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Finding Data

Most health and medicine related data comes from federal agencies, plus international agencies such as the World Health Organization.

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WebMD provides credible health information, supportive communities, and in-depth reference material about health subjects for educational purposes. It is the leading resource for trustworthy and timely health and medical news and information.

Nursing Data Sources

  • National Center for Health Statistics
    NCHS allows users to find key statistics on a variety of health resources. Includes data download and other tools.
  • Demographic and Health Surveys
    Demographic & Health Surveys are nationally-representative household surveys that provide data for a wide range of monitoring and impact evaluation indicators in the areas of population, health, and nutrition.
  • HealthMap
    Track up to date disease outbreaks using Google Maps tool.
  • Health Statistics | MedlinePlus
    Health statistics are numbers about some aspect of health. Statistics relating to births, deaths, marriages and divorces are sometimes called "vital statistics." Researchers use statistics to see patterns of diseases in groups of people. This can help in figuring out who is at risk for certain diseases, finding ways to control diseases and deciding which diseases should be studied.
  • FASTSTATS: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
    The FastStats site provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance and is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages.
  • Centers for Disease Control is the CDC's primary online communication channel. Annually, there are close to 500 million page views to the site, averaging 41 million page views per month. provides users with credible, reliable health information on: Data and Statistics, Diseases & Conditions, Emergencies & Disasters, plus more

Nursing Resources

Nursing Website

The future of the US healthcare system depends on nurses, and this website provides support to current and aspiring members of the nursing community. The website is dedicated to helping prospective nurses find, enroll and finance their education, as well as providing a forum to support current nurses with their day-to-day activities and future aspirations.


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