Community Health Data Initiative
HHS and the Institute of Medicine have launched a national initiative to help consumers and communities get more value out of the Nation’s wealth of health data.
Under the Community Health Data Initiative:
• HHS will release greater amounts of health data in more usable formats.
• Software developers will use the data to create new applications that will make health information increasingly useful for individuals and communities.
• With improved data and creative new applications, communities and consumers will initiate effective new efforts in disease prevention, health promotion and measurement of health care quality and performance.
For more information:
About HHS Open Government and CHDI – http://www.hhs.gov/open/datasets/communityhealthdata.html
Community Health Data Initiative Interim Work Page – http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data_access/chdi.htm
More government data and information is available at http://www.data.gov/.