North Dakota 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 North Dakota CHCs.

Census Quick Facts
US Census Bureau
North Dakota 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

County Health Profiles
North Dakota Department of Health
Population, demographic, poverty, housing, vital statistics, behavioral risk factors, and health indicator information organized in charts and graphs

Data Sources
North Dakota Department of Health
Data resources for behavioral risk, cancer, disease, community health, crime rates, and children

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

Center for Rural Health, University of North Dakota
Maps of rural health activities, HPSA/MUA/MUPs, hospitals, population, poverty, and county classifications

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)
Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas (CHAD)
North Dakota’s PCA

Primary Care Office (PCO)
North Dakota Department of Health Primary Care Office
North Dakotas’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)
North Dakota maps and data, including state fact sheet, state map, and key health center data
(Click on, or select North Dakota from the list.)

State Profile
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

Vital Records and Statistics
North Dakota Department of Health
Vital statistics and reports