This guide provides a starting point for locating health-related statistics available at the local, state, federal and international level. It provides general resources as well as links to specific subjects.
The Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance-Jacob France Institute at the University of Baltimore is an organization supported by groups that promote, support, and help people make better decisions using accurate, reliable data to improve the quality of life in Baltimore neighborhoods.
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.
KIDS COUNT is a national and state-by-state project of the Casey Foundation to track the status of children in the United States. At the national level, the principal activity of the initiative is the publication of the annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, which uses the best available data to measure the educational, social, economic, and physical well-being of children state by state.
Maryland state data from the national Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance system of health related telephone surveys that collect data about U.S residents regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services. Additional links include the following: Maryland Cancer Surveys, Maryland Youth Tobacco Surveys, Maryland Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, and Maryland Assessment Tool for Community Health.
America`s Health RankingsTM is the longest running annual assessment of the nation`s health on a state-by-state basis. Over the past 20 years, America`s Health Rankings(TM) has evolved from a source of information for limited audiences to a robust, interactive tool that urges all populations and communities to take action to improve health.
Baltimore Neighborhood Profile
Sponsored by live Baltimore Marketing Center, a program of the Baltimore citizens Planning and Housing Association provides brief narrative profile of a neighborhood giving location, history and a map of the area.
The Maryland State Data Center (SDC) is an official partner with the U.S. Census Bureau. The SDC monitors development trends, analyzes social, economic and other characteristics and prepares population, housing, employment, labor force, and income projections.
The Maryland report card provides data on Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), demographic, enrollment, and attendance data, as well as other supporting facts for the 24 school systems in Maryland. Select "Counties" to view data for Baltimore City and surrounding counties.
A collection and analysis of data from numerous sources maintained by the Baltimore Metropolitan Council. Also includes different maps created by the council staff showing political and other boundaries (for example, census tracts), displaying demographic trends, etc.