Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) was established in 1989 as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. Reauthorizing legislation passed in November 1999 establishes AHRQ as the lead Federal agency on quality research. AHRQ, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the lead agency charged with supporting research designed to improve the quality of health care, reduce its cost, and broaden access to essential services. AHRQ's broad programs of research bring practical, science-based information to medical practitioners and to consumers and other health care purchasers.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Healthcare 411

American Hospital Association - On Line Data

American Hospital Association - Resource Center
AHA's Resource Center on-line contains access to their catalog of information resources.

Centers for Disease Control
This Department of Health and Human Services agency's site contains statistics, guidelines for travelers and other health information.

Centers for Disease Control - Behavorial Risk Factor Surveillance Survey
The BRFSS, the world’s largest telephone survey, tracks health risks in the United States. Information from the survey is used to improve the health of the American people.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CMS is the federal agency that administers Medicare, Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).  It provides health insurance for over 74 million Americans through Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP. The majority of these individuals receive their benefits through the fee-for-service delivery system, however, an increasing number are choosing managed care plans.

Community-Level Indicators

"Community-Level Indicators for Understanding Health and Human Services Issues - A Compendium of Selected Indicator Systems and Resource Organizations" is a resource by the federal Health and Human Services department for people in local, state and federal government agencies, private sector organizations and others who are interested in learning more about the growing use of community-level social indicators.

Directory of America's Hospitals
The American Hospital Association has joined forces with U.S. News & World Report to produce a consumer-oriented online directory of hospitals in the U.S. The free directory encompasses more than 18,000 Web pages containing key information and statistics on more than 6,000 hospitals in all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the territories. The data can be searched by hospital name, state, region and type of hospital. Hospital-specific data ranges from location and contact information to services provided, number of beds, staffing and admissions.

The Health Resources and Services Administration List of Data Web Sites
HRSA prepared a comprehensive document which lists healthcare data related websites- ranging from federal, state, and private health organizations. The document is available as a downloadable Word file.

Healthy People 2010

National Center for Health Statistics
NCHS is the Federal Government's principal vital and health statistics agency. Since 1960, when the National Office of Vital Statistics and the National Health Survey merged to form NCHS, the agency has provided a wide variety of data with which to monitor the Nation's health.

National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics
The NCVHS serves as the statutory [42 U.S.C. 242k(k)] public advisory body to the Secretary of Health and Human Services in the area of health data and statistics. In that capacity, the Committee provides advice and assistance to the Department and serves as a forum for interaction with interested private sector groups on a variety of key health data issues.

National Information Center for Health Services Administration
Today’s health care organizations are discovering new and innovative ways to work together to meet the current and future needs of their communities. As part of this effort, a consortium of leading organizations has established the National Information Center for Health Services Administration. Through this collaborative initiative, health care professionals from multiple organizations are linked to the leading-edge information they need to manage their communities’ health care needs

National Institutes of Health
The institutes are the the worlds foremost biomedical research centers and the focal point for biomedical research in the United States. You will find special reports, a guide to disease under investigation at the NIH and connections to health resources such as Cancer Net.

National Library of Medicine - MEDLINE
MEDLINE is a database of more than 8.8 million references to articles published in 3,800 biomedical journals.

NH Dept of Employment Security (Economic and Labor Market Statistics)

NH Dept of Health and Human Services

NH Dept of Health and Human Services - Health Data Management
The Bureau of Health Statistics and Data Management's mission is to analyze and disseminate New Hampshire health-related data, including vital record, hospital, cancer, and behavioral risk factor surveillance information.  Their web site contains statistical information, copies of our reports, information about requesting specific data from the Bureau, and links to other web sites.

NH Office of State Planning - NH State Data Center
The New Hampshire State Data Center (NHSDC) is administered by the Office of State Planning to provide data users with easy access to census related information on New Hampshire.   This site provides direct links to information provided online by the NH State Data Center. You will also find references to printed reports currently available only through fax/mail from the NHSDC, and links to other web sites that provide similar and/or additional data.

"The Health of New Hampshire Hospitals"
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services report on the health of New Hampshire hospitals.

"The Health of New Hampshire Community Health Centers" - 2008
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services report on the health of New Hampshire community health centers.

US Census Bureau

US Dept of Health and Human Services
DHHS is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.   The Department includes more than 300 programs, covering a wide spectrum of activities