New York

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).

New York Data Sources

Name Description Breakdown
New York State Cancer Registry

Cancer is one of the most common chronic diseases in New York State, and is second only to heart disease as the leading cause of death. Each year, about 100,000 New Yorkers are diagnosed with cancer. The New York State Cancer Registry is pleased to provide cancer statistics through this Web page.

New York State Community Health Indicator Reports

New York State Community Health Indicator Reports (CHIRS) provides data for over 300 health indicators, organized by 15 health topic and data tables with links to trend graphs and maps. They are updated annually and are linked to the indicators in the County Health Assessment Indicators (CHAI) for all communities in New York. Obesity Statistics were recently added to this group of health indicators.

New York State County Health Indicators by Race/Ethnicity (CHIRE)

CHIRE provides a variety of health indicators by race/ethnicity, for New York State and counties, including: mortality, vital statistics, injuries, chronic diseases, and substance abuse.

New York State Department of Health - Data and Reports

The New York State Department of Health provides access to a range of county-level data, including: demographics, socioeconomic factors, physical activity, substance abuse, maternal/infant health, child/adolescent health, chronic diseases, health surveys, and community health reports.

New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services - Statistics

The Criminal Justice Statistics page includes data and statistics on violent and properly crime at the state and county level.

New York State Education Department - Data Reporting

The Data Reporting section provides data on: district and school enrollment, teachers, financial, federal and state accountability status, student assessment results, graduation, transfers, and post-graduate plans.

New York State Environmental Public Health Tracking

New York 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.

New York Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) also called the YRBS, is a nationwide surveying effort by the CDC to monitor students' health risks and behaviors related to weight and diet, physical activity, injury and violence, tobacco use, alcohol and other drug use, and sexual behaviors. It also monitors the prevalence of obesity and asthma.


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.

New York Community Resources


New York Business Coalitions on Health

Other New York Resources