Sources of Local Data

Monitor your community’s health, download data to write grants or reports, know the context for local headlines, or make some headlines yourself.  Use the many sources of county-level summary health data that are free and easy to access. Find information on births and infant deaths from vital records data, socioeconomic factors from the US Census Bureau, health risk measures from YRBS and BRFSS, health care data from AHRQ’s HCUP-net (community).  Explore “data windows” that assemble data from multiple sources, such as County Health Rankings, the CDC’s 500-cities project, and more. Sources data are free and open to the public. 

Sources of National and State-Level MCH Data

  •  CAHMI – National Survey of Children’s Health
  •  NSFG – National Survey of Family Growth
  •  PRAMS – CDC’s Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System