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Websites for GIS Health Data

Atlases | Center for Disease Control Websites | Other US Government Websites

Miscellaneous Websites | Listservs | Resource Guides



  • National Atlas of the United States
    The National Atlas supports the creation of maps on the fly as well as allows for downloanding the data layers.  Has a helpful FAQ that explains how the data is compressed and used in GIS products.
  • Atlas of Cancer Mortality in the United States, 1950 - 1994
    Produced by the National Cancer Institute, the atlas allows for creation of customized maps and for the downloading of tabulated data.
  • Atlas of United States Mortality
    From the National Center for Health Statistics, this site features maps from the Atlas and has links to GIS-related sites.
  • The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care
    A product of the researchers at Darmouth Medical School's Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences.  The atlas reports on their studies of the health care system in the United States.

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Center for Disease Control Websites


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Other US Government Websites


  • CEDR - Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource
    A site maintained by the Department of Energy to "provide public access to health and exposure data concerning DOE installations."  There are over 300 data files for public access.
  • SEER - Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results
    The National Cancer Institute administers the SEER Program which provides information on cancer incidence and survival in the United States.  Data is presently available from 1973-1998 and access is available over the Internet.
  • Administration on Aging
    A link from this page leads to Online Statistical Data on the Aging.  The statistical data is wide ranging and includes computerized data on aging, demographics, health, long term care and disability, and income and employment.
  • SAMHSA: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Statistics
    A wide variety of data is available here ranging from gambling behavior, drug abuse statistics, pregnancy and health, and treatment data.  The bottom of the main page has a link to public use files.

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Miscellaneous Websites

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    A GIS and Health listserv sponsored by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice at the University of Washington.  While the stated purpose of the listserv is to solve health problems in Washington State, they strongly encourage those interested in public health from outside the state to join the discussion.

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GIS in Health and Epidemology Resource Guides






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