Below you will find different databases. Note that these aren’t databases from the Endowed Health Services Research Center, these are from different Centers and Organizations from Puerto Rico and the United States.
Puerto Rico Community Survey. Provides data every year, and it gives communities the current information they need to manage change. It is part of the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, customized for Puerto Rico. Survey results are used to help make sure that the community gets a fair share of federal funds.
Mental Illness and Anti-Addiction Services Administration (ASSMCA, Spanish acronym). Here you can find studies and investigations made by ASSMCA. The aim of these research studies is to change Mental Health Services in Puerto Rico for the better.
The Puerto Rican Elderly: Health Conditions (PREHCO) project. PREHCO is a project that gives quality data for researchers and public policymakers about things that affect the elderly population in Puerto Rico. Some of the data you’ll find is: health status, living arrangements, functional status, work status, health plan, among other data.
The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is an ongoing telephone epidemiological surveillance system that’s made in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This system uses a standardized questionnaire to determine the distribution of risk behaviors and health practices among adults, 18 years of age or older, in the United States and its territories.
Sexually Transmitted Disease Morbidity (1996 – 2011). This database contains Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) morbidity case statement reported to the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The number of cases and disease incidence rates are reported by year, patient’s gender, age group, race/ethnicity, type of STD, and area of report.
Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of Puerto Rico (CCCUPR). Puerto Rico Central Cancer Registry (RCCPR for its Spanish acronym), just like national registries, can offer, free of charge, cancer statistics for school projects, research proposals, prevention and cancer surveillance projects, among other projects. Data confidentiality is very important for the RCCPR, that’s why any request for additional data that is not publicly available on our web portal must be done in writing. The application form is available at their web page.
Centro de Datos Censales y Estadísticas de Salud, Escuela Graduada de Salud Pública, Universidad de Puerto Rico. Their main objective is to make accessible to the general community data about Puerto Rico published by the Census Bureau, and health statistical data produced by The Puerto Rico Health Department. Note: this site is temporarily out of service, we will be checking it constantly to be aware when it is available again.
Statistics Institute of Puerto Rico – Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. In this site you can find micro databases about Puerto Rico that are available for public use. If you need the complete database, or need more information than the one available online you can contact the institute, or the person who prepare the database directly.
American Community Survey. Here you can find broad social, economic, housing, and demographic profiles, not only of Puerto Rico, but of the entire American community.
The Puerto Rico Renal Council. They contribute to renal disease reduction under a research perspective, surveillance and integration created to obtain information in order to strengthen their services, and at the same time identify those necessities in the renal community that are in need of new proposals. If you need data of the renal patient population in Puerto Rico, you can fill the online form in the link below.
National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA) Federal Interagency Health Equity Team (FIHET) Data, Research and Evaluation Workgroup. This is a Compendium of datasets from some federal agencies under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Some of these agencies are: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), among others. The Compendium is available to all interested parties, from researchers to lay persons, gathering information on populations affected by specific health outcomes. Depending on the user’s goals and objectives, these datasets can serve a variety of purposes from research, advocacy, and policy reform to general public knowledge.