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Health Equity: Special Feature on Housing and Health Inequalities
October 14, 2020
The Health Resources and Services Administration, through the agency's Office of Health Equity, today released the HRSA 2019-2020 Health Equity Report: Special Feature on Housing and Health Inequalities. The report indicates substantial progress has been made nationally for all Americans in vital indicators including life expectancy, cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and influenza and pneumonia; while health inequities between population groups and geographic areas persist.
This guide was put together to offer quick access to some of the resources that gather statistics and data related to diseases and health related concerns. I have created categories to assist in determining which type or location might work best for your research need. I welcome additional resources and recommendations for this guide.
BRFSS Web Analysis Tool
The BRFSS is the world's largest telephone health survey system, tracking health risks in the United States. Information from the survey is used to improve the health of US residents. The BRFSS Web Enabled Analysis Tool (WEAT) allows users to conduct real-time state-level data analysis.
Health Data Tools and Statistics
PHPartners.org, a public health resource, has a long list of Health Data Tools and Statistics.
The National Library of Medicine put together pages for specific subject areas, below are a few, but the site offers more on general statistics, including internet statistics.
IPUMS previously Integrated Health Interview Series IHIS
IPUMS provides census and survey data from around the world integrated across time and space. Researchers can study change, conduct comparative research, merge information across data types, and analyze individuals within family and community context.
Poverty, disease, hunger, climate change, war, existential risks, and inequality: The world faces many great and terrifying problems at the same time. It is these large problems that our work at Our World in Data focuses on.
Human Progress-find data
Many data sources compiled on topics such as cancer, death and mortality, and food consumption. All sources are transparent.
Citing Statistics Resources