Colorado Data Resources

According to sections 330(k)(2) and 330(k)(3)(J) of the Public Health Service Act, CHCs must periodically document the needs of their target populations and update their service areas.  The following resources provide needs assessment information on national, state, and county levels, with a focus on data appropriate for Colorado CHCs.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Access data from many programs within the State Health Department

Census Quick Facts
US Census Bureau
Colorado state and county demographic, economic, and geographic facts

Colorado Health Institute Database
Colorado Health Institute
Create custom profiles by county or for the state, including tables, maps, and graphs of health indicators

Colorado Rural Health Center (CRHC) Resource Center
CRHC, State Office of Rural Health
Collection of maps, literature, and more

Cost of Care
Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC)
Claims data from private and public insurance carriers to provide a comprehensive picture of health care costs and utilization in the state

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute
Health rankings of every county within a state based on overall health, health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment, including maps, tables, and county-level data

Health Facts
Kaiser Family Foundation
National and by state data regarding demographics, economics, health status, health coverage, Medicaid and CHIP, Medicare, health costs and budgets, health insurance and managed care, providers and service use, minority health, women’s health, and HIV/AIDS, providing graphs, tables, maps, rankings, and comparisons

Health Information Gateway (formerly Quick Health Data Online)
Office on Women’s Health
Health, access to care, and demographic data available by state and region

HRSA’s Health Care Programs Data & Maps
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
HRSA programs, grants, health centers, National Health Service Corps members, and 340B program participating providers by state and county

Kids Count Data Center
Annie E Casey Foundation
Profiles, rankings, maps, trend graphs by topic, and raw data with over 100 measures of child well-being

Mapping the 2010 US Census
The New York Times
Browse population growth and decline, changes in racial and ethnic concentrations, and patterns of housing development by county

Rural Assistance Center (RAC)
Customizable maps of information concerning FQHC/HPSA/MUA/MUPs, minorities, Medicare, long term care, population change, poverty/income levels, rural health clinics, uninsured persons, and other categories

Primary Care Association (PCA)
Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN)
Colorado’s PCA

Primary Care Office (PCO)
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Office of Health Equity
Colorado’s PCO

Rural Health Resources
Rural health information including state contacts, organizations, tools, maps, funding information, documents, journals, and news for the state

Shortage Area Designation
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Information and resources regarding shortage area designation

State Level Health Center Data & Maps
National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
Colorado maps and data, including state fact sheet, state map, and key health center data
(Click on, or select Colorado from the list.)

State Profile
Trust for America’s Health (TFAH)
Public health data per state on adult health indicators, child and adolescent health facts, health profession shortage, public health preparedness, public health funding, and economics

Status of Women in the States
Wider Opportunities for Women
Data on the status of women in Colorado by various measures