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Community & Public Health Nursing : Local and State

Vital Statistics

Wisconsin Vital Statistics
Wisconsin statistical information based on vital records (records of birth, death, marriage, divorce, and domestic partnership), as well as statistics on induced abortions.  Statistics derived from vital records provide basic information about such topics as infant health, causes of death, and rates of marriage and divorce.

Illinois Vital Statistics
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) collects and evaluates thousands of health statistics to measure progress toward state and national health objectives.
Michigan Vital Statistics  Vital statistics data developed from these records can be accessed through the links below for the full range of vital events including births, deaths, marriages and divorces. Basic counts for the number of events, rates and detailed cross tabulations are provided.


Healthy Dane.ORG:  The Healthy Dane hospital and public health partners are pleased to make this source of reliable, current community health and population data available to our Dane County community.  We invite community organizations, planners, policy makers, educational institutions and residents to use this site as a tool to understand and track community health issues, and plan strategies for improvement.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services:  Multiple health based reports for the state of Wisconsin. General annual statistical reports.
Local city, county, regional) can be found at

Wisconsin Interactive Statistics on Health (WISH): This site gives you information about health indicators (measures of health) in Wisconsin. WISH allows policy makers, health professionals, and the public to submit questions (requests for data) and receive answers (tables) over the Internet. More indepth searching capabilities, i.e. year, county, etc.

Wisconsin Child Nutrition Programs: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Community and School Nutrition Programs Home Page. Iinformation and program guidance to the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, the Summer Food Service Program, the Special Milk Program, and the USDA Commodity Food Distribution Program.  Program statistics, broken down by city and school, are found on the left side green menu under "Program Statistics"

Wisconsin Child Welfare Statistical Graps and Reports: A list of graphically oriented WiSACWIS based reports. "Dashboards" provides statewide and county specific information at an summary level.  Detailed information of dashboard summaries available for authorized WiSACWIS users available within eWReports.  Also included as pdf documents, are monthly child welfare activity counts with trend-line graphs and yearly reports

County Health Reports: Not as robust as WISH, but other general statistical site for county health reports.  Can chose other states as well.


Some projects combine data with maps using GIS (Geographic Information Systems) to provide a geospatial overview and give geographic reference to the data.

  • 2010 Census: Interactive Population Map
    View demographic profiles. Data is being released on a state-by-state basis.
  • County Health Rankings
    All counties within any U.S. state are ranked by health outcomes and health factors. Rankings include color coded maps.
  • Food Environment Atlas
    The atlas displays data about food choices, health and well-being, and community characteristics. Data available at the county level.
  • World Bank eAtlas of Global Development
    Includes 175 indicators for over 200 countries. This resource maps and graphs the indicators so you can visually track the progress over a period of time. For example, use it to see how life expectancy at birth has changed from 1960 - present in a particular country or compare several countries in a single graph.
  • HealthMap
    HealthMap, a team of researchers, epidemiologists and software developers at Boston Children's Hospital founded in 2006, is an established global leader in utilizing online informal sources for disease outbreak monitoring and real-time surveillance of emerging public health threats. The freely available Web site '' and mobile app 'Outbreaks Near Me' deliver real-time intelligence on a broad range of emerging infectious diseases for a diverse audience including libraries, local health departments, governments, and international travelers.