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Data Sources

AllTransit Database
AllTransit is the largest source of transit connectivity, access, and frequency data in America. It offers tremendous potential for planning applications to increase our understanding of the value of transit, as well as to enhance service and operations planning.

Alteryx Analytics Gallery
Create summary, comparison and rank reports.

Big Cities Health Coalition Data and Research Center
The Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC) is a forum for the leaders of America’s largest metropolitan health departments to exchange strategies and jointly address issues to promote and protect the health and safety of the 51 million people they serve. Together, these public health officials directly affect the health and well-being of one in six Americans. The BCHC is a project of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).

Built Environment and Public Health Clearinghouse

  • Explore resources by discipline
  • Access webinars
  • Read guides and primers
  • Locate Data and Assessment Tools
  • 1,100-plus word interdisciplinary glossary

Community Commons
Data, tools and stories to improve communities and inspire change.

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
The Rankings are based on a model of population health that emphasizes the many factors that, if improved, can help make communities healthier places to live, learn, work and play. 

This is a comprehensive, open-source visualization venture launched by MIT’s Media Labs and consulting and auditing firm Deloitte. For any county, city, metro, and state in the U.S., this site pulls up visualizations of data on the economy, demographics, health, education, and housing. Its essentially a one-stop shop for information that is easy to search, understand, embed and build into new code.

Food and Nutrition Assistance Research Database
This searchable database now has over 1,000 peer-reviewed reports and articles on food and nutrition assistance-related research conducted by USDA’s Economic Research Service (ErS researchers or funded through ERS

Growing Food Connections Policy Database
The Growing Food Connections Policy Database is a searchable collection of local public policies that explicitly support community food systems. This database provides policymakers, government staff, and others interested in food policy with concrete examples of local public policies that have been adopted to address a range of food systems issues: rural and urban food production, farmland protection, transfer of development rights, food aggregation and distribution infrastructure, local food purchasing and procurement, healthy food access, food policy councils, food policy coordination, food system metrics, tax reductions and exemptions for food infrastructure, and much more.

Mapping American’s Futures
Test possible scenarios for how the US population might change by 2020 and 2030. The results will change depending on whether you choose low, average, or high rates for future births, deaths, or migration.

Metro Trends
The Urban Institute’s report card and toolkit for researchers, students, journalists, elected officials and the public on the state of metropolitan economies. Here you’ll find up-to-date interactive maps, expert commentaries and relevant, downloadable datasets.

The State of Obesity – Better Policies for a Healthier America
Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released the 12th annual report, The State of Obesity – Better Policies for a Healthier America. This year’s report  finds adult obesity rates remained mostly steady this past year, increasing in five states and remaining stable in all others.  Rates are at or above 30 percent in almost half of states (22), putting some 78 million Americans at an increased risk for a range of serious health problems – including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.  Accordingly, the obesity epidemic remains one of our nation’s most serious health crises. More…