Healthy People 2020 
Baseline and monitoring data for Healthy People 2020 (national health objectives designed to identify the most significant preventable threats to health and to establish national goals to reduce these threats) are available. Also available is DATA 2020, an interactive database system developed by staff of the Division of Health Promotion Statistics at the National Center for Health Statistics, and contains the most recent monitoring data for tracking Healthy People 2020.

Annual reports:

  • National Healthcare Disparities Report (a Congressionally-mandated annual report that summarizes health care quality and access among various racial, ethnic, and income groups and other priority populations, such as children and older adults)

Additional national data and statistics can be found at the following sites:

  • CDC Faststats, provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance.
  • Children of Immigrants Data Tool
    • A comprehensive interactive resource exploring the lives of 16.4 million children with foreign-born parents in the US can be found at, the website of the Urban Institute. The Children of Immigrants Data Tool enables users to generate detailed charts of the characteristics of children age 0 to 17 nationwide and for individual states and the District of Columbia.
  • Department of Health and Human Services' gateway to data and statistics.
  • Health Landscape
    • Free mapping tool for public users to access and analyze data on social, economic and healthcare environment in which they operate.
  • Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
  • Kaiser Family Foundation
  • MedlinePlus Health Topics
  • Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce
    • Many links to other sites with data and statistics under the categories : Health Information Technology and Standards, Health Statistics, National Public Health Data Sets, State and Local Public Health Data Sets, Public Health Infrastructure Data, and Tools for Data Collection and Planning.
  • The Commonwealth Fund
    • Numerous reports and Powerpoint slides regarding health care disparities can be found at the website.
  • The County Health Rankings
  • The National Center for Health Statistics, the Nation’s principal health statistics agency.
  • The Sentencing Project
    • The Sentencing Project's Web site is one of the nation's leading sources of news, research, analysis and commentary on the criminal justice system. Their interactive map provides access to comprehensive statistics, including total corrections populations, state corrections expenditures, racial/ethnic disparity in incarceration, number of juveniles in custody, and felony disenfranchisement. Users can also compare data for different states, side by side.
  • U.S. Census Bureau
    • National, state and local population counts are available from the decennial Census (every ten years), and more recent population estimates are available from the American Community Survey. Both of these datasets are accessible through the Bureau of the Census. The American Factfinder tab on this website is particularly useful to get your state's demographics.