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Sources of statistics and data at Yale
Data.census.gov is a platform to access data and digital content from the U.S. Census Bureau. It combines several previous census tools like American Fact Finder, Census Business Builder, DataFerret and Current Population Survey. Contains data beginning in 2010.
Social Explorer is a web-based mapping and data visualization tool. Access is provided by the Yale University Library to everyone at Yale. Explore over 500,000 data indicators and over 220 years of data for the United States from present to 1790, including all Decennial Censuses, American Community Surveys and many other datasets.
Additional Health Data resources
- Dartmouth Atlas of Healthcare uses Medicare data to provide information and analysis about national, regional, and local markets, as well as hospitals and their affiliated clinicians
- ICPSR is an archive of digital datasets in social sciences and related areas.
Public resources for health data
These resources are meant as starting points for your research. Keep in mind that statistics at the neighborhood level are not available consistently across the entire United States, and that some datasets and statistical publications may not be produced on an annual basis. If you aren't finding what you need with these databases, a good next step is to find out if there's a local government agency that compiles this data, and either use the agency's online tools or publications, or contact the agency directly to find out if they will make their data available to you.
Portal to health data managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Data and Statistics
Data and statistics arranged by topic. A good place to go for reports and data sets.
Leading Health Indicators -Healthy People 2020
Good source for national data on Health People 2020 Leading Health Indicators.
RWJF DataHub (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
"The RWJF DataHub tracks state-level data and allows users to customize and visualize facts and figures on key health and health care topics."
County Health Rankings
An online tool from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute that aggregates data on health outcomes (morbidity, mortality) and health factors (behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, physical environment).
KIDS COUNT Data Center (Annie E. Casey Foundation)
KIDS COUNT, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a national and state-by-state effort to track the well-being of children in the United States. Search data by state (including community-level data) or data across states.
StateHealthFacts.org (Kaiser Family Foundation)
Provides free, up-to-date data on more than 700 health topics for all 50 states.
National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership
The National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) is a collaborative effort by the Urban Institute and local partners to further the development and use of neighborhood-level information systems in local policy-making and community building. The NNIP site is a good portal to data sources on demographics, education, health, and more.
Health Resources and Services Administration (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
Portal to data on grants and programs from HRSA related to rural health, HIV/AIDS, primary health care, maternal and child health, health care sites, health professions, and more.
Create customized reports describing over 100 measures of diversity, opportunity, and quality of life for 362 metropolitan areas.
Janene Batten - Nursing Librarian, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library
Barbara Esty - Data Librarian, Marx Science and Social Science Library
Kaitlin Throgmorton - Data Librarian for the Health Sciences, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library