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).
Arkansas Data Sources
|ACHI Statewide BMI Data Collection System||Arkansas Center for Health Improvement created and implemented a body mass index (BMI) screening process for all public school children in the state, providing annual assessment and confidential reporting to parents of each public school student’s BMI, a screening tool for obesity.||Demographic|
|Arkansas Community Foundation Aspire Arkansas Reports - County Fact Sheets||Arkansas Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that promotes smart giving to improve communities. These reports present county-by-county data on measures of community well-being, including education, health, economics, employment, housing, and civic engagement.||Demographic|
|Arkansas Crime Information Center||This site includes statistics on crime, and other services, such as a crime victim notification system, and the state sex offender registry.||Demographic|
|Arkansas Department of Education Data Center||Contains a variety of education data at the school and district level||Sub-County|
|Arkansas Department of Health - Cancer Registry||Provides a query system that generates tables and maps showing cancer cases and rates by county. Users can customize output to show data by gender, race/ethnic group, and cancer site over several years.||Demographic|
|Arkansas Department of Health - Health Statistics||This query system allows users to create summary tables of death data and vital statistics at the county level, with the ability to select year, gender, age, race, and cause of death.||Demographic|
|Arkansas Department of Health - Health Surveys||This site provides results to health surveys including Behavioral Factor Surveillance System, and Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System. Survey results can be found in the left Data, Statistics & Registries menu under Health Surveys.||Demographic|
|Arkansas Department of Health - HIV/AIDS/STD Registry||The Arkansas HIV/AIDS Registry publishes regular reports that include county-level sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS data.||Demographic|
|Arkansas Prescription Monitoring Program||The purpose of the Arkansas Prescription Monitoring Program is to reduce prescription drug abuse and enhance patient care.|
|Arkansas Prevention Needs Assessment Survey||The Arkansas Prevention Needs Assessment Survey is a yearly survey of 6th, 8th, 10th and 12th grade school students in the state of Arkansas. The survey is designed to assess adolescent substance use and related behaviors, and risk and protective factors that predict these behaviors.||Demographic|
|Arkansas State Police Highway Safety Office||The Highway Safety Office of the Arkansas State Police provides traffic crash statistical reports including information about vehicle and motorcycle accidents. These reports also include annual trends, age of driver, alcohol related crashes, and other county and city statistics.||Sub-County Demographic|
|Public Health in Arkansas' Communities Search (PHACS)||PHACS is a summary of indicators that can affect the health of Arkansans. Community groups, students, and researchers can use PHACS to find county health data from several different sources.||Demographic|
|Public Health in Arkansas' Communities Search (PHACS) - Immunizations||This page provides vaccination coverage by county among Arkansas children and the percentage of adults aged 65 and older reporting no flu or pneumonia shot.|
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.