Data to Action
CDC has created new data and analysis tools that are intended to serve as resources for you. You can use the information to promote policy, system and environmental changes to improve health.
An interactive data set composed of behavioral risk factors and health indicators, the Sortable Stats site compiles state-level data for all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and U.S. territories. The tool links to related CDC resources – including Vital Signs, MMWR, NCHS Vital Statistics and the Health Indicators Warehouse – to create quick connections to additional information and guidance about how to address these health challenges.
With the Sortable Stats 2.0 tool, you can:
- View, sort, and analyze data at the state, regional and national levels.
- Sort indicator data by demographic categories (e.g., race, gender, age) and historical trends.
- View data in graphs, tables and maps.
- Easily export data to Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint, or for use in other materials.
The Winnable Battles policy implementation analyses provide state-level information about adoption of policy best practices. The downloadable tables provide an analysis of the implementation of state policy interventions and provide in-depth data for certain Winnable Battle health indicators. Visit the Policy Implementation Analyses page.
The site provides graphs that identify the extent to which each state contributes to the national public health burden. In many cases, a small number of states account for a large proportion of the burden (this is commonly known as the Pareto principle or the 80-20 rule). Visit the Burden Assessments page.