Assignment: Databases for Public Health Programs/Initiatives


What are some of the common databases readily available to use for public health programs/initiatives, program planning, monitoring, and evaluation? What other databases have you used in the past? Are there other data elements you expected or wanted but failed to find a database?

Include at least the U.S. Census, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), National Immunization Survey (NIS), National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) and Guttmacher Institute in your inventory. 

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