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Disability and Health Data System (DHDS) Tip Sheet

Ready to use Disability and Health Data System?

Here are 6 steps to get started:

  1. Visit Disability and Health Data System overview at http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/dhds.html and navigate to the site
  2. Review the Getting Started Guide on the left hand column or visit directly at http://dhds.cdc.gov/help/gettingStarted
  3. Review the health topic and demographic data guides at http://dhds.cdc.gov/guides/healthtopics and http://dhds.cdc.gov/guides/demographics to find out what indicators are available
  4. View interactive maps, bar charts, and tables at http://dhds.cdc.gov/dataviews/
  5. See how your state is doing on key indicators at http://dhds.cdc.gov/profiles
  6. Read the DHDS Methodology at http://dhds.cdc.gov/methods

Are you a fan of Disability and Health Data System?

Here are 5 things you can do today:

  1. Include disability in your public health surveillance and research activities, programs, and policies
  2. Review health data for people with disabilities specific to your program’s mission
  3. Generate research questions on why a disparity in health may exist between people with and without disabilities in your area of interest
  4. Link to Disability and Health Data System from your website, social media sites or blogs (use the DHDS web button located at http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/tools.html)
  5. Support Disability and Health Data System by sending feedback, comments and questions to dhds@cdc.gov

 

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