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According to sections 330(k)(2) and 330(k)(3)(J) of the Public Health Service Act, CHCs must periodically document the needs of their target populations and update their service areas.  CHAMPS has developed the following list of national resources to assist Region VIII CHCs with these processes.

America's Health Rankings
United Health Foundation
National report, commentaries, and state infomation on health disparities including behaviors, community, environment, policy, and clinical care.
www.americashealthrankings.org/Reports

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
CDC Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services
World’s largest health survey system, including data on health conditions and risk behaviors
www.cdc.gov/brfss

Census Bureau
US Census Bureau
Access to US Census data and resources, including the American Fact Finder, online mapping tools, the Data Ferrett, zip code level statistics, and publications
www.census.gov

Census Fact Finder
US Census Bureau
Population, housing, economic, and geographic data
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml

Census Quick Facts
US Census Bureau
National, state, and county demographic, economic, and geographic facts
http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/00000.html

Community Health Status Indicators
US Department of Health and Human Services
Key health indicators for local communities, as well as data on demographics, mortality, environmental health, preventative services use, access to care, and vulnerable populations
http://wwwn.cdc.gov/CommunityHealth/homepage.aspx?j=1

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute
Health rankings of every county within a state based on overall health, health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment, including maps, tables, and county-level data
www.countyhealthrankings.org
Website tours and additional webinars about utilizing County Health Rankins and Roadmaps data
www.countyhealthrankings.org/webinars/all

Data and Statistics
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Current HRSA information, health resources, and demographic data for reporting on HRSA activities including data by topic, maps, health center data, reports, and other downloads
www.hrsa.gov/data-statistics/index.html

Data and Statistics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Use the CDC’s clearinghouse of statistics and data tools, FastStats, resources, or topic finder to customize data
www.cdc.gov/DataStatistics

Data Warehouse
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Information on health care sites, shortages, and grants, as well as quick access tools, reports, and maps
http://datawarehouse.hrsa.gov

Environmental Public Health Performance Standards
CDC Environmental Health Services (EHS)
Standards that can be used to assess local, state, and tribal capability to perform the 10 essential services of environmental public health
www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehs/envphps

Family Economic Security
Wider Opportunities for Women
Family economic security and self-sufficiency standards including resources by state
www.wowonline.org/family-economic-security

FastStats
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance, including state and territorial data
www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/Default.htm

FedStats Resource Center
FedStats
Provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal agency produces the particular statistic
www.fedstats.gov

Health Facts
Kaiser Family Foundation
National and state data regarding demographics, economics, health status, health coverage, Medicaid and CHIP, Medicare, health costs and budgets, health insurance and managed care, providers and service use, minority health, women’s health, and HIV/AIDS, providing graphs, tables, maps, rankings, and comparisons
www.statehealthfacts.org/index.jsp

Health Insurance
US Census Bureau
Health insurance data from three national surveys collected on both the national and state levels
www.census.gov/hhes/www/hlthins/hlthins.html

Health Workforce Enumeration
HRSA National Center for Health Workforce information and Analysis
Public health workforce data report
http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/healthworkforce/reports/phwfenumeration2000.pdf

HealthLandscape
AAFP, Robert Graham Center, and The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati
An interactive web atlas (consisting of the applications Community HealthView, Primary Care Atlas, My HealthLandscape, Med School Mapper, and Health Center Mapping) that allows users to combine, analyze, and display information in various ways
www.healthlandscape.org

Healthy People Database
CDC Healthy People
Search the Healthy People database by focus area, data source, specific objective within a focus area, specific objective using keyword search, or specific population group
http://wonder.cdc.gov/data2010

Homeless Assistance Providers and Clients Survey
US Census Bureau
National-level information on homeless assistance programs and the clients who use them
www.census.gov/prod/www/nshapc/NSHAPC4.html

HRSA in Your State
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
HRSA programs, grants, health centers, National Health Service Corps members, and 340B program participating providers by state and county
http://hrsainyourstate.hrsa.gov

Kids Count Data Center
Annie E Casey Foundation
Child well-being data by state and across states
http://datacenter.kidscount.org

Mapping the 2010 US Census
The New York Times
Browse population growth and decline, changes in racial and ethnic concentrations, and patterns of housing development by county
http://projects.nytimes.com/census/2010/map?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=thab1

Maps
Rural Assistance Center (RAC)
Customizable maps of information concerning FQHC/HPSA/MUA/MUPs, minorities, Medicare, long term care, population change, poverty/income levels, rural health clinics, uninsured persons, and other categories
www.raconline.org/maps

Maps and Data
National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
State-by-state maps and data, including updated state fact sheets, state maps, A Sketch of CHCs Chartbook, and key health center data by state
www.nachc.com/state-healthcare-data-list.cfm

Minority Health Data and Statistics
HHS Office of Minority Health
View health profiles by race or topic
http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/templates/browse.aspx?lvl=1&lvlID=2

Poverty Guidelines, Research, and Measurement
HHS Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Poverty guidelines, measurements, and research centers
http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty

Poverty
US Census Bureau
Poverty data from major household surveys and programs, including highlights, definitions, sources, poverty thresholds, data, and publications
www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/poverty.html

Public Health Data
Trust for America’s Health
Public health data per state on adult health indicators, child and adolescent health facts, health profession shortage, public health preparedness, public health funding, and economics
http://healthyamericans.org/states

Quick Health Data Online
Office on Women’s Health
Health, access to care, and demographic data available by state and region, including customizable maps
www.healthstatus2020.com

Race Data
US Census Bureau
Census and other survey race-related data
www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/race/race.html

Region VIII Data Summaries
Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS)
A series of documents summarizing Region VIII demographic and health data
www.champsonline.org/ToolsProducts/PublicationsMedia/Publications.html#data

Region VIII Health Center Salary Survey Report
Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS)
2010 salary, benefits, turnover, and vacancy data in health centers in Region VIII
www.champsonline.org/ToolsProducts/PublicationsMedia/Publications.html#salary

Region VIII Recruitment and Retention Survey Report
Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS)
2004 Recruitment and Retention Survey results from Region VIII providing workforce data
www.champsonline.org/ToolsProducts/PublicationsMedia/Publications.html#retention04

Region VIII State Primary Care Associations and Offices (SPCAs and PCOs)
Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS)
Find your state’s PCA or PCO
www.champsonline.org/ToolsProducts/RRResources/OtherRRResources.html

Region VIII UDS Summaries
Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS)
A summarized history of Region VIII UDS Data
www.champsonline.org/ToolsProducts/PublicationsMedia/Publications.html#UDSsummary

Research and Data
National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
Database of NACHC’s data and maps, publications, tools and resources, links, and highlights
www.nachc.com/research-data.cfm

Resource List
National Association for Community Health Centers (NACHC)
List of various national, state, and local website resources that provide data and other information
List of Resource Websites

Rural Health
National Rural Health Association
Publications, news, and other information regarding rural health
http://www.ruralhealthweb.org

Rural Health Resources
Rural Assistance Center (RAC)
Rural health information including state contacts, organizations, tools, maps, funding information, documents, journals, and news for each state
www.raconline.org/states

Shortage Areas by Address (HPSA/MUA/MUPs)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Check a street address to see if it is located in an MUA, MUP, or HPSA
http://datawarehouse.hrsa.gov/GeoAdvisor/ShortageDesignationAdvisor.aspx

Shortage Areas by State and County (MUA/MUPs)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Select counties to see if they are located in an MUA/P
http://muafind.hrsa.gov

Shortage Areas by State and County (HPSAs)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Select counties to see if they are located in an HPSA
http://hpsafind.hrsa.gov

Special Populations Information
National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
A how-to guide on finding information on special populations by state, county, or city level
How-to Find Information on Special Populations

State Health Policy
National Academy for State Health Policy
Information regarding specific services and populations, chronic and long term care, coverage and access, health reform, and more
www.nashp.org

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Drug/substance abuse and mental health statistics
www.samhsa.gov/dataOutcomes

UDS Mapper
HRSA, John Snow Inc, and Robert Graham Center Program
Current geographic extent of 330-funded health centers using UDS data
www.udsmapper.org

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