Looking for data to make the case, design a program or policy, or just become more informed about health issues in the SouthCoast? You’ve come to the right place.
Use the following links to access data across the spectrum of health issues:
For members of the health dashboard network, access data collected and shared by fellow members here.
About the data:
The data posted on these pages was aggregated by the Public Policy Center (formerly the Urban Initiative) from publicly available databases. It represents the most recent data available presented at the smallest geographic unit for which the margin of error is reasonably small. Each data set is presented with a title, data source, update date, and a link to the source when applicable available, in the following format:
How to cite:
Health Data SouthCoast was designed to provide users with quick and easy access to data and relevant research that can support activities like grant writing, program development, and trend analysis. In order to recognize the role of this resource in your work, we ask that you cite data or maps that you obtain or use. Your citation should include:
- The name and date of the data set (see above image for an example of how this information is provided),
- Source of data set,
- “Via” or “Provided by” Health Data SouthCoast,
- The Health Data SouthCoast URL (healthdatasouthcoast.org), and
- The date on which you obtained this information.
If information found on HDSC will be used for formal academic applications, we recommend verifying and citing it using its original source.
For examples on how to cite using specific styles (like APA, MLA, and Chicago) we recommend you refer to the Bedford/St. Martin’s Online Research Documentation Handbook.