State and Local Resources

Periodically, the ACHD Biostatistics office prepares a Community Profile Series, which compiles some of the data necessary to evaluate a community's health. It is intended to serve as a tool and reference for planning programs to meet current and future health objectives.
Pennsylvania health statistics includes cancer statistics, vital statistics and county profiles
PHC4 works with the state government to provide data on the effectiveness and cost of health care in Pennsylvania. Full text reports are available on the web site.
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Internet Guides, the official U.S. gateway to all government information, is the catalyst for a growing electronic government.
A part of the National Center for Health Statistics site. This is a subject list from A-Z and related statistics. Its is a 'one-stop' place to find health statistics.
Information compiled from 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government who produce statistics of interest to the public.
A gateway to U.S. Census data.
This resource contains the latest state-level data on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation.
This subject guide includes some of the major sources of health and general statistics in the United States and a brief list of international resources.
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Internet Sites

A compilation of many statistical resources on health produced by US federal government agencies
The Administration on Aging provides statistical information on older persons, including vital statistics and statistics on health and health care.
From the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of NIH. Site contains statistics, and tools for using and understanding them.
Indian Health Service contains statistical information on the health status of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
The NHTSA, under the Department of Transportation, collects statistics on traffic safety, motor vehicle fatalities, and crash and injury statistics
NIAID is a component of the National Institutes of Health, its fact sheets pages provides statistics on health conditions such as AIDS, allergy and asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome and fungal infections.
Perinatal health statistics compiled from multiple sources by the March of Dimes. National, state, county and municiple level statistics on births, prenatal care, infant mortality, delivery methods, and health insurance are included.
The Office of Applied Studies of SAMHSA provides both statistics and graphics to characterize the current extent, costs, impact, and treatment of the addictive and mental illnesses.
Vitalnet is a software system for linking, analyzing and disseminating birth, death, pregnancy, and other health-related statistics.
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Organizations, Associations, and Agencies

Statistics on unintentional injuries, automobile accidents, falls, burns……..
"PRB publishes the quarterly Population Bulletin, the annual World Population Data Sheet, and PRB Reports on America, as well as specialized publications covering population and public policy issues in the United States and abroad, particularly in developing countries. " Subjects include " HIV/AIDS, children's environmental health, family planning, immigration, adolescent sexual health, maternal mortality, and population growth."
The home for the U.S. Census Bureau, with links to data tools, maps, publications, and information about the bureau.
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A database that provides access to a wide variety of CDC reports, guidelines, and numeric public health data.
", a project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and companion site to, provides free, up-to-date and easy-to-access data by country on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other key health and socio-economic indicators."
The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program of the National Cancer Institute a source of information on cancer incidence and survival in the United States.
Access to data from the World Health Organization. Some of it is in the form of downloadable Excel spreadsheets. Links to other health agencies in member countries are also supplied.
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Dictionaries, Directories, and Encyclopedias

Health, United States is an annual report on trends in health statistics. The report consists of two main sections: A chartbook containing text and figures that illustrates major trends in the health of Americans; and a trend tables section that contains 156 detailed data tables.
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