Resources


Here is a list of helpful websites that may guide you in developing your project. Links here do not constitute an endorsement of a specific end-product. HHS is not responsible for the content of these links. 

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Health Indicators Warehouse

The Health Indicators Warehouse API lets you programmatically access over 1,000 indicators from multiple datasets. The data can be queried in multiple ways. Find out more in the documentation section. The Health Indicators Warehouse API exposes two distinct web services; a RESTful service and a SOAP-based service to provide access to the data. 

The Commonwealth Fund

The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that aims to promote a high performing health care system, particularly for society's most vulnerable, by supporting independent research on health care issues and making grants to improve health care practice and policy. 

PewResearchCenter

Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. 

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Data Visualizations 

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent global health research center at the University of Washington. This link shows some ideas for visualizing health data. 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

RWJF is the nation's largest philanthropy devoted solely to the public's health, focusing on efforts to foster healthy environments, to improve how health care in America is delivered and paid for, and to evaluate how well it does for patients and their families.

The Reinvestment Fund PolicyMap 

PolicyMap is an online data and mapping tool that enables government, commercial, non-profit and academic institutions to access data about communities and markets across the US. Use it for research, market studies, business planning, site selection, grant applications and impact analysis. Here are links to their data directory and map visualizations of overlaying datasets. 

Datavisualization.ch

Datavisualization.ch is a knowledge resource for data visualization and infographics. Their mission is to provide the latest research findings and most topical use cases in this field. 

Idea's "Great Tools for Data Visualization"

A helpful article compiling a list of apps/web-based programs that highlight a variety of dynamic data visualization examples. 

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Health Data Consortium | Health Data All-Stars

The Health Data Consortium is a public-private partnership working to foster the availability and innovative use of open health data to improve health and healthcare. Their Health Data All-Stars is a directory of prominent health data resources at the federal, state and local levels housed on the Health Data Consortium’s website.

 

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