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California Data Sources

  • EpiCenter - The Injury and Violence Prevention (IVP) Branch Formerly the Safe and Active Community (SAC) Branch's online injury data system is an online data query system on injury and violence-related deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits in California.
  • County Prevention Data Dashboards - The Office of Child Abuse Prevention's  (OCAP) tool to identify needs and strengths in child maltreatment prevention. These dashboards were developed to present relevant data in one location for primary and secondary prevention planning purposes.
  • Kidsdata.org – This online data tool has county-level data for many indicators on the health and well-being of children in California, such as violence and safety (including Adverse Childhood Experiences), socioeconomic factors, education, and environmental health.
  • Child Welfare Indicators Project - The California Child Welfare Indicators Project (CCWIP) is a collaborative venture between the University of California at Berkeley (UCB) and the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). The project is housed in the School of Social Welfare, and provides policymakers, child welfare workers, researchers, and the public with direct access to customizable information on California's entire child welfare system.
  • County Health Rankings and Roadmaps - The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The annual County Health Rankings measure vital health factors, including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, access to healthy foods, the quality of air and water, income inequality, and teen births in nearly every county in America.
  • County Health Status Profiles 2018 - County Health Status Profiles 2018 (Profiles 2018) is an annually published report for the State of California since 1993. This report presents public health data that can be directly compared with clearly established benchmarks, such as national standards, and populations of similar composition.
  • Maternal and Infant Health (MIHA) - MIHA is an annual, statewide-representative survey of women with a recent live birth in California. MIHA collects self-reported information about maternal and infant experiences and about maternal attitudes and behaviors before, during and shortly after pregnancy.
  • Let's Get Healthy California - Let's Get Healthy California is a shared vision for the future health of Californians. It is a commitment to become a healthier state through joint efforts in six project goals, including Creating Healthy Communities, which includes an indicator on neighborhood safety.
  • California Healthy Places Index (HPI) - The HPI website includes an interactive map where data down to the census tract level is available on communities in California.  These data provide diverse economic, social, political, and environmental factors that influence physical and cognitive function, behavior, and disease. These factors are often called social determinants of health and form the root causes of disadvantage, which can affect violence in communities.
  • California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) - The CHKS is the largest statewide survey of resiliency, protective factors, risk behaviors, and school climate in the nation. It is given to grades 7, 9 and 11 at a selection of schools throughout the state. This has CA-specific data on contextual factors and risk factors for teen dating violence, including gang involvement, bullying/harassment, fighting at school, and perceived safety.

National Data Sources

  • The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System - The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the nation's premier system of health-related telephone surveys that collect state data about U.S. residents regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services.
  • Center for Disease Control (CDC) Compressed Mortality File - The Compressed Mortality data include mortality and population counts for all U.S. counties for the years 1968 to 2015. Counts and rates of death can be obtained by underlying cause of death, state, county, age, race, sex, and year.
  • National Center for Health Statistics - Natality files - The National Vital Statistics System, the Federal compilation of this data, is the result of the cooperation between the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the States to provide access to statistical information from birth certificates.
  • CDC WISQARS™- CDC's WISQARS™ (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is an interactive, online database that provides fatal and nonfatal injury, violent death, and cost of injury data from a variety of trusted sources. Researchers, the media, public health professionals, and the public can use WISQARS™ data to learn more about the public health and economic burden associated with unintentional and violence-related injury in the United States.
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