Montana 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 Montana CHCs.

Census and Economic Information Center
Montana Department of Commerce
Census, demographic, and economic information, as well as maps, facts, and publications

Census Quick Facts
US Census Bureau

County Health Profiles
Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
County health profiles including demographics, health status indicators, and health resource assessment

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

Disability and Health
Montana Disability& Health Program
Resources for demographics and statistics for Montana disability and health

Health Data and Statistical Reports
Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
Vital statistics, chronic disease reports, county health profiles, family and community health data, Medicaid enrollment rates, and preventative health data resources

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

Household Survey & Employer Survey Findings about Health Insurance Coverage
University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research
Health insurance coverage in Montana, including socio-economic characteristics of Montana’s uninsured, cost and affordability, and employer views on costs

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)
Montana Primary Care Association (MPCA)
Montana’s PCA

Primary Care Office (PCO)
Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services Primary Care Office
Montana’s PCO

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

State Level Health Center Data & Maps
National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
Montana maps and data, including state fact sheet, state map, and key health center data
(Click on, or select Montana 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 Montana by various measures

Vital Records and Statistics
Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
Vital statistics and reports (log-in required)