In November 2016, agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other federal partners undertook the task of compiling information on health equity data. This data compilation, the Compendium of Federal Datasets Addressing Health Disparities (Compendium), has been updated and incorporates datasets and resources from agencies within HHS. The Compendium is an initiative of the Interdepartmental Health Equity Collaborative (IHEC) and the HHS Office of Minority Health to encourage intersectoral collaboration across federal agencies to better address health disparities.
2020 Update: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other federal partners have released an updated Compendium of Federal Datasets Addressing Health Disparities. The Compendium was produced by the Interdepartmental Health Equity Collaborative (IHEC) and hosted by the HHS Office of Minority Health. First released in 2016, the Data Compendium serves as a resource that identifies the relationship between socioeconomic factors, social determinants of health, and health equity. This updated Compendium includes descriptions of more than 250 databases, information relevant to public health crises, and information on datasets with more controlled access.
Link to resource:
- View the full Compendium of Publicly Available Datasets and Other Data-Related Resources (pdf).
- Access the Social Media and Outreach Toolkit (pdf) for the Compendium.
- Learn more about the Compendium and its creation on the Office of Minority Health website.
Date: 2016, Updated 2020