Useful health data websites
Kentucky State Data Center: The center, housed at the University of Louisville, has the most recent Kentucky population estimates, economic data, maps and links to other data sites.
U.S. Census Bureau: The official U.S. Census data site offers data that is searchable at the state, county, city, town, or ZIP code level. This site contains both population data, the American Community Survey and much more.
JESSAMINE COUNTY HEALTH DATA
STATE OF KENTUCKY HEALTH DATA
Kentucky Department for Public Health data warehouse: Contains a list and links to Kentucky Department for Public Health data sites. Most sites have data available at the county level, but some data is only available for the eight-county Northern Kentucky Area Development District region. The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System, and Vital Statistics Reports are among the most useful found on this site.
Kentucky Health Facts Sponsored by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, this site contains a database of health and related data searchable by county or topic. Most current and trend data is available. Data available is at the county or for the eight-county Northern Kentucky Area Development District.
Kentucky Cancer Registry: Contains a database of incidence and death related to cancer in Kentucky. Most current and trend data is available. Data available is at the county level.
Kentucky State Police: Contains crime and traffic collision reports. Data available is at the county and city level.
NATIONAL HEALTH DATA
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: The CDC maintains a database of health and related topics. Most current and trend data is available. Data available is mostly at the state and national level. While local data is rarely available, this is an excellent site for researching background information and determining benchmarks.
Kids Count: Sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Kids Count contains a database of children’s health and related topics. The site offers data spanning the U.S. It can be used to compare states or cities, search by topic, create maps, rankings, line graphs, or download raw data. Trend data is available from 2000 to the most current year. Kentucky data is sponsored by Kentucky Youth Advocates.
County Health Rankings: The health rankings, which are released annually, provide an excellent snapshot of health indicators at the county level. The most current and previous years of data are available. Data can be compared to state or other counties within the state but not directly to previous years. County data is ranked against other counties in the state, but not against counties in other states.
Community Commons: This free web-based platform is designed to assist hospitals, non-profit organizations, state and local health departments, financial institutions, and other organizations seeking to better understand the needs and assets of their communities, and to collaborate to make measurable improvements in community health and well-being. This Geographic Information Systems mapping tool has a database of available data or other local data can be uploaded into this mapping tool.
Well-Being Index: Supported by Gallup, the Well-Being Index is the first-ever daily assessment of U.S. residents’ health and well-being. By interviewing at least 500 U.S. adults every day, the Well-Being Index provides real-time measurement and insights needed to improve health, increase productivity, and lower health care costs. Site also contains in-depth 2012 state reports, which include city and congressional district level findings for each state.
City-Data.com: This webpage contains a database of many data sources by city and county in a variety of formats including graphs, maps and tables.