National 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. CHAMPS has developed the following list of national resources to assist Region VIII CHCs with these processes.

America’s Health Rankings
United Health Foundation
National report, commentaries, and state information on health disparities including behaviors, community, environment, policy, and clinical care.

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) 
CDC Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services 
World’s largest health survey system, including data on health conditions and risk behaviors

Cancer Statistics Center
American Cancer Society (ACS)
Access to ACS cancer incidence data by state, cancer type, and additional analysis tools available

Census Bureau
U.S. Census Bureau
Access to U.S. Census data and resources, including the American Fact Finder, online mapping tools, the Data Ferrett, zip code level statistics, and publications

Census Quick Facts
U.S. Census Bureau
National, state, and county demographic, economic, and geographic facts

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
Website tours and additional webinars about utilizing County Health Rankings and Roadmaps data

Data and Statistics
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Current HRSA information, health resources, and demographic data for reporting on HRSA activities including data by topic, maps, health center data, reports, and other downloads

Data and Statistics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Use the CDC’s clearinghouse of statistics and data tools, FastStats, resources, or topic finder to customize data

Data Warehouse
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Information on health care sites, shortages, and grants, as well as quick access tools, reports, and maps

Environmental Public Health Performance Standards
CDC Environmental Health Services (EHS)
Standards that can be used to assess local, state, and tribal capability to perform the 10 essential services of environmental public health

Explore Census Data
U.S. Census Bureau
Population, housing, economic, and geographic data

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance, including state and territorial data

FedStats Resource Center
National Center for Educational Statistics
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 the particular statistic

GeoCare Navigator
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program
Mapping tool to create service area maps for Health Center Program applications or change in scope requests; can be used to evaluate geographic reach, penetration, and growth of the Health Center Program and its relationship to other federally linked health resources; the GeoCare Navigator tool replaced the previous Uniform Data System (UDS) Mapper

Health Disparities Data Widget
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Widget that allows users to view selected health disparities data related to the Healthy People 2020 Objectives for the Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) – critical health issues that, if tackled appropriately, will dramatically reduce the leading causes of death and preventable illness

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, including customizable maps

Health Insurance
U.S. Census Bureau
Health insurance data from three national surveys collected on both the national and state levels

AAFP, Robert Graham Center, and The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati
An interactive web atlas (consisting of the applications Community HealthView, Primary Care Atlas, My HealthLandscape, Med School Mapper, and Health Center Mapping) that allows users to combine, analyze, and display information in various ways

Healthy People 2010 Database
CDC Healthy People
Search the Healthy People database by focus area, data source, specific objective within a focus area, specific objective using keyword search, or specific population group

Homeless Assistance Providers and Clients Survey
U.S. Census Bureau
National-level information on homeless assistance programs and the clients who use them

Kids Count Data Center
Annie E Casey Foundation
Child well-being data by state and across states

Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub)
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

Maps and Data
National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
State-by-state maps and data, including updated state fact sheets, state maps, A Sketch of CHCs Chartbook, and key health center data by state

Market Saturation and Utilization Data Tool
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Interactive maps and data sets that show national, state, and county-level provider services and utilization data for selected health service areas

Minority Health Data and Statistics
HHS Office of Minority Health
View health profiles by race

National Vital Statistics System
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Details key birth statistics
NVSS – Birth Data (

NCHS Data Visualization: Potentially Excess Deaths from the Five Leading Causes of Death in Nonmetropolitan and Metropolitan Areas, U.S., 2005-2015
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
An interactive data visualization gallery presenting key data on potentially excess deaths from the five leading causes of death in nonmetropolitan and metropolitan areas, broken down by cause of death, state, locality, year, age, etc.

Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
National and state-level data about the health status and behaviors of Americans, Physical Activity, and Obesity: Data, Trends, and Maps | DNPAO | CDC

U.S. Census Bureau
Poverty data from major household surveys and programs, including highlights, definitions, sources, poverty thresholds, data, and publications

Poverty Guidelines, Research, and Measurement
HHS Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Poverty guidelines, measurements, and research centers

States in Detail
Trust for America’s Health
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

Race Data
U.S. Census Bureau
Census and other survey race-related data

Region VIII Health Center Salary Survey Report
Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS)
Salary and benefits data in health centers in Region VIII

Region VIII Health Center Clinical Staffing, Provider Productivity Expectations, and Workforce Metrics Reports
Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS)
Provide staffing ratios for provider vs. support staff; expectations for weekly hours, administrative vs. clinical time, number of patient visits, and panel sizes; and vacancy, turnover, and additional recruitment and retention related data

Region VIII Recruitment and Retention Survey Report
Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS)
Recruitment and Retention Survey results from Region VIII providing workforce data

Region VIII State Primary Care Associations and Offices (SPCAs and PCOs)
Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS)
Find your state’s PCA or PCO

Region VIII UDS Summaries
Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS)
A summarized history of Region VIII UDS Data

Resource List
National Association for Community Health Centers (NACHC)
List of various national, state, and local website resources that provide data and other information
List of Resource Websites

Rural Health
National Rural Health Association
Publications, news, and other information regarding rural health

Rural Health Research Gateway
University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
Rural health research summaries, alerts, publications, and toolkits

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

Shortage Areas by Address (HPSA/MUA/MUPs)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Check a street address to see if it is located in an MUA, MUP, or HPSA

Shortage Areas by State and County (MUA/MUPs)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Select counties to see if they are located in an MUA/P

Shortage Areas by State and County (HPSAs)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Select counties to see if they are located in an HPSA

Special Populations Information
National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
A how-to guide on finding information on special populations by state, county, or city level
How to Find Information on Special Populations

State Health Facts
Kaiser Family Foundation
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

State Health Policy
National Academy for State Health Policy
Information regarding specific services and populations, chronic and long term care, coverage and access, health reform, and more

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Drug/substance abuse and mental health statistics

Unmet Need Score Map Tool
Interactive map designed to help HRSA applicants evaluate service area needs

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Risk behaviors assessed for students grades 9-12