Data Sources for Prevention Agenda 2013-2018 Community Assessment, Planning and Implementation

This list provides data sources that have been used to measure the progress made in the Prevention Agenda 2013-2018 priority areas. Furthermore, they have been used to gather data and information on the current health status of New York State residents and health related factors. These data sources will be very useful for community health assessment and planning.

New York State Prevention Agenda Tracking Indicator Dashboard
The New York State Prevention Agenda Dashboard is an interactive visual presentation of the most current Prevention Agenda tracking indicator data at state and county levels. It serves as a key source for monitoring progress that communities around the state have made with regard to meeting the Prevention Agenda 2018 objectives.
Sub-County Health Data Reports for County Health Rankings-Related Measures (2016)
These reports provide data for 11 health measures at sub-county levels, including sub-county populations (such as race/ethnicity, age group, Medicaid status, education level) and sub-county geographies (ZIP codes and minor civil divisions where data are available). These reports can be used to assess community health needs, to plan health interventions, and specifically to identify health disparities within counties.
Baseline Data - State and County Tracking Indicators for the Priority Areas (original tracking indicators)
This page provides state and county level baseline data (2005 - 2012) for the Prevention Agenda tracking indicators and the 2018 state objectives for the indicators. - See New York State Prevention Agenda Tracking Indicator Dashboard (above)
Community Health Indicator Reports
This site links the previous Community Health Data Set (CHDS) and Community Health Assessment Indicators (CHAI). Many new indicators have been added to this site, making a total of nearly 300 health-related indicators available. State and county trend data are available for the majority of these indicators. From here, nearly 20,000 tables, maps and trend graphs of health-related indicators are available for you to conduct community health assessment and planning. The top part of this site allows you to access to indicator data for all counties in the state by health topic areas. The bottom part of this site provides gives you access to individual county profiles of these health topic areas with direct links to county historical (trend) data.
County Health Indicators by Race/Ethnicity (CHIRE)
CHIRE provides selected public health indicators by race/ethnicity for New York State and counties. Data related to births, deaths, and hospitalizations are presented.
County/ZIP Code Perinatal Data Profile
Vital statistics data from a three-year period are used to create ZIP code based tables of commonly requested perinatal data. Tables for individual counties are provided.
Vital Statistics (births, pregnancies, deaths)
This site provides annual reports containing data tables and charts presenting information extracted from birth, death and fetal death certificates. Data such as pregnancies and births by age, race/ethnicity, educational attainment and birthweight as well as deaths by selected causes, race and age are included. Data are presented for New York State by county. Limited statistics are available for school districts and cities and villages with populations of 10,000 or more.
Leading Causes of Death in New York State
This site presents the five leading causes of death in New York State in the past ten years by age, gender, race, ethnicity, region, and county. Statistics on the leading causes of premature death among New York residents are also provided.
New York State 2017 Health Equity Reports
The New York State 2017 Health Equity Reports present data on health outcomes, demographics, and other community characteristics for select cities and towns with a 40% or greater non-White population throughout New York State. Each town or city specific report contains data associated with the priority areas of the Prevention Agenda, as well as social determinant indicators such as housing, educational attainment and insurance coverage.
Asthma Surveillance Data
Asthma surveillance data includes lifetime and current asthma prevalence by selected socio-demographic groups for the United States and New York State. In addition, hospital discharge and emergency department (ED) visit data from the Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) are also available at the state, county and ZIP code level. Data on county-specific asthma death rates, both crude and age-adjusted, are available by region within New York State as well.
Cancer Registry
Cancer indicators are provided for both incidence and mortality by county, New York State and New York City. Site (body) of the cancer is available by the above geographical areas and by males and females.
Expanded (County Level) Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
The Expanded Risk Factor Surveillance System (Expanded BRFSS) augments the CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), which is conducted annually in New York State. The Expanded BRFSS collected county-specific data on preventive health practices, risk behaviors, injuries and preventable chronic and infectious diseases. This survey was conducted in New York State during 2002-2003 and 2008-2009.
New York State Pregnancy Risk Assessment monitoring System (PRAMS)
The Pregnancy Risk Assessment monitoring System (PRAMS) is an ongoing telephone and mail survey of mothers who have recently had a baby. PRAMS collects information from mothers about behaviors and experiences before, during and after pregnancy. This website contains a series of tables and charts containing PRAMS statistics for New York State, New York City and New York State (excluding New York City).
New York City Community Health Profiles
The New York City Community Health Profiles capture the health of 59 community districts across the city. The most comprehensive reports of neighborhood health ever produced, they look beyond traditional health measures to define a broader picture of neighborhood health including conditions such as housing quality, air pollution, and types of food accessible. Community Health Profiles provide valuable information on significant health issues and can serve as a critical resource for improving health, community by community, and marks a step towards participatory public health.
Environmental Public Health Tracker (EPHT)
The Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) Program focuses on tracking environmental and health patterns and trends. Use this site to view county-level maps, charts and tables for select environmental health, hazard and exposure indicators and learn more about environmental health topics.
Report on Managed Care Plans Performance in New York State
The reports provide information on health plan performance with respect to primary and preventive health care, access to health care, behavioral health and enrollee satisfaction. Data is provided for commercial and government-sponsored managed care. Enrollment reports show the level of consumer participation in various types of managed care plans.
Medicaid Redesign Team Health Disparities Work Group Data and Information
The Medicaid Redesign Team page provides data and information on health disparities among persons from different race/ethnic groups. Data by race/ethnicity are presented for health related indicators and socioeconomic factors.
Health Data NY GOV
This newly published data builds on a wealth of data files and data visualizations currently available on Health Data NY. DOH will continue to publish data to the site on a regular basis. The Health Data NY site, supported by DOH's Maximizing Essential Tools for Research Innovation and eXcellence (METRIX) Project, is the only known open data site in the United States devoted solely to state health data accompanied by targeted public health messaging, extensive metadata and customized visualizations. Health Data NY not only provides raw data, but allows health care providers, researchers, legislators, advocates, academics, and the general public to analyze and download valuable health data in a variety of formats; review comprehensive metadata; create visualizations of the data; embed data and visualizations into their respective web sites with automatic refreshes from; utilize Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to build mobile applications; and share data and visualizations through popular social media tools like Twitter and Facebook.
Hospital-Acquired Infection Reporting System
Healthcare-associated infections are a major public health problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were an estimated 1.7 million healthcare-associated infections and 99,000 deaths from those infections in 20021. A recent CDC report estimated the annual medical costs of healthcare-associated infections to U.S. hospitals to be between $28 and $45 billion, adjusted to 2007 dollars.2
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Data and Statistics
The term sexually transmitted disease is used to cover the more than 25-30 infectious organisms that are spread through sexual activity. STDs are almost always spread from person to person by sexual activity. These infections are most easily spread by vaginal or anal intercourse, and sometimes by oral sex. Some STDs can also be spread through blood, particularly among intravenous (IV) drug users who may be sharing drug equipment (needles, syringes, or "works"). In addition, pregnant women with STDs may pass their infection to infants in the uterus (womb), during birth, or through breast-feeding.
The New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute has lead responsibility for coordinating state programs, services and activities relating to HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and hepatitis C.

Other External Data Sources

CDC Community Health Improvement Navigator (CHI Navigator)
The CDC Community Health Improvement Navigator (CHI Navigator) is a website for people who lead or participate in CHI work within hospitals and health systems, public health agencies, and other community organizations.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI)
Promoting healthier communities is greatly enhanced by information on the health status of the population and information on a range of modifiable factors that have the potential to influence health outcomes. The Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) 2015 is an online web application that produces health status profiles for each county.
A key feature of CHSI 2015 is the ability for users to compare the value of each indicator with those of demographically similar "peer counties," as well as to the U.S. as a whole, and to HP 2020 targets.
Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke
CDC’s Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke, an online mapping tool, documents geographic disparities in heart disease and stroke by race/ethnicity, gender, and age.
U.S. Census Bureau
The U.S. Census Bureau webpage provides links by topic, geography or data system or survey to a vast array of information available from the U.S. Census.
US Census Bureau - American Fact Finder
The Census Bureau, through American Fact Finder, provides access to data from the Decennial Census, American Community Survey, Annual Population Estimates Program and other economic and business-related surveys. The Fact Finder data system allows a user to search for data by topic, geography (state, county, town, and city), race/ethnic groups and industrial codes.
U.S. Census Bureau - Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE)
The U.S. Census Bureau's Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) program produces timely estimates for all counties and states by detailed demographic and income groups. The SAHIE program produces single-year estimates of health insurance coverage for every county in the U.S. The estimates are model-based and consistent with the American Community Survey (ACS). They are based on an "area-level" model that uses survey estimates for domains of interest, rather than individual responses. The estimates are "enhanced" with administrative data, within a Hierarchical Bayesian framework. SAHIE data can be used to analyze geographic variation in health insurance coverage, as well as disparities in coverage by race/ethnicity, sex, age and income levels that reflect thresholds for state and federal assistance programs. Because consistent estimates are available from 2008 to 2012, SAHIE reflects annual changes over time.
The Census Bureau produces estimates of health insurance coverage for states and counties, for children under age 19, adults ages 19-64 and the population under the age of 65.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.
See Databases, Tables & Calculators by Subject, Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)
Model- based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) for School Districts, Counties, and States
Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) are produced for school districts, counties, and states. The main objective of this program is to provide updated estimates of income and poverty statistics for the administration of federal programs and the allocation of federal funds to local jurisdictions. Estimates for 2012 were released in December 2013. These estimates combine data from administrative records, postcensal population estimates, and the decennial census with direct estimates from the American Community Survey to provide consistent and reliable single-year estimates. These model-based single-year estimates are more reflective of current conditions than multi-year survey estimates.
Health, United States, 2012 - In Brief
The complete report [PDF - 14 MB] with interactive links is designed to provide easy access to the wealth of data contained in Health, United States. Interactive links, highlighted in red for links to outside websites and blue for links within the pdf, enable users to easily navigate from the Table of Contents or Highlights to tables, and then to information and resources in the Appendixes. Each chartbook figure and trend table includes a link to the Adobe PDF and Excel spreadsheet version of the table. In the spreadsheet version, data users can perform custom analyses, create graphs, and export results to presentation software. In addition, chartbook figures are linked to PowerPoint charts.
Health Indicator Sortable Stats
Sortable Stats is an interactive data set comprised of behavioral risk factors and health indicators. This data set compiles state level data for the 50 states, DC, and U.S. territories from various published CDC and federal sources into a format that allows users to view, sort, and analyze data at state, regional, and national levels. This tool is intended to serve as a resource in the promotion of policy, system, and environmental changes.
New York State Data Center
The New York State Data Center webpage provides reformatted census data and other economic information for NYS and NYS counties.
Healthy People 2010
Healthy People 2010 provided 10-year national objectives for promoting health and preventing disease. CDC developed a data system to track all 467 Healthy People 2010 objectives. The data are updated quarterly on NCHS's DATA 2010 Web site.
Healthy People 2020
Healthy People 2020 is a 10 year plan for improving the Nation's health with goals and objectives for health promotion and disease prevention.
National Center for Health Statistics
This webpage is a general source for national health statistics, research and information:
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System - National and State Prevalence Data
The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the world's largest, on-going telephone health survey system, tracking health conditions and risk behaviors in the United States yearly since 1984. Currently, data are collected monthly in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam.
Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
The Youth Online data system gives users the ability to analyze national, state, and local Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) data. Data from high school surveys can be filtered and sorted on the basis of race/ethnicity, sex, grade, or location. The user can create customized tables and graphs, and perform statistical tests by location and health topic.
Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) - CDC Ponder
PRAMS is a surveillance project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health departments. PRAMS collects state-specific, population-based data on maternal attitudes and experiences before, during, and shortly after pregnancy.
Chronic Disease Indicators - CDC
The Chronic Disease Indicators (CDI) is a cross-cutting set of 97 indicators that were developed by consensus and that allows states and territories and large metropolitan areas to uniformly define, collect, and report chronic disease data that are important to public health practice and available for states, territories and large metropolitan areas. Indicators are available for New York State, New York City, and the counties of Erie, Monroe, Nassau, and Suffolk.
Governor's Traffic Safety Committee - SafeNY
New York State motor vehicle crash data are compiled by the DMV from the crash reports submitted by police agencies and by motorists. Data are reported by the DMV after one full year has been compiled. Numbers for population and road miles are obtained from other government agencies. Ticket data are presented for the three years 2010-2012. Four summary reports provide crash data for 2010-2012. The four crash reports provide data for 1) all crashes, 2) alcohol-related crashes, 3) speed-related crashes, and 4) motorcycle crashes.
Kids Well-being Indicator Clearinghouse (KWIC)
KWIC provides a series of indicators organized by 6 life areas to monitor children's health, education and well-being. This website provides the user with mapping and graphing capabilities as well as a data query. Data are gathered from NYS agencies including health, education, labor, criminal justice and the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.
EpiQuery: NYC Interactive Health Data
EpiQuery is a web-based, user-friendly system designed to provide users with health data from a variety of sources. EpiQuery Modules are based on health datasets with varying topics and indicators for different NYC populations and the system runs real-time analyses for users at the click of the mouse. EpiQuery offers prevalence estimates with confidence intervals, rates over time, bar charts and neighborhood maps, and much more.
NYS School Report Cards, NYS DOE
The New York State Report Cards provide enrollment, demographic, attendance, suspension, dropout, teacher, assessment, accountability, graduation rate, post-graduate plan, career and technical education, and fiscal data for public and charter schools, districts, and the State.
Prevention Risk Indicator Services Monitoring System (OASAS)
A Needs Assessment is a systematic, rational process for collecting and analyzing information to describe the needs of a population. For substance abuse prevention, it allows community planners to identify the levels of risk and protective factors operating in a given community that are predictive of substance use and related problem behaviors. This information can then be used to inform policy and program planning with the goal of reducing those risk factors, while enhancing protective factors to positively impact the problem behavior. In addition, the data collected serves as a baseline for monitoring the effects of programs and community efforts to address the problem behaviors.
County Mental Health Profiles
The County Profiles offer a consolidated, high-level view or "Dashboard" of key county community characteristics, mental health (MH) services, expenditures, and outcomes. Additional detailed information by county regarding services used, adult Medicaid expenditures, average daily inpatient census, and statistics from residential treatment are also available on this website.
America's Health Rankings
America's Health RankingsTM is the longest running annual assessment of the nation's health on a state-by-state basis. The rankings are based on 44 core measures from the following four areas: behaviors, the environment, public health policies and practices and clinical care.
County Health Rankings-Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health
The County Health Rankings website provides access to 50 state reports, ranking each county within the 50 states according to its health outcomes and the multiple health factors that determine a county's health.
Children in the States Factsheets (Children's Defense Fund)
These factsheets provide basic statistics and rankings regarding poverty, health, hunger, child welfare, early childhood development, education and youth at risk for children in each state.