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AGing Integrated Database (AGID)

The Administration on Aging AGing Integrated Database (AGID) is an on-line query system based on Administration for Community Living (ACL)-related data files and surveys, and includes population characteristics from the Census Bureau for comparison purposes. Different options through AGID provide different levels of focus and aggregation of the data. To

US Census Bureau County KML Boundaries

The US Census Bureau provides Keyhole Markup Language (KML) files for every state in the US, containing the boundaries of the counties in that state as of the 2010 census. Files are available as detailed (the exact boundaries) and generalized (boundaries are smoothed and do not represent the exact

Area Health Resources File

The Area Health Resources Files (AHRF), provided by the US Department of Health and Human Services, encompass not only the basic county files but also state and national files. Together, these databases provide a comprehensive set of data offering a broad range of health resources and socioeconomic indicators which impact

Nursing Home Compare

Nursing Home Compare allows consumers to compare information about nursing homes. It contains quality of care information on every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country, including over 15,000 nationwide. The data comes from the CMS Health Inspection database and the National database known as the Minimum Data

Why Not The Best

Why Not The Best was created and is maintained by The Commonwealth Fund (link: commonwealthfund.org), a private foundation working toward a high performance health system. It is a free resource for health care professionals interested in tracking performance on various measures of health care quality. It enables organizations to compare

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

The Center for Disease Control's (CDC's) Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a system of health-related telephone surveys that collect state data about US residents regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventative services. BRFSS collects data in all 50 states as well as

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