Data Sources

These data sources provide information for communities looking for more local data. These sources provide either unique, local data; more information on demographic breakdowns (e.g., age, sex, race/ethnicity); or data for sub-county geographic units (e.g., cities, zipcodes or school districts).

Alabama Data Sources

Name Description Breakdown
Alabama Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

BRFSS is a state-based system of health surveys that collects information on health conditions and risk behaviors. Alabama data is stratified on the 11 public health areas, as designated by Alabama Department of Public Health.

Alabama Department of Public Health - Publications

County summary documents include health profiles featuring vital statistics (e.g., natality, age distribution, leading causes of death), selected causes of death summaries, and 2000 Census population by age group.

Alabama Department of Public Health - Statistical Query

Provides access to birth and death data via query systems at the county level and allows users to create custom tables by year, gender, age, race, and cause of death.

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Crime Statistics

Included is a summary of the nature and extent of the crimes reported by local criminal justice agencies to the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center’s Uniform Crime Reporting program.

Alabama Medicaid Agency

This page provides medicaid eligibility data by county

Alabama State Department of Education - accountability reporting

This site provides data required for No Child Left Behind including cohort graduation rates at the district level.

Alabama Statewide Cancer Registry - County Cancer Profiles

Each profile is a one page summary that contains county cancer data.

Alabama Statewide Cancer Registry - Facts and Figures

The Alabama Statewide Cancer Registry (ASCR) is a statewide, population-based cancer registry which collects data on all cancer cases diagnosed or treated in Alabama.

University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety - Crash Facts Book

The University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS) is a research and development center that provides integrated crash data and crash facts for the state of Alabama.


Community Health Improvement Resources

These resources include public health agencies (including local public health offices, state agencies, and public health institutes) and other partners in improving community health including United Ways, counties associations, hospital associations, and extension offices.

Alabama Community Resources


Other Alabama Resources