28
Sep

The Open Data Movement

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I’m not sure which of the categories this infographic on open data falls into, but I find it pretty exciting anyway. It shows the rise of APIs and how data are increasingly open. It seems like APIs are all over the place in the web development community, but less so in health statistics. Although, from the comments, John M. posts places to find free government data including some health data: 

1) CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/
2) NHANES (National and Health and Nutrition Examination Survey)  http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes.htm
3) National Health Interview Survey: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm
4) World Health Organization: www.who.gov
5) US Census Bureau: www.uscensus.gov
6) Emory maintains a repository of links related to stats/biostat including online databases 

http://www.sph.emory.edu/cms/departments_centers/bios/resources.html#govlist