Data and indicator analyses provide descriptive information on demographic and socioeconomic characteristics; they can be used to monitor progress and determine whether actions have the desired effect. They also characterize important parts of health status and health determinants, such as behavior, social and physical environments, and healthcare use.
A variety of data sources are used to track progress and trends at the local, state and national level. Some of this data is made available through partners while others are collected through routine reporting and surveillance systems. This allows the CDPC Program to monitor the reach of grant efforts as well as the impact being made on obesity, heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
- County Health Ranking
- The annual Rankings measure vital health factors, including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, access to healthy foods, the quality of air and water, income inequality, and teen births in nearly every county in America. They provide a snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play.
- Health People 2020
- Healthy People 2020 tracks approximately 1,200 objectives organized into 42 topic areas, each of which represents an important public health area.
- CDC Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke
- View health indicators related to heart disease and stroke prevention by location or health indicator
- CDC Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
- BRFSS is the world’s largest, on-going telephone health survey system.
- CDC Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)
- YRBSS was developed to monitor priority health risk behaviors that contribute markedly to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States.
- Census Data
- Key source for population, housing, economic, and geographic information.
- CDC School Health Profiles
- The School Health Profiles (Profiles) is a system of surveys assessing school health policies and practices in states, large urban school districts, and territories.
- SHAPE of the Nation 2016 Report
- Since 1987, the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) — now known as SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators – has compiled the Shape of the Nation™ report on a periodic basis to measure physical education policies in the American education system. The information in this 2016 edition of the Shape of the Nation will help further illuminate and promote the need for effective physical education and physical activity policies as well as provide data for ongoing evaluation and assessment of progress.
- CDC Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) Survey
- CDC’s national mPINC survey provides data on practices and policies in medical and nursing care at U.S. maternity facilities. Every other year, all facilities in the United States that provide maternity care are invited to participate. Nationwide, 82% of facilities contribute their data to this system that was first launched in 2007.
- CDC Breastfeeding Report Card
- The CDC Breastfeeding Report Card provides state-by-state data to help public health practitioners, health professionals, community members, child care providers, and family members work together to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. The Report Card indicators measure types of support in key community settings as well as the most current data on the breastfeeding goals outlined in Healthy People 2020.