Data Resources

New Dataset Available - Effects of Intimate Partner Violence on the Workplace in the United States, 2005-2008

This research, which was conducted in two phases, explored the effects of intimate partner violence (IPV) on the workplace between 2005 and 2008. Phase One examined the prevalence of IPV among employed individuals, how IPV affects the personal and professional well-being of employees, and its costs for employers. Phase Two focused more specifically on the interactions between employed IPV victims and their coworkers.  

Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) National Inpatient Sample (NIS) 2012 Data

The National (Nationwide) Inpatient Sample (NIS) is part of a family of databases and software tools developed for the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). The NIS is the largest publicly available all-payer inpatient health care database in the United States, yielding national estimates of hospital inpatient stays.

Rural Assistance Center - Finding Statistics and Data Related to Rural Health

This guide will help you locate and fairly and accurately use statistics and data in order to: understand rural health needs and rural/urban disparities, communicate rural health needs, and inform decision-making related to service delivery and policy.

National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) II Wave 3 Report: Wave 3 Tables

The National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) is a nationally representative, longitudinal survey of children who were the subjects of child maltreatment investigation.  At Wave 3, 36 months after the maltreatment report that brought them into the study, the children were 2-20 years old.  These Wave 3 tables provide descriptive information about the children’s characteristics and functioning, their service needs and service utilization, and their caregivers’ characteristics, service needs and service utilization, and child welfare outcomes 36 months after the report that brought them into the study.

The Commonwealth Fund Interactive Tool – What Would Happen If Health Care in Your State Improved?

The Commonwealth Fund’s Scorecard on State Health System Performance, 2014, assessed states on 42 indicators of health care access, quality, costs, and outcomes from 2007 to 2012. Use this interactive tool to see the gains that your state could achieve by improving its performance to the level of better-performing states, as well as the losses that would result if your state failed to sustain its performance. You can also see the impact of reaching for a goal that is even better than the current best state’s performance.

New Dataset Available - Daily In-Home Activity Metrics from the Intelligent Systems for Assessing Aging Changes (ISAAC), 2011

The ISAAC study developed methods of continuously assessing behaviors of seniors living independently in the community, with the ultimate goal of identifying trends in behavior and activity measures that would be predictive of a later transition to Mild Cognitive Impairment. Participants were monitored continuously for about three years. Participants were also evaluated annually with a full clinical and neuropsychological battery of tests. These data are freely available.

Temple University Fatherhood Research and Practice Network Launched

The Fatherhood Research and Practice Network seeks to promote rigorous evaluation of fatherhood programs, expand the number of researchers and practitioners collaborating to evaluate these programs, and disseminate information that leads to effective fatherhood practice and evaluation research.

Catalyst Center State Data Pages Update - Demonstrate Differences in Subgroups of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) by Age, Race, Income, and More

This latest expansion enables you to discover where there may be inequities in health care coverage among different subgroups of CYSHCN in your state. The state data pages now include data from the 2009/2010 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care needs that provide specific information about CYSHCN based on: race/ethnicity, sex, age, primary household language, household income, and number of functional difficulties.

New Dataset Available - Massachusetts Health Reform Survey, 2007

This data collection comprises data from the second round of the Massachusetts Health Reform Survey (MHRS), a survey designed to track the impact of Massachusetts health care reform legislation passed in late 2006. Topics covered by the survey include health insurance status; specific types of health insurance coverage held by the survey respondents; insurance premiums and covered services for those with insurance; access to and use of health care; out-of-pocket health care costs and medical debt; health and disability status; and demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. The survey also gauged support for the legislation and awareness of its individual mandate.

New States and Additional Specifications for Existing States in AHRQ’s USHIK All Payer Claims Database (APCD)

USHIK is an on-line, publicly accessible registry and repository of healthcare related data, metadata, and standards. New additions to the portal are the file submission specifications for Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Virginia. Additional versions of file specifications are available for Maryland, Oregon, Tennessee, and Utah. The addition of multiple versions of specifications for a single state allows a user to select the different versions of a single file submission to view the similarities and differences between versions. Users can also select the same type of file from different states to view similarities and differences between those specifications as well.

ChildTrends Data Bank – Head Start Programs

While enrollment in Head Start increased slightly between the 2006-07 and the 2010-11 program years, this growth has not kept up with increases in child poverty, and the latest data show a decline in enrollment.

New Dataset Available - An Institutionalization Effect: The Impact of Mental Hospitalization and Imprisonment on Homicide in the United States, 1934 – 2001

This data set explored the effect of imprisonment on violent crime rates prior to 1991. Previous research focused exclusively on rates of imprisonment, rather than using a measure that combines institutionalization in both prisons and mental hospitals. Using state-level panel-data regressions over the 68-year period from 1934 to 2001 and controlling for economic conditions, youth population rates, criminal justice enforcement, and demographic factors, this study found a large, robust, and statistically significant relationship between aggregated institutionalization (in mental hospitals and prisons) and homicide rates.

Kaiser Family Foundation - Health Coverage and Care in the South: A Chartbook

As a group, compared to those in other regions, Southerners are more likely to be uninsured, less likely to have access to needed health services, and more likely to experience a number of chronic health conditions. This chartbook provides key data on the demographic and economic characteristics of the southern population as well as their health status, health insurance coverage, and access to care today.

New Dataset Available - National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP)

The National Social Life, Health and Aging Project (NSHAP) is the first population-based study of health and social factors on a national scale, aiming to understand the well-being of older, community-dwelling Americans by examining the interactions among physical health, illness, medication use, cognitive function, emotional health, sensory function, health behaviors, and social connectedness.

Symposium on the Organizational and Managerial Context of Private Child Welfare Agencies

The National Quality Improvement Center on the Privatization of Child Welfare Services developed the National Survey of Private Child and Family Service Agencies. In March, Children and Youth Services Review published a symposium reporting on deeper analyses of these national survey data. While focused on the child welfare sector, the papers broadly concern the structure and functioning of private human service organizations and managerial efforts to enhance organizational performance.

New Dataset Available - National Crime Victimization Survey: Workplace Risk Supplement, 2002

The primary purpose of the Workplace Risk Supplement (WRS) is to obtain accurate information regarding the incidence of violence in the workplace so that legislators and policymakers, as well as academic researchers, practitioners at the Federal, state and local levels, and special interest groups who are concerned with workplace violence, can obtain a better understanding of the risk factors associated with workplace violence. These data are freely available.

New Dataset Available - Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data: Arrests by Age, Sex, and Race, 2012 

These data provide information on the number of arrests reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program each month by police agencies in the United States. The arrest reports by age, sex, and race provide valuable data on 43 offenses including violent, drug, gambling, and larceny crimes. These data are freely available.

Violence and Victimization Research Division’s Compendium of Research on Violence Against Women, 1993-2013

This regularly updated compendium lists and briefly describes all of the projects funded under NIJ’s Violence Against Women and Family Violence Program.

The Commonwealth Fund Health System Data Center

This interactive online tool allows for the comparison of state- and regional-level health care data.

New Dataset Available – National Comorbidity Survey: Reinterview (NCS-2), 2001-2002 

The NCS-2 was a re-interview of 5,001 individuals who participated in the Baseline (NCS-1). The study was conducted a decade after the initial baseline survey. The aim was to collect information about changes in mental disorders, substance use disorders, and the predictors and consequences of these changes over the ten years between the two surveys. The collection contains three major sections: the main survey, demographic data, and diagnostic data. These data are freely available data.

Rural Assistance Center (RAC) Rural Mental Health and Substance Abuse Toolkit

The Rural Mental Health and Substance Abuse Toolkit is designed to aid in the development and implementation of programs to improve community mental health using proven approaches and strategies.The toolkit is made up of several modules. Each concentrates on different aspects of mental health and substance abuse programs.

Health Landscape Interactive Tool

HealthLandscape is an interactive web-based mapping tool that allows health professionals, policy makers, academic researchers, and planners to combine, analyze and display information in ways that promote better understanding of health and the forces that affect it. The tool brings together various sources of health, socio-economic and environmental information in a convenient, central location to help answer questions about and improve health and healthcare. HealthLandscape can be used to create maps from publicly available data sets including regional criminal justice, education, healthcare, and demographic data, allowing users to discover community characteristics and share information with health professionals, policy makers, and legislators.

The Commonwealth Fund Interactive Map: The Impact of Not Participating in the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid Expansion

This interactive map shows the Medicaid expansion status of all 50 states (plus Washington, DC) and, in each state that is not expanding, the number of people in the coverage gap and the amount of federal funds lost.

New Dataset Available: Police-Public Contact Survey, 2011

The Police-Public Contact Survey (PPCS) provides detailed information on the nature and characteristics of face-to-face contacts between police and the public, including the reason for and outcome of the contact. The PPCS interviews a nationally representative sample of U.S. residents age 16 or older as a supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey. These data are freely available data.

Community Catalyst Churn Toolkit: Stabilizing Coverage for Children and Families

Churn-cycling in and out of insurance coverage or between types of coverage-is a persistent and challenging characteristic of our health insurance landscape. The effects of churn on children, many of whom are covered through Medicaid and CHIP, can be especially problematic, as children require frequent contact with the health care system for preventative services, developmental needs, and routine and acute care. This toolkit is designed to aid advocates in obtaining the data they need to understand the scope and causes of churn in their state’s Medicaid/CHIP program(s), as well as resources to select policy approaches to resolving the causes they identify.

New Dataset Available: Neighborhood Effects on the Long-Term Well-Being of Low-Income Adults From All Five Sites of the Moving to Opportunity Experiment, 2008-2010

Moving to Opportunity (MTO) is a randomized housing experiment administered by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development that gave low-income families living in high-poverty areas in five cities the chance to move to lower-poverty areas. Families were tracked from baseline (1994-1998) through the long-term evaluation survey fielding period (2008-2010) with the purpose of determining the effects of “neighborhood” on participating families. These particular files include data from the 3,273 adult interviews completed as part of the MTO long-term evaluation and are comprised of variables analyzed for the article “Neighborhood Effects on the Long-Term Well-Being of Low-Income Adults.”

New Dataset Available: Survey of Youth in Residential Placement (SYRP) 2003

The Survey of Youth in Residential Placement (SYRP) is the only national survey that gathers data directly from youth in the juvenile justice system. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) designed the survey in 2000 and 2001 to survey offender youth between the ages of 10 and 20. SYRP asks the youth about their backgrounds, offense histories and problems; the facility environment; experiences in the facility; experiences with alcohol and drugs; experiences of victimization in placement; medical needs and services received; and their expectations for the future.

Brandeis University Heller School for Social Policy and Management Launches

Explore hundreds of measures of child wellbeing and policy analysis from a unique information source that documents diversity, opportunity, and equity among US children.

Children’s Bureau Express Child Welfare Outcomes Data Site Update

Since its launch in December 2010, the Child Welfare Outcomes Data Site has provided child welfare-related data to research consumers using data from the annual Child Welfare Outcomes Report to Congress. This report assesses State performance in operating child protection and child welfare programs and presents State-performance data in seven outcome categories related to child safety, permanency, and well-being. New enhancements to the site now allow users to look at race and ethnicity data in a more detailed manner.

New Dataset Available: The State of Preschool Yearbook: State-Funded Pre-K Program Data, 2011-2012 School Year

The State of Preschool Yearbook is annual review of access to, quality standards in, and resources devoted to state-funded preschool programs for 3- and 4-year-old children in the 54 programs in 40 states and the District of Columbia providing such programs, based on a survey of administrators of state-funded preschool programs. This edition of data covers the 2011-2012 school year, and accompanies the 2012 State of Preschool Yearbook.

Children’s Bureau Express (CBX) Spotlight on LGBTQ Youth Toolkit

This month’s CBX looks at an initiative by the Center for the Study of Social Policy on the challenges affecting LGBTQ youth in child welfare settings, a guide to help child welfare professionals better care for LGBTQ youth in foster care, and more.

New Dataset Available: Public Use Data (2008-10) on Neighborhood Effects on Obesity and Diabetes Among Low-Income Adults from the All Five Sites of the Moving to Opportunity Experiment 

Moving to Opportunity (MTO) is a randomized housing experiment administered by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development that gave low-income families living in high-poverty areas in five cities the chance to move to lower-poverty areas. Families were tracked from baseline (1994-1998) through the long-term evaluation survey fielding period (2008-2010) with the purpose of determining the effects of “neighborhood” on participating families. This data collection includes data from the 3,273 adult interviews completed as part of the MTO long-term evaluation.

New Dataset Available: Systematic Review of School-Based Programs to Reduce Bullying and Victimization, 1983-2009

The purpose of this systematic review was to assess the effectiveness of school-based anti-bullying programs in reducing school bullying.

New Dataset Available: WHO Study on Global AGEing and Adult Health (SAGE): Wave 1, 2007-2010

The World Health Organization (WHO)’s Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE) is a longitudinal follow-up of a cohort of ageing and older adults. These data will address data gaps on ageing, adult health and well-being in lower and middle income countries, whilst being comparable to surveys conducted in higher income countries (such as the United States’ Health and Retirement Study (HRS), English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), and the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE)).

National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN)

New Dataset Available: National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) Child File, FFY 2012

The National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) Child File dataset consists of child-specific data of all investigated reports of maltreatment to State child protective service agencies.

The 2014 National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day ToolKit

The Complete Toolkit contains the following documents: Quick Question & Answer, NBHAAD Fact Sheet, Media Advisory, How to Create a Vine Video, Sample Letter to the Editor, Sample Letter for Faith Based Leaders, Sample Letter for Greek Fraternity and Sorority, Press Conference Planner, Calendar Alert, Sample Proclamation, Fundraising Tips, PSA (10 seconds), PSA (15 seconds), PSA (30 seconds).

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Research Methods Series

This resource center tool provides information and resources for PCMH researchers, evaluators, and decision makers. The series is designed to “expand the toolbox” of methods used to evaluate and refine PCMH models and other health care interventions. This toolbox of novel and underused methods can equip evaluators and implementers to better assess and refine PCMH models and to meet the evidence needs of PCMH stakeholders more effectively.

Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) CCDF Policies Database Book of Tables: Key Cross-State Variations in CCDF Policies as of October 1, 2012

This book of tables presents key aspects of CCDF-funded programs across all 50 States, territories, outlying areas, and the District of Columbia as of October 1, 2012. The book of tables highlights policy variations across four general areas of policy: eligibility requirements for families and children; family application, terms of authorization, and redetermination; family payments; and policies for providers, including maximum reimbursement rates. Along with each table, this report provides highlights of the policies in effect in 2012, as well as how those policies have changed since 2011.

Welfare Rules Databook: State TANF Policies as of July 2012

The Welfare Rules Databook provides tables containing key Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) policies for each state as of July 2012, as well as longitudinal tables describing various state policies for selected years between 1996 and 2012. The tables are based on the information in the Welfare Rules Database; a publicly available, online database originally developed under the Urban Institute’s Assessing the New Federalism project.

Database: The Historically Black College and University Campus Sexual Assault (HBCU-CSA) Study, 2008

The Historically Black College and University Campus Sexual Assault Study was undertaken to document the prevalence, personal and behavioral factors, context, consequences, and reporting of distinct forms of sexual assault. This study examined campus police and service provider perspectives on sexual victimization and student attitudes toward law enforcement and ideas about prevention and policy.

Database: Sociopolitical Determinants of Perceived Risk, 1998

The Sociopolitical Determinants of Perceived Risk project is an extensive national survey designed to assess the influence of sociopolitical constructs on perceived risk. The survey was administered to 1,204 randomly selected adults by telephone between September, 1997 and February, 1998. Minority groups (African-American, Hispanic-American, and Asian-American persons) were oversampled.

Database: Cornell Study of Occupational Retirement, 1952

The Cornell Study of Occupational Retirement is a national, longitudinal study of retirement that began in 1952 and was likely the first large-scale study of retirement behavior. The study aimed to understand and follow the transition from work to retirement — a “well-defined” life transition in the 1950s. The study followed a cohort of 64-year-old workers into their retirement years. Over the course of the 6-year study, over 50 percent of the respondents retired. The survey includes a wide range of questions regarding: sociodemographic characteristics, family, daily activities, work (type of work and work satisfaction), economic status (income, homeownership, and household size), pensions, age identity, age stereotypes, retirement plans, health, life satisfaction and adjustment to the retirement transition. These data are freely available.

Database: Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of American Youth (12th-Grade Survey), 2012







This survey of 12th-grade students is part of a series that explores changes in important values, behaviors, and lifestyle orientations of contemporary American youth. Students are randomly assigned to complete one of six questionnaires, each with a different subset of topical questions, but all containing a set of “core” questions on demographics and drug use. Additional topics include: attitudes toward religion, changing roles for women, educational aspirations, self-esteem, exposure to drug education, and violence and crime (both in and out of school).






Database: Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of American Youth (8th- and 10th-Grade Surveys), 2012

These surveys of 8th- and 10th-grade students are part of a series that explores changes in important values, behaviors, and lifestyle orientations of contemporary American youth. Students in each grade are randomly assigned to complete one of four questionnaires, each with a different subset of topical questions but containing a set of “core” questions on demographics and drug use.

Database: WHO Study on Global AGEing and Adult Health (SAGE): Wave 0, 2002-2004

The World Health Organization (WHO)’s Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE) is a longitudinal follow-up of a cohort of ageing and older adults.These data aim to address data gaps on ageing, adult health and well-being in lower and middle income countries, whilst being comparable to surveys conducted in higher income countries.

Database: CRELES-2: Costa Rican Longevity and Healthy Aging Study – Wave 2, 2006-2008

The Costa Rican Longevity and Healthy Aging Study is a nationally representative longitudinal survey of health and lifecourse experiences of 2,827 Costa Ricans ages 60 and over in 2005, the baseline collection. The second wave fieldwork was conducted from October 2006 to July 2008, with 2,364 surviving and contacted participants. The original sample was drawn from Costa Rican residents in the 2000 population census who were born in 1945 or before, with an over-sample of the oldest-old (ages 95 and over).

Database: Citizenship, Democracy, and Drug-Related Violence (CIDENA, 2011)

The survey Citizenship, Democracy, and Drug-Related Violence (CIDENA, 2011) was implemented with the goal of providing information towards understanding the complex relationship between society and drug-related violence in Mexico. Cognitive interviews, face-to-face interviews, and list experiments were utilized in Mexico. The survey was conducted in face-to-face interviews (at the residence of the interviewee) based on a sample of men and women over 18 years of age and residents of Mexico. The sample was representative nationwide of 7 states with different levels of violence.

Database: Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Policies Database, 2012

The CCDF Policies Database project is a comprehensive, up-to-date database of inter-related sources of CCDF policy information that support the needs of a variety of audiences through (1) Analytic Data Files and (2) a Book of Tables. These are made available to researchers, administrators, and policymakers with the goal of addressing important questions concerning the effects of alternative child care subsidy policies and practices on the children and families served, specifically parental employment and self-sufficiency, the availability and quality of care, and children’s development.

Database: Latino MSM Community Involvement: HIV Protective Effects

The purpose of this study was to contribute to the conceptual understanding and practical application of social integration theory to health behaviors. The research aimed to investigate the protective effects of community involvement in HIV/AIDS and gay-related organizations for HIV/AIDS sexual risk behavior among Latino gay or bisexual men and transgender individuals in Chicago and San Francisco.





Database: Age and Generations Study, 2007-2008

The Age and Generations Study documented employee and employer outcomes related to the experiences of multi-generational teams in five industry sectors, and examined how the work relationships of these team members might change over time. Additionally, the survey requested information on employees’ perceptions of their work experience, work that is done by their work groups, opportunities for learning and development, organizational policies, and their assessments of their health and well-being. Demographic variables included gender, birth year, race/ethnicity, education, marital status, number of children, hourly wage, salary, and household income.

National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System State Level Data (NCANDS State)

The National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System, State Level Data (NCANDS State), FFY- 2011 dataset consists of State-specific data of all investigated reports of maltreatment to State child protective service agencies.

National Corrections Reporting Program, 2000-2011

The National Corrections Reporting Program (NCRP) compiles offender-level data on admissions and releases from state and federal prisons and post-confinement community supervision. The data are used to monitor the nation’s correctional population and address specific policy questions related to recidivism, prisoner reentry, and trends in demographic characteristics of the incarcerated and community supervision populations.

The Rural Data Portal

The RURAL DATA PORTAL is a simple, easy to use, on-line resource that provides essential information on the social, economic, and housing characteristics of communities in the United States.

Better Access to Data for Global Interdisciplinary Research (BAGDIR)

BADGIR is an on-line data archive at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. From this portal you can browse or search data documentation (e.g., metadata, codebooks) and univariate summary statistics (e.g., mean, frequency counts). Registered users can also create cross-tabulations that can be downloaded in MSExcel format, and perform regression analyses (registration required). Registered users who are interested in performing more sophisticated multivariate analyses can create and download customized data sets that can be imported into a variety of statistical packages (e.g., SPSS, SAS, STATA).

Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data: National Incident-Based Reporting System, 2011

The National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) is a part of the Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR), administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The data focus on a variety of aspects of a crime incident.

Puerto Rican Elderly: Health Conditions (PREHCO) Project, 2002-2003, 2006-2007 Database

The Puerto Rican Elderly: Health Conditions (PREHCO) study investigates the mental and physical health status among the elderly (individuals over 60 years of age) in Puerto Rico. Through a cross-sectional sample survey of target individuals and their spouses, PREHCO identifies the varying demographic and health variables affecting the elderly such as income, housing arrangements, health insurance, migration, and childhood characteristics. Based on the patterns of access and utilization of health services, the data can be used to project the health profiles and risks of mortality among the elderly in Puerto Rico.

Violence Risk Assessment and Risk Communication, 1996-1998 Database

This data collection is designed to examine factors influencing the validity of violence risk assessment and risk communication, and it covers three surveys: (1) 1996 Clinical Judgements Survey, (2) 1997 Dangerousness Survey, and (3) 1998 Survey.

Child Trends DataBank

The Child Trends DataBank examines and monitors more than 100 indicators that focus on risks and positive developments for children. For each indicator we summarize what the research says about its importance to children’s development, track trends over time and by subgroup, and highlight strategies likely to improve well-being.

Social Work Policy Institute

SWPI examines issues that relate to the work of social workers, including how to serve people who have multiple or complex needs and how public agencies and other structures deliver health and human services.

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

ICPSR distributes data provided by several archives and includes datasets in areas including urban studies, education, health, legal systems, and other areas of interest to social work researchers.