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CDC Updates Disability and Health Data Tool

The Disability and Health Data System (DHDS) is a CDC data tool that provides disability-specific information on over 70 health and demographic indicators available by disability status for adults 18 years of age and older. New updates to DHDS include 2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data, new single year indicators by demographics groups, […]

CDC introduces new online disability data system

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) introduces Disability and Health Data System (DHDS). Disability and Health Data System is an online interactive system that helps quickly translate state-level, disability-specific data into information that can be used by state health departments, national disability and health organizations, policymakers, researchers, educators, and others.

In conjunction with […]

Reducing Health Disparities with Improved Data Collection

New Refined Data Standards for Race, Ethnicity, Sex, Primary Language, and Disability Status

The Department of Health and Human Services on Oct. 31, 2011, published final standards for data collection on race, ethnicity, sex, primary language and disability status, as required by Section 4302 of the Affordable Care Act.

Identifying disparities and effectively targeting and […]