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TENNESSEE Data Sources Types of Data Available Specificity of Data Available
Health Information Tennessee (HIT) A product of the Tennessee Department of Health, HIT is a query system for accessing information on births, deaths, population, and health facilities (nursing homes and hospitals). County  
Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR) TACIR provides County Profiles with socioeconomic information including health and healthcare.  County

NATIONAL Data Sources Types of Data Available Specificity of Data Available
State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC)),University of Minnesota, helps states monitor rates of health insurance coverage, understand factors associated with access to care, and to utilize data for implementation of health reform. Health insurance coverage estimates data are merged from the Current Population Survey's Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS), a SHADAC-enhanced CPS, and the American Community Survey (ACS). Nation and state.
County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, provides a snapshot of a community’s health and a starting point for investigating and discussing ways to improve health. CHR measures the health of nearly all counties in the nation. Public-use data sets about mortality (deaths), cancer incidence, HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, vaccinations, natality (births), census data and many other topics are available for query Nearly all counties in the nation.
State Health Facts.org is a project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and is designed to provide free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data for all 50 states on more than 700 health topics. You can compare data for all states by topic or get individual state health profiles. Kaiser provides many customized sheets, such as the State Medicaid Fact Sheets, State Health Reform, and others. Nation and state.

CDC Wonder, developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is an integrated information and communication system for public health.  WONDER allows users to access statistical research data published by CDC, as well as reference materials, reports and guidelines on health-related topics. Public-use data sets about mortality (deaths), cancer incidence, HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, vaccinations, natality (births), census data and many other topics are available for query State and county. Mortality and birth data can be examined by gender, age, race and ethnicity. Mortality data can also be broken out by cause of death.
Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI), developed by the Human Resources Service Administration (HRSA), provides over 200 health indicators at the county level.  CHSI allows users to select a county and view a range of data published by different federal agencies.  The site also suggests ‘peer counties’ that have similar demographic characteristics. Summary tables showing demographics, summary measures of health, leading causes of death, measures of birth and death, relative health importance, vulnerable populations, environmental health, preventive services use, risk factors for premature death, and access to care.  County.  Infant mortality data are available for race/ethnic groups and leading causes of death data are available for race/ethnic groups and by age. 
The Food Environment Atlas provides access to food environment indicators and gives users a spatial overview of communities’ ability to access healthy food using data from the Census Bureau, USDA, Department of Commerce, and other federal and local agencies. Public use datasets and maps showing county-level access and proximity to grocery stores, availability of restaurants, health indicators (e.g. obesity and diabetes rates), local farm characteristics, and socioeconomic characteristics State, county, FIPS code, region (Nielson) for different indicators.  Maps are user-adjustable to show different regions from country-level to zip code.  Racial and ethnic information is limited to county-level demographics.
Kids Count, produced by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, tracks a range of demographic, health, and economic data on children and families and ranks states on the well-being of children.  Kids Count allows users to view data within a state by county or compare ranks and indicators across states. Summary tables by county featuring children-focused data on demographics, education, economic well-being, family and community, health, safety and risk behavior, and others. State and county. Racial and ethnic information is limited to county-level demographics. 
The Health Indicators Warehouse, maintained by the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, provides access to national, state, and community health indicators collected from many sources including Healthy People 2020, the County Health Rankings, Community Health Status Indicators, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Aggregated data, tables, trend charts, and maps from nearly 200 sources including national surveillance systems and surveys. Depending on the indicator, data are available by race, ethnicity, gender, school grade, age, state, county, and other characteristics. 
The Cornell University Employment and Disability Institute’s Local Disability Data for Planners provides estimates of disability and a number of related employment statistics from ACS public use files.  County-level information is available in tables. Summary tables show characteristics including age distribution, educational attainment, labor force participation, poverty, language spoken at home, and household characteristics split by households with a member with a disability and households without any members with a disability. State and county.

 


Health Insurance

The Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) program produces model-based estimates of health insurance coverage for states and all counties. Data on health insurance coverage for all counties are not currently available elsewhere. August 2012, SAHIE released 2010 estimates of health insurance coverage by age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, and income categories at the state-level and by age, sex, and income categories at the county-level.


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