Reporting and informational data sets as of May 2017

Accompanying resource data sets is a library of nationally sourced informational data sets that provide annual (or periodic) reporting on educational trends, public and community health and well-being indicators, and resource inventories and utilization. In combination, resource and informational data sets can be used to provide reports that can be custom assembled for local and national capacity building efforts. 

As of May 18, 2017, the following reporting from resource data sets is used for overall data management:

Data Report Label Report Description
Analytics, Addiction Resource Hub
Google Analytics tracking for site usage and behaviors; resource inventories and utilization; and resource collection tracking.
School-Based Recovery Support Tracker   
Tracking of program growth for Recovery High Schools, Community College Recovery Support, and Collegiate Recovery Programs. February, 2013 - Present
Resource Coverage Maps Geographic mapping of location-based resources by type.
Geo-Hit Resource Map Real-time display of resources being accessed during defined date ranges.

As of May 18, 2017, the following national informational data sets are available for custom reporting:

Data Set Source Label Topic Tags Indicator Tags Subject Tag Geographic Scope
CDC Wonder Mortality Data Population data, cause of death and substance-related mortalities Drug overdose deaths, Drug poisoning, Premature deaths, Injury deaths, Infant deaths, Alcohol related mortalities, drug related mortalities, drug and alcohol related traffic-related fatalities Downstream Indicators County (FIPS)
CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Population risk behaviors, health conditions and use of preventive services Health status, Healthy days, Health care access, Cholesterol, Chronic conditions, Quality of life, Tobacco use, Alcohol consumption, Diabetes, Smoking, Physical Activity, Nutrition, Exercise, Obesity, Binge Drinking, Marijuana Use, Preventive services, Maternal and Child Health, Aging Upstream Indicators Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA)
CDC Youth Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (YBRFSS) Youth risk behaviors, health and use of preventive services Health status, Healthy days, Health care access, Cholesterol, Quality of life, Tobacco use, Alcohol consumption, Diabetes, Smoking, Physical Activity, Nutrition, Exercise, Obesity, Binge Drinking, Marijuana Use, Preventive services, Maternal and Child Health, Adolescent Health, Teen pregnancy Upstream Indicators Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA)
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) - Child and Adolescent Health Measures of adolescent health Access, Utilization, Insurance, Preventive care, Health insurance, Expenditures, Occupancy rates, Beds, Medicare, Medicaid, Health conditions, Substance use Longitudinal / Comparison study (combination) State
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) - Health Status and Determinants Measures of population health Health status, Determinants of health, Measures of health, Fertility, Natality, Mortality, Health risk behaviors, Substance use, Prescription drug use, Student health Longitudinal / Comparison study (combination) State
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) - Utilization of Health Resources Access and utilization of care Access, utilization, insurance, preventive care, health insurance, expenditures, occupancy rates, beds, Medicare, Medicaid Resource inventory State
SAMDHA Treatment Episode Data Set - Admissions (TEDS-A) Intake information at substance abuse treatment facilities Age, Education, Employment, Gender, Veteran, Reason for admission, Number of prior admissions, Comorbidity, Source for referral, Number of prior admissions, Type of treatment(s) sought, Days waiting for treatment Resource inventory State
Substance Abuse Facilities Data (NSSATS) Characteristics of substance abuse treatment facilities Alcohol, binge drinking, Risk risk behaviors, Family health, Community health, Comorbidity, Costs of treatment, Depression, Detox, DUI, Drugs, Insurance, Mental health, Veterans, Youth Resource inventory County (FIPS)
Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) Drug use documented during ER visits Alcohol, Demographics, Detoxification, Drug overdose, Drug use, Emergency departments, Energy drinks, Nonprescription drugs, Substance abuse, Suicide Downstream Indicators Nationwide
National Mental Health Services Survey (N-MHSS) Directory of mental health services and the demographics of patients Mental health services, Mental health facilties, Demographics, Psychiatric hospitals, General hospitals, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Residential treatment centers, Outpatient, Day treatment, Partial hospitalization Resource Inventory Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA)
Community Health Rankings Upstream indicators of community health and well-being High school, Graduation rates, Obesity, Smoking, Unemployment, Access to healthy foods, Air quality, Water quality, Income inequality, Teen births Upstream Indicators County (FIPS)
Community Commons Open platform for mapping community information Boundaries, Transportation, Infrastructure, Crime, Demographics, Economics, Income, Employment, Housing, Education, Climate, Crops, Pollution, Geology, Nationality, Access to food, Health Behaviors, Health Facilities, Health insurance, Health outcomes Longitudinal / Comparison study (combination) Multiple


National Informational Data Sets - Source Descriptions

CDC Wonder Mortality Data

Population counts and mortality rates by place of residence (U.S., region, division, state and county), age (17 age groups), race (3 groups for 1968-1998 data, 4 groups for 1999 and later), Hispanic origin (for 1999 and later), gender, year, urbanization (for 1999 data and later years) and underlying cause-of-death (4-digit ICD code or group of codes, injury classifications). Death rates are calculated per 100,000 persons. However, death rates for infants (age less than 1 year) are calculated as the number of deaths per 1,000 live births. Crude death rates and age-adjusted death rates can be calculated, as well as 95% confidence intervals and standard errors for death rates. Maps and charts are also available. The data are updated annually.

CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

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. Established in 1984 with 15 states, BRFSS now collects data in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and three U.S. territories. BRFSS completes more than 400,000 adult interviews each year, making it the largest continuously conducted health survey system in the world.

CDC Youth Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (YBRFSS)

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. Established in 1984 with 15 states, BRFSS now collects data in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and three U.S. territories. BRFSS completes more than 400,000 adult interviews each year, making it the largest continuously conducted health survey system in the world.

National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) - Child and Adolescent Health 

The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) a household survey conducted annually by the U.S. Census. Questions cover a variety of health topics and are used to inform policy, track health status, health care access, and progress toward achieving national health objectives.

National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) - Health Status and Determinants

The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) a household survey conducted annually by the U.S. Census. Questions cover a variety of health topics and are used to inform policy, track health status, health care access, and progress toward achieving national health objectives

National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) - Utilization of Health Resources

The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) a household survey conducted annually by the U.S. Census. Questions cover a variety of health topics and are used to inform policy, track health status, health care access, and progress toward achieving national health objectives.

SAMDHA Treatment Episode Data Set - Admissions (TEDS-A)

The TEDS system includes records for some 1.5 million substance abuse treatment admissions annually. While TEDS does not represent the total national demand for substance abuse treatment, it does comprise a significant proportion of all admissions to substance abuse treatment, and includes those admissions that constitute a burden on public funds....Total numbers and percent distribution are reported by sex, age, and race/ethnicity for each of 15 categories of primary substance of abuse.

Substance Abuse Facilities Data (NSSATS)

The National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) is an annual census of all known substance abuse treatment facilities in the United States, both public and private. N-SSATS collects three types of information from facilities: (1) characteristics of individual facilities such as types of treatment provided and services offered (assessment, counseling, pharmacotherapies used, testing, transitional, and ancillary services), operation of the facility (public or private), special programs or groups provided for specific client types, client outreach, and payment options; (2) client count information (based on a survey reference date) such as counts of clients served by service type and number of beds designated for treatment; and (3) general information such as licensure, certification, or accreditation and facility website availability.

Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN)

The Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) is a nationally represented public health surveillance system that continuously monitors drug-related visits to hospital emergency departments (EDs). A DAWN case is any ED visit involving recent drug use that is implicated in the ED visit. 

National Mental Health Services Survey (N-MHSS)

The National Mental Health Services Survey (N-MHSS) is an annual survey designed to collect statistical information on the numbers and characteristics of all known mental health treatment facilities within the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories. In every other year, beginning in 2014, the survey also collects statistical information on the numbers and demographic characteristics of persons served in these treatment facilities as of a specified survey reference date. The N-MHSS is the only source of national and State-level data on the mental health service delivery system reported by both publicly-operated and privately-operated specialty mental health treatment facilities, including: public psychiatric hospitals; private psychiatric hospitals, non-federal general hospitals with separate psychiatric units; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; residential treatment centers for children; residential treatment centers for adults; outpatient or day treatment or partial hospitalization mental health facilities; and multi-setting (non-hospital) mental health facilities. The N-MHSS complements the information collected through SAMHSA’s survey of substance abuse treatment facilities, the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS).

Community Health Rankings

The County Health Rankings rank the health of nearly every county in the nation and show that much of what affects health occurs outside of the doctor's office. The County Health Rankings confirm the critical role that factors such as education, jobs, income, and environment play in how healthy people are and how long they live. Published by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Rankings help counties understand what influences how healthy residents are and how long they will live.

Community Commons

Community Commons is a place where data, tools, and stories come together to inspire change and improve communities. We provide public access to thousands of meaningful data layers that allow mapping and reporting capabilities so you can thoroughly explore community health.


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