Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 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. 
  • Health United States, State Data
  • National Program of Cancer Registries provides data collected by state cancer registries to enable public health professionals to understand and address the cancer burden more effectively.
  • Small Area Health Insurance Estimates is a result of a multi-year collaboration between CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control and the Census Bureau’s Small Area Estimates Branch. Included are estimates of low-income, uninsured populations at both the state and county level. This data may be useful in the evaluation and planning of other programs or initiatives that work with similar – uninsured, low-income – populations. 
  • State Cancer Profiles provides quick profile by state and cancer type, comparison tables, death rates, incidence rates and historical trends.
  • Social Determinants of Health Maps provides maps on Socioenvironmental, Sociodemographic and Health Care. Maps are available at county level.
  • Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System was developed in 1990 to monitor priority health risk behaviors that contribute markedly to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults. It incluses national, state, and local-based surveys of representative samples of 9th through 12th grade students. The survey is conducted every two years.
  • The Wonder system has interactive tables with pre-tabulated health statistics by age, gender, race/ethnicity and geography

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.


Kaiser Family Foundation

  • Funded by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the State Health Facts website provides free, up-to-date and easy-to-use health data on all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the United States on over 500 health, health care and health policy topics.

Pew Hispanic Institute

  • Reports, interactive maps and demographic data for Hispanics/Latinos for all 50 states and 3,141 counties can be found here: The updated profiles of the Latino population at the state level derived from the 2008 American Community Survey is now relasead and available through

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission

  • America's Health Starts With Healthy Children is a chart book also developed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission that examines the health of our children from different socioeconomic backgrounds in every state to document how healthy our nation's children are now and how healthy they could be if we as a nation were realizing our full health potential.
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America's Education and Health Calculator is an online tool that compares state health data to education level. Each state can be further examined by county.