Illinois Prevention Research Center: Partnering to Promote Health in Urban Communities


Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
This Web site hosts several databases regarding prevalence, trends, maps illustrating health risks and other health survey information.

Big Cities Health Inventory, 2007: The Health of Urban USA
This report, published by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Metro Forum, presents city-to-city comparisons of leading measures of health.

Burden of Chronic Diseases and Their Risk Factors: National and State Perspectives 2004
This online document from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides updated information on the burden of chronic diseases and their risk factors in the 50 states.

Chicago Community Health Profiles
For each of Chicago's 77 formally designated community areas, this Web site provides health status and health resource data, such as census data, locations of health care facilities, and leading causes of death and hospitalization.

Diabetes Public Health Resource
Maps and data describing obesity trends and diabetes prevalence and other resources can be found on this site.

Evaluation of State Web-Based Systems for Dissemination of Health-Related Data
This evaluation, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), through a contract with ORC Macro, Inc., identifies current best practices for disseminating information via the Web.

Illinois Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
This state-based program gathers information on risk factors among Illinois adults 18 years of age and older through monthly telephone surveys. Data for Illinois counties are also available on this site.

Improving Community Health Survey
September 2005 Report by the Sinai Urban Health Institute
This report, produced with a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, takes an in-depth look at health care in six diverse inner-city Chicago neighborhoods.

United States Census Bureau

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