U.S. Dpt of HHS
U.S. Dpt of Housing & Urban Dvlpmt
ME Dpt of Human Services
ME Dpt of Mental Health
Retardations & Substance Abuse
Ingraham’s Resource Guide
National Cervical Cancer Coalition
Food and Nutrition Education
The Beam Air Quality Project
Child Safety Seat Law
Health Indicators/Risk Factor Monitoring
Injury & Accidents
Mental Health & Substance Abuse
Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D)
Prescription Drug Assistance in Maine
Application for Maine RX Plus and Drugs for the Elderly/Disabled (DEL)
Elder Abuse Institute of Maine
Maine Adult Day Services Association
National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) - the Nation's primary source of information on criminal victimization. Each year, data are obtained from a nationally representative sample of roughly 50,000 households comprising nearly 100,000 persons on the frequency, characteristics and consequences of criminal victimization in the United States. Other crime data here too.
Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program a nationwide, cooperative statistical effort to generate a reliable set of criminal statistics.Elder Issues
National Aging Information Center (NAIC) - serves as a central source for a wide variety of information on aging for older people, their families, and those who work for or on behalf of older persons. NAIC resources include program and policy-related materials for consumers and practitioners as well as demographic and other statistical data on the health, economic, and social conditions of older Americans.Fatherhood
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Fatherhood Initiative, Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics presents links to the emerging body of statistical literature on roles of fathers in families.Health Indicators and Risk Factor Monitoring Systems
Healthy People 2010 - a national health promotion and disease prevention initiative.
CDC WONDER - an easy-to-use system that provides a single point of access to a wide variety of CDC reports, guidelines, and numeric public health data.
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) - the worlds largest telephone survey, tracks health risks in the United States.
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) - monitors six categories of priority health-risk behaviors among youth and young adults
National Center for Health Statistics - some NCHS data systems and surveys are ongoing annual systems while others are conducted periodically. NCHS has two major types of data systems: systems based on populations, containing data collected through personal interviews or examinations; and systems based on records, containing data collected from vital and medical records
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) a multi-purpose health survey conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which is the principle source of information on the health of the civilian, noninstitutionalized, household population of the United States.
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) - a survey conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Public Health Service. This survey has been designed to collect information about the health and diet of people in the United States.
The National Immunization Survey (NIS) - the Survey of Families with Young Children (SFYC), and the Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) collect information on the immunization coverage and health care of children across the United States.
The HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report (HARS) - contains tabular and graphic information about U.S. AIDS and HIV case reports, including data by state, metropolitan statistical area, mode of exposure to HIV, sex, race/ethnicity, age group, vital status, and case definition category.Injury & Accidents
National Injury Information Clearinghouse - The Clearinghouse disseminates statistics and information relating to the prevention of death and injury associated with consumer products. The Clearinghouse provides injury data from electronic data sources and distributes publications including hazard analyses, special studies, and data summaries.
Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARSTM) - an interactive system that provides customized injury-related mortality data useful for research and for making informed public health decisions.
The International Collaborative Effort (ICE) on Injury Statistics - one of several international activities sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The purpose of this ICE is to improve international comparability and quality of injury data.
Toxic Exposure Surveillance System (TESS) - The American Association of Poison Control Centers comprehensive poisoning surveillance database.Mental Health and Substance Abuse
SAMHSA presents the three agency web sites that maintain official data files on the numbers of people using or needing to use the Nation's network of substance abuse prevention, addiction treatment and mental health services.
National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA) is the primary source of information on the prevalence, patterns, and consequences of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the general U.S. civilian non institutionalized population, age 12 and older.
U.S Bureau of Census
The National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) - responsible for the Nation's official vital statistics.
Secondhand smoke can cause premature death and disease in children and adults who do not smoke Federal, state and local governments have passed laws and ordinances to reduce the involuntary exposure of citizens to secondhand smoke (SHS). To promote the health of all residents and visitors, the state of Maine and the City of Portland have passed laws designed to further reduce involuntary exposure to SHS in public places.