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.