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House Staff Guide to Library Resources/GME

This guide is for NYU Langone House Staff, Residency Directors and GME Administrators to assist House Staff in meeting the ACGME Practice-based Learning and Improvement competency goals 6, 7 and 8.

Health Measurements & Indicators - Informatics Tools

This table can help you find the best statistics-related tool for your Public Health information needs. It is a work in progress and is frequently updated.  If you would like to have a resource  included in this table, please submit information based on the categories below and e-mail to  Include a link to the resource and a brief description of why you feel it should be included.

Tool name starts with: A | B | C | D | EF | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z






The Community Guide

Centers for Disease Control

The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a free resource to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community.

Data is based on systematic reviews.

Make sure that systematic review information is current. If not, you must run an updated search.

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/University of Wisconsin

County-by-county rankings & mappings of health outcomes and factors with suggestions and links for implementing programs based on the data

Explanation of information sources; list of policies and programs for a given factor

Cannot compare states


Gideon Informatics, Inc.

GIDEON is a user-friendly, web application for Diagnosis and Informatics. GIDEON significantly improves diagnostic accuracy and broadens your knowledge base by providing access to the vast field of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology updated weekly.

Top-of-the-line resource for information on infectious diseases. Charts comparing country-specific information can be created with a few clicks.

Small learning curve to get started.

Global Health Facts

Kaiser Family Foundation

Free database of selected global health and socio-economic indicators, including HIV, TB, and malaria

User-friendly searching; side-by-side country comparison; data available for download; consistent updating; “save image” option for mapped data

No explanation for indicators labeled N/A


Boston Children’s Hospital

Maps real-time disease outbreak data from news/government/academic sources

Multiple languages; graphs of annual disease rates; varied sources; saved search option; "Disease Daily" news blog

Longest searchable date range is 30 days; anyone can add an alert (but it will be verified)

Health, Nutrition and Population Data & Statistics   

The World Bank

International statistics for 250 health indicators across such topics as economics, disease rates, and access to care

Time lapse animations; multiple visualization types; multiple languages

Color codes on maps & graphs is inconsistent; data is not available for all indicators in all countries

National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) Tables

Centers for Disease Control

Tables of MMWR (Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report) data for diseases required by law to be reported to the government

Data can be viewed nationally or by state and is broken down by disease; includes human and animal diseases

State-by-state tables are content heavy and not vision-friendly

The World Bank

Click here to learn about the five organizations the manage the World Bank Goup.

The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world.

A must for anyone needing data on developing countries