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Grant Seeking and Proposal Background Resources

Finding freely available information online to prepare grant proposals

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California Health Data and Statistics
    •  Vital Records Data & Statistics  Department of Public Health
    •  Diseases and Conditions  Department of Public Health
    •  Open Data Portal Health & Human Services Agency
    •  Data & Statistics  Department of Health Care Services

California Department of Public Health 

Kidsdata.org Data and resources about the health of children in communities across California

Central California Center for Health and Human Services 
CCCHHS brings together university resources and community professionals, agencies and organizations to improve the health and welfare of communities located within Central California. There are six institutes and programs that provide research, data and leadership on important issues focusing on Central California.

Fresno County Department of Public Health

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
A collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
County demographics, specific indicators for measures of health, leading causes of death, etc.  Each county can also drill down to see specific county-level data for the measures upon which the rankings are based.

Medline Plus  National Institutes of Health National Library of Medicine
Up-to-date health information about diseases, conditions, treatments, and wellness issues.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
At the forefront of public health efforts to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities, and environmental health threats.

ChildStats Statistics about children and families. Includes data on demographics, socio-economic, health and safety.

Diabetes Interactive Atlases CDC 
Data and trends for diagnosed diabetes, obesity, and leisure-time physical inactivity at national, state, and county levels.
       (Methodology for county-level estimates)

California Health Interview Survey UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
Register for free, then login and select AskCHIS

Food Environment Atlas Economic Research Service, USDA  County-level statistics on three broad categories of food environment factors: Food Choices, Health and Well-Being, and Community Characteristics.
Documentation often links to the source reports.

Healthy People 2010: A 2010 Profile of Health Status in the San Joaquin Valley. (pdf)
Fresno State. Central California Health Policy Institute