"Contains the most recent monitoring data for tracking Healthy People 2010...National data are available for all of the measurable objectives. State data are available for a subset of the measurable objectives."
"The objective of the State Cancer Profiles Web site is to provide a system to characterize the cancer burden in a standardized manner in order to motivate action, integrate surveillance into cancer control planning, characterize areas and demographic groups, and expose health disparities. The focus is on cancer sites for which there are evidence based control interventions. Interactive graphics and maps provide visual support for deciding where to focus cancer control efforts."
"Provides online data for over 6,000 hospitals...from both public and private sources including Medicare claims data (MedPAR and OPPS), hospital cost reports, and other files obtained from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)."
"The American Cancer Society tracks cancer occurrence, including the number of deaths, cases, and how long people survive after diagnosis. ACS also tracks data regarding behaviors that influence the risk of developing cancer and the use of screening tests."
"The CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention's Data Trends & Maps online tool allows you to search for and view health indicators related to Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. You can search on the basis of a specific location or a health indicator."
"Each year, the American Heart Association, in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health and other government agencies, brings together the most up-to-date statistics on heart disease, stroke and other vascular diseases."
A set of large-scale surveys of families and individuals, their medical providers, and employers across the United States. MEPS is the most complete source of data on the cost and use of health care and health insurance coverage.
Annual compendium of health status, health care resource use, and vital statistics from HHS agencies. Online starts with first in 1975 to most recent. Library has print for 1975-2007: WA 900 AA1 N277h.
"The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web.
Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations."
Annual reports that present detailed vital statistics data, including natality, mortality, marriage and divorce. Online 1937 to 1993. Part 1, Natality online 1994-2003. Library print for 1937-1993: W2 .AA1 .V8362.
AHA Guide® profiles more than 6,500 hospitals featuring data on the number of beds and admissions, services offered, personnel data and key contacts. This book also lists thousands of health organizations, agencies and other providers. Call#: WX 22 AA1 A5123