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).
Virginia Data Sources
|Virginia Atlas of Community Health||The Virginia Atlas of Community Health is an online source of community health indicators for Virginia. The Atlas provides a platform for creating interactive maps with community health indicators at various geographic levels.||Demographic|
|Virginia Cancer Registry||The Virginia Cancer Registry is a partner in statewide activities to promote cancer prevention, early detection, and successful treatment and care. Data available on their website includes cancer diagnoses and deaths.||Demographic|
|Virginia Department of Education||This site provides information on enrollment, demographics, student achievement, finances, and safety. Report cards at the school, district, and state levels provide detailed information about the quality of learning and instruction.||Sub-County Demographic|
|Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles||The Traffic Records Management, Reporting and Analysis Division of the Virginia Highway Safety Office manages the states' highway safety traffic records information system that houses millions of traffic crash records. From this website you can review reports or create interactive tables and maps.||Demographic|
|Virginia Epidemiology Surveillance Data||The Division of Surveillance and Investigation monitors the occurrence of reportable and emerging diseases or suspected outbreaks of illness (natural or otherwise).|
|Virginia Epidemiology Surveillance Data - Immunizations||Immunization statistics are gathered nationally and locally to ensure that children receive appropriate and timely immunizations so as to prevent the occurrence of vaccine-preventable diseases. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) also conducts an annual immunization survey for the children enrolled in kindergarten, day care, Head Start programs and 6th grade. The objective of both surveys is to measure the progress towards having all children receive the recommended immunizations by two years of age and at school entry to assess compliance with attendance requirements.|
|Virginia Health Information||Find and compare hospitals by the number of patients they treat for different medical conditions and procedures, rates of inpatient conditions or procedures, and cost savings from avoidable hospital stays.|
|Virginia Prescription Monitoring Program||The Virginia Prescription Monitoring Program collects prescription data for Schedule II - IV drugs into a central database which can then be used by limited authorized users to assist in deterring the illegitimate use of prescription drugs. Statistics about the program can be found on their Reports and Statistics page.|
|Virginia State Police - Crime in Virginia||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.||Sub-County Demographic|
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.