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Sources of Health Data

Government run, public health organizations with a mandate to track disease epidemiology in the interest of community health. These organizations administer large scale, resource-intensive studies that measure health outcomes over time.

Chicago & Illinois

United States


Journalists that visualize and interpret data (often from other sources) to inform the public about newsworthy health issues. This can be a good way to find out about data to explore further, or get familiar with a topic you may be interested in researching.
Many nonprofit and advocacy organizations also collect and share health data as part of their efforts to influence public policy.