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Resources by Topic: Health conditions

Louisiana's Health Data Portal
Provides data on health outcomes, population health, and environmental health by parish for Louisiana. Includes data for vaccination rates, food security, social determinants of health, COVID-19, chronic illnesses, alcohol and tobacco use, and more. Offers the ability to view multiple datasets at once and download files.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Department of Health
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California Health and Human Services Open Data Portal
Provides over 400 datasets, including county level data, on healthcare workforce, mortality rates and causes, demographics, facilities and services, diseases and conditions, and the environment for California.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: California Department of Health Care Services
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Hotspotting Preventable Cancers: Done Right
Identifies high-risk counties in Arkansas for colorectal, cervical, and female breast cancer using 2009-2013 data to help target areas for cancer screening in order to improve early cancer detection and reduce deaths. Estimates expected cases using state demographics, rather than an age-specific nationwide standard.
Author(s): Appathurai Balamurugan, Abby Holt, Michelle Astor, Ron Brown, Robert Delongchamp
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Department of Health
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Arizona Cancer Incidence and Mortality Reports
Reports and factsheets that identifies cancer incidence for Arizona, including breakdown options by county, type of cancer, race/ethnicity, age group, and year.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Health Services
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Cancer-Rates.info
Contains cancer incidence and mortality data for a number of states, with the option to view data by county, cancer type, gender, race and ethnicity, and in most cases, rural/urban geography.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: University of Kentucky
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Catalogue of Surveillance Systems
Listing of over 100 publicly available datasets relating to childhood obesity and research. Catalogue is searchable by key words and can be filtered by scope, variables, age groups, racial/ethnic groups, design, and cost. Includes datasets with rural specific information.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Index
Provides access to state and county-level comprehensive health scores based on over 300 health condition categories. Includes data by condition for the top 10 national conditions. Identifies top conditions impacting each state and county. Based on claims data of over 43 million Blue Cross Blue Shield commercially insured members.
Additional links: National Health Index
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Public Health Strategies for Rural Cancer Policy Brief
Policy brief focused on rural cancer prevention, screening, treatment, and cancer survivorship. Provides an overview of rural-specific issues related to cancer. Identifies policy options for addressing cancer in rural areas and includes 4 brief case studies.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Public Health Strategies for Diabetes Policy Brief
Policy brief focused on Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) in rural areas. Provides an overview of factors that impact rural access to and use of DSMES. Identifies policy options to improve rural access to DSMES and provides two brief case studies.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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HDPulse Data Portal
Provides access to a wide range of health disparities data at the state and county level. Includes data on mortality by cause of death, socioeconomic factors and demographics, health screening, and risk factors. To access the county-level data, select a state and view either the map or table for a specific topic.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
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