Data and Tools for Project Planning

Data Sources

Demographic and disparity data can help organizations ensure that their resources and programs are directed to the communities most at need.

Information by Location (IBL) Mapping Tool for Health Disparities

Are you interested in learning more about how place can impact health? We have a new tool that allows you to look up Washington State information by location, including:

This interactive tool can be used to identify health disparities in a community, but should not be used to diagnose a health issue or label a community. Visit the Washington Tracking Network IBL Mapping Tool for health disparities information.

Washington State Chronic Disease Profiles

The Chronic Disease Profiles use various data sources to summarize the burden of chronic diseases and related risk factors by county, race/ethnicity and sexuality. The profiles can be used to plan interventions.

The Health of Washington State Report

The Health of Washington State Report has information on general health and safety, chronic and infectious diseases, environmental and occupational health, and healthcare services. The report also includes a chapter on the context of health, including social and economic disparities (PDF) and socioeconomic position (PDF).

County Health Rankings

County health snapshots are available through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's County Health Rankings. The snapshots include social and economic factors like income inequality.

Limited English Proficiency Population Estimates

The Office of Financial Management uses a combination of school data and census data to create population estimates for Limited English Proficiency persons. This data can be used to prioritize interpretation and translation services.

Health Disparity Reports

Are you looking for health disparity data on a specific health issue? The Department of Health has health disparity reports on:

National Resources

Healthy People 2020: Health Disparities and Health Equity

Healthy People 2020: Social Determinants of Health

National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities (PDF)

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, National Stakeholder Strategy for Achieving Health Equity (PDF)

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