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).

Maine Data Sources

Name Description Breakdown
Maine Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

The Behavioral Risk Factor Survey is an annual survey of Maine’s adult population about behaviors which affect risk of disease and disability.

Maine Cancer Registry

The Maine Cancer Registry regularly produces a standard report on the rates of new cancers and deaths in Maine citizens by site, gender, year, and county.

Maine Department of Education Data Center

This site provides education data by school and district for the state of Maine.

Maine Department of Health and Human Services - Data, Research, and Vital Statistics

This site contains births, deaths, vital statistics, population, health professional data, and more. There is also data from the  Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System.

Maine Environmental Public Health Tracking Network

Maine is part of the National Tracking Network, created in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to make data on environmental hazards, exposures, and health effects easier to find and use.

Maine Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program

Posted here are reports that combine surveillance information for several infectious disease, including monthly graphs and annual reports. Also posted are manuscripts prepared by infectious disease epidemiologists and published nationally.

Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey

The purpose of the Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey is to quantify the health of Kindergarten and Grade 3 students through parent interviews, and the health-related behaviors and attitudes of 5th through 12th graders by direct student survey.

Maine Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System

Maine Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) is an on-going, population-based surveillance system designed to identify and monitor selected maternal behaviors and experiences before, during, and after pregnancy among women who have recently given birth to a live infant.

Maine Prescription Monitoring Program

Maine's Prescription Monitoring Program is a tool created to prevent and detect prescription drug misuse and diversion. A database of all transactions for schedule II, III and IV controlled substances dispensed in the State of Maine is maintained.

Maine Shared Health Needs Assessment & Planning Process

The Maine Shared Health Needs Assessment & Planning Process (SHNAPP) Project - a collaborative of Central Maine Healthcare, Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, MaineGeneral Health, MaineHealth and the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention - works to improve the health status of Maine residents and track results.

Maine State Police Uniform Crime Reporting Unit

The Uniform Crime Reporting program is a system of collecting and analyzing crime and arrest statistics gathered on selected types of crime by participating law enforcement agencies throughout each state.

Demographic DataShare

This data clearinghouse provides access to data files from various agencies including air quality, workforce, economics, demographics, political fundraising and election results, and wildlife indicators. 

MaineHealth Health Index

The Health Index Initiative is helping MaineHealth achieve its vision of "working together so our communities are the healthiest in America" with many partners in the public and private sectors. The purpose of the index is to identify priorities for population health improvement, provide accurate, relevant data to inform action, and monitor progress over time.


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.

Maine Community Resources


Maine Business Coalitions on Health