COVID-19 Research Resources
A curated list of research resources around guidelines, policies, and procedures related to COVID-1, drawn from Harvard University, affiliated academic healthcare centers, and government funding agencies

COVID-19 Research Resources
A curated list of research resources around guidelines, policies, and procedures related to COVID-1, drawn from Harvard University, affiliated academic healthcare centers, and government funding agencies

Policy Atlas

Improving health through data and policy research

A comprehensive database of policy and public health data for researchers, policymakers, and community advocates.

 

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AARP DataExplorer
AARP Public Policy Institute
Description

A comprehensive database on social determinants and health of older adults, including housing, transportation, employment, long-term services and caregiving.

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Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS)
National Institutes on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Description

Comprehensive policy data on alcohol, tobacco, and recreational cannabis.

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American Community Survey (ACS)
United States Census Bureau
Description

National U.S. data on sociodemographic and economic characteristics, including education, employment, health insurance coverage, internet access and use, transportation, and other topics.

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American Housing Survey (AHS)
United States Census Bureau
Description

National U.S. data on housing, including housing demographics, housing quality, housing costs, neighborhood, and other relevant data.

DATA SOURCE
America's Health Rankings
United Health Foundation
Description

Analysis of U.S. health and state rankings on a comprehensive set of health, environmental and socioeconomic indicators.

DATA SOURCE
Annual Disability Statistics Compendium
Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire
Description

A compendium of annual disability statistics.

DATA SOURCE
Boston University COVID-19 US State Policy Database
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Description

State policies on closures, shelter-in-place orders, housing protections, physical distancing closures, reopening, and other relevant topics.

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Bridging the Gap: Research Informing Policies and Practices for Healthy Youth
Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago
Description

A collection of policy data on the topics of school wellness and nutrition, including school laws on wellness, snack food and beverage sales and taxation, safe routes to schools, and other relevant topics.

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California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Description

Largest state health survey on Californians, access to health care, health status, chronic conditions, mental health, health behaviors, women's health, dental health, civic engagement, environmental and social determinants of health. Registration is required to access data.

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California Health Profiles, California Health Interview Survey
The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
Description

Health profiles and legislative data for California.

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California Policy Database
Prevention Institute
Description

Legislation data on school environment, food and nutrition, and other preventive efforts in California.

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Characteristics of Statewide Naloxone Distribution Mechanisms
The Network for Public Health Law
Description

A landscape of U.S. state directives for non-patient naloxone distribution.

DATA SOURCE
Chemical Industry Documents Library
Library and Center for Knowledge Management, University of California, San Francisco
Description

An archive of documents from the chemical industry related to their manufacturing, operations, regulatory activities, and scientific research.

DATA SOURCE
Childhood Asthma Healthcare Utilization
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Department of Health
Description

Health care utilization data for asthma by Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County residents 18 years of age and younger, including Emergency Department (ED), hospitalizations, urgent care visits, and asthma controller medication dispensing events.

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City Health Dashboard
New York University, Langone Health
Description

A city dashboard of 36 indicators, including clinical care, health behaviors, health outcomes, physical environment, and social and economic factors. Data download requires a data use agreement.

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Classification of Laws Associated with School Students - CLASS
Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Description

Data on physical education (PE) and nutrition policies in the U.S. schools.

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Common Good Forecaster
Measure of America, Social Science Research Council
Description

A visual exploratory tool to assess the effects of education attainment on personal and community well-being, including health outcomes, financial stability, and community involvement. Data use agreement is required to access the data.

DATA SOURCE
Cost Estimates of Food borne Illnesses
USDA Logo Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Description

Data about the costs of major food-borne illnesses in the United States, including outpatient and inpatient expenditures on medical care, lost wages, and other associated costs.

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County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
Population Health Institute, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin
Description

U.S. state rankings and county-level data on various health and behavior outcomes, clinical care, social and economic, physical environment indicators.

DATA SOURCE
Current Population Survey (CPS)
United States Census Bureau
Description

U.S. population data on social and economic indicators, including income, health insurance coverage, and other relevant data.

DATA SOURCE
Dartmouth Atlas Project
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice
Description

Medicare claims data, including health care spending and utilization, as well as diffusion and innovation of medical interventions.

DATA SOURCE
DATA2GO.NYC
Measure of America, Social Science Research Council
Description

A comprehensive visual summary of New York City's social and environmental determinants and health indicators. Data download requires a data use agreement.

DATA SOURCE
Disability and Health Data Systems (DHDS)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Description

Data on adults with disabilities, including health outcomes, health behaviors, prevention and screening, and barriers and costs of health care.

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Diversitydatakids
Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University
Description

A comprehensive database on children's health and healthy equity. Includes the Child Opportunity Index, which captures 29 indicators of neighborhood conditions important for children's healthy development. The project also includes the Policy Equity Analysis tool, policy research and 330 indicators on topics including early childhood experiences, education, housing, family indicators and other relevant topics.

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Drug Industry Documents Library
Library and Center for Knowledge Management, University of California, San Francisco
Description

An archive of documents created by major pharmaceutical companies related to their advertising, manufacturing, marketing, sales and scientific research.