Metrics, Measurements, & Instruments

Health Data by Region

San Francisco Data

California Data

California Health Interview Survey

CHIS data gives a detailed picture of the health and health care needs of California's population. The website allows users to make standard and customized searches of state and local data.


C-STATS provides access to information on a broad range of tobacco-related indicators, from behavioral measures to local policies.


EPICenter provides injury data by cause and age across California to support injury prevention programs.

KidsData: Data and Resources about the Health of Children

Find data about the health and wellbeing of children in communities across California.

Public Health Institute (PHI) Health Disadvantage Index

Enter a census tract number into this map to get a score on key social determinants of health for that location. Where are the most health disadvantaged communities in California, and how can we use this information to better improve health for everyone? New from PHI's Public Health Alliance of Southern California: Explore this census-tract level snapshot of the social determinants fo health across the state and a mechanism to inform the design of interventions in underserved communties. The tool features a user-friendly interactive map with key factors to identify populations most vulnerable to poor health outcomes.


RACE COUNTS measures the overall performance, amount of racial disparity, and impact by population size of counties and cities in California.

California DPH Resources

Improved Perinatal Outcome Data Reports (IPODR)

The California County Profile Reports currently include a number of perinatal risk factors and outcomes at the county and ZIP code level.

Vital Statistics Query System

This California Department of Public Health website allows users to obtain tailored summaries and statistical reports.

National Health Data

Validated Measures for Research with Vulnerable & Special Populations

A UCSF Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) resource - a collection of survey instruments selected for applicability to patient-oriented research involving groups the NIH has termed “special populations”, under-represented in translational research: pediatric populations, geriatric populations and other vulnerable populations (those with low income, lower educational attainment, racial/ethnic minorities, LGBTQ populations, etc.). The measures include a broad range of clinical and social variables, from homelessness to food insecurity, from discrimination to trust, from health literacy to language proficiency, from stress to mental health, from functional status to disability, and from caregiving burden to end-of life decision-making. English, translated and short versions provided for 30+ domains.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Community Commons

Make your own maps and maps others have created to visualize health and other types of data. 

Health Leads
Healthy People 2020

Healthy People 2020 provides 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. The site includes data on many health topics and resources.

National Institute of Health

Unnatural Causes - Is Inequality Making Us Sick?
A seven-part documentary series exploring racial and socioeconomic inequalities in health. Includes action toolkit and health equity resource database. Consider this: a person's zip code is a better predictor of health than their genetic code.