BRFSS is sponsored by the CDC and other federal agencies. It is the world’s largest continuously conducted health survey with 506,000 surveys completed in 2014. BRFSS collects self-reported data from all 50 states, DC, Puerto Rico, Guam, the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Palau. Topics include health behaviors, chronic conditions, and use of preventive services.
Data and statistics by topic with at least 30 topics covered including chronic diseases, diabetes, and healthy aging. Additional tools and resources provide access to a comprehensive range of surveys managed by CDC including health indicators and tribal health data.
Under the terms of the 2013 Federal Open Data Policy, newly-generated government data is required to be made available in open, machine-readable formats, while continuing to ensure privacy and security. DATA.GOV is primarily a federal open government data site. However, state, local, and tribal governments can also syndicate metadata describing their open data resources on DATA.GOV for greater discoverability. DATA.GOV does not host data directly, but rather aggregates metadata about open data resources in one centralized location. Once an open data source meets the necessary format and metadata requirements, the DATA.GOV team can pull directly from it as a Harvest Source, synchronizing that source’s metadata on DATA.GOV as often as every 24 hours.
The FastStats site provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance and is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages.
The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP, pronounced "H-Cup") is a family of databases, software tools and related products developed through a Federal-State-Industry partnership and sponsored by AHRQ. HCUP databases are derived from administrative data and contain encounter-level, clinical and nonclinical information including all-listed diagnoses and procedures, discharge status, patient demographics, and charges for all patients, regardless of payer (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, uninsured), beginning in 1988.
This information includes clinical care provider quality information, nationwide health service provider directories, databases of the latest medical and scientific knowledge, consumer product data, community health performance information, government spending data, etc,
Chartbook from the NCHS indicating Trends in the Health of Americans. This resource includes over 140 trend tables including topics such as fertility, natality and mortality. Includes Mental Health Expenditures and other data.
SAMHSA has prioritized data, outcomes and quality - realizing an integrated data strategy and a national framework for quality improvement in behavioral health care will inform policy, measure program impact, and lead to improved quality of services and outcomes of individuals, families, and communities. Data helps SAMHSA and the nation assess the impact of the changes to US health care systems and identify and address behavioral health disparities.