Links of Interest

The links provided here are intended to guide you to some of the major sources of health research information available on the Internet. Links to these sites do not constitute an endorsement of these organizations or their programs/products by the Epidemiology Data Resource Center or the Medical College of Wisconsin; responsibility for the content of these sites is solely that of their owners.

Online Data Query and Extraction Systems

CDC WONDER - Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research
DataFerrett - Federal Electronic Research and Review Extraction Tool
HCUPnet - Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project
WISH - Wisconsin Interactive Statistics on Health


Local government
City of Milwaukee Health Department

State government
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Wisconsin Health Statistics
Wisconsin Health Care Information

National government
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (formerly Health Care Financing Administration)
National Center for Health Statistics
National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute
Bureau of Labor Statistics

World Health Organization
Pan American Health Organization

American Hospital Association
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Applied Population Laboratory (UW-Madison)
Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers
Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee

GIS Links

Data resources
GeoCommunity GIS Data Depot
City of Milwaukee GIS
Wisconsin Land Information Clearinghouse
Waukesha County Land Information System Division
U.S. Census Bureau TIGER files
Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Geospatial One Stop
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Geospatial Program
Guide to U.S. Geospatial and Attribute Data (University of Arkansas Libraries)
Data from Esri

UW-Milwaukee GIS Education
University of Michigan Summer Session in Epidemiology courses
Virtual Campus (Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.)
Geographic Marketing Advantage training
Calm River Demographics workshops

Worldwide GIS Day
Local GIS Day

General GIS information
GIS in Public Health (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Glossary of GIS terms (ESRI)
GIS data dictionary (Association for Geographic Information & University of Edinburgh)

Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri), Inc.
Epi Info /Epi Map

GIS for the Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project
Wisconsin State Cartographer's Office
UW-Milwaukee GIS Council

Medical College of Wisconsin

Institute for Health and Society

Center for Patient Care and Health Outcomes Research

Clinical and Translational Science Institute


Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
International Classification of Diseases, current and historical
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services employee directory

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Tom Chelius, MS
EDRC Coordinator
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