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Health Statistics

A guide for researching health statistics.

Finding and Using Health Statistics

"Health Statistics provide information for understanding, monitoring, improving and planning the use of resources to improve the lives of people, provide services and promote their well being."

The National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) has created a course on Finding and Using Health Statistics, that "describes the range of available health statistics, identifies their sources and helps researchers better understand how to use information about their structure as they search."

Resources to Help You Get Started

These online resources will help you understand basic statistics so you can get started on your project!

Healthy People 2020

Healthy People 2020 provides a comprehensive set of 10-year, national goals and objectives for improving the health of all Americans.

Sections include: 

Leading Health Indicators Progress Update

Data Search

Evidence-Based Resources