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Reports and Statistics -- Federal Governmental Agencies
Links to government organizations that provide research and statistics on Chicanos and Latinos.
Most Federal departments and agencies will have reports and statistics in their areas of coverage. Below are some examples from agencies in the Federal Government most likely to be helpful to those doing health-related research on Chicanos and Latinos. You can also try searching Search.USA.gov, the U.S. Government Official Search engine, or the Federal Digital System (FDsys) from the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) for more Federal reports and statistics.
Population, housing, economic, and geographic statistics, the latest economic indicators, and some historical census data back to 1790. Includes American Factfinder, American Community Survey, State & County QuickFacts, and the Economic Census. Access to data sets from the 2000 and 2010 censuses. Full-text subject reports.
"The specific goals of the Forum are to improve both the quality and use of data on the aging population by:
•widening access to information on the aging population through periodic publications and other means;
•promoting communication among data producers, researchers, and public policymakers;
•coordinating the development and use of statistical databases among federal agencies;
•identifying information gaps and data inconsistencies"
"The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (Forum) is a collection of 22 Federal government agencies involved in research and activities related to children and families. .... The Forum's annual report, America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, provides the Nation with a summary of national indicators of child well-being and monitors changes in these indicators over time."
A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). The site pulls together data sets from HHS agencies such as the National Health Institutes. Searches can be filtered by subject, sub agency, date, geographic subdivision, etc.
The mission of NIMHD is to lead scientific research to improve minority health and eliminate health disparities. To accomplish this, NIMHD:
Plans, reviews, coordinates, and evaluates all minority health and health disparities research and activities of the National Institutes of Health
Conducts and supports research in minority health and health disparities
Promotes and supports the training of a diverse research workforce
Translates and disseminates research information
Fosters innovative collaborations and partnerships
"The Office of Minority Health (OMH) was created in 1986 and is one of the most significant outcomes of the 1985 Secretary' s Task Force Report on Black and Minority Health. The Office is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities. OMH was reauthorized by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-148)."
Reports and Statistics -- California State Agencies
"County Health Status Profiles contains county data for selected health indicators as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and modified by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) in collaboration with the California Conference of Local Health Officers (CCLHO). The County Health Status Profiles report is now available along with individual county data sheets in the links below."
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