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Gap Analysis

The following is a listing of websites from a presentation by Lois Colburn at the SACME Fall Meeting 2009, Boston MA.

National Cancer Institute Cancer Mortality: Maps and Graphs -- data 1950-1994.

Reports and Data -- listing of a variety of reports, statistics, etc. Note listing of interactive internet sites with state level data. Links to other sites. A data lovers delight.

Links to comprehensive cancer control resources including state plans and includes data through 2006. A veritable treasure trove inlcuding country level data.
Center for Disease Control Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention -- listing of maps and other resources on social determinants of health.

Heart Disease & Stroke Maps.

Data & statistics -- laundry list of data and stats.

State and Territorial Data.

Health Data Interactive -- national health statistics for infants, children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Tables can be customized by age, gender, race/ethnicity, and geographic location to explore trends and patterns.

Data Access Tools -- Provides likes to variety of data tools, some simple and others more complex.

Master List of Links -- to all state health departments.
AHRQ H-CUPnet -- online query system based on data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) with information on health statistics hospital inpatient and emergency department utilization. Includes state-level statistics.

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) -- Links to a variety of different data and publications on issues such as access to care, health insurance, disparities, mens/womens health, etc.

MEPS for the researcher -- for those of you who really enjoy crunching, it is possible to download datasets (not for the timid at heart, though).

HIV/AIDS Costs and Use.

National Healthcare Quality and Disparities.

State Snapshots for Quality/Disparities.

Quality Information & Improvement -- listing of links to a variety of resources. /

Clinical Practice Guidelines.
Why Not the Best? (Commonwealth Fund) Why not the best? -- Quality improvement resource with hospital specific data; requires regisration; data by hospital, and other levels by a variety of conditions; plus reports and case studies.
Kaiser Family Foundation -- One of the easiest sites to use as it aggregates information from a variety of sources and includes learning modules, presentations and state-level data.

State Health Facts -- Again, another wonderfully friendly site when you just need to know something about your state.

Main page -- wealth of health policy related information
NHLBI Interactive Tools and Resources.
NIMH Statistics -- links to reports and mini fact sheets with hyperlinks to citations.
Canada Statistics Canada -- Information on the health of the population, determinants of health, and the scope and utilization of Canada’s health services.
Multi-sponsored Community Guide to Preventive Services --More than 200 interventions have been reviewed and the Task Force on Community Preventive Services has issued recommendations for their use. Learn more about the guide, our systematic review methods, and the Community Guide team.
Commonwealth Fund Commonwealth Funded Surveys on health coverage, access and quality. Raw data available one year post-survey. Access to topical reports and PPT presentations.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Disparities -- Access to foundation funded reports on a variety of issues related to race/ethnic health disparities.

Access to all other reports -- obebsity, palliative care and other RWJF initiatives including lessons learned.

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