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The websites listed below are great resources to help you understand the population or community you are helping. These health statistics and overviews will help you to focus your health education and promotion programs on specific age, gender, ethnicity, or other community or population characteristics.
United States Health Statistics
America's Health Rankings
United Health Foundation site with annual report data - overview or individual state data.
CDC 500 Citiies: Local Data for Better Health
The purpose of the 500 Cities Project is to provide city- and census tract-level small area estimates for chronic disease risk factors, health outcomes, and clinical preventive service use for the largest 500 cities in the United States.
County Health Rankings
Provides access to 50 state reports which rank counties by health outcomes and health factors.
This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site provides access to a variety of public health statistics, organized alphabetically by topic.
Provides search capability that allows access to the official statistical information produced by the US Federal Government without needing to know which agency produced the statistic.
Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities
Data collected by the US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.
National Center for Health Statistics
Data is provided by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the principal source for statistical health information in the US.
NIH - National Institute on Aging
Federal government site that compiles aging-related data and statistics from various government agencies
U.S. Census Bureau - Data
A new platform to access demographic and economic data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The vision for data.census.gov is to improve the customer experience by making data available from one centralized place so that data users spend less time searching for data and content, and more time using it.
U.S. Census Bureau's Quick Facts
Select a state to see municipality, county, state and federal data comparisons.
New Jersey State Data Center: American Community Survey
Links to 5-year data profiles for entire county or specific municipality. Includes social, economic, housing, and demographic characteristics data profiles.
New Jersey Health Statistics