Health Data

The St. Johns River Rural Health Network encourages you to explore these resources and interactive tools. 

National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS)

The National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS) facilitates electronically transferring public health surveillance data from the healthcare system to public health departments.  It is a conduit for exchanging information that supports.

Florida CHARTS

The Department of Health’s public health statistics Web-based data query system

Florida Dept. of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology

Florida’s Local Health Planning Councils

Florida County Health Profiles

Florida Dept. of Health, Environmental Public Health Tracking Network

A web-based data query system of data on environmental hazards, exposures to those hazards, and health effects that may be related to the exposures.

Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)

AHCA administers the Medicaid program, licenses and regulates health care facilities and provides information on health care quality.

U.S. Census Bureau

American Fact Finder

WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System)

Community Health Status Indicators

The CHSI report was designed not only for public health professionals but also for members of the community who are interested in the health of their community. The CHSI report contains over 200 measures for each of the 3,141 United States counties.



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Framework

Evaluation Framework for Community-based Programs, 2000

Program Evaluation for Public Health Programs, 2005

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Logic Model Development Guide


Public Health Practice

Florida’s COMPASS initiative

Resources for community health assessment and community health improvement planning using the obilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) framework are available here.

The Community Guide

A free resource to help choose programs and polities to improve health and prevent disease in your community.

Community Toolbox

The Community Tool Box is the world's largest resource for free information on essential skills for building healthy communities. It offers more than 7,000 pages of practical guidance in creating change and improvement.

Healthy People 2010

A framework for prevention and statement of U.S. health goals

Missouri Information for Community Assessment (MICA)

Intervention MICA is an interactive, intervention planning system for public health practitioners and community stakeholders.

National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

NACCHO is the national organization representing local health departments. On their website are tools and resources for building public health infrastructure, promoting community health and safe environments, and readiness to respond public health emergencies.  MAPP, Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health (PACE EH), and Project Public Health Ready are NACCHO products.

Public Health Accreditation Board

Information on the development of voluntary accreditation process for state and local public health agencies

Public Health Business Planning

North Carolina’s Institute of Public Health developed this resource for public health action planning

Working with Elected Officials

Project Vote Smart provides contact information for your state and local representatives