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).

Washington Data Sources

Name Description Breakdown
Comprehensive Hospital Abstract Reporting System

The Comprehensive Hospital Abstract Reporting System contains coded hospital inpatient discharge information available for 1987 to 2013, and coded hospital-based observation stay data is available from 2008 forward.

CrimeStats Online

Data on crimes in Washington including murder, rape, aggrevated assault, robbery, arson, burglary, and theft.

Washington Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

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

Washington County STD Profiles

County Profile reports present an in-depth look at sexually transmitted diseases in each of Washington's counties. Data include chlamydia and gonorrhea morbidity by sex with rates of disease per 100,000 population.

Washington Healthy Youth Survey

The Healthy Youth Survey provides data on the health of adolescents in Washington in the areas of: safety and violence behaviors, risk and protective factors, health-related behaviors, and alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.

Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction - Data and Reports

This site provides a variety of education data, including: school district revenues and expenditures, graduation and dropout statistics, personnel information, and more.

Washington Prescription Monitoring Program

Legislation in 2007 gave the Department of Health authority to create a Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). The program’s purpose is to improve patient care and stop prescription drug misuse by collecting all the records for Schedule II, III, IV and V drugs.

Washington Public Health Activities and Services Inventory

The Public Health Activities and Services Tracking (PHAST) contains data tables and visualization dashboards from 2008-2014 on a variety of topics, including: environmental health, communicable disease, emergency preparedness, healthy family development, access to care, assessment, prevention and wellness.

Washington State Cancer Registry

Cancer incidence and mortality data by site and region are available for 1993 (hard copy only), and 1994 through 2010. Age- and sex-specific rates and stage at diagnosis are also available.

Washington State Department of Health Local Public Health Indicators

The local public health indicators website is an online data resource to help measure the health of Washington communities and inform the programs and policies of state and local public health agencies. The 35 indicators currently included in the local public health indicators database provide a snapshot of health status, health behavior, and public health system performance at the local level.

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

This site contains the number enrolled in programs provided by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.

Washington State Hospital Quality Data

This site provides quality measures for Washington hospitals and allows users to compare them with each other or with hospitals in other states.

Washington Tracking Network

The Washington Tracking Network contains data on: environmental exposure, health outcomes, and population characteristics at the state and county levels.

Washington Traffic Safety Commission

These reports include automobile monthly, quarterly, and annual fatal and serious injury totals for the last five years.

Washington Vital Statistics Reports

The Department of Health collects high-quality information on all births, deaths, abortions, marriages, and divorces that occur in Washington State.


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.

Washington Community Resources


Washington Business Coalitions on Health