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  • CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Online Tools Details

    The Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention has developed several online tools related to heart disease and stroke prevention data trends, policy, and training pieces for states.

  • Congressional Statistics: Disability Insurance for 2016 Details

    OASDI and SSI fact sheets for each state and Congressional district.

  • SMART: BRFSS City and County Data and Documentation Details

    The Selected Metropolitan/Micropolitan Area Risk Trends (SMART) project uses the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to analyze the data of selected metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas (MMSAs) with 500 or more respondents. The data can be used to identify emerging health problems, establish and track health objectives, and develop and evaluate public health policies and programs.

  • Stats of the States Details

    Individual state data from a variety of NCHS programs, with an emphasis on the most recent vital statistics data on births and deaths.


  • Key Federal Organizations/Programs
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CMS is the federal agency which administers Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program. Provides information for health professionals, regional governments, and consumers.

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

    This website is devoted to the policies - and the people - of Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).


  • Guidelines, Journals, Other Publications
  • The Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration (HISPC) Reports on State Law, Business Practices, and Policy Variations (2009) - (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)) Details

    Conducted during 2009 as part of HISPC, this compendium of five reports detail variations in state law, business practices and policy related to privacy and security and the electronic exchange of health information.


  • Data, Tools, and Statistics
  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS) Details

    The BRFSS is comprised of over 400,000 telephone surveys of U.S. adults each year. The survey covers health-related risk behaviors, health conditions, and use of preventive services, including drug addiction, depression, and other mental/behavioral topics.

  • 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.

  • National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS) Details

    Provides state-specific health care quality information, including strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement. The goal is to help state officials and their public- and private-sector partners better understand health care quality and disparities in their state.

  • National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses - (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS) Details

    The NSSRN samples and estimates the characteristics of registered nurses in the workforce. The information from these surveys helps us evaluate trends and projections of the future supply of nursing resources.

  • 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 Data Centers - (U.S. Census Bureau, ESA) Details

    The State Data Centers (SDCs) are official sources of demographic, economic, and social statistics produced by the Census Bureau. The SDC program between the states and the Census Bureau was created to make data available locally to the public through a network of state agencies, universities, libraries, and regional and local governments.

  • State Inpatient Databases (SID) - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS) Details

    Contains the universe of the inpatient discharge abstracts in participating States, translated into a uniform format to facilitate multi-State comparisons and analyses.

  • The Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) - (U.S. Census Bureau, ESA) Details

    This program provides model-based estimates of health insurance coverage for counties and states. The data are extracted from several Census Bureau datasets. For example, they model health insurance coverage as measured by the Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) of the Current Population Survey (CPS).

  • United States Cancer Statistics - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS) Details

    Official federal statistics on cancer incidence from registries that have high-quality data and cancer mortality statistics for each year and for a combined five-year period. The site provides state-specific and regional data for cancer cases diagnosed and cancer deaths.