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Other Data Sites

The Federal government isn’t the only resource where you can find useful health data. This section of the site contains link to data and datasets provided by non-Federal government sources. If you find the other sites useful, or have suggestions for us, let us know through the forums. Please note that you will be leaving a Federal government website to access these resources.

California Health Interview Study

CHIS is the nation's largest state health survey. A random-dial telephone survey conducted every two years on a wide range of health topics, CHIS data gives a detailed picture of the health and health care needs of California's large and diverse population. More than 50,000 Californians - including adults, teenagers and children - are surveyed by CHIS. Participants in the CHIS survey are chosen at random and the sample is extensive enough to be statistically representative of California's diverse population. CHIS is especially known for its hard-to-find data on ethnic subgroups.

County Health Rankings

An interactive website providing access to 50 state reports with rankings of each county within each state according to its health outcomes and health determinants. The County Health Rankings are a key component of the Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) project. MATCH is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Read about the project and then examine the MATCH State Data file [XLS - 3 MB]

Gateway to Data and Statistics

This web-based tool provides easy access to bring together key state and local health and human services related data and statistics from other sources. It is designed to help users locate health-related data, statistical information and reports collected from various government resources in one convenient location.

Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx)

GHDx – search and browse a comprehensive catalog of global health, demographic and other health-related datasets, get information about data like providers, funders or data citations, and download data.

Institute of Medicine Data on Geographic Variation

These four datasets, created using the new Geographic Variation in Medicare Spending and Utilization database and hosted by the Institute of Medicine, provide information on geographic variation and growth in health care spending and the volume and intensity of health care services utilization.

Well-Being Index

The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index is the first-ever daily assessment of U.S. residents' health and well-being. By interviewing at least 1,000 U.S. adults every day, the Well-Being Index provides real-time measurement and insights needed to improve health, increase productivity, and lower healthcare costs.
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