The mission of the EDRC is twofold,
To help Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) researchers locate, acquire, and use secondary data
To help foster the use of geographic information system (GIS) technology by health researchers
The EDRC has been a member of the National Center for Health Statistics' Electronic Data Dissemination Program, and also maintains ties with other national, state, local, and private health agencies. While many databases are available online, others obtained from these agencies are housed at the EDRC for use by MCW researchers.
Our current collection includes over 200 secondary databases on topics such as health behaviors, vital events, ambulatory care, inpatient care, long-term care, and medical expenditures. The collection also contains demographic data from the U. S. Census Bureau and spatial data, such as county boundaries, from various sources.