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Health Data and Resources

Following is a collection of health data and resources that may be helpful to you.  They are listed in alphabetical order.

Aurora Health Care Community Health Surveys

This web site reports results from a comprehensive survey of the health status and habits of eastern Wisconsin residents, conducted by Aurora Health Care and 30 local health departments.

CDC Sortable Risk Factors and Health Indicators

The updated Sortable Stats 2.0 site provides users with easy access to extensive public health data on a state/region and enables comparison with other states/regions and the nation. Sortable Stats is an interactive database with data on 31 behavioral risk factors and health indicators.  With Sortable Stats 2.0, users can:

  • View, sort, and analyze data at the state, regional, and national levels.
  • Sort indicator data by demographic categories (e.g., race, gender, age) and historical trends.
  • View data in graphs, tables, and maps.
  • Easily export data to Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint, or for use in other materials.

Community IRBs & Research Review Boards

The report, "Community IRBs & Research Review Boards: Shaping the Future of Community-Engaged Research," highlights 9 community-based research review mechanisms, identifies cross-cutting points and critical issues, and suggests next steps.  Published by Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, The Bronx Health Link and Albert Einstein School of Medicine, the report seeks to highlight the diverse approaches that communities can take when reviewing proposed research, some voluntary and advisory, others required and binding.


The Milwaukee Community Mapping and Analysis for Safety Strategies (COMPASS) Project is a federally-funded initiative that aims to build and support collaborative efforts to improve and sustain cities. This tool allows individuals the chance to learn more about individual or multiple Census Tracts and how they relate as a whole to the City of Milwaukee with topics covering Demographics, Housing and Community Development, Quality of Life, Education, Crime and Neighborhood Vitality, among many others.  The report produces vast amounts of information obtained from various City of Milwaukee departments, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Milwaukee Police Department.  Go to  Click on 'Community Mapping' application. Read and Agree to the disclaimer. Select maps you would like to see by clicking on the box next to the map name.

Diabetes Interactive Atlases

CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation has released the Diabetes Interactive Atlases, interactive Internet tools for the public to view data and trends of diagnosed diabetes (both prevalence and incidence), obesity, and leisure-time physical inactivity at the national, state, and county levels. Users will be able to access:

  1. state and county-level data in the United States,

  2. data on how counties compare with each other, and

  3. maps and motion charts to examine how changes in diabetes coincide with changes in obesity over time and by location.

The Diabetes Interactive Atlases build awareness about the burden of diabetes, obesity, and leisure-time physical inactivity in the United States and can help the public to better use existing resources for diabetes management and prevention efforts.

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy highlights policy, funding opportunities, and research/publications.

Healthy Birth Outcomes: Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities

The Department of Health and Family Services is implementing a five-year action plan to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in birth outcomes.  As "Healthy Birth Outcomes: Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities" progresses, this site will link to important information for health care providers, researchers and the public on how to achieve healthy births for all Wisconsin families.

Healthy People 2020

The prevention agenda for the Nation. It is a statement of national health objectives designed to identify the most significant preventable threats to health and to establish national goals to reduce these threats.

Healthiest Wisconsin 2020

Healthiest Wisconsin 2020: Everyone Living Better, Longer, is the Wisconsin state health plan publication for the decade 2010-2020, including a summary of the vision, mission, goals, objectives and priorities for the public health system partnership through 2020.  

The Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 Implementation Plan: 2010 - 2013 identifies the strategic actions needed during the first three years of the decade to create the groundwork for achieving the goals and objectives identified in Wisconsin's state health plan, Healthiest Wisconsin 2020. During 2010-2013, implementation of the state health plan will focus on (1) engaging partners, (2) assuring effective actions and results, (3) monitoring and reporting progress, and (4) integrating the Pillar Objectives into the ongoing work of the partners.

Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 Vision:Everyone living better, longer

Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 Goals: Improve health across the lifespan and Eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity

  • Pillar Objectives and Overarching Focus Areas
    • Health disparities

    • Social, economic, and educational factors that influence health

  • Infrastructure Focus Areas
    • Access to high-quality health services

    • Collaborative partnerships for community health improvement

    • Diverse, sufficient and competent workforce that promotes and protects health

    • Emergency preparedness, response, and recovery

    • Equitable, adequate, and stable public health funding

    • Health literacy

    • Public health capacity and quality

    • Public health research and evaluation

    • Systems to manage and share health information and knowledge

  • Health Focus Areas
    • Adequate, appropriate, and safe food and nutrition

    • Alcohol and other drug use

    • Chronic disease prevention and management

    • Communicable disease prevention and control

    • Environmental and occupational health

    • Healthy growth and development

    • Injury and violence

    • Mental health

    • Oral health

    • Physical Activity

    • Reproductive and sexual health

    • Tobacco use and exposure

For additional information regarding Healthiest Wisconsin 2020, you may email

  • Wisconsin Public Health Council
    This site advises the Department of Health and Family Services, the Governor, the Legislature and the public on progress in implementing the state's 10-year public health plan and coordination of responses to public health emergencies.

IMPACT, Inc. 2-1-1

IMPACT's mission is to change lives. For good.  The Report Card to the Community provides a 2-1-1 Community Assessment Report designed to analyze data collected and profile that data relative to community indicators such as demographic, economic, public sector, and social and health trends.

Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass Map

Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass Map is a data driven map that represents local and regional food systems efforts supported by USDA and other federal partners.

Mental Health America

Mental Health America promotes the rights and well being of people with a mental illness. Their mission is to promote mental health, prevent mental disorders, and achieve victory over mental illness through advocacy, education, information and support. Essentially, Mental Health America is an association that provides information about mental illness to individuals, professional organizations and the community.

Rural Healthy People 2020

The purpose of Rural Healthy People 2020 (RHP 2020) is to advance the promotion of the health of Americans living in rural communities by identifying rural health priorities, supporting rural health leaders and researchers, and promoting effective rural health programs.  The document is produced by the federal Office of Rural Health Policy and the Southwest Rural Health Research Center at the School of Rural Public Health at the Texas A & M University Health Science System.

The Rural Assistance Center

This center provides information on a variety of rural-focused health sources, including, but not limited to, mapping, tribal health, public health, and adult social services. 

Wisconsin Environmental Public Health Tracking  

The Wisconsin Environmental Public Health Tracking (WI EPHT) website provides data and information about environment and health in one location. The health topics focus on chronic diseases like asthma and cancer. In addition, the website offers summary reports of the environmental health in each county, called the County Environmental Health Profile.

Wisconsin Food Security Project

The Wisconsin Food Security Project provides an interactive website for exploring and documenting food security and the food security infrastructure in Wisconsin. Designed as a resource for community planners, policymakers, educators, nonprofits, researchers, advocates, the media, and anybody interested in food security in Wisconsin, the website provides a wealth of local data related to food security, economic wellbeing, public and private food assistance programs, the retail food environment, selected health outcomes, and demographics.

Wisconsin Office of Rural Health

The Wisconsin Office of Rural Health provides a variety of information, including county profiles (ambulance service providers, hospitals, Healthiest Wisconsin 2010 data package, and other health-related information), links to rural organizations, links to Wisconsin health organizations and funding opportunities.
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Page Updated 02/19/2014