Federal Health Statistics Agencies
- National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS): This is the principal health statistics agency in the U.S. It is part of the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): AHRQ is the lead scientific research federal agency charged with supporting research designed to improve the quality of healthcare, reduce its cost, improve patient safety, decrease medical errors, and broaden access to essential services.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): SAMHSA’s Office of Applied Studies (OAS) provides the latest national data on 1) alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drug abuse, 2) drug related emergency department episodes and medical examiner cases, and 3) the nation’s substance abuse treatment system.
- Data, Outcomes, and Quality (DOQ): Surveys, data collection systems, and reports older than 2010.
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, CMS, is part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). CMS offers researchers and other health care professionals a broad range of quantitative information from estimates of future Medicare and Medicaid spending to enrollment, spending, and claims data.
- Statistics, Data and Research Information: Provides an annotated list of public use data files, statistics and statistical publications.
Federal Government and National Organization Sources
- Child Stats: Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics. Provides federal and state statistics and reports on children and their families.
- FEDSTATS: Provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal agency produces which particular statistic.
- State and Local Area Integrated Telephone Survey (CDC): collects important health care data at State and local levels
- State Profiles- Children’s Defense Fund: Children in the States Fact Sheet 2015.
- State Health Facts Online – Kaiser Family Foundation: Lists health facts by state.
- United Nations Statistics Division: The Statistics Division compiles statistics from many international sources and produces global updates in specialized fields of statistics. Free access is provided to country specific population data.
- World Bank Group Data and Statistics: Provides data derived, either directly or indirectly, from official statistical systems organized and financed by national governments. Click on Data by Topic to find several options including health.
- Global Health Observatory (GHO) Data: the guide to health and health-related epidemiological and statistical information available from the World Health Organization.
- Pan American Health Organization (PAHO): the specialized health agency of the Inter-American System and also serves as Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO), the specialized health agency of the United Nations.
- Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD): Select Statistics from the left menu bar, select Health. Promotes policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.