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GIS for Public Health: Data

A guide to data, methods and other resources to GIS applications in Public Health

U.S. Federal Government Resources

U.S. Census Bureau

Maps and Data Find geographic data and products such as the TIGER/Line Shapefiles, KMLs, TIGERweb, cartographic boundary files, geographic relationship files, and reference and thematic maps.

Center for Disease Control

Data and Statistics

Chronic Disease:  GIS Exchange

Weekly Influenza Map

CDC Surveillance Resource Center

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

ehavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the nation’s premier system of health-related telephone surveys that collect state data about U.S. residents regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services. Established in 1984 with 15 states, BRFSS now collects data in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and three U.S. territories. BRFSS completes more than 400,000 adult interviews each year, making it the largest continuously conducted health survey system in the world.

Health Resource and Service Administration

HRSA Data Warehouse

National Cancer Institute

Geographic Information Systems and Science for Cancer Control

Maryland Resources

Maryland OpenData Main portal for Statewide data on a wide range of themes.

MD iMap Main portal for state wide spatial data on a  wide range of themes.

Baltimore Open City GIS Data is Baltimore's public platform for exploring and downloading open data, discovering and building apps, and engaging to solve important local issues.  Analyze and combine Open Datasets using maps, as well as develop new web and mobile applications. 

Other Resources

ICPSR

IPUMS Global Health

IPUMS Global Health provides integrated international health survey data at no cost for research and educational purposes from two data series: the Demographic Health Surveys (DHS) and Performance Monitoring for Action (PMA).

IPUMS Health Surveys

IPUMS Health Surveys provide free individual-level survey data for research purposes from two leading sources of self-reported health and health care access information: the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).

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