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Course Guide: NURS 405

Public Health Nursing: Community Analysis Project

NURS 405 - Library Research

Data Mappers

Data.Census.Gov is the  latest search engine from the United States Census Bureau and is replacing American Fact Finder. American Fact Finder was decommissioned and is no longer available as of March 31, 2020 The data available in has information after the year 2000. If you are wanting information before 2000 you will need to consult historical data found in the Census Bureau's Historical Publications site

Google Site Search - site:.

Statista - Statista is one of the first statistic portals in the world to integrate data on over 80,000 topics from over 18,000 sources onto a single professional platform. Categorized into 21 market sectors, Statista provides direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets. Data can be downloaded and exported for academic use.

UpToDate - UpToDate is an evidence-based knowledge system authored by physicians to help clinicians make the right decisions at the point of care. All UpToDate content is written and edited by a global community of 5,100 physicians, world-renowned experts in their specialties.

Social Explorer - Demographic and household economic data from the American Community Surveys and Decennial Censuses. 

Simplyanalytics – Mapping data from the American Community Survey, the Economic Censuses and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 


Data Finders

Free Online Indexes to Government statistics

Data.Gov  – a new federal portal for government data which will replace fedstats. - CDC Clearing house for all kinds of health related data including health care financing data (i.e. Medicaid, etc.) 

FastStats - health data by topic.

CDCWonder - links to health related datasets from agencies outside HHS. 

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps - U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. County level data on a wide variety of health related issues.

Colorado State Publications and Websites

Colorado Health  Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment - Portal to all kinds of health statistics for Colorado and Colorado counties. 

  • COHID - Colorado Health Information Dataset. Searchable database of birth and death data, behavioral risk factor data, pregnancy risk assessment data, cancer incidence data and more.
  • Colorado Health and Environmental Indicators - county level data about a variety of health indicators
  • CDPHE Open Data Portal - selected GIS data sets, boundary files and visualization tools

Federal Publications and Websites

CDC. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC 24/7: Saving Lives. Protecting People.

  • VitalStats (Vital Statistics of the United States) (HE 20.6210: ) - Births, deaths (numbers and causes), marriages and divorces. State and County level data. Avaiable online at :—Forum on Child and Family Statistics