Data on the Internet - Epidemiology


National Organizations – some examples:

v      American Cancer Society –

v      American Diabetes Association –

v      American Heart Association –

v      American Lung Association –


US Federal Government

v      US Department of Health and Human Services -  Organizational chart for the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Find the following under DHHS:

o        Administration for Children and Families - ACF

o        Administration on Aging - AoA

o        Agency for Health Care Research and Quality - AHRQ

o        Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry - ATSDR

o        Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC

o        Food and Drug Administration - FDA

o        Health Resources and Services Administration - HRSA

o        Indian Health Service - IHS

o        National Institutes of Health – NIH – has 28 institutes and centers - for a listing – examples include:

§         National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

§         National Cancer Institute Cancer Data:

o        Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – SAMHSA

v      You will find data and statistics under each of these agencies. For example:

o        Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

§         National Center for Health Statistics-

§         Health Data for All Ages -

v      Census data:

v directory of health statistics:


State Government:

v      Montana Department of Health and Human Services -  (under “vital records and statistics”)


Other sources of health data:

v      Data Place -

v      Kaiser Foundation -

v      U. Michigan Documents Center Statistical Resources on the Web: health -



International health data:

v      WHO Statistical Information System -


Resources first compiled by Suzanne Christopher; revised by Mary Anne Hansen, 1/09