BEDHD actively monitors the health status of the community to identify and solve community health problems. We use a wide variety of existing data sources as well as generate our own data via surveys. Contact Anne Barna, Planning, Promotion and Evaluation Manager, to request data and for more information on how to use health data to develop plans, programs, or otherwise improve health.

BEDHD has analyzed a variety of data on local health issues and has developed our own publications and/or toolkits that can be used to better understand health issues in the district, which are provided below. In addition, we partner with others to conduct Community Health Assessments.

Sources of Data on Health

Michigan Behavioral Risk Factor Survey

CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Health Statistics and Reports

Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth (MiPHY)

The United States Census and the American Community Survey provide a wide variety of demographic and community measures at multiple geographic levels that assist in community planning.

Michigan Vital Statistics

County Health Rankings


This national system is used to query a wide variety of health statistics at the local level.

US Census Bureau

USDA Food Environment Atlas

Get a spatial overview of a community’s ability to access healthy food and its success in doing so.

Michigan Traffic Crash Facts

Detailed query tool is available to investigate local crashes for a variety of variables, including alcohol-involved.

Health Indicators Warehouse

A single, user-friendly, source for national, state, and community health indicators, and maintained by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics.

National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) Atlas

The NCHHSTP Atlas provides an interactive platform for accessing HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted disease (STD), and tuberculosis (TB) data, some of which is available at the county level.

CDC's Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke

An online mapping tool that allows users to create county-level maps of heart disease and stroke by race/ethnicity, gender and age group, along with maps of social and economic factors and health services for the entire United States or for a chosen state or territory.

CDC Diabetes Data and Statistics

Diabetes Data and Statistics, the Web publication of the US National Diabetes Surveillance System, provides resources documenting the public health burden of diabetes and its complications in the United States.


CDC’s WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is an interactive, online database that provides fatal and nonfatal injury, violent death, and cost of injury data from a variety of trusted sources.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Research and Data Clearinghouse

MiTracking: Michigan Environmental Public Health Tracking

Contains data on health, the environment, and the population. State and county-level data is available.

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