Online Resource Offers First-Time Access to Numerous Social Determinants of Health Data Files
Social Determinants of Health Database, a new online resource from AHRQ gives researchers access for the first time to a family of data files on social determinants of health.
The resource, which includes data organized by county and zip code, brings together linkable data files from the U.S. Census Bureau, the HHS/Health Resources and Services Administration, and more than a dozen additional data sources. The tool provides researchers, policymakers and others with detailed data on a wide range of county- and zip code-level population characteristics, such as income level, race, housing, educational attainment, public transportation use, military service, health insurance coverage, types of household computer availability and language use.
The database, funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund, is currently in a beta, or test phase, and is expected to grow in upcoming months. AHRQ is asking users to send suggestions or comments to SDOH@ahrq.hhs.gov.
Select to access Social Determinants of Health Database.