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About State Health Facts

State Health Facts is a project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and provides free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the United States, counties, territories, and other geographies. State Health Facts is comprised of more than 800 health indicators and provides users with the ability to map, rank, trend, and download data. Data come from a variety of public and private sources, including Kaiser Family Foundation reports, public websites, government surveys and reports, and private organizations. Data presented on State Health Facts are updated or added as new data become available; the update schedule varies from indicator to indicator. The availability of older or “archived” data is limited and varies by indicator. Please contact us to inquire about a specific indicator.

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Most of the information available on State Health Facts is public information and may be reproduced for free with appropriate citation. Please cite data as follows: “The Kaiser Family Foundation State Health Facts. Data Source:…” The data source may be cited using the reference that appears on this website under “Source.”

For example, “The Kaiser Family Foundation State Health Facts. Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HIV Surveillance Supplemental Report, Midyear Edition, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2001, “Characteristics of Persons Living with AIDS at the End of 1999.”

In a few cases, the data are copyrighted and the authors have requested that the data not be reproduced without express permission. If this is the case, the sourcing information on the website will specify. Please contact us if you have questions about data use or if your organization would like to link to State Health Facts.

FAQs

What is State Health Facts? Where are the data from? How often are these data updated? Are updated or archived data available?
State Health Facts provides free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the United States, counties, territories, and other geographies. Data available on State Health Facts come from a wide variety of public and private sources, including Kaiser Family Foundation reports, public websites, government surveys and reports, and private organizations. Data are updated or added as new data become available; the update schedule varies from indicator to indicator. The availability of older or “archived” data is limited and varies by indicator.

I need health insurance. Where can I get more information about my health insurance options or assistance signing up for subsidized coverage?
The Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-partisan health policy research, journalism, and communications organization that is not affiliated with Healthcare.gov, Kaiser Permanente, or any other insurance company. We are unable to provide individual medical advice or information regarding your personal health insurance options. Instead, we recommend you visit www.healthcare.gov to learn more about health coverage options available to you and your family, to sign up for subsidized health coverage, or to find your state’s health insurance marketplace. If you have a specific question that cannot be answered using the website, you can contact a help center representative by phone at 1-800-318-2596.

Why am I having trouble viewing data on State Health Facts or elsewhere on the KFF web site?
If you are unable to view data on State Health Facts or other parts of the KFF web site, the most likely reason is that the Internet browser you are using is out of date. Please download the most current version of your preferred internet browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari) to eliminate any compatibility issues. The other main reason users may be unable to view information on the KFF web site is due to a security firewall. A possible solution to this problem is to access the data from outside your employer’s network (e.g. from home).