provider (physician and facility) files, and dental claims from private and public payers. Payers include insurance carriers, third party administrators (TPAs), pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), dental benefit administrators, Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Medicare, Medicare Part D, Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB), and TRICARE.

  • CDC Wonder - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS) Details

    Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research. Access statistical research data published by CDC; Public-use data sets about deaths, cancer incidence, HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, vaccinations, births, census data and many other topics are available for query.

  • CMS Chart Series - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    Data on spending, operations, and quality of care.

  • CMS Data Navigator - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    The CMS Data Navigator application is an easy-to-use, menu-driven search tool that makes the data and information resources of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) more easily available. Use the Data Navigator to find data and information products for specific CMS programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, or on specific health care topics or settings-of-care. Navigator displays search results by data type making it easier to locate specific types of information (e.g., data files, publications, statistical reports, etc.).

  • CMS Drug Spending - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    CMS Drug Spending Dashboards are interactive tools that provide spending information in Medicaid, Medicare Part B, and Medicare Part D.

  • CMS Research, Statistics, Data & Systems - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    This site provides access to CMS computer data and systems; research studies and reports; statistics, series, and trends; and files for order.

  • ChildStats.gov - (Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics) Details

  • Chronic Conditions Data Warehouse - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    This database provides researchers with Medicare and Medicaid beneficiary, claims, and assessment data linked by beneficiary across the continuum of care.

  • Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource (CEDR) - (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Details

    CEDR is a public-use repository of data from occupational and environmental health studies of workers at DOE facilities and nearby community residents.

  • DATA.gov - (U.S. Government) Details

    Provides access to datasets generated by the Federal Government and includes descriptions of the datasets (metadata), information about how to access the datasets, and tools that leverage government datasets.

  • DCCPS Public Data Sets & Analyses - (National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH) Details

    Public use data resources in the areas of: quality of cancer care, the economic burden of cancer, geographic information systems, statistical methods, communication science, tobacco control, and the translation of research into practice.

  • Data Element Library (DEL) - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    The centralized resource for CMS assessment instrument data elements (e.g. questions and responses) and their associated health information technology (IT) standards.

  • Data and Program Reports - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    Starting from February 2016, Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records Incentive Program payment and registration data in report form are available.

  • Data.CDC.gov - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS) Details

    Allows users to browse a sample of CDC's popular data sets and create visualizations of data to embed on websites that update automatically when data changes.

  • Data.CMS.gov - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    This tool derives its data from the Physician and Other Supplier Public Use File, describing care delivered to Medicare beneficiaries in the fee-for-service program.

  • DataONE Data Catalog - (National Science Foundation) Details

    DataONE search allows the user to search 168,000 publicly accessible data packages, with information relevant to community-related health research.

  • Demand-Driven Open Data - (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)) Details

    DDOD is a framework of tools and methodologies to provide a systematic, ongoing and transparent mechanism. Users may request specific data for their own use case.

  • Demographic Extract Files: Data Extracts - (U.S. Census Bureau) Details

    The Demographic Extract Files provide information on income, poverty and health insurance estimates based on previous updates to question.

  • Directory of HHS Data Resources - (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)) Details

    Compilation of information about virtually all major data collection systems sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

  • Disability and Health Data System (DHDS) - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS) Details

    Dashboard provides access to state-level health and demographic data bout adults with disabilities.

  • Emergency Response Safety and Health Database - (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), CDC) Details

    The Emergency Response Safety and Health Database (ERSH-DB) is an occupational safety and health database developed by NIOSH for the emergency response community. The ERSH-DB contains accurate and concise information on high-priority chemical, biological and radiological agents that could be encountered by personnel responding to a terrorist event.

  • FedStats Details

    Provides links to Federal data access tools as well as statistics from more than 100 agencies.

  • Federal Disparity Index (FDI) - (Indian Health Service (IHS)) Details

    An actuarial benchmark of health coverage for American Indians and Alaskan Natives that is equivalent to benefits in the Federal Employees Health Plan.

  • Federal RePORTER - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    STAR METRICS® is a federal and research institution collaboration to create a repository of data and tools that will be useful to assess the impact of federal R&D investments.

  • Geographic Information Systems - (National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH) Details

    Serves as a central source of information about GIS and related resources. It consists primarily of links to other relevant sites.

  • Geographic Variation Dashboards - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    State and County dashboards provide information on variations in standardized per-capita costs for the Medicare fee-for-service population.

  • HCUPnet - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS) Details

    HCUPnet is a free, on-line query system based on data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). The system provides health care statistics and information for hospital inpatient, emergency department, and ambulatory settings, as well as population-based health care data on counties.

  • HIV/AIDS Surveillance Data Base - (U.S. Census Bureau) Details

    An effort by the Census Bureau and supporting agencies to compile international HIV seroprevalence data from information in published articles, conference presentations, and the media.

  • Health Center Data & Reporting - (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS) Details

    Each year HRSA health center grantees are required to report core set of information that is appropriate for monitoring and evaluating performance and for reporting on annual trends. Access national data by year.

  • Health Economics Resource Center - (Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D), VA) Details

    National center located in Menlo Park, CA that assists VA researchers in assessing the cost-effectiveness of medical care, evaluating the efficiency of VA programs and providers, and conducting high-quality health economics research. Provides aggregate data and findings about veterans. This site includes socio-economic data, the demographic characteristics of veterans, the geographical distribution of the veteran population, and other statistical data and information by veteran program.

  • Healthcare Cost & Utilization Project (HCUP) - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS) Details

    Family of healthcare databases and related software tools and products that provide national information and data on patient-level health care. Includes: National (Nationwide) Inpatient Sample (NIS), Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS), Nationwide Readmissions Database (NEDS), State Inpatient Databases (SID), State Ambulatory Surgery and Services Databases (SASD) State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD)

  • IPUMS Health Surveys - (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH) Details

    The National Health Interview Survey is a survey collecting information on the health, health care access, and health behaviors of the civilian, non-institutionalized U.S. population, with digital data files available from 1963 to present. IPUMS Health Surveys harmonizes these data and allows users to create custom NHIS data extracts for analysis.

  • Injury Prevention & Control: Data & Statistics (WISQARS) - (National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC) Details

    WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is an interactive database system that provides customized reports of injury-related data

  • Interactive Data Tools and Query Systems - (National Center for Health Statistics, CDC) Details

    The Community Health Data Initiative is a collaborative effort among government and non-government partners to establish a network of suppliers and demanders of community health data, indicators, and interventions. Its purpose is to help Americans understand health and health care system performance in their communities, thereby sparking and facilitating action to improve performance and value.

  • Legacy Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data: Home Health Agencies - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    A public use file which includes information on services provided to Medicare beneficiaries by home health agencies.

  • Mapping Medicare Disparities (MMD) Tool - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    Tool contains health outcome measures for disease prevalence, costs, hospitalization for 55 specific chronic conditions, emergency department utilization, readmissions rates, mortality, preventable hospitalizations, and preventive services.

  • Medicare Coverage Database - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    The Medicare Coverage Database (MCD) contains all National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) and Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs), local policy articles, and proposed NCD decisions. The database also includes several other types of national coverage policy related documents, including national coverage analyses (NCAs), coding analyses for labs (CALs), Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MedCAC) proceedings, and Medicare coverage guidance documents.

  • Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    Data are released that summarize the utilization and payments for procedures, services, and prescription drugs provided to Medicare beneficiaries by specific inpatient and outpatient hospitals, physicians, and other suppliers.

  • Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data: 2013 Part D Prescriber Look-up Tool - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    This look-up tool is a searchable database that allows you to look up a Medicare Part D prescriber by National Provider Identifier (NPI), or by name and location. The full dataset is also available for download.

  • NCHS - HUD Data Linkage - (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)) Details

    The data included in this set are based on the linkage of the National Health Interview Survey and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey with HUD administrative records through 2014 for HUD's three housing assistance programs: Multifamily, Public Housing, and Housing Choice Vouchers. Access is available through NCHS Research Data Centers.

  • NHQRDRNet Online Query System - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS) Details

    Online query system that allows you to access national and state data on the quality of, and access to, health care from scientifically credible measures and data sources. This is an interactive tool to explore data from the National Healthcare Quality & Disparities Reports.

  • NICHD DASH - (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH) Details

    NICHD DASH is a centralized resource for researchers to store and access data from research studies by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to use for secondary research.

  • NIH Common Data Elements (CDE) Repository - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    The CDE provides access to structured human and machine-readable definitions of data elements that have been recommended or required by NIH Institutes and Centers and other organizations for use in research and for other purposes.

  • National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA) - (National Institute on Aging (NIA), NIH) Details

    NACDA acquires and preserves data relevant to gerontological research. Housed within ICPSR it is the largest library of electronic data on aging in the United States.

  • National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS) Details

  • National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics - (National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics) Details

    Links to data sources and data sets within the VA. Includes instructions on how to request permission to access VA data.

  • National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS) Details

    The Tracking Network brings together health data and environment data from national, state, and city sources and provides supporting information to make the data easier to understand. The Tracking Network has data and information on environments and hazards, health effects, and population health.

  • National Practitioner Data Banks - (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS) Details

    The Division of Practitioner Data Banks (DPDB) is responsible for the implementation of the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) and Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank (HIPDB). The NPDB and HIPDB are alert or flagging systems intended to facilitate a comprehensive review of the professional credentials of health care practitioners, providers, and suppliers

  • National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) - (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), HHS) Details

    NREPP is a searchable online registry of more than 350 substance use and mental health interventions. NREPP was developed to help the public learn more about evidence-based interventions that are available for implementation.

  • National Survey of Ambulatory Surgery (NSAS) Public Use Data Set - (National Center for Health Statistics, CDC) Details

    Download revised 2006 data.

  • Nationwide Emergency Department Sample - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS) Details

    The Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) is one in a family of databases and software tools developed as part of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), a Federal-State-Industry partnership sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. HCUP data inform decision-making at the national, State, and community levels.

  • Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS) Details

    The HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) is a set of longitudinal hospital inpatient databases included in the HCUP family. These databases are created by AHRQ through a Federal-State-Industry partnership.

  • Non-federal Acute Care Hospital EHR Adoption and Use - (Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), HHS) Details

    Available is data access and documentation for the non-federal acute care hospital EHR adoption and use open data. These data include measures for electronic health record (EHR) adoption, patient health information exchange, including measures of interoperable exchange, and patient engagement capabilities.

  • Open Payments Data - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    Data regarding the financial relationship between doctors or hospitals and the health care manufacturing industry.

  • OpenFDA - (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS) Details

  • Procedure Price Lookup - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    Tool designed to provide pricing within ambulatory surgical centers and hospital outpatient departments of various procedures. Look up by textword or by code.

  • Research Projects Database - (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)) Details

    The Research Projects Database provides current food safety research projects from both U.S. and international government, and non-government organizations.

  • Research, Statistics, & Policy Analysis - (Social Security Administration (SSA)) Details

    The Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics under the Deputy Commissioner of Retirement and Disability Policy is the agency's source for statistics on the impact and operations of the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs and on the earnings of the working and beneficiary populations. Download data sets.

  • Research-Tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs) - (National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH) Details

    RTIPs is a searchable database of evidence-based cancer control interventions and program materials and is designed to provide program planners and public health practitioners easy and immediate access to research-tested materials.

  • SAMHSA Data and Dissemination - (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), HHS) Details

    Access to data, reports and statistics produced by SAMHSA. Data can be analyzed online.

  • SEER-Medicare Linked Database - (National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH) Details

    SEER-Medicare data reflect the linkage of two large population-based sources of data that provide detailed information about elderly persons with cancer. The data can be used for an array of epidemiological and health services research.

  • SSI Annual Statistical Report/Supplement - (Social Security Administration (SSA)) Details

    Since 1974, the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program has guaranteed a minimum level of income for needy aged, blind, or disabled individuals. Each year, a report or supplement is issued that presents data on the SSI program and the people who receive benefits from it.

  • Sexual and Gender Minority Clearinghouse - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    Clearinghouse is designed to help improve the understanding of sexual and gender minority health and disparities, and provide information on health care access, health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services. Use this Clearinghouse as a resource to find surveys that include questions about sexual identity, attraction, and behavior.

  • Social Security Statistical Tables - (Office of the Chief Actuary (OACT), SSA) Details

    Links to statistical tables, i.e., old-age and survivors insurance trust fund.

  • Sortable Risk Factors and Health Indicators - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS) Details

    Interactive data set composed of 20 behavioral risk factors and health indicators, compiled from state-level data for all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

  • State Cancer Profiles - (National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH) Details

    The objective of the State Cancer Profiles website is to provide a system to characterize the cancer burden in a standardized manner in order to motivate action, integrate surveillance into cancer control planning, characterize areas and demographic groups, and expose health disparities. The focus is on cancer sites for which there are evidence based control interventions. Interactive graphics and maps provide visual support for deciding where to focus cancer control efforts.

  • State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS) Details

    System provides reports on tobacco use in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Information is available in areas such as funding, policy, legislation.

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive - Archived Data (SAMHDA) - (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), HHS) Details

    Data sets on substance abuse and mental health. As of August 21, 2015 SAMHSA contracted with a different vendor to distribute NSDUH, DAWN, and other SAMHDA restricted-use data. Prior data is still available on the site.

  • Systematic Review Data Repository - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS) Details

    To assist in the creation of systematic reviews or meta analyses, this tool is designed for the extraction and management of data, and a searchable archive of systematic reviews and their data.

  • United States Data Renal System - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    Access and request data, annual reports, presentations and slides. The United States Renal Data System (USRDS) is a national data system that collects, analyzes, and distributes information about end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the United States. The USRDS is funded directly by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) in conjunction with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). USRDS staff collaborates with members of CMS, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), and the ESRD networks, sharing datasets and actively working to improve the accuracy of ESRD patient information.

  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service: Data Details

    Access data on farm and rural households, commodity markets, food marketing, agricultural trade, diet and health, food safety, food and nutrition assistance programs, natural resources and the environment, and the rural economy.

  • United States Health Information Knowledgebase - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS) Details

    USHIK is a registry and repository of healthcare-related metadata, specifications, and standards.

  • United States Health Information Knowledgebase (USHIK) - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS) Details

    USHIK is an on-line, publicly accessible registry and repository of healthcare-related metadata, specifications, and standards.

  • VA Open Data Portal - (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)) Details

    Data, APIs, tools, and resources that can be used to develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and create stories from VA resources.

  • VIVO - (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)) Details

    Vivo is a scientific collaboration tool, focusing on the areas of food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues. It brings together information on the people, agencies, units, and other resources that make up the research environment within the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) science agencies Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Economic Research Service (ERS), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), and Forest Service (FS).

  • Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS) Details

    The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence, tobacco use, alcohol and other drug use, unhealthy dietary behaviors, and physical activity.

  • data.HRSA.gov - (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS) Details

    The HRSA website for open data. Data available on the site covers all of HRSA's programs, including health centers, grants, organ donation, and more. Site is interactive, easy to use, accessible, and will work on mobile devices.


  • Non-Federal Databases & Repositories
  • COMET (Core Outcome Measures in Effectiveness Trials) Initiative Details

    The COMET Initiative is working towards the development and application of core outcome sets, which would establish the minimum that should be measured and reported in all clinical trials for a particular condition.

  • Community Tool Box Databases of Best Practices - (Community Tool Box) Details

    Comprehensive web-based resources for exploring promising approaches to promote community health and development.

  • DataFinder - (Population Reference Bureau) Details

    Search for indicators and locations, and create custom reports.

  • Databaseof Instruments for Resource Use Measurement (DIRUM) Details

    DIRUM is an open-access database of resource-use questionnaires for use by health economists involved in trial-based economic evaluations

  • Digital Repository at the University of Maryland: School of Public Health - (University of Maryland) Details

    Search or browse by title or author in one of five categories: Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Family Science, Health Services Administration, Kinesiology, or Public and Community Health.

  • Global Health and Human Rights Database - (Georgetown University) Details

  • Growing Food Connections Policy Database - (Growing Food Connections) Details

    Searchable collection of local public policies that explicitly support community food systems. This database provides policymakers, government staff, and others interested in food policy with concrete examples of local public policies that have been adopted to address a range of food systems issues.

  • Health System Dashboard - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)) Details

    Dashboard tracks U.S. health system performance over time across four domains: health spending, quality of care, access and affordability, and health and wellbeing and examines trends in the U.S. health system, compares the U.S. to a group of other large and wealthy countries, and also highlights differences and disparities across demographic groups.

  • Healthcare Transparency - (New York State Health Foundation) Details

    Database of national health care transparency tools, divided into four categories: physicians, hospitals, prescription drug pricing, and health insurance purchasing.

  • Medicare Chartbook, 2010 - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)) Details

    This chartbook provides the most recent and reliable data available about the Medicare program and the 47 million seniors and younger people with disabilities who get health insurance coverage through the program.

  • Milliman Medical Index (2019) - (Milliman) Details

    The Milliman Medical Index™ (MMI™) measures average annual medical spending for a typical American family of four covered by an employer-sponsored preferred provider organization (PPO) program. The MMI provides a consistent benchmark of healthcare benefit costs by annually assessing the changes in those costs over the most recent five-year period.

  • OpenTrials FDA Details

    A database that searches for drug names, conditions, and drug ingredients from documents in Drugs@FDA/

  • PDQ-Evidence: for Informed Health Policymaking - (Cochrane Collaboration) Details

    This database searches from a selection of 14,000 references to systematic reviews on high quality health system and public health evidence.

  • Population Health and Health Services Research Datasets - (University of California San Francisco (UCSF)) Details

    Inventory of datasets searchable by domain, population, unit of observation, publisher, time frame, and study design.

  • Rural Health Explorer - (American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)) Details

    The Rural Health Explorer includes several mapping tools focused on health outcomes, social determinants, and health care workforce in rural areas.

  • SHRINE: Federated Query of Electronic Medical Records - (Harvard Medical School) Details

    Shared Health Research Information Network (SHRINE) is a web-based query tool that allows investigators to determine the aggregate number of patients seen at participating hospitals (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital) who meet clinical criteria of interest.

  • State Health Compare - (State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC)) Details

    A user-friendly and easily accessible tool for obtaining state-level estimates related to health and health care-such as insurance coverage, access, cost, utilization, and outcomes-as well as equity and economic measures.

  • Vivli Center for Global Clinical Research Data Details

    The Vivli platofrm offers an easy way to search and request anonymized data from completed clinical trials across a wide range of stakeholders from academia, government, non-profits and foundations, biotech and pharmaceutical companies.


  • State and Local Data Repositories & Data Sets
  • Arkansas All-Payer Claims Database (APCD) Details

    The APCD is a large-scale database that systematically collects healthcare data from a variety of sources.

  • California's Open Data Portal - (California Department of Health) Details

    Get access to California health data; the site provides tools to visualize and download datasets.

  • Chicago Health Atlas Details

    An interactive interface designed to provide information on health trends on health insurance, conditions (infectious diseases, chronic diseases, crime, environmental health), hospital admissions, healthcare providers, and demography

  • Colorado Health Data - (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment) Details

    Data sets, maps, statistical information, and graphics on environmental health, chronic disease, behavioral health measures, public health, and demographics for Colorado.

  • Colorado Health Institute Data Repository - (Colorado Health Institute) Details

    Data from Colorado counties, also arranged under broad topics. The repository is also searchable.

  • Colorado Health Observation Regional Data Service (CHORDS) Details

    The CHORDS pilot project uses EHR data to monitor public health trends and efficacy of interventions.

  • EpiQuery: NYC Interactive Health Data - (New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) Details

    Health datasets on topics and indicators for different NYC populations. EpiQuery offers prevalence estimates with confidence intervals, rates over time, bar charts and neighborhood maps.

  • Hawaii Health Data Warehouse - (Hawaii State Department of Health) Details

    The Hawaii Health Data Warehouse collects and maintains Hawaii-specific health data from 6 major data sources: Vital Statistics, the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), the Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS), the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring Survey (PRAMS), and the Hawaii Health Survey (HHS). The sister site Hawaii Health Matters provides a Healthy People 2020 Tracker that monitors the progress of Hawaii toward a selection of the HP 2020 targets. Additionally, The Hawaii Health Data Warehouse offers Data Request Services free of charge.

  • Health Value Dashboard (2019) - (Health Policy Institute of Ohio) Details

    A tool to track Ohio's progress towards health value - a composite measure of Ohio's performance on population health outcomes and healthcare spending. The Dashboard examines Ohio's performance relative to other states, tracks change over time and examines Ohio's greatest health disparities and inequities.

  • Los Angeles County Department of Public Health: Statistics and Reports Details

  • Maine Department of Health and Human Services Data, Research and Vital Statistics Details

    Maine DHHS releases annual reports on child abuse, infectious disease, syringe exchange, substance abuse, asthma, and more.

  • Massachusetts Office of Data Management and Outcomes Assessment (ODMOA) - (Massachusetts Department of Public Health) Details

    Online access to health and social indicators for Massachusetts. Users can obtain community-level data to assess health needs, monitor health status indicators, and evaluate health programs.

  • Michigan Substance Use Data Repository Details

    Repository of substance use and mental health data from Michigan counties and regions, from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Minnesota Department of Health Data, Statistics and Legislation - (Minnesota Department of Health) Details

    Statistics, data, and reports on diseases and conditions, environmental health, health behaviors and risk factors, health care systems, life stages and populations, and vital statistics.

  • New Jersey State Health Assessment Data (SHAD) - (New Jersey Department of Health) Details

    The New Jersey Department of Health's State Health Assessment Data (NJSHAD) System provides access to public health datasets, statistics, and information on the health status of New Jerseyans.

  • New York City Open Data Details

    This website includes information relevant to health, public safety, and social services, among others.

  • OK2Share (Oklahoma Statistics on Health Available for Everyone) - (Oklahoma State Department of Health) Details

    The OK2SHARE Service databases support the information needs of the Oklahoma State Department of Health and other users such as health officials, educators, and students in improving service delivery, evaluating health care systems, and monitoring the health of the people of Oklahoma.

  • PRAMS, the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS) Details

    A data source based on surveillance of state-specific, population-based data on maternal attitudes and experiences before, during, and shortly after pregnancy.

  • Rhode Island Department of Health Data - (Rhode Island Department of Health) Details

    Data, statistics, and publications on health, health care, and risk behaviors.

  • Rochester Epidemiology Project Details

    A collaborative project in Minnesota and Wisconsin, in which community members have agreed to share their medical records for research.

  • Social Science Data Archives - (University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)) Details

    The Social Science Data Archive collection consists of surveys, enumerations, public opinion polls, and de-identified administrative records. Topics of studies include political attitudes and behavior; social and economic attitudes and behaviors; studies of health status and health outcomes; families, children, and women; international surveys of occupational and social mobility; the Los Angeles County Social Surveys; California Polls; and, census data for the United States and other countries.

  • Social Sciences Data Collection - (University of California San Diego (UCSD)) Details

    Allows easy access to raw numeric data, allowing each user to identify, locate, and obtain the data needed quickly.

  • State Snapshots - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS) Details

    The State Snapshots provide state-specific health care quality information, including strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement.

  • Texas Health Data - (Texas Department of State Health Services) Details

    An interactive public data system that allows users to query the Texas Department of State Health Services public health datasets for statistical reports and summaries.




  • Canadian Statistics Details

    Summary tables are organized by Subject including Health, Population and Demography and Social Conditions.

  • Database of Promoting Health Effectiveness Reviews (DoPHER) Details

    Focused coverage of systematic and non-systematic reviews of effectiveness in health promotion and public health worldwide. This register currently contains details of over 2,500 reviews of health promotion and public health effectiveness.

  • European Data Center for Work and Welfare(WOWE): Indicators & Statistics Details

    Links to a listing of relevant European and international comparative data banks and their data/services on health and safety.

  • Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Details

    The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) provides a tool to quantify health loss from hundreds of diseases, injuries, and risk factors, so that health systems can be improved and disparities can be eliminated.

  • Global Health Observatory (GHO) Details

    WHO's gateway to health-related statistics from around the world. GHO covers global health priorities such as the health-related Millennium Development Goals, women and health, mortality and burden of disease, disease outbreaks, health equity, and health systems.

  • Global Health Observatory Data Repository Details

    International information on health indicators, broken down by category.

  • Health Indicators Details

    A series of annual reports containing a compilation of selected indicators measuring health status, non-medical determinants of health, health system performance and community and health system characteristics. The information is provided for Canada's largest health regions, as well as provinces and territories. Reports are available from 2003 to 2013.

  • Health Situation in The Americas: Core Health Indicators Details

    Health data and statistics for countries of the Americas.

  • Health at a Glance 2017 Details

    Report presents the most recent comparable data on the health status of populations and health system performance in OECD countries. Where possible, it also reports data for partner countries (Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Lithuania, Russian Federation and South Africa). The data presented in this publication come from official national statistics. (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)

  • Health, Nutrition and Population Data and Statistics Details

    HealthStats is the World Bank's portal to its comprehensive collection of Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) statistics. It includes over 250 indicators on topics such as health financing and the health workforce; immunization and the incidence of HIV and AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, non-communicable diseases and the causes of death; nutrition, clean water and sanitation, and reproductive health; as well as population estimates and population projections.

  • Human Development Report (United Nations) Details

    The Human Development Report (HDR) presents a wealth of statistical information on different aspects of human development. Links to other background materials, data resources and on-going debates and discussions on human development statistics.

  • ISPOR Good Outcomes Research Practices & Issues Index Details

    Consensus documents on key outcomes research methods. ISPOR's role as a scientific educational organization is to assist in the development and dissemination of good practices in health outcomes research

  • International Profiles of Health Care Systems, 2015 Details

    A new report looks at health insurance, financing, health system organization and governance, health care quality and coordination, disparities, efficiency and integration, use of information technology and evidence-based practice, cost containment, and recent reforms within the health care systems of Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States

  • International Programs Details

    Links to interational statistical agencies.

  • PROSPERO Details

    PROSPERO consists of over 800 records, giving details of systematic reviews being undertaken in 33 different countries.

  • STATcompiler Details

    The DHS Program STATcompiler allows users to make custom tables based on thousands of demographic and health indicators across more than 80 countries. Customize tables to view indicators by background characteristics, over time, and across countries.

  • United Nations Statistics Division (UN Data) Details

    UN Data compiles and disseminates global statistical information, develops standards and norms for statistical activities, and supports countries' efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems.

  • Universal Health Coverage Data Portal Details

    A data portal to track progress towards universal health coverage around the world, which provides country-level data on access to health services and information on equity of access.



    Other Surveys
    Federal Surveys
    State Surveys


    Other Surveys
  • Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index - (Gallup) Details

    Reports on the state of well-being and how Americans feel about and experience their daily lives. Improving well-being has been shown to lower healthcare costs, increase worker productivity, and enhance organizational and community competitiveness.

  • Health IT Survey Compendium - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS) Details

    This database is a resource of health IT surveys that may be used in the evaluation of health IT projects.

  • Pew Surveys: Health - (Pew Charitable Trusts) Details

    The Pew Internet and American Life studies examine the impact of technologies on health and health care.

  • Polling - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)) Details

    KFF regularly releases results from their polls of the American public, on such topics as health care reform, health insurance, health economics, and health disparities.

  • RAND Health Surveys and Tools - (RAND Corporation) Details

    Surveys and tools that can be used for public health and policy research.

  • SF 36 Health Survey - (RAND Corporation) Details

    Link to information on the SF-36, a multi-purpose, short-form health survey instrument with 36 questions. It yields an 8-scale profile of functional health and well-being scores as well as psychometrically-based physical and mental health summary measures and a preference-based health utility index. It is a generic measure, as opposed to one that targets a specific age, disease, or treatment group.

  • Surveys - (Commonwealth Fund) Details

    The Commonwealth Fund conducts survey of health care consumers, health professionals, and health system leaders. Site allows users to explore our data, analyses, and methods.

  • The RAND American Life Panel - (RAND Corporation) Details

    Survey results from an internet panel of approximately 6,000 people aged 18+ on financial decisionmaking, inflation expectations, joint retirement decisions, retirement preferences, health decisionmaking, Social Security knowledge and expectations, measurement of health utility, numeracy, presidential and midterm elections, and the effect that political events have on self-reported well-being.


  • Federal Surveys
  • Alcohol Epidemiologic Data Directory - (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), NIH) Details

    Current listing of surveys and other relevant data suitable for epidemiologic research on alcohol.

  • CAHPS® Hospital Survey (H-CAHPS) - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS) Details

    Public-private initiative to develop standardized surveys of patients' experiences with ambulatory and facility-level care.

  • Care Coordination Measures Database - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS) Details

    CCMD is designed to assist evaluators and researchers interested in care coordination measurement

  • Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    Established by the Affordable Care Act, the Center for Innovation is a new engine for revitalizing and sustaining Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as well as for improving the health care system for all Americans. The Innovation Center tests innovative care and payment models and encourages widespread adoption of practices that deliver better health care at lower costs.

  • Health and Retirement Study (HRS) - (National Institute on Aging (NIA), NIH) Details

    The University of Michigan HRS surveys more than 22,000 Americans over the age of 50 every two years. A Longitudinal Study of Health, Retirement, and Aging, sponsored by the National Institute on Aging.

  • Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS) Details

    The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) is a set of large-scale surveys of families and individuals, their medical providers, and employers across the United States. MEPS is the most complete source of data on the cost and use of health care and health insurance coverage.

  • Medical Outcomes Trust Instruments - (Medical Outcomes Trust) Details

    Multiple survey instruments for child health, specific conditions, primary care, and quality of well-being.

  • Medicare Administrative Contractor Satisfaction Indicator (MSI) - (Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.) Details

    The Medicare Contractor Provider Satisfaction Survey elicits information from a sample of hospitals, physicians, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, clinical laboratories, and other providers and suppliers. Medicare contractors perform a variety of services for providers including claims processing, provider inquiries, enrollment, education, appeals, audits, and medical review.

  • NCHS Surveys and Data Collection Systems - (National Center for Health Statistics, CDC) Details

    A listing of CDC population surveys, vital records, provider surveys, and historical surveys.

  • National Health Care Surveys - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS) Details

    The National Health Care Surveys are designed to answer key questions of interest to health care policy makers, public health professionals, and researchers. These can include the factors that influence the use of health care resources, the quality of health care, including safety, and disparities in health care services provided to population subgroups in the United States.

  • National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Cancer Control Supplement - (National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH) Details

    Provides information about NHIS, a nationwide survey of about 36,000 households in the U.S. and a principal source of information on the health of the civilian noninstitutionalized population.

  • National Home and Hospice Care Survey (NHHCS) - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS) Details

    The 2007 National Home and Hospice Care Survey (NHHCS) is one in a continuing series of nationally representative sample surveys of U.S. home health and hospice agencies. It is designed to provide descriptive information on home health and hospice agencies, their staffs, their services, and their patients. NHHCS was first conducted in 1992 and was repeated in 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, and 2000, and most recently in 2007.

  • National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS) Details

    From 2009-2010, this survey analyzes the prevalence and impact of special health care needs among children in the US

  • National Survey of Children's Health - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS) Details

    This survey examines the physical and emotional health of children ages 0-17 years of age. Special emphasis is placed on factors that may relate to the well-being of children, including medical homes, family interactions, parental health, school and after-school experiences, and safe neighborhoods.

  • National Survey of Colorectal Cancer Screening Practices - (National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH) Details

    Provides information about the National Survey of Colorectal Cancer Sreening Practices and its methodology, as well an analysis of the results.

  • National Survey of Family Growth - (National Center for Health Statistics, CDC) Details

    The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) gathers information on family life, marriage and divorce, pregnancy, infertility, use of contraception, and men's and women's health.

  • Summary of NCHS Surveys and Data Collection Systems - (National Center for Health Statistics, CDC) Details

    Links to informations sheets on all of NCHS' survyes and data systems.

  • Surveys on Patient Safety Culture (SOPS) Database - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS) Details

    In response to interest from hospitals using AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, AHRQ is establishing this database as a central repository for survey data.


  • State Surveys
  • California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) - (University of California Los Angeles, Center for Health Policy Research) Details

    Annual survey that provides public health information for California's diverse population. Results on a variety of health topics are produced for the entire state and most counties.

  • County Health Rankings & Roadmaps - (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)) Details

    Provides county-by-county health rankings for each of the 50 states and Washington DC, explanations of each health factor, and actionable strategies to improve the health of communities across the nation.

  • National School-Based Health Care Census - (School-Based Health Alliance) Details

    This online survey provides the school-based health field with accurate, up-to-date data about SBHC demographics, staffing, services, utilization, financing, prevention activities, and clinical policies.

  • Region IV Network for Data Management and Utilization - (Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research) Details

    Women and infant health indicators for planning and assessment.

  • State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) - (University of Minnesota) Details

    Provides a focal point for coordination of state survey activities on the uninsured; funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and administered by the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.


    Federal Tools
    Other Tools

  • 2016 American Community Survey (ACS) State and County Dashboard Details

    Interactive mapping tool to visualize county level data from the American Community Survey (ACS).

  • AMA Health Workforce Mapper Details

    The AMA Health Workforce Mapper is a free, customizable, interactive tool that illustrates the geographic distribution of the health care workforce and also population health factors.

  • Big Cities Health Coalition Data Platform Details

    Tool allows comparisons of key public health indicators across cities. Users can explore more than 17,000 data points, including more than 50 health and socio-demographic indicators and compare them across different cities.

  • Census Academy Details

    Training hub offers courses, webinars, and short 2-to-3 minute, "how-to" videos on using Census data.

  • Global Reference List of 100 Core Health Indicators, 2018 Details

    Standard set of 100 indicators prioritized by the global community to provide concise information on health situations and trends, including responses at national and global levels. The list of indicators can be used as a general reference and guide for standard indicators and definitions that countries can use for monitoring in accordance with their own health priorities and capacity.

  • Health Extension Toolkit Details

    The Health Extension Toolkit has been developed as a mechanism for states to begin collaborating around ever better ways to improve quality of care within their primary care practices while improving community health.

  • Hospital Safety Grade Details

    Research the scores hospitals have received relevant to patient safety, errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

  • Magpi Details

    Magpi is a free, cloud-based service enabling anyone to collect data on a wide variety of mobile phones and tablets, then upload and analyze the data in real-time.

  • Methods and Measurement in Sexual & Gender Minority Health Research Details

    Data sources, examples of SOGI questions, and publications aimed at helping to develop better measure and methods for capturing information on the health of sexual and gender minority populations.

  • National Healthcare Quality & Disparities Reports Details

    This website includes access to all reports from this series, as well as a data query section, which allows researchers to find data based on geographic, subject, and topic area.

  • Neighborhood Atlas Details

    Tool allows for rankings of neighborhoods by socioeconomic status disadvantage in a region of interest (e.g. at the state or national level). It includes factors for the theoretical domains of income, education, employment, and housing quality. It can be used to inform health delivery and policy, especially for the most disadvantaged neighborhood groups.

  • Open Science Framework Toolkit for Digital Scholarship Support Details

    This toolkit was created to support librarians in the creation and management of digital scholarship.

  • The Universal Patient Language Details

    The Universal Patient Language (UPL) is a set of resources that helps you communicate with patients about complex topics.

  • U.S. News Healthiest Communities Rankings Details

    Tool scores nearly 3,000 counties on approximately 80 indicators across 10 categories that drive health outcomes. Population health and equity are the most heavily weighted categories.


  • Federal Tools
  • American Indian/Alaska Native Center - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    Links to data tools within CMS that focus on American Indians and Alaskan Natives.

  • Automated Self-administered 24-Hour Dietary Recall (ASA24) - (National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH) Details

    Dietary assessment tool to enable automated self-administered 24-hour recalls that can be used by researchers for epidemiologic, intervention, behavioral, or clinical research and by clinicians for diet assessment and nutrition counseling.

  • CDC Community Health Improvement Navigator - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS) Details

    This website is aimed at those who participate in CHI work within hospitals and health systems, public health agencies, and other community organizations. It provides vetted tools and resources for community health improvement.

  • CHIRr: Consumer Health Informatics Research Resource - (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH) Details

    CHIRr provides a resource of outcome variables and suggested measures to guide a comprehensive consumer health informatics assessment. The resource provides a reservoir of suggested outcome variables that make it easier to engage in health communication and related consumer health informatics intervention research.

  • CMS Measures Inventory Tool - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    The CMS Measures Inventory Tool allows you to find measures quickly and to compile and refine sets of related measures.

  • Census Business Builder (CBB) - (U.S. Census Bureau, ESA) Details

    Tools designed to provide selected demographic and economic data.

  • Child Health Care Quality Toolbox - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS) Details

    This online resource is intended to help state and local policymakers and program directors and staff answer questions about measuring health care performance in child health programs.

  • Clinical Classifications Software Refined (CCSR) - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS) Details

    The Clinical Classifications Software Refined (CCSR) is one in a family of databases and software tools developed as part of HCUP to inform decision making at the national, State, and community levels.

  • Community Health Maps - (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH) Details

    Provides information about low cost mapping tools that can be used by community organizations.

  • Data Tools and Apps - (U.S. Census Bureau, ESA) Details

    Site provides a listing of interactive applications for use and manipulation of Census survey data (e.g., American Fact Finder, DataFerrett, Censtats, etc.)

  • FedStats Details

    Provides links to Federal data access tools as well as statistics from more than 100 agencies.

  • HSRR (Health Services and Sciences Research Resources) - (National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR), NLM) Details

    HSRR is a searchable database of information about research datasets, instruments/indices and software employed in Health Services Research, the Behavioral and Social Sciences and Public Health. The database includes brief descriptions of research resources and links to PubMed.

  • Health Disparities Calculator - (National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH) Details

    Statistical software designed to generate multiple summary measures to evaluate and monitor health disparities (HD). HD*Calc was created as an extension of SEER*Stat that allows the user to import SEER Data or other population based health data such as National Health Interview Survey, California Health Interview Survey, Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey, and National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

  • Implementing the PCMH: Practice Facilitation - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS) Details

    This toolkit was developed to assist in the creation of a practice facilitation program, as part of the patient-centered medical home. Practice facilitation improves the primary health care processes and outcomes by creating an ongoing, trusting relationship between an external facilitator and a primary care practice.

  • Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS) Details

    An online mapping tool that documents geographic disparities in cardiovascular diseases and their risk factors at the local level. The Atlas allows users to create county-level maps of heart disease and stroke and include overlays of congressional boundaries and health care facility locations. In addition, county-level maps of poverty rates, education levels, the food environment, access to health care, and other social factors are available.

  • MEPSnet Query Tools - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS) Details

    Provides easy access to Medical Expenditure Survey Panel statistics on health care use, expenditures, sources of payment, and insurance coverage.

  • Mapping Broadband Health in America - (Federal Communications Commission (FCC)) Details

    The Mapping Broadband Health in America tool allows users to visualize, overlay and analyze broadband and health data at the national, state and county levels.

  • Mapping Medicare Disparities - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    This interactive tool was designed to identify areas of disparities between subgroups of Medicare beneficiaries in outcomes, utilizations and spending. Search limits include year, county or state, age, condition, and gender.

  • Market Saturation and Utilization Data Tool - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    The Market Saturation and Utilization Data Tool includes an interactive map and a data set that shows national-, state-, and county-level provider services and utilization data for selected health service areas.

  • Measure Collaboration (MC) Workspace - (Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), HHS) Details

    The MC Workspace brings together a set of interconnected resources, tools, and processes to promote transparency and better interaction across stakeholder communities that develop, implement, and report electronic clinical quality measures

  • My Own Network, Powered by AHRQ (MONAHRQ) - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS) Details

    MONAHRQ is an open-source software product that enables organizations to input their own inpatient hospital administrative data and generate a data-driven Web site. MONAHRQ analyzes, summarizes, and presents information in a format ready for use by consumers and other decision-makers. Organizations host the new tool on their own Web server and populate it with their own hospital administrative data.

  • NHQRDRNet Online Query System - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS) Details

    Online query system that allows you to access national and state data on the quality of, and access to, health care from scientifically credible measures and data sources. This is an interactive tool to explore data from the National Healthcare Quality & Disparities Reports.

  • NIH RePORTER (RePORT Expenditures & Results) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    The RePORT (Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools) website provides access to a variety of reporting tools, reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities. One of the tools available on the RePORT site is the RePORTER (RePORT Expenditures and Results) module. RePORTER is an electronic tool that allows users to search a repository of NIH-funded research projects and access publications and patents resulting from NIH funding.

  • National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS) Details

    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.

  • National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) Web Tutorials - (National Center for Health Statistics, CDC) Details

    Access NHANES course tutorial as well as Survey Orientation, Preparing an Analytic Dataset, and Survey Design courses.

  • Patient Demographic Data Quality Framework - (Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), HHS) Details

    The Framework module is intended to support health systems, large practices, health information exchanges, and payers in improving their patient demographic data quality.

  • Preventive Health Services - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    This tool provides a listing of U.S. hospitals, including hospital demographics (location, hospital type) and 44 quality measures. Hospital Compare includes information on some Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers.

  • Public Health Professionals Gateway - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS) Details

    This online resource provides information, tools, and resources selected specifically for state, tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) health professionals.

  • Quality Information & Improvement: Tools & Resources - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS) Details

    Tools and resources relating to health-care quality and patient safety.

  • Research Data Assistance Center (ResDAC) - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    ResDAC provides free assistance to academic, government and non-profit researchers interested in using Medicare and/or Medicaid data for their research.

  • Resources for Researchers - (Office of Disease Prevention (ODP), NIH) Details

    Information and tools to support researchers in developing and funding projects that address NIH priories.

  • Response Outreach Area Mapper - (U.S. Census Bureau) Details

    This application was developed to make it easier to identify hard-to-survey areas and to provide a socioeconomic and demographic characteristic profile of these areas using American Community Survey (ACS) estimates available in the Planning Database.

  • Restricted-use Data Analysis System (R-DAS) - (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), HHS) Details

    This tool allows access, exploration and analysis of the nation's substance abuse and mental health data, in order to support a better understanding of these critical areas of public health.

  • The AHRQ Informed Consent and Authorization Toolkit for Minimal Risk Research - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS) Details

    This toolkit was developed to facilitate the process of obtaining informed consent and (HIPAA) authorization from potential research subjects.

  • The Opportunity Atlas - (U.S. Census Bureau) Details

    Atlas provides longitudinal data on childhood opportunity at the state-, city-, and neighborhood-level, with multiple demographic filters.

  • The Patient Demographic Data Quality: Ambulatory Guide - (Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), HHS) Details

    The Framework is a comprehensive model that provides detailed methods and processes for managing patient demographic data throughout its lifecycle.

  • Toolkit for Making Written Material Clear and Effective - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    Provides a detailed and comprehensive set of tools to help make written material in printed formats easier for people to read, understand, and use.

  • Translational Science Search - (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH) Details

    This is a web application for finding MEDLINE/PubMed journal articles that are regarded by their authors as novel, promising, or may have potential clinical application. A set of "translational" filters and related terms was created by reviewing journal articles published in clinical and translational science (TS) journals. Through E-Utilities, a user's query and TS filters are submitted to PubMed, and then, the retrieved PubMed citations are matched with a database of MeSH terms (for disease conditions) and RxNorm (for interventions) to locate the search term, translational filters found, and associated interventions in the title and abstract. An algorithm ranks the interventions and conditions, and then highlights them in the results page for quick reading and evaluation. Using previously searched terms and standard formulas, the precision and recall of TSS were 0.99 and 0.47, compared to 0.58 and 1.0 for PubMed Entrez, respectively.


  • Other Tools
  • 10 Characteristics of Preschool-Age Children: A State and Local Data Tool to Inform Policy and Action - (Urban Institute) Details

    Interactive tool shows 10 important characteristics of 3- to 5-year-olds. It displays the characteristics by whether the children are enrolled in early education, whether their families are low income, or whether their parents are immigrants.

  • An Open Toolkit for Tracking Open Science Partnership Implementation and Impact Details

    This article presents a toolkit, aimed at tracking the implementation and impact of open science partnerships.

  • Assess Health Literacy in Your Organization - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS) Details

    Literacy assessment tools for pharmacy, universal precautions, environment are included in this collection.

  • ColorBrewer - (Pennsylvania State University) Details

    Online tool designed to help select good color schemes for maps and other graphics.

  • Community Commons Details

    An interactive mapping, networking, and learning utility for the broad-based healthy, sustainable, and livable communities movement. Users have access to all kinds of tools and information. One highlight is the searchable profiles of hundreds of place-based community initiatives (multi-sector collaboratives) working towards healthy/sustainable/livable/equitable communities

  • Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care - (Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice) Details

    The Dartmouth Atlas Project documents glaring variations in how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States. The project uses Medicare data to provide comprehensive information and analysis about national, regional, and local markets, as well as individual hospitals and their affiliated physicians. The website provides access to reports and publications, as well as interactive tools to allow visitors to view specific regions and perform their own comparisons and analyses.

  • Florida HealthFinder - (State of Florida) Details

    A web-based tool which allows easy access to comprehensive Florida health care information.

  • GovTrack - (Civic Impluse, LLC) Details

    An independent tool to help the public research and track the activities in the U.S. Congress.

  • HRET Disparities Toolkit - (Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET)) Details

    The Toolkit is a Web-based tool that provides hospitals, health systems, clinics, and health plans information and resources for systematically collecting race, ethnicity, and primary language data from patients.

  • Health Systems Benchmarking Tool (HSBT) - (U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)) Details

    A tool to highlight the strength and weaknesses of a health system when benchmarked against similar countries.

  • HealthLandscape - (Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati) Details

    Interactive web-based mapping tool that allows health professionals, policy makers, academic researchers, and planners to combine, analyze and display information in ways that promote better understanding of health and the forces that affect it. The tool can be used to create maps from publicly available data sets including regional criminal justice, education, healthcare, and demographic data, allowing users to discover community characteristics and share information with health professionals, policy makers, and legislators.

  • Innovation Station - (Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs ) Details

    Search for best practices on a variety of maternal and child health areas, limited to state or region.

  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Map - (Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)) Details

    This map is a free, open resource for those interested in sharing IHI's mission of improving health care. This includes access to various "How To Guides," for example, prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia; prevent surgical site infection; prevent adverse drug events, etc.

  • International Classification of Diseases-11 (ICD-11) (2018) - (World Health Organization (WHO)) Details

    ICD is the foundation for the identification of health trends and statistics globally, and the international standard for reporting diseases and health conditions. This newest version is entirely electronic, much more user friendly, and includes new chapters on traditional medicine and sexual health.

  • Kaiser Charts and Slides - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)) Details

    This is a health policy resource featuring "Kaiser Slides"- a tool providing direct access to facts, data and slides about the nation's health care system and programs.

  • MIPSCast - (Altarum Institute) Details

    MIPScast™ is a tool designed to calculate a clinician or practice's Merit-based Incentive Payment System or MIPS Final Score under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Quality Payment Program.

  • Measure of America - Interactive Tools - (Social Science Research Council (SSRC)) Details

    Interactive maps assist the users in determining the health, well-being, life expectancy, educational status, and demographics of U.S. counties.

  • National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP®) - (American College of Surgeons) Details

    A nationally validated, risk-adjusted, outcomes-based program to measure and improve the quality of surgical care. The ACS NSQIP is available to all private sector hospitals that meet the minimum participation requirements, complete a hospital agreement, and pay an annual fee of $35,000.

  • Patient Safety Toolbox for States - (National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)) Details

    This electronic toolbox is intended to provide states with tools they can use or modify as they develop or improve adverse event reporting systems. The toolbox includes information (policies, practices, forms, reports, methods, and contracts) related to states' reporting systems, links to other Web resources, and fast facts and issues related to patient safety.

  • Personalized Hospital Performance Report Card Review, Customize, and Compare Hospital Overall Star Ratings - (RAND Corporation) Details

    A tool with provides an overall star rating for most hospitals in the United States

  • QualityNet - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    Tool for use by hospitals to electronically submit their notice of participation for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program- formerly known as Reporting Hospital

  • The Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) - (National Committee for Quality Assurance ) Details

    Tool used by more than 90% of America's health plans to measure performance on important dimensions of care and service.

  • UDS Mapper Tool: Mapping Areas of Priority for Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAP for MAT) - (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS) Details

    The UDS Mapper is a tool aimed at health centers for Mapping Areas of Priority for Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAP for MAT). This tool is designed to assist in identifying areas of high need and existing services. Free registration is required.

  • Visualizing Health - (University of Michigan) Details

    This site contains examples of tested and evaluated graphic displays of health information. The health visualizations include graphs, charts, and images that effectively communicate risk information and help make sense of health data.

  • Visualizing Trends for Children of Immigrants - (Urban Institute) Details

    Interactive tool designed to generate charts and tables with indicators on children, age 0 to 17, for the United States and for the 50 states and the District of Columbia using data from the American Community Survey.

  • Why Not the Best? Comparative Health Care Performance Data - (Commonwealth Fund) Details

    Free resource for health care professionals interested in tracking performance on various measures of health care quality. It enables organizations to compare their performance against that of peer organizations, against a range of benchmarks, and over time. Case studies and improvement tools spotlight successful improvement strategies of the nation's top performers.