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Central NY Master of Public Health (CNYMPH): Other Resources

Public Health E-Resources

Government Resources for Public Health

  • Healthy People 2020
    From the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the full-text is available at this site. There are also updates.

Public Health Data Sources

New York State Data

  • New York State Vital Statistics
    Vital statistics (including Population, Live Births, Spontaneous Fetal Deaths, Induced Abortion, Pregnancies, Mortality, and Marriages and Dissolutions of Marriage) at the county and city levels.  Includes annual tables from 1997-2007.

National Data

  • Kids Count Data Center
    From the Annie E. Casey Foundation, this resource provides national and state-by-state data and statistical trends on the condition of America's children and families for 2010.  The Kids Count Data Book can be downloaded, along with national and state profiles and rankings.  It is also possible to customize maps, graphs, and charts.
  • National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
    Statistics and data on diseases and conditions, health care, lifestyle, vital statistics, injuries and other measures of health.  National and state data available.
  • U.S. Census Bureau
    Demographic, geographic and economic data.
  • FedStats
    One-stop shopping for data collected by U.S. agencies.  Search by topic, region or government agency.
  • MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (CDC)
    Based on weekly reports from state health departments, the MMWR provides timely data on current public health issues.
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed CDC WONDER (Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research) to provide open access to public health information gathered by CDC.
  • Child and Family Statistics
    Federal statistics and reports on children and families, including: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education and health.
  • Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce
    This is a partnership of government agencies, public health organizations and health sciences libraries.  The web site includes links to additional national and local data sets, as well as tutorials on using public health information and data.
  • FASTATS: A to Z
    Another source of public health statistics from the CDC.
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    From the US Department of Health and Human Services.  Statistics and data on diseases and conditions, health care, lifestyle, vital statistics, injuries and other measures of health.  National and state data available.
  • SEER
    The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is an authoritative source of information on cancer incidence and survival in the United States.
  • County Health Rankings
    Program from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, this resource provides a snapshot and rankings for counties in all fifty states on how healthy residents are based on a number of health measures. The summary document for New York is here.
  • USDA Economic Research Service
    Covers "the economics of food, farming, natural resources, and rural America."  Great place to go for statistical information!  Check out their quarterly journal Amber Waves.

International Data

  • Pan American Health Organization
    Tracks regional and country level data of basic health indicators (including health coverage, demographics, and morbidity and mortality), infectious diseases, mortality, and risk factors.
  • Global Health Observatory Data (GHO)
    Tracks more than 100 health indicators from 193 countries.  Can be searched and sorted by region/country, health indicator or time period.

Public Health Informatics Research Centers and Institutes