Data & Research

Science and Research

Public health data and research serve as the foundation for public health action to improve the health of people and communities.

CDC Data & Statistics
List of data and statistics by topic, interactive database tools, surveillance systems, and tracking networks
Data that can be easily filtered, syndicated to external sites, and visualized in charts, graphs, and maps

Public Health Economics
List of general methods used by health economists and economics tools you can use to evaluate costs and burden of health problems and effectiveness and efficiency of health programs

CDC Stacks
More than 30,000 full-text scientific research articles, guidelines, and other publications produced by CDC

The Community GuideExternal
Evidence-based recommendations from the Community Preventive Services Task Force about what works to promote healthy communities

Surveillance Resource Center

Visit the Surveillance Resource Center to view guidance developed by CDC and its partners for improving the practice of public health surveillance.

Surveillance Information for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Public Health Professionals offers a comprehensive list of CDC surveillance systems that have public-facing websites.

CDC Journals

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
Often called “the voice of CDC,” the MMWR series is the agency’s primary vehicle for scientific publication of timely, reliable, authoritative, accurate, objective, and useful public health information and recommendations

Emerging Infectious Diseases
Open-access journal that covers new and reemerging infections and the factors involved in disease emergence, prevention, and elimination

Preventing Chronic Disease
Peer-reviewed journal that promotes the open exchange of information among researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and others who strive to improve public health through chronic disease prevention

NCHS Data Visualization Banner

The NCHS Visualization Gallery contains interactive visuals depicting trends in injury mortality, drug poisoning mortality, teen birth, and many more topics. Each visual provides national, state, and county trends by age, sex, and race and ethnicity.

Page last reviewed: July 22, 2018