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America's Health Rankings Data Portal

  • Data portal that compiles health-related data points from a variety of sources, including the American Community Survey, BRFSS, National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, National Survey on Children's Health, National Vital Statistics System, and more.
  • Data is available from 1990 to the present. Data is downloadable, and the portal generates charts based on trend data, national rankings, and the impact of core measures on overall health.
  • There are also descriptions of each data point detailing why it's important for health throughout the life course, data collection information, and related policy. Compiled by the American Health Foundation.
  • Data is provided at the state and national level

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

  • This database contains data on adults from as recently as 2015 at the state-level. Click on the area that you are interested in (i.e. alcohol consumption, tobacco use, demographics, etc.) Then, at the bottom of the page, click on the specific question you are interested in for that area.
  • The Division of Public Health in Delaware also provides Delaware specific BRFSS reports and information.

Bureau of Labor

  • The local area unemployment statistics program produces monthly and annual employment, unemployment, and annual employment, unemployment and labor force data for Census regions, divisions, states, counties, and metropolitan areas.
  • Data are provided at the State, County and Local Level

The Chronic Disease & Health Promotion Open Data

  • Quickly access a wide range of chronic disease data, risk factor indicators and policy measures. Use these open data to describe the burden of chronic disease as well as common risk factors, identify research gaps, monitor population trends, and evaluate programs. 
  • Data are provided at the State Level.

Delaware Focus

  • Delaware Focus is an initiative of the Delaware Community Foundation. This "state of the community" website – found at DelawareFocus.org – is aimed at creating a holistic picture of Delaware and deepening our knowledge and understanding of our state. The data and analyses will serve as a common source of information on critical topics that affect the health and progress of our state. It will serve to inform community stakeholders, spur discussion and collaboration, and monitor our quality of life.

Delaware Health Statistics Center

  • The Delaware Health Statistics Center (DHSC) is responsible for the data collection, validation, statistical analysis and maintenance of a comprehensive collection of health statistics. We provide information essential for identifying local and statewide problems, while supporting public health programs and research. Information is made available through the production of reports, data summaries and analysis, map generation and provision of public use files.
  • Similar Link to Delaware specific reports on a variety of topics, such as communicable disease statistics, HIV statistics, and Tuberculosis statistics.  Also includes information on BRFS and PRAMS.

Delaware News Journal Interactives and Databases

Delaware Population Consortium

  • The Delaware Population Consortium produces and shares an annual, common set of population household projections for the State of Delaware, each of the Counties, and the major municipalities in Delaware. 

Kaiser Family Foundation

  • Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S., as well as the U.S. role in global health policy. They serve as a non-partisan source of facts, information, and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the public. Their products provide in-depth information on key health policy issues including Medicaid, Medicare, health reform, global health, etc.
  • Users can create Custom State Reports by compiling health-related data for a single state or multiple states.

KIDS COUNT Data Center

  • A project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, KIDS COUNT is a great source for data on child and family well-being. Access hundreds of indicators, download data and create reports and graphics on the KIDS COUNT Data Center that support smart decisions about children and families. Data are available at the State, County, City, and Congressional District level, depending on the data source.

Mental Health Data, DSAMH

  • Mental health statistics on the level of care in Delaware
  • Data at State and County Level

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention post a weekly series of scientific publications regarding health issues and related data. MMWR Recommendations and Reports are also accessible from this web page.

My Health Community

  • My Healthy Community provides community-level statistics and data on health issues.
  • This data source covers a wide scope of factors that influence health such as substance use disorder, air quality, asthma, and drinking water.

National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) 

  • The National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH), most recently conducted in 2016, provides rich data on multiple, intersecting aspects of children's lives—including physical and mental health, access to quality health care, and the child's family, neighborhood, school, and social context.
  • National and State Level Data (including Adverse Childhood Experiences/ACES data) is accessible through the interactive online Data Resource Center or upon request.

National Survey on Drug Use and Health

  • National and state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, illicit drugs (including non-medical use of prescription drugs) and mental health in the United States
  • Data at National, State, and County level

POLICYMAP

  • A comprehensive data mapping resource that includes "over 50,000 indicators" accessible through an online portal. Users can explore various medical conditions data in a given geographic region.

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, CDC

  • "PRAMS collects jurisdiction-specific, population-based data on maternal attitudes and experiences before, during, and shortly after pregnancy. PRAMS surveillance currently covers about 81% of all U.S. births."

SAMHSA Data and Dissemination

  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Data searchable webpage that provides comprehensive access to the catalog of SAMHSA datasets, reports, and other data products
  • Data is provided at the state and national level

U.S. Census Bureau

  • The U.S. Census Bureau provide demographic data at different geographic levels, State, County, City, Zip code.  This data can be particularly useful for a needs assessment. 
  • The American Community Survey is also a great resources for demographic data at the community level.  It provides data at the community level.

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  • Center for Drug & Health Studies
  • 257 E. Main Street Suite 110
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-6107
  • cdhs-research@udel.edu