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Finding and Using Health Statistics

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Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) is a non-profit foundation that does research, journalism, and communications programs. It focuses on major health care issues in the United States. Its goal is to be an unbiased source of facts, information, analysis, and journalism for the general public, as well as for policy makers, the media, and the health care community.1 KFF's resources include:

  1. State Health Facts has more than 800 health indicators for all 50 states, Washington, D.C., United States Territories, and other locations. Users can view maps, relative health rankings, trends, and download data on demographics, health costs, health coverage, minority health, providers and service use, and more.
  2. Global Health Facts has more than 100 indicators on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other key measures of health and socioeconomic status, divided by country.

1 Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation: About Us.  http://kff.org/about-us/

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