This page connects members of the Morgan Community with spatial data sources related to Public Health, from Federal, state and local, international and user-generated data from other academic sources, like ICPSR.
U. S. Census Bureau (data.census.gov) This is the main resource for census data from the U. S. Census Bureau, and contains census data and spatial data from the Decennial census and the American Community Survey, form about 2000 to present. The census contains general health and healthcare accessibility data especially in the ACS.
National Historical GIS [NHGIS] (via IPUMS at the Univ. of Minnesota) One of the best sources of Census data. Contains Decennial Census and American Community Survey data, along with special census like the Religious bodies census, state and local census data and more from 1790 to present.
Data and Statistics. The main portal for CDC data includes a wide range of health-related information and statistics. Spatial data of interest include tables of disease incidence from risk surveys at the county level that can be downloaded, or visualized in the website with automatically generated maps.
Chronic Disease: GIS Exchange. This resource contains a lot of educational resources for understanding how GIS works in Public Health, techniques that can be integrated into research and more.
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 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.
Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke. This resource is an online mapping tool that allows users to create and customize county-level maps of heart disease and stroke by race and ethnicity, gender, age group, and more.
HRSA Data Warehouse. HRSA programs provide health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable. This includes people living with HIV/AIDS, pregnant women, mothers and their families, and those otherwise unable to access high quality health care. HRSA also supports access to health care in rural areas, the training of health professionals, the distribution of providers to areas where they are needed most, and improvements in health care delivery. The Data Warehouse provides access to data relating to the HRSA's programs and includes a lot of spatial data.
National Cancer Institute
Geographic Information Systems and Science for Cancer Control NCI GIS Portal is a web-based station for interactive mapping and visualization of cancer related geo-spatial data. The portal combines Geographic Information Science (GIS) principles and tools to harmonize relatively large and multi-dimensional datasets, including population-based cancer statistics and behavioral, environmental, clinical, socioeconomic, and policy data.
MD iMap Maryland's main portal for GIS data generated by state and other sources. This resource contains Spatial data for a wide range of topics, including health and healthcare access.
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. [REQUIRES ARCGIS ACCOUNT. Create and account here: https://www.esri.com/en-us/arcgis/products/create-account]
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).
This resource supports increasing the efficient use of GIS by Member States and partners and strengthening country data, regional data, analytics and health information systems' capacity to meet demands; promoting a geospatial culture and community of practice; providing training and technical expertise in innovative technology and improving compliance and stewardship of WHO Standard Operating Procedures for maps and Web GIS applications with geospatial data and analytics.
ICPSR is an international consortium of more than 750 academic institutions and research organizations and maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files relating to research in the social and behavioral sciences. The archive contains 21 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.
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).
General Social Survey (via the National Opinion Research Center [NORC] at the Univ. of Chicago.)
The General Social Survey (GSS) studies the growing complexity of American society. It is the only full-probability, personal-interview survey designed to monitor changes in both social characteristics and attitudes currently being conducted in the United States.
CDC WONDER (Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research) provides access to a broad range of epidemiological data including, but not limited to: AIDS, Cancer, STDs, Vaccine adverse event Births and mortality in general, and some historical surveys like Healthy People 2010 and 122 Cities Weekly Mortality.
CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 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.
CDC Foodborne Outbreaks contains current and past outbreaks of Escherichia, Listeria, Salmonella etc., other food recalls attributed to many causes and more.