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    Data, Tools, and Statistics
    Guidelines, Journals, Other Publications
    Key Federal Organizations/Programs

  • 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.


  • 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.

    • 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.


    Guidelines, Journals, Other Publications

    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).

    Data, Tools, and Statistics
    Guidelines, Journals, Other
    Key Organizations/Programs

  • 2015 State Physician Workforce Data Book Details

    Brief profiles for all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico include data on current physician supply, medical school enrollment, and graduate medical education in the United States.

  • 2017 Update: The Complexities of Physician Supply and Demand: Projections from 2015 to 2030 Details

    Report outlines annual workforce projections, incorporating the most current and best available evidence about health care delivery.

  • Custom State Reports Details

    Use this tool to build a custom report compiling health-related data for a single state or multiple states. Choose from hundreds of State Health Facts indicators to create a report that focuses on the health issues and states most relevant to your work.

  • State Guides Details

    Portal with links to each state, with information on state contacts, organziations, tools, maps, funding, documents, journals, success stories and news.

  • State Hospital Associations Details

    Links to state hospital associations.

  • State Rural Health Associations Details

  • Vantage Point Community Indicators Project: County Demographic, Housing, and Economic Data Graphs Details

    Based on surveys from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, this project provides data on local issues and trends affecting low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities for 66 counties and 34 large cities in the Western United States.

  • Welfare Rules Database Details

    The Welfare Rules Database is a searchable database of information on state regulations related to cash assistance programs. Searches can be limited to specific states, policies, years, coverage, and can be displayed in a variety of formats.

  • Workforce Publications & Reports Details

    Download PDFs for workforce projects for each state, or use the mapping program to examine distribution of primary care physicians by state, county, or census tracts in metropolitan areas.


  • Data, Tools, and Statistics
    • 2017 State Physician Workforce Data Report (November 2017) - (Association of American Medical Colleges) Details

      Data book examines current physician supply, medical school enrollment, and graduate medical education (GME) in the United States. The report provides the most current data available for each state, the District of Columbia (D.C.), and Puerto Rico in a series of maps, figures, and tables, including the U.S. average, state median, and state rank.

    • America's Health Rankings - (United Health Foundation) Details

      Provides a comprehensive, annual perspective on national health issues, state by state. The rankings feature an interactive map to explore health statistics and compare states side-by-side.

    • Big Cities Health Coalition Data Platform - (Big Cities Health Coalition) 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.

    • Certificate of Need: State Health Laws and Programs - (National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)) Details

      Provided are a definition, background and intent concerning the Certificate of Need requirement, as well as links to state specific information on CON regulations.

    • 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.

    • Kaiser State Health Facts - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)) Details

      Provides health data on more than 700 health topics including demographics, health insurance coverage, health costs, minority health, and women's health for all 50 states.

    • Long-Term Services & Supports State Scorecard - (AARP) Details

      This interactive website compiles state data and analysis to showcase measures of state performance for creating a high-quality system of care in order to drive progress toward improvement in services for older adults and people with physical disabilities.

    • National Network of State and Local Health Surveys Details

      The National Network of State and Local Health Surveys supports and promotes state- and local-level population health surveys.

    • PeriStats - (March of Dimes) Details

      Provides access to to maternal and infant health-related data at the U.S., state, county, and city level.

    • Securing a Healthy Future: The Commonwealth Fund State Scorecard on Child Health System Performance, 2011 - (Commonwealth Fund) Details

      A report, chartpack and data tables which examine states' performance on 20 indicators, including children's health care access, affordability of care, prevention and treatment, the potential to lead healthy lives, and health system equity.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • State Libraries Details

    • State Refor(u)m - (National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)) Details

      State Refor(u)m is an online network for health reform implementation, connecting state health officials looking for information and assistance with their peers and other experts who have relevant resources and experiences to share.

    • Trust for America's Health State Data - (Trust for America's Health (TFAH)) Details

      State-specific public health data and information on key health indicators, public health preparedness, and public health funding indicators.


    Guidelines, Journals, Other

    Key Organizations/Programs
    • AARP DataExplorer - (AARP) Details

      The AARP Public Policy Institute analyzes and publishes a wide range of state-specific data related to Americans over 50.

    • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) Details

      National nonprofit organization representing the state and territorial public health agencies of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia.

    • Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research - (Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research) Details

      The Center seeks to improve the health of individuals, families, and populations by understanding the problems, issues and alternatives in the design and delivery of health care services. This is accomplished through an interdisciplinary program of research, consultation, technical assistance and training that focuses on timely and policy-relevant questions concerning the accessibility, adequacy, organization, cost and effectiveness of health care services and the dissemination of this information to policy makers and the general public.

    • Health Economics Program (HEP) - (Minnesota Department of Health) Details

      The Health Economics Program conducts research and applied policy analysis to monitor changes in the health care marketplace; to understand factors influencing health care cost, quality and access; and to provide technical assistance in the development of state health care policy.

    • Mathematica - State Health Programs - (Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.) Details

      Access research on state health policy questions such as "What are the implications of state health insurance expansions and reforms? How can states and localities help to ensure health care coverage for children?"

    • National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) Details

      Independent academy of state health policymakers working together to identify emerging issues, develop policy solutions, and improve state health policy and practice.

    • National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) Details

      Represents state chief information officers and information technology executives and managers from the states, territories, and the District of Columbia.

    • National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Details

      Bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues.

    • State Coverage Initiatives - (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)) Details

      Provides experience-based information and assistance to state leaders in order to help them move health care reform forward at the state level. Program ended in 2016, so content is no longer updated.

    • State Health Care Coverage Facts - (Georgetown University) Details

      The Center for Children and Families' State Resource Center provides state Medicaid/CHIP programs for children, parents, and pregnant women in effect as of January 1, 2016

    • State Health Policy and Technical Assistance - (AcademyHealth) Details

      This is a technical assistance offering. Link to states' action plans, etc.