Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS): BRFSS is the world’s largest telephone survey; it tracks health risks of adults in the United States. A federal and state partnership allows data collection at the national, state and local levels.
- National Health Care Survey (NHCS): The NHCS is a collection of health care provider surveys, obtaining information about the facilities that supply health care, the services rendered, and the characteristics of the patients served.
- National Health Interview Survey (NHIS): NHIS is a continuing nationwide survey of the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population conducted in households. Each week a probability sample of households is interviewed by trained personnel of the U.S. Bureau of the Census to obtain information about the health and other characteristics of each living member of the sample household.
- National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES): NHANES is a survey that collects information about the health and diet of people in the United States. It is unique in that it combines a home interview with health tests that are done in a mobile examination center.
- National Immunization Survey: A large on-going survey of immunization coverage among U.S. preschool children 19 – 35 months old and for adolescents age 13-17 years.
- National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (NNDSS): State health departments report notifiable infectious diseases to CDC.
- Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS):The YRBSS includes national, state, and local school-based surveys of representative samples of 9th through 12th grade students.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- Acute Inpatient Prospective Payment System: Section 1886(d) of the Social Security Act (the Act) sets forth a system of payment for the operating costs of acute care hospital inpatient stays under Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) based on prospectively set rates. Each case is categorized into a diagnosis-related group (DRG). Each DRG has a payment weight assigned to it, based on the average resources used to treat Medicare patients in that DRG.
- Cost Data Sets: This file contains cost, statistical, and other data used in establishing the Home Health Agency (HHA) Cost Limits for fiscal periods beginning after October 1, 1999.
- Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS): A continuous, multipurpose survey of a nationally representative sample of aged, disabled, and institutionalized Medicare beneficiaries. MCBS produces two files annually, Access to Care and Cost and Use.
National Library of Medicine
- Health Data Tools and Statistics: This public health portal has categorized data tools and statistics into these subcategories: Health Statistics, National Public Health Data Sets, State and Local Public Health Data Sets, Public Health Infrastructure Data, Search for Other Tools, and Tools for Data Collection and Planning.
- Health Services and Sciences Research Resources (HSRR): This is a directory of research datasets and instruments used in health services research and public health. Entries have URLs for more information and most have pre-formulated PubMed/MEDLINE searches.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- National Survey on Drug Use & Health: This is the primary source of information on the prevalence, patterns, and consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use and abuse in the general U.S. civilian non-institutionalized population, aged 12 and older.
- Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN): Relies on emergency department and medical examiner data.
- Drug and Alcohol Services Information System (DASIS): Provided as a resource for State Substance Abuse Agencies (SSA) and includes news and recent DASIS developments of interest to State Substance Abuse Agencies, as well as documentation of DASIS activities and reports.
- Alcohol and Drug Services Study (ADSS): Nationally representative survey of substance abuse treatment facilities and clients.
- Quick Statistics-State Profiles