Ohio Disability and Health Program Needs Assessment: The Public Health Needs Assessment provides
information on disability prevalence for the Ohio populace as well as access to health care, health
promotion, and emergency preparedness for people with and without disabilities. It incorporates data
from multiple population surveys, qualitative data obtained from statewide open forums, surveys, and a
Somali focus group. This report can supplement your messaging strategy, and provides suggestions on
how to collect and present data.


NCCC Data Vignettes: These Data Vignettes were developed by the National Center for Cultural
Competence to put faces and names to the data from the National Survey of Children with Special
Health Care Needs. This resource provides an excellent example of ways to represent your data to
stakeholders as part of your messaging strategy.

Data Collection

Health and Human Services Surveys and Data Resources: The Guide to HHS Surveys and Data Resources is a compilation of information about all major data collection systems sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). These surveys and data collection systems allow us to monitor and track the health of the population and the functioning of the health care system. The Guide is intended for policymakers, administrators, researchers, and the public as a reference document on data and statistical resources within HHS. The surveys and data systems outlined below collect a wide range of health and health care information. This includes health status and behaviors; health care access; resources, utilization and expenditures; insurance coverage and financing; functional status as well as social determinants of health and quality of care.

Social Determinants of Health Indicator Guide: The Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative has developed a step-by-step technical guide to assist in the collection, analysis, and usage of 15 priority living conditions data indicators. This data can then be used by health departments and their community partners for local community assessments, program development, and policy advocacy with a health equity perspective. Included in the guide are concrete examples of public health strategies that use data from social determinants to address health inequities and to create healthier communities.