Chronic Disease Data

Research Data Investigation

CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) helps states collect data on chronic diseases and leading health indicators through a variety of surveillance systems. This information helps CDC understand how chronic diseases affect people and places across the United States and how well public health interventions work.

Understanding Surveillance and Data
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Public health surveillance is the ongoing, systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of health-related data essential to planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health practice. The information gained through data collection by surveillance systems can guide policy and strategies, document the impact of an intervention or the progress towards specified public health  goals, and help set public health priorities.

What NCCDPHP Does With Data
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Scientists use chronic disease data to understand how the nation is affected by chronic diseases and what measures work best to prevent and control chronic diseases. Research based on these data help CDC design and deliver public health programs that work.

How You Can Use NCCDPHP’s Data and the Open Data Portal
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NCCDPHP’s Open Data Portal offers users the ability to access data on leading indicators of chronic diseases, so they can identify research gaps, and monitor population trends.

Page last reviewed: July 23, 2018