This institute collects, analyzes, and advocates for the use of health data in policy decisions across the globe. Search for datasets, access visualizations about that data, and access snapshots of health in different areas of the world. The research topics covered vary from year to year. From UW Medicine at the University of Washington.
Also known as GHDx, this site helps you locate freely-available raw datasets you can download about health in different parts of the world. Search by topic ("keyword"), organization, series, or location. Use RSS feeds to learn about new datasets that are added about your topic of interest. From the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at UW Medicine.
"The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) collects, analyzes, and disseminates timely, relevant, and accurate health data and statistics. Our products and services inform the public and guide program and policy decisions to improve our nation’s health."
Learn more NCHS's surveys and datasets. Click on the "Summary of Current Surveys" to download a PDF with overviews of their surveys. The tables in the PDF summarize the kind of data available, the data collection methods, how frequently the data is collected, and other information that will help you decide if you should use their data.
"Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research (Wonder) - an easy-to-use, menu-driven system that makes the information resources of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) available to public health professionals and the public at large. It provides access to a wide array of public health information."
Discover data about work-related injuries and illnesses for different professions or demographic groups. Differentiate between fatal and nonfatal illnesses and injuries. Information is available at the state or national level and can be compared across many years. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics at the US Department of Labor.
Search or select a state and a county to get a summary report of the health in that community. Data comes from multiple sources. Counties are ranked by "Health Outcomes" (actual health status) and by "Health Factors" (anything that affects health outcomes). Click on a specific item to see the source of that data. From the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Find many different types of data about health care in Massachusetts, including health care costs, insurance information, hospital performance, and more. Some data comes as interactive maps, broken down by region. Other data comes as tables and charts.
This annual report describes different aspects of health for people living in the Boston area. Find statistics about many aspects of health. Read overviews of those aspects and learn about contributing factors. From the Boston Public Health Commission.
Find several data storage sites that focus on public health data. Filter by content type and or by country. Each repository listed has a short description. Icons show if the repository has general information, is open access, has licenses, has persistent identifiers, has certificates and standards, and has policies. From Re3Data.org Project Consortium.
Search for your topic (for example, "car accidents"). The first column will show a list of datasets related to your search. The second column will show more details about the result you have selected. The details will include a link to the actual dataset. The definition of "data" is very broad. You will find statistical information, texts (such as an electronic copy of Frankenstein), and more. The information is pulled from existing data platforms, such as Figshare or Data.gov.
Use the subject filters to find sites that have datasets you can use. Public health is not a main subject, but is an option you can choose once you have applied a main subject such as "Social Sciences" or "Social Science." The datasets in this list follow the FAIR data principles: they are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable.
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