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Resources by Topic: Mortality

Creating a Culture of Health in Appalachia: Disparities and Bright Spots
An initiative focused on health outcomes in Appalachian communities. Provides access to health disparities data on health status, healthcare delivery, and social determinants of health (SDOH) indicators for counties within the rural Appalachian region. Also identifies and provides case studies of "Bright Spots", counties in the region with better-than-expected health outcomes.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States
Interactive map highlighting state- and county-level drug overdose death data, including opioid overdose deaths, in the United States. Data can be examined by selected demographic, economic, and behavioral health factors for 3 time periods: 2010-2013, 2014-2017, or 2018-2021.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: Bureau of Justice Assistance, NORC at the University of Chicago, U.S. Department of Justice
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Washington Tracking Network (WTN)
Provides interactive maps, charts and graphs on a wide range of data by county for Washington State. Includes content on health and climate, community and population characteristics, transportation, the environment, and exposure to toxic substances. Covers several health topics including access to care, hospitalizations, incidence of cancer, infectious diseases, maternal and child health, and opioid use, misuse, and related deaths. The Information by Location tool allows users to see rankings for health disparities, and social and economic determinants of health by county.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Washington State Department of Health
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Texas Health Data
Provides public health datasets for Texas addressing healthcare use and quality, mortality, opioids, lifestyle risk factors, the health workforce, maternal and child health, and more. Filtering options vary by data source and may include data by county, Metropolitan Service Area, and border counties.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Texas Health and Human Services
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Oklahoma Statistics on Health Available for Everyone (OK2SHARE)
Provides county-level health information for Oklahoma, including data on: infant mortality rates, births and birth defects, deaths, hospital and surgery discharges, cancer rates, and sexually transmitted diseases (STD).
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State 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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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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Oklahoma State of the State's Health Report
Reports on the health status of Oklahoma's citizens. Presents interactive datasets with health indicators, counties, and demographic factors on an A-F grade scale. Bases grades on the national average for the selected indicators. Covers mortality, health behaviors, risk factors, and socioeconomic factors.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State Department of Health
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PeriStats
Provides access to data on maternal and infant health. Includes information on preterm birth, birthweight, infant mortality, delivery method, prenatal care, health insurance coverage, and more. Some data are available at the county level.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: March of Dimes
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