SW 8806: Health and Mental Health Policy

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Indexes & Databases

Use Indexes and databases to find journal articles for background information, analysis and reports. Do search multiple databases, as each will cover different journals.


Use multiple synonyms and related terms when searching. Many indexes use Descriptors or Subject Headings, official, consistent terms that will help you find everything on a topic, regardless of the specific words used in the abstract.

Background sources - Finding Laws

Searching the web can help you identify names of laws, legal history, various terminology, and other information to inform your searching in other databases. To limit your keyword searches by government or agency add "site:" and the extension, like this: 

Example: "higher education site:state.mn.us" which searches all MN web sites for higher education information.
Example:  "arts funding site:ed.gov" which searches the U.S. Department of Education for arts funding information. 

Note: state governments use a mix of naming conventions. Try http://www.statelocalgov.net/ to get the base address for the state you're looking for. 

Background sources - Finding Articles

Finding statistics

By Disease, Condition and Special Topics


  • Child Development Data & Statistics
    • CDC
  •  Child Health 
    • World Health Organization
  • ChildTrends databank
    • The Child Trends DataBank is an online resource for indicators of child and family well-being and associated measures. The DataBank includes close to 100 population-based measures, covering the domains of health and safety, child care and education, and behaviors linked to positive and negative well-being.
  • ChildStats.gov 
    • The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, or the Forum, is a working group of Federal agencies that collect, analyze, and report data on issues related to children and families.

      "This web site offers easy access to statistics and reports on children and families, including: population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education. The Forum fosters coordination, collaboration, and integration of Federal efforts to collect and report data on conditions and trends for children and families."


  • AIDS and HIV 
    • Basic Statistics 
      • Centers for Disease Control.

        Estimates, trends, cases.

      • HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report 

        • "The HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report contains tabular and graphic information about U.S. AIDS and HIV case reports, including data by state, metropolitan statistical area, mode of exposure to HIV, sex, race/ethnicity, age group, vital status, and case definition category. It is published annually by the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), usually in the early fall. The mid-year edition was discontinued after the 2001 reporting year."

    • Statehealthfacts.org: HIV/AIDS 
      • Subset of StateHealthFacts.org. 50 state comparisons.    
      • Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

        Epidemiology, methodology and the AIDS Epidemic Update

      •  UNAIDS: Data 
        • Portal page to statistical analysis, and data tables, tools and interactive tables.
  • Cancer  
    • American Cancer Society: Statistics 
      • " The ACS tracks cancer occurrence, including the number of deaths, cases, and how long people survive after diagnosis. ACS also tracks data regarding behaviors that influence the risk of developing cancer and the use of screening tests."

        Includes the full text of Cancer Facts & Figures

      • Cancer Statistics Center 

        • The Cancer Statistics Center website is a comprehensive interactive resource for learning about the cancer burden in the United States. Produced by the American Cancer Society, the website provides detailed statistics on a range of topics including:

          *The estimated numbers of new cancer cases and deaths in the current year

          *Current cancer incidence, mortality, and survival rates and trends

          *State-level risk factor and screening metrics

          The website offers a new way to explore the data the Society publishes in its annual Cancer Facts & Figures report, which it has been producing since 1951. The website also, for the first time, merges data from Society researchers' annual paper, Cancer Statistics, published in the American Cancer Society journal, CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

          The American Cancer Society projects the numbers of new cancer cases and deaths expected each year in order to estimate the contemporary cancer burden because cancer incidence and mortality data lag two to four years behind the current year.

          The Cancer Statistics Center website aims to serve the needs of cancer control advocates, journalists, government and private public health agencies, and policy makers, as well as patients, survivors and the general public, in order to promote cancer prevention and control.

    • Global Cancer Observatory 

      • The Global Cancer Observatory (GCO) is an interactive web-based platform presenting global cancer statistics to inform cancer control and cancer research. The platform focuses on the visualization of cancer indicators to illustrate the changing scale, epidemiological profile, and impact of the disease worldwide, using data from several key projects of IARC’s Section of Cancer Surveillance (CSU), including GLOBOCAN; Cancer Incidence in Five Continents (CI5); International Incidence of Childhood Cancer (IICC); and Cancer Survival in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Central America (SurvCan).
    • National Cancer Institute: Cancer Statistics 
      • Sections include: Finding cancer statistics; understanding cancer statistics; statistical tools and data
    •  United States Cancer Statistics 
      • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

        Facts and figures. Contains links to previous years reports as well.

  • Oral/Dental  
    •  Data and Statistics 
      • National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
    • FastStats: Oral & Dental Health 
      • Centers For Disease Control
    • Oral Health Data 
      • Division of Oral Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
        • National Oral Health Surveillance System 
        • Oral health indicators
          • Dental Visit. Adults aged 18+ who have visited a dentist or dental clinic in the past year.
          • Teeth Cleaning. Adults aged 18+ who have had their teeth cleaned in the past year (among adults with natural teeth who have ever visited a dentist or dental clinic).
          • Complete Tooth Loss. Adults aged 65+ who have lost all of their natural teeth due to tooth decay or gum disease.
          • Lost 6 or More Teeth. Adults aged 65+ who have lost six or more teeth due to tooth decay or gum disease.
          • Fluoridation Status. Percentage of people served by public water systems who receive fluoridated water.
          • Caries Experience. Percentage of 3rd grade students with caries experience, including treated and untreated tooth decay.
          • Untreated Tooth Decay. Percentage of 3rd grade students with untreated tooth decay.
          • Dental Sealants. Percentage of 3rd grade students with dental sealants on at least one permanent molar tooth.
          • Cancer of the Oral Cavity and Pharynx. Oral and pharyngeal cancer comprises a diverse group of malignant tumors that affect the oral cavity and pharynx (mouth and throat).
          • URL:https://www.cdc.gov/oralhealthdata/overview/nohss.html
    • WHO Oral Health Country/Area Profile Programme (CAPP) 
      • Oral health profiles by country. Includes statistics on dental caries, tooth mortality, oral mucosal lesions, oral health manpower, health care systems, sugar consumption and fluoride exposure
  • Data Resources

    • National Center for Environmental Health. provides a reference list of nationally funded data systems that have a relationship to environmental public health. 

  • Envirofacts Data Warehouse

    • Provides access to several EPA databases to provide information about environmental activities that may affect air, water, and land anywhere in the United States. Can also generate maps of environmental information.

Health Care Costs and Utilization

  •  Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality: Archives 
    • AHRQ's Archive contains outdated information that may be useful for historical or research interest.

      This includes historical reports on hospitalization, diagnosis, prevalence, treatment, screening, disparities, effectiveness and costs.

  • Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care 
    • "For more than 20 years, the Dartmouth Atlas Project has documented glaring variations in how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States. The project uses Medicare data to provide comprehensive information and analysis about national, regional, and local markets, as well as individual hospitals and their affiliated physicians.

      These reports, used by policymakers, the media, health care analysts and others, have radically changed our understanding of the efficiency and effectiveness of our health care system. This valuable data forms the foundation for many of the ongoing efforts to improve health and health systems across America.

      This website provides access to all Atlas reports and publications, as well as interactive tools to allow visitors to view specific regions and perform their own comparisons and analyses.

  • Data.Medicare.gov 
    • Wealth of data-sets on home health care, hospital compare, healthcare supplier data, and more.

  • HCUPnet 
    • "HCUPnet is an on-line query system that gives access to the largest set of all-payer health care databases that are publicly available. Generate tables and graphs on national and regional statistics and trends for community hospitals in the U.S. In addition, community hospital data are available for those States that have agreed to participate in HCUPnet.

      HCUPnet is part of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). HCUPnet generates statistics using data from HCUP's Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), and the State Inpatient Databases (SID).

      HCUP data are used for research on hospital utilization, access, charges, quality and outcomes. The data are used to describe patterns of care for uncommon as well as common diseases, to analyze hospital procedures, including those that are performed infrequently, and to study the care of population sub-groups such as minorities, children, women, and the uninsured. Researchers and policymakers use HCUP data to identify, track, analyze and compare hospital statistics at the national, regional and State levels. 

  • Hospital Compare 
    • Tool provides information on how well the hospitals in an area care for all their adult patients with certain medical conditions. Helps compare the quality of care hospitals provide. Hospital Compare was created through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and organizations that represent hospitals, doctors, employers, accrediting organizations, other Federal agencies and the public.
  •  [Medicare/Medicaid] Research, Statistics, Data & Systems 
    • Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS).

      Data and analysis on health care plans, expenditures, program rates, trends, consumer research and more.

    • Medicare Search & Compare Databases 

      • "Have the option of downloading the data used in the search and compare tools onto your computer. Please note that the download-able databases are zipped Microsoft Access databases, for use primarily by health policy researchers and the media. In order to use the download-able databases, you must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Access."
  •  MEPS: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey 
    • The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) is a set of large-scale surveys of families and individuals, their medical providers, and employers across the U.S. MEPS is the most complete source of data on the cost and use of health care and health insurance coverage.

      MEPS currently has two major components: the Household Component and the Insurance Component. The Household Component provides data from individual households and their members, which is supplemented by data from their medical providers. The Insurance Component is a separate survey of employers that provides data on employer-based health insurance.

      MEPS also includes a Medical Provider Component (MPC), which covers hospitals, physicians, home health care providers, and pharmacies identified by MEPS-HC respondents. Its purpose is to supplement and/or replace information received from the MEPS-HC respondents.

    • Data & Statistics 

      • Links to various statistical summaries, query tools, downloadable data files and projected expenditures for the Household Component of the MEPS survey; as well as information for the Medical Provider component, insurance component and nursing home component.
    • Publications
      • Search for chartbooks, methodology reports, statistical briefs and working papers.
    • Minnesota Hospital Quality Report 
      • Gives a snapshot of hospitals' performance in three key areas: heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia. Can quickly see how often a particular Minnesota hospital provides the care that is expected when patients have one of these three conditions. Can also easily compare how different hospitals perform.
    •  National Center for Health Workforce Analysis 
      • Health Workforce Data 
      • Area Health Resource Files 
        • The Area Health Resources Files (AHRF) data are designed to be used by planners, policymakers, researchers, and others interested in the nation’s health care delivery system and factors that may impact health status and health care in the United States. The AHRF data includes county, state, and national-level files in eight broad areas: Health Care Professions, Health Facilities, Population Characteristics, Economics, Health Professions Training, Hospital Utilization, Hospital Expenditures, and Environment. The AHRF data are obtained from more than 50 sources.
      •  National Hospital Discharge Survey 
        • The NHDS collects data from a sample of approximately 270,000 inpatient records acquired from a national sample of about 500 hospitals.

          "The medical abstract form and the automated data tapes contain items that relate to the personal characteristics of the patient. These items include age, sex, race, ethnicity, marital status, and expected sources of payment. Administrative items such as admission and discharge dates (which allow calculation of length of stay), as well as discharge status are also included. Medical information about patients includes diagnoses and procedures coded to the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM)."

      •  Safety Net Profile Tool 
        • The Safety Net Monitoring Initiative has been archived, but all data is available.

          Access to all the data included in the Safety Net Monitoring Initiative. 118 measures are available for 30 States and the District of Columbia, including 355 counties and 172 cities in 90 metropolitan areas, as well as all 1,818 counties (both metropolitan and non-metropolitan) in those States. The Profile Tool will guide you step-by-step to obtain the statistics you need, and can be used to generate reports that compare multiple measures for one or more geographic areas.

      • SHADAC: State Health Access Data Assistance Center 
        • The University of Minnesota's State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) is funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help states monitor rates of health insurance coverage, understand factors associated with access to care, and to utilize data for implementation of health reform. In addition to providing health policy analysis, SHADAC provides technical assistance to federal agencies that conduct health insurance surveys, and states that conduct their own surveys and/or use data from national surveys. Our goal is to help bridge the gap between health insurance data and the policy making process. SHADAC produces timely and targeted health policy research with a focus on deriving lessons from state variations in policy and outcomes in the national context. SHADAC maintains an ongoing research agenda related to issues of health insurance coverage and access to care, data collection methods, and state health policy.

Health Disparities  

  • Data Query
    • Data Query is an interactive tool that allows you to access national and State data from the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. You can search for data or trends based on particular subject areas, topics, or measures..  National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports.  
  • Health Disparities Data Tool 
    • The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) partnered with the Office of Minority Health (OMH) to expand DATA2020, the HealthyPeople.gov data search function, to include a tool that shows health disparities information for measurable, population–based objectives where data are available.
  • Health System Data Center
    • Explore state health system performance and policy data through custom tables, graphs and maps. The Commonweath Fund. 
Injuries and Accidents  
  • Accident Statistics: Boating Safety 
    • U.S. Coast Guard.
  •  Consumer Product-Related Statistics 
    • Consumer Product Safety Commission.

      Fatalities,injuries associated with children's products (toys, etc.), poisonings, electrocutions, fires, fireworks, sports & recreation and shopping carts.

  • Injuries, Illness and Fatalities 
    • Bureau of Labor Statistics

      The Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities (IIF) program provides data on illnesses and injuries on the job and data on worker fatalities. Includes customize data tables, publications and overviews

  • National Center for Health Statistics: Injury Data and Resources 
    • The purpose of this Web site is to provide an overview of injury morbidity and mortality data and statistics available from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and other sources and to provide details on injury surveillance methodology and tools to assist in data analysis.
    •  International Collaborative Effort (ICE) on Injury Statistics 
      • To provide a forum for international exchange and collaboration among injury researchers who develop and promote international standards in injury data collection and analysis.
    • NCHS Data Bases 
      • Some of the databases included: Mortality Data / Hospital Inpatient Discharge Data / Emergency Department Visit Data / Health Interview Data and more.
  • National Center for Injury Prevention and Control 
    • Facts, data and publications.
    • WISQARS 
      • National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

        WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is an interactive database system that provides customized reports of injury-related data.

  • National Center for Statistics and Analysis of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 
    • Provides statistics on the number of traffic-related injuries and fatalities. Includes the Traffic Safety Annual Report and the State Traffic Safety Information Website.
    • Fatatlity Analysis Reporting System (FAS) 
      • "The Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) contains data on all vehicle crashes in the United States that occur on a public roadway and involve a fatality. This FARS Query System provides interactive public access to fatality data through this web interface."

        Includes reports on trends, crashes, vehicles, people and states and a search-able database.

    •  State Traffic Safety Information Website 
      • "STSI is a by-State profile of traffic safety data and information including: crash statistics, economic costs, legislation status, funding programs, et al."

Maternal & Infant Health  

Mental Health Statistics  

  • Data & Statistics on Children's Mental Health
    • CDC
    • CDC uses surveys, like the National Survey of Children’s Health, to understand which children have diagnosed mental disorders and whether they received treatment.
  • Data and Publications 
    • CDC
  • FastStats: Mental Health
    • CDC
    • Morbidity, physician visits, emergency room visits, mortality
  • Mental Health
    • Our World in Data
    • The latest estimates of mental health disorder prevalence and the associated disease burden. Most of the estimates are produced by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and reported in their flagship Global Burden of Disease study.
  • Mental Health By the Numbers
    • National Alliance on Mental Illness
    • Includes infographics
  • NIMH: Statistics 
    • National Institute of Mental Health
    • Includes currently available statistics on the prevalence and treatment of mental illnesses among the U.S. population. In addition, information is provided about possible consequences of mental illnesses, such as suicide and disability.
    • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA) is an initiative funded under contract HHSS283201500001C with the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). CBHSQ has primary responsibility for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of SAMHSA's behavioral health data.
  • The State of Mental Health in America
    • Mental Health America
    • Includes adult, youth, prevalence & access to care data.


  •  Atlas of United States Mortality
    • "Released to the public on April 14, 1997. This atlas shows all leading causes of death by race and sex for small U.S. geographic areas referred to as Health Service Areas (HSA's). The 18 causes of death included in this atlas account for 83 percent of all deaths in the United States during 1988-92. In addition to maps with age-adjusted death rates for each HSA, the atlas includes maps that compare each HSA rate to the national rate, smoothed maps for each cause that show the broad geographic patterns at selected ages, and a chart with regional rates for each cause of death."
  • NCI Cancer Atlas 
    • The NCI Cancer Atlas is a tool that allows users to create maps of cancer statistics, demographics, and risk factors.
  • Cancer Mortality Statistics
    • SEER.cancer.gov
  • Causes of Death
    • Our World in Data
    • Includes causes of death by category, age, cause and risk factors
  • Compressed Mortality File 
    • CDC Wonder.

      Underlying Cause-Of-Death for years 1968-2016.

      Contains mortality and population counts for all U.S. counties. Counts and rates of death can be obtained by underlying cause of death, state, county, age, race, sex, and year.

  • FastStats: Death and Mortality
    • CDC
  • WHO Mortality Database 
    • The WHO Mortality Database is a compilation of mortality data by age, sex and cause of death, as reported annually by Member States from their civil registration systems.


  • Obesity
    • Our World in Data
  • Overweight and Obesity Statistics
    • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
  • Overweight And Obesity: Data and Statistics 
    • Centers for Disease Control
    •  Surveillance Systems 
      • Nutrition, Physical Activity, Breastfeeding and Obesity : risk factors, surveys, and studies
    • Adult Obesity  
      • Prevalence maps and state tracking
  •  Global Obesity Observatory
    • World Obesity Federation represents professional members of the scientific, medical and research communities from over 50 regional and national obesity associations. Through our membership we create a global community of organisations dedicated to solving the problems of obesity.

      Includes an interactive obesity atlas and country profiles.



  • Current Population Survey 
    • Joint project of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Bureau of the Census.
  • Demographic and Social Statistics
    • United Nations.
    • Since 1948, the United Nations Statistics Division collects, compiles and disseminates official statistics on a wide range of social and demographic topics.
  • Demographics and the Economy
    • State Health Facts. Kaiser Family Foundation
    • Includes information on demographics (population by age, gender, race/ethnicity), income (people in poverty by demographic grouping, median family income), and state fiscal distress (unemployment, food stamp participation, foreclosures).
  • Explore Census Data (Data.Census.gov)
    • US Census data exploration portal.  Replaces American FactFinder.
  • QuickFacts
    • US. Census. 
    • QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.
  • People And Households -- Data By Subject 
    • US Census Bureau
  • Population
    • OECD data.
    • Working age, young, elderly and fertility
  • Population, Total
    • World Bank Databank
    • population statistics gathered from a variety of international sources.

Rural Health  

  • North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis: Cartographic Archive 
    • Collection of charts on national health status indicators, health manpower and services, rural areas and rural hospitals around the United States.
  • RHIhub: Rural Health Information Hub 
    • (Formerly the Rural Assistance Center).

      The Rural Health Information Hub, formerly the Rural Assistance Center, is funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to be a national clearinghouse on rural health issues. We are committed to supporting healthcare and population health in rural communities.
      Rural Data Explorer Select from a wide range of data on health disparities, health workforce, demographics, and more. Explore how metropolitan and nonmetro counties compare, nationwide and by state.

  • Rural Health Care Chart Book
    • AHRQ. National Healthcare Quality & Disparities Report chartbook

Senior Health  

  • AgingStats.gov 
    • Web Site of the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics (Forum)

      "The Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics (Forum) was initially established in 1986, with the goal of bringing together Federal agencies that share a common interest in improving aging-related data." Includes links to other age-related statistical information.

    • Older Americans 2016: Key Indicators of Well-Being 
      • Reports that provide the latest data on the 37 key indicators selected by the Forum to portray aspects of the lives of older Americans and their families. It is divided into five subject areas: population, economics, health status, health risks and behaviors, and health care.
  •  AGing Integrated Database (AGID) 
    • Administration on Aging.

      The AGing Integrated Database (AGID) is an on-line query system based on ACL-related data files and surveys, and includes population characteristics from the Census Bureau for comparison purposes. The four options or paths through AGID provide different levels of focus and aggregation of the data – from individual data elements within Data-at-a-Glance to full database access within Data Files.

    FastStats: Older Persons' Health
    • CDC

    Gateway to Global Aging Data

    • The Center for Economic and Social Research
    • free public resource designed to facilitate cross-national and longitudinal studies on aging using the family of health and retirement studies around the world.
      • Overview of HRS family surveys
      • Cross-study concordance tables of specific survey topics
      • In-depth documentation of cross-study comparability
      • Statistics visualized in interactive graphs and tables
      • Search publications based on HRS family surveys
      • Harmonized data
  • Healthy Aging Data Portal
    • CDC

Substance Abuse  

  • Drug Abuse Statistics
    • National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics
    • Features the most noteworthy drug abuse statistics and data surrounding drug addiction in the United States, including overdose deaths, addiction by drug type, and overall illicit drug use.
  • Drug Use
    • Our World in Data
  • FastStats: Illict Drug Use
    • CDC
  • HCUP Statistical Briefs - Mental and Substance Use Disorders
    • Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)/AHRQ
    • These HCUP Statistical Briefs provide statistics about mental and substance use disorders treated in U.S. hospitals. Topics include depression, drug abuse, and eating disorders.
  • National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program 
    • The National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program acquires, preserves and disseminates data relevant to drug addiction and HIV research. The scope of the data housed at NAHDAP covers a wide range of legal and illicit drugs (alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, cocaine, synthetic drugs, and others) and the trajectories, patterns, and consequences of drug use as well as related predictors and outcomes.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA):Trends And Statistics 
    • Science-Based Facts on Drug Abuse and Addiction.

      The resources cover a variety of drug related issues, including information on drug usage, emergency room data, prevention and treatment programs, and other research findings.

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA) 
    • SAMHDA provides public-use data files, file documentation, and access to restricted-use data files to support a better understanding of this critical area of public health.
    • National Survey on Drug Use & Health 
      • Drinking, smoking, marijuana, cocaine and other illegal drug use statistics.
    • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive 
      • Provides ready access to substance abuse and mental health research data. Features an online data analysis system (DAS) that allows users to conduct analyses on selected datasets within the archive.


  • Data Reports 
    • OPTN: Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.

      National, regional, state and custom reports

  • Data 
    • UNOS: United Network for Organ Sharing.

      National, regional, state and custom reports

  • Global Observatory on Donation and Transplantation
    • WHO-ONT
    • The global database on donation and transplantation represents the most comprehensive source to date of worldwide data concerning activities in organ donation and transplantation derived from official sources, as well as information on legal and organizational aspects.
  • IRODaT Database
    • International Registry of Organ Donation and Transplantation
  • Organ Donation & Transplantation: HRSA Data
    • Health Resources & Services Administration
  • Organdonor.gov: Statistics & Stories About Donation 
    • Division of Transplantation (DoT) is within the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration's Healthcare Systems Bureau.
  • SRTR/OPTN Annual Data Reports
    • Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients
    • Statistics on donation and transplantation in the United States. Includes chapters on kidney, pancreas, liver, intestine, heart, and lung transplantation, a chapter on deceased donor organ donation, and a chapter presenting economic data.

Women's Health  

  • Explore the Data
    • Status of Women In the United States
    • Provides data on women’s progress in 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the United States overall. The data can be used to raise awareness, improve policies, and promote women’s equality.  Includes national, state, by population group and health topic.
  • FASTATS: Women's Health 
    • National Center for Health Statistics
  • Office on Women's Health: Open Access to Health Data 
    • This interactive site makes available state and country wide health data so that researchers, students, policy makers, grant writers and men and women across the country can fully explore the key issues and concerns of health.
    • State Fact Sheets 
      • Fact sheets are now available for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Each fact sheet presents a snapshot of demographic characteristics as well as a variety of health status indicators for females within the area
  • State Health Facts: Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Women of Color Health Data Book 4th ed.
    • NIH Office of Research on Women's Health.
  • Women's Health USA  2013
    • Developed by HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Office of Women's Health) to provide an easy-to-use collection of current and historical data on some of the most pressing health challenges facing women, their families, and their communities.
    • Previous editions of Women's Health USA
      • Scroll down to "chartbooks" and click on Women's Health USA for older years (2002-2012)

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Last Updated: Nov 20, 2023 10:15 AM