This online tutorial, provided by the National Library of Medicine, describes the range of available health statistics, identifies their sources and helps you understand how to use information about their structure as you search.
US DHHS - Health DataThis site brings together key health and human services data and statistics. It is designed to complement other government resources such as FirstGov and FastStats. The Gateway covers federal, state and local government sponsored information.
HealthFinder.gov"An award-winning Federal Web site for consumers, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services together with other Federal agencies. It links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,500 health-related organizations."
The Partners Web site provides links to information in 10 main categories:
• Health Promotion and Health Education
• Literature and Guidelines
• Health Data Tools and Statistics
• Grants and Funding
• Education and Training
• Conferences and Meetings
• Finding People
• Discussion and E-mail Lists
• Jobs and Careers
In addition it provides public health topic pages
and news as well as links to several Partners-supported initiatives such as the Healthy People 2010 Information Access Project, the Public
Health Information and Data: Training Manual
and online tutorial, and the Resource Guide for
Public Health Preparedness.
US Census BureauThe primary source for United States Census data, covering a wide range of topics/issues. PHPartners offers training and education videos on finding needed census data.
MedlinePlus -- a suite of videos and tutorials about evaluating different types of health information by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health
National Institutes of Health
National Institutes of HealthNIH's mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.
National Institute of Nursing Research"Promotes research in the following areas: Promoting Health and Preventing Disease, Improving Quality of Life, Eliminating Health Disparities, Setting Directions for End-of-Life Research"
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesThe National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.
Data 2010 (CDC Healthy People 2010 Database)The Healthy People 2010 report contains 467 objectives that identify specific measures to monitor health. Data for the population-based objectives is presented separately for select populations, such as racial, gender, educational attainment, or income.
National Center for Health StatisticsThe US' principal health statistics agency, NCHS compiles statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve health and healthcare. A unique public resource for health information.
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance SystemThe nation’s premier system of health-related telephone surveys that collect state data about U.S. residents regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services. Established in 1984 with 15 states, BRFSS now collects data in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and three U.S. territories. BRFSS completes more than 400,000 adult interviews each year, making it the largest continuously conducted health survey system in the world.
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)The NHANES program is unique in that it combines interviews with physical examinations and laboratory studies. NHANES adopted these three data collection modes to maximize the efficiency, quality, and accuracy of data collected.