Health Data Resources - Local and Regional

Better Health Partnership

Better Health Partnership is a regional collaborative improving the quality of primary health care across multiple health systems in Northeast Ohio. The site offers metrics updated every six months of the quality of care and of health outcomes for common chronic conditions such as congestive heart failure and diabetes.

Center for Community Solutions

Center for Community Solutions is a nonpartisan think tank focused on solutions to health, social and economic issues. Serving Northeast Ohio region, Center provides reports and data on important topics in health and its determinants, health reform.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

Through Hospital Compare, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services provides data to compare hospitals on measures such as patient satisfaction, the cost and quality of care, and patient safety.

Cleveland City Planning Commission

The Cleveland City Planning Commission advocates for the preservation and establishment of prosperous communities that are authentic and diverse providing equitable access to the resources necessary for residents to thrive. Commission's Connected Cleveland 2020 Citywide Plan seeks to create connections between people and places and opportunities. Health impact is at heart of Commission's effort, leading to high utilization of socioeconomic and health data. One of the biggest current opportunities is collaboration with MetroHealth campus transformation project to ensure integration and thriving of surrounding communities.

Cleveland Department of Public Health

Cleveland Department of Public Health is a source of most up to date health information for the city, including some health statistics.

Cuyahoga County Board of Health

Cuyahoga County Board of Health provides most up to data vital health information, reports and data.

Cuyahoga County Planning Commission

The mission of Cuyahoga County Planning Commission is to inform and provide services in support of the short and long term comprehensive planning, quality of life, environment, and economic development of Cuyahoga County and its cities, villages and townships. The Commission serves as a planning and decision-making resource for the public sector; agency staff provide services to the County, municipalities, regional agencies and not-for-profit organizations. The Commission provides rich socioeconomic, development and environmental data. Census Affiliate link on the website provides updated census profiles for area municipalities, Cuyahoga County, and adjacent counties. The site also includes the full Cuyahoga County Urban Tree Canopy Assessment (2013). A new interactive "Greenprint Viewer" will become available in June 2015.

Fund for our Economic Future

Fund for our Economic Future serves Northeast Ohio is dedicated to advancing economic growth and equitable access to opportunity. Healthy community is a foundation for economic success of the region.

Green City Blue Lake

Green City Blue Lake promotes sustainable choices and provides environmental data, all affecting population health.

Neighborhood Environmental Assessment Project

The Neighborhood Environmental Assessment Project (NEAP) is a systematic environmental mapping initiative. Each year, the CWRU Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods team collects valuable community asset data to better understand the physical (or built) environment, such as food retail locations. These data are used to create static maps or searchable, interactive maps to give researchers and community members a better understanding of the physical (or built) environment and how that affects the health of residents.

NEOCANDO - Northeast Ohio Community and Neighborhood Data for Organizing

NEOCANDO is the Northeast Ohio Community and Neighborhood Data for Organizing offered by Case Western Reserve University’s Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. NEO CANDO provides detailed social and economic data for 17 counties in Northeast Ohio plus neighborhood level data on certain topics.

Network of Care

Network of Care is a national product that provides county-level estimates on more than 100 community health indicators for each Ohio County in comparison with National and State benchmarks.

Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) Maps and Data (GIS portal)

The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) is a transportation and environmental planning agency serving Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Medina counties. NOACA is the federally designated metropolitan planning organization for northeast Ohio, and is charged with determining which proposed highway, bikeway and transit projects will receive federal funding. NOACA’s Transportation System Data Portal allows users to access NOACA transportation system data in a clickable GIS map-based environment.

Northern Ohio Data & Information Service (NODIS)

The Northern Ohio Data and Information Service (NODIS) is part of the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University. NODIS is designated by the State of Ohio and the U.S. Bureau of the Census as the regional data center for northern Ohio. NODIS is a depository for U.S. Census information, which is made available to the university community, public administrators, civic organizations and the general public on a cost-recovery basis.

PRCHN - Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods

The mission of the Prevention Research Center at Case Western Reserve University is to foster partnerships within urban neighborhoods to develop, test, and implement effective, scalable, and sustainable strategies to prevent and reduce the burden of chronic disease. PRCHN projects reflect this mission through their involvement of neighborhood residents, leaders, and community organizations with the goal of addressing significant environmental and lifestyle issues that serve as barriers to good health.

Sustainable Cleveland 2019

Sustainable Cleveland 2019 is Mayor’s initiative to build a sustainable city improving economic opportunity and environmental health.

Vibrant NEO

Vibrant NEO is a resource on regional development vision that will affect health of our community in the future.

Health Data Resources - State and National

California Department of Public Health Open Data Portal

The California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) has launched its Open Data Portal initiative in order to increase public access to one of the State’s most valuable assets

Child Opportunity Index

Explore hundreds of measures of child wellbeing and policy analysis. Includes rankings and maps.

County Health Rankings

County Health Rankings enables visitors to compare indicators of health and health determinants for all U.S. counties. Trend data are available for 2010 through 2014.

Health data available via API from Socrata's Open Data Network

Health-related data that are available from City, County and State sites across the country that participate in Socrata's Open Data Network. The Open Data Network connects publishers of high-value data to the businesses, developers, and analysts that use, reuse, and enrich data. The members of the network work together to share best practices, adopt standards, and advocate for open data broadly. More information:

Health Policy Institute of Ohio

The Health Policy Institute of Ohio has produced the Health Value Dashboard of indicators to track the value of Ohio's health care expenditures. These indicators reflect both population health outcomes and healthcare costs. The dashboard compares Ohio's performance to other states, tracks changes over time, and includes information on best state performance and disparities or gaps across Ohio subpopulations.

Health Resources and Services Administration

Health Resources and Services Administration provides a data warehouse with data and tools for analyzing data on topics such as the health care work force and access to primary care.

Healthy People 2020

Healthy People 2020 lists the status of and goals for numerous health indicators for the US population.

KIDS COUNT Data Center

A project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, KIDS COUNT is the premier source for data on child and family well-being in the United States. Access hundreds of indicators, download data and create reports and graphics on the KIDS COUNT Data Center that support smart decisions about children and families.

National Equity Atlas

The atlas provides interactive tools for exploring data on demographic change, racial inclusion and the economic benefits of equity for the 100 largest cities, each state and the United States as a whole.

National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports-AHRQ

Data Query is an interactive tool that allows visitors to access national and state data from the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. You can search for data or trends based on particular subject areas, topics, or measures.

NOA Weather data

Climate Data Online (CDO) provides free access to NCDC's archive of global historical weather and climate data in addition to station history information. These data include quality controlled daily, monthly, seasonal, and yearly measurements of temperature, precipitation, wind, and degree days as well as radar data and 30-year Climate Normals.

Ohio Department of Health

Ohio Department of Health provides a data warehouse with reports and tools for analyzing state level and some county level data.

Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey Interactive Data Dashboards

The Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey (OMAS) delivers health and healthcare data to public and private organizations, including insight into the health status of Ohio’s Medicaid and Medicaid-eligible populations. The online database provides a snapshot of Ohio's healthcare landscape in real time. Data span 2008 - 2015.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is dedicated to building culture of health. RWJF also provides an open resource for data visualization.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Visualize Health

RWJF also provides an open resource for data visualization.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides data on various health topics.

Twitter Predicts Heart Disease

A link to the data used by Eichstaedt et al. in their paper titled "Psychological language on twitter predicts county-level heart disease mortality". For a description of the data as well as the paper, visit

University of Pennsylvania World Well Being Project

The University of Pennsylvania World Well Being Project is pioneering scientific techniques for measuring psychological well-being and physical health based on the analysis of language in social media.