Links to data sources that local communities find useful

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Groups working on population health need relevant data sources, often drawing from local, state, and/or national data sets. The following is a partial list of data sources that multi-stakeholder groups are already using to assess their progress in improving population health.




  • Air Quality System Data Mart (Environmental Protection Agency)
  • American Community Survey (Census Bureau)
  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS / CDC)
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Census Data (variety of topics)
  • County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
  • Department of Justice Open Data
  • Fatality Analysis Reporting System (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)
  • Food Atlas (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
  • Food & Drug Administration Data Sets
  • Kids Count Data Center (Annie E. Casey Foundation)
  • Maternal & Child Health Bureau (HRSA)
  • National Center for Education Statistics (Department of Education)
  • National Core Indicators for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
  • National Core Indicators – Aging and Disabilities
  • National Survey on Drug Use and Health (SAMHSA)
  • National Vital Statistics (CDC)
  • Personal Outcome Measures (Council on Quality and Leadership)
  • Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS/CDC)
  • State Cancer Profiles (CDC)
  • National Behavioral Health Quality Framework (SAMHSA)


URLS Available for many below:

Acronym Full Name URL
ACS American Community Survey
BRFSS Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics
DSRIP Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment
  Death certificates  
  Department of Education data  
  Department of Justice data  
FDA Food & Drug Administration  
HYS Healthy Youth Survey
  Kids Count data center (Annie E Casey Foundation)
  State Cancer Profiles (CDC)
  Cardiac Project (Appalachian communities)
  WV HHS County Profiles
  WV HHS Office of Epidemiology and Prevention
  WV HHS Health Statistics Center
  National Council on Behavioral Health
  National Survey on Drug Use and Health (SAMHSA)
FARS Fatality Analysis Reporting System – National Highway Transportation Safety Administration
PRAMS Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (CDC)
MCHB Maternal and Child Health Bureau (HRSA), Provider or patient records and/or Birth Certificates
USDA USDA Food Atlas
NVSS National Vital Statistics (CDC)