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 risk behaviors, preventive health practices, and health care access primarily related to chronic disease and injury. Alabama data is stratified on the 11 public health areas, as designated by Alabama Department of Public Health.

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

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

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.

Alabama Statewide Cancer Registry - County Cancer Profiles

Each profile is a one page summary that combines the information found in tables in the latest version of the Alabama Cancer Facts and Figures for each county.

Alabama Youth Risk Behavior Survey 2013 Data Report

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey is conducted among 9th - 12th graders and looks at: behaviors that contribute to unintional injuries and violence; tobacco use; alcohol and other drug use; sexual risk behaviors; unhealthy dietary behaviors; physical inactivity.

Center for Health Statistics - Birth and Death Data

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

Center for Health Statistics - County and State Mortality/Morbidity Data

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. 

University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety

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