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AcademyHealth works with our partners in the field to provide up-to-date information on newly released data in HSR. As AcademyHealth learns of new data releases, they will be posted in this section. If your organization has recently released new datasets that you would like listed on this page please send a request to [email protected].

February 2010

Image of Health, United States, 2009 book coverHealth, United States, 2009
As advances in medical technology continue to transform the provision of health care and lengthen and improve quality of life, questions are increasingly raised about the appropriate and equitable use of this technology and how best to control its contribution to rising health care expenditures. Health, United States, 2009 is the 33rd annual report on the health status of the Nation, prepared by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services for the President and the Congress. In a Chartbook and 150 detailed tables, the report provides an annual picture of the health of the entire United States. Trends are presented for health status and health care utilization, resources, and expenditures. This year’s report includes a special feature on medical technology.

The report was prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics from data gathered by state and federal health agencies and through ongoing national surveys.

July 2009

NACCHO 2008 Profile StudyNACCHO Releases 2008 National Profile of Local Health Departments Report
The 2008 National Profile of Local Health Departments was released at NACCHO’s annual conference in July 2009. The report, based on local health department (LHD) data collected in the 2008 Profile study, includes information on LHD finances, workforce, services and activities, emergency preparedness, and other topics related to local public health infrastructure and practice.  Over 83% of LHDs in the U.S. participated in the 2008 Profile study.

NACCHO fulfilled more than 60 requests for the 2005 Profile data set, making it one of the most frequently used data sets for public health systems and services research. The 2008 Profile data will be available (at no charge) through the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) no later than January 2010. Researchers who need 2008 Profile data prior to January 2010 can apply to NACCHO to receive the 2008 data for a small fee. A form for requesting data from the 2008 and prior Profile studies from NACCHO is available.

The 2008 Profile study was made possible through the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

(Last update: April 16, 2010)