Data on the Internet - Epidemiology

                                                                             

National Organizations – some examples:

v      American Cancer Society – www.cancer.org

v      American Diabetes Association – www.diabetes.org

v      American Heart Association – www.americanheart.org

v      American Lung Association – www.lungusa.org

 

US Federal Government

v      US Department of Health and Human Services - http://www.os.dhhs.gov/  Organizational chart for the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). http://www.os.dhhs.gov/about/orgchart.html Find the following under DHHS:

o        Administration for Children and Families - ACF

o        Administration on Aging - AoA

o        Agency for Health Care Research and Quality - AHRQ

o        Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry - ATSDR

o        Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC

o        Food and Drug Administration - FDA

o        Health Resources and Services Administration - HRSA

o        Indian Health Service - IHS

o        National Institutes of Health – NIH – has 28 institutes and centers - http://www.nih.gov/icd/ for a listing – examples include:

§         National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

§         National Cancer Institute Cancer Data:  http://surveillance.cancer.gov/statistics/types/incidence.html

o        Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – SAMHSA

v      You will find data and statistics under each of these agencies. For example:

o        Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

§         National Center for Health Statistics-  www.cdc.gov/nchs

§         Health Data for All Ages - www.cdc.gov/nchs/health_data_for_all_ages.htm

v      Census data: www.census.gov

v      MedlinePlus.gov directory of health statistics:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthstatistics.html

 

State Government:

v      Montana Department of Health and Human Services - http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/  (under “vital records and statistics”)

 

Other sources of health data:

v      Data Place -  http://www.dataplace.org/

v      Kaiser Foundation - http://statehealthfacts.org/cgi-bin/healthfacts.cgi

v      U. Michigan Documents Center Statistical Resources on the Web: health - http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/sthealth.html

 

 

International health data:

v      WHO Statistical Information System -  http://www.who.int/whosis/en/

 

Resources first compiled by Suzanne Christopher; revised by Mary Anne Hansen, 1/09