The Health Department makes data available to researchers and the public through various tools while always protecting the confidentiality of the individuals who have provided them.
First and foremost among these are Epiquery (a contraction of “epidemiology” and “query”) and the Environmental Public Health Tracking portal, both highly interactive tools offering users instant access to hundreds of health indicators in the way that is most helpful to them.
Other tools include data sets that researchers can download to conduct their own analyses of Health Department survey information or to investigate specific topics, such as:
The Geographical Information System (GIS) Center
The Geographical Information System (GIS) Center is a collaborative unit at the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene established to develop and support the mapping and geographical analysis capabilities of the Agency. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provide a way to investigate health-related information through maps and spatial analysis.