Find PowerPoint overviews of various data sources and information on how they can be used in analyses to monitor outcomes and improve patient care.

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Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Survey of risk behaviors and factors contributing to the leading causes of death and illness

Community Health Survey

A telephone survey conducted annually by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and provides data on the health of New Yorkers


A HIV performance measurement tool for HIV ambulatory care providers in New York State


A data reporting system for all agencies funded to deliver services by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene via Public Health Solutions and by the Westchester County Department of Health in the Tri-County region

HIV/AIDS Surveillance Registry System (HARS), NYC

A population-based registry of all people diagnosed with AIDS (since 1981) or HIV infection (since 2000) and reported to the NYC DOHMH according to standard CDC case definitions

Medicaid/Medicaid Salient Claims data

Administrative medical claims data for persons enrolled in Medicaid


A system allowing exchange of patient clinical records between participating providers

Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS)

A comprehensive data reporting system that collects patient level data from both inpatient and outpatient facilities in New York State

Vital Statistics

Mortality data reported annually on all recorded deaths in New York City