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Intro to Nursing Resources

A guide to conducting Nursing research in the AU Libraries

Health Statistics



National and State

  • Policy Map Easy-to-use online mapping with data on demographics, real estate, health, jobs and more in communities across the US.

  • Social Explorer Provides demographic data for the U.S. from 1790 to present. Its interactive maps can be viewed, queried and manipulated at a variety of geographic levels, including neighborhoods, counties, and state. Custom reports and maps can be generated using the "Maps" and "Reports" tabs and can be saved by creating a personal account.

  • US Census Bureau Quick Facts  Provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.

  • United States Census Bureau Current data and statistics on the US population and economy.

  • National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Statistical data to improve the health of the American people.

  • FastStats Selected statistics on a variety of health topics from the NCHS.

  • Health, United States Annual report on trends in health statistics from NCHS.

  • National Vital Statistics System Provides the most complete data on births and deaths in the United States.

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Leading federal agency charged with improving the safety and quality of America's health care system

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Primary public health institute of the United States. Extensive data on health care and disease.

  • CD Chronic Disease Indicators  A set of surveillance indicators developed by consensus among CDC, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD). CDI enables public health professionals and policymakers to retrieve uniformly defined state and selected metropolitan-level data for chronic diseases and risk factors that have a substantial impact on public health.

  • County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute that works to improve health outcomes and close health disparities. Provides the health status of almost every county in the United States.

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services US government agency that works with individual states to provide Medicare and Medicaid benefits.

  • Kaiser Family Foundation Non-profit that offers research, journalism, and communications programs with a focus on health care.

  • Online source for health-related data. Includes thousands of downloadable data sets

  • Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care Uses Medicare and Medicaid data to provide information and analysis about national, regional, and local markets, as well as hospitals and their affiliated physicians.

  • State Health Facts - Kaiser Family Foundation  Non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S. and its role in global health policy. Serves as a non-partisan source of facts, information, and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the public.
  • Office of Minority Health/Population Profiles Provides detailed demographic, language fluency (where relevant), education, economic, insurance coverage and health status information, as well as full census reports on Black/African Americans, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Hispanic/Latinos, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islanders.

New York State


New York City


Nassau & Suffolk County