1. Federal Interagency Health Equity Team (FIHET) Available Data

    The Federal Interagency Health Equity Team (FIHET) released a Compendium of Publicly Available Datasets and Other Data-Related Resources, which compiles dozens of public datasets and resources pertinent to research in the areas of health disparities and social determinants of health (SDoH). This Compendium includes datasets from the following federal agencies...
  2. City Health Dashboard: Social Determinants of Health Data in 500 Cities

    The City Health Dashboard, an online resource offering interactive insights into clinical data and social determinants of health, now covers 500 cities across the United States. The publicly available tool, developed by the Department of Population Health at NYU School of Medicine with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and in partnership with NYU’s Robert...
  3. Language Diversity and English Proficiency in the United States

    While a record 64.7 million people ages 5 and older in the United States spoke a language other than English at home in 2015, a growing share of them are also fully proficient in English. Sixty percent of those speaking a foreign language at home were fully proficient in English...
  4. Sexual Orientation and Estimates of Adult Substance Use and Mental Health

    A new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for the first time uses data from SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) focuses on patterns of substance use and mental illness among adults (aged 18 and older) of different sexual orientations. Overall, the...
  5. Supportive Housing Needs in the United States

    The CSH Housing Data Project uses data to detail housing needs through maps and reports. Their interactive map shows the amount of people in need of supportive housing across the United States. Users can select a state and supportive housing need will appear. Viewers also can specify which specific needs to...
  6. Lifelong Disparities among Older American Indians and Alaska Natives

    The rapidly growing number of older American Indians and Alaska Natives warrants the attention of researchers, policy makers, and service providers. This report uses American Community Survey data to provide a national overview of the sociodemographic characteristics of this growing population. American Indians and Alaska Natives ages 50 and over...
  7. School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS) Results

    CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) recently released the 2014 School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS) results on the DASH Healthy Youth website. SHPPS is a national study conducted periodically to assess school health policies and practices at the state, district, school, and classroom levels. This release...