The purpose of the 500 Cities Project is to provide city- and census tract-level small area estimates for chronic disease risk factors, health outcomes, and clinical preventive service use for the largest 500 cities in the United States.
"...access and proximity to a grocery store; number of foodstores and restaurants; expenditures on fast foods; food and nutrition assistance program participation; quantities of foods eaten; food prices; food taxes; and availability of local foods...food insecurity; diabetes and obesity rates; and physical activity levels...demographic...metro-nonmetro status; natural amenities; and recreation and fitness centers."
"...set of large-scale surveys of families and individuals, their medical providers (doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, etc.), and employers...data on the specific health services that Americans use, how frequently they use them, the cost of these services, and how they are paid for, as well as data on the cost, scope, and breadth of health insurance held by and available to U.S. workers."
United States Department of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. "...measures the prevalence and correlates of drug use...the use of illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco among members of United States households aged 12 and older..."
Copyrighted by the data's author. "...project at the University of Pittsburgh to advance the availability and use of public health data for science and policy making...includes data from all weekly notifiable disease reports for the United States dating back to 1888...Additional U.S. and international data will be released twice yearly."
"The health care safety net consists of a wide variety of providers delivering care to low-income and other vulnerable populations, including the uninsured and those covered by Medicaid...Demand for Safety Net Services...Financial Support for Safety Net Services...Safety Net Structure and Health System Context...Outcomes and Safety Net Performance."
"...health of young people who were 19 to 23 years old in 2007, whose parents were originally interviewed in 2001...goals of this follow-up survey are to examine their current health care needs and transition from pediatric...to adult health care..."