Disability and Health Data System from CDC

February 28, 2012

Website Link  http://dhds.cdc.gov/

When it comes to improving the lives of people with disabilities,
sometimes da
ta can speak louder than words.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) introduces Disability and Health Data System (DHDS). Disability and Health Data System is an online interactive system that helps quickly translate state-level, disability-specific data into information that can be used by state health departments, national disability and health organizations, policymakers, researchers, educators, and others. For the first time, state-level disability data are housed in a central, online location and include timely, consistent ways to compare data by state or region.

Use Disability and Health Data System to:

  • Research differences in health among population groups
  • Analyze trends
  • Recognize new health and wellness opportunities for people with disabilities
  • Maintain fiscally-responsible, evidence-based programs, services and policies
  • Garner support for programs, services and policies
  • Identify opportunities for partnerships and collaboration

Disability and Health Data System allows you to stratify and compare more than 70 different health measures using Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data from 2004-2010. You can view dynamic reports that display data through four interactive components: map, trend line, bar chart, and data table. With a customizable format and graphic representation of complex data, you can easily identify trends and patterns of health disparities in your state, region and throughout the country.


In conjunction with Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD), CDC will present two educational webinars:

Friday, March 16, 2012, from 11 am-12 pm ET - Introduction to Disability and Health Data System
Click here to register!

Discover the variety of ways you can use Disability and Health Data System in your state. From identifying population needs and guiding research, to informing decisions and generating ideas, Disability Health and Data System will provide you with a more significant understanding of the public health picture in your area and across the United States.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012, from 11 am-12:30 pm ET -Navigating Disability and Health Data System
Click here to register!

Learn the ins and outs of Disability and Health Data System with a tutorial. We will show you how to find and view data, use the interactive maps, bar charts, trend lines and tables, and customize the layout for your best experience. After this webinar, you'll know how to quickly find what you need - and find what you didn't know you needed.

Please contact Sharon Romelczyk, sromelczyk@aucd.org if you have difficulty registering for these webinars.