Washington State Resources

Health Disparities Research Center

Washington State Resources

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Ethnomed: EthnoMed is Harborview Medical Center's ethnic medicine website containing medical and cultural information about immigrant and refugee groups. Information is specific to groups in the Seattle area, but much of the cultural and health information is of interest and applicable in other geographic areas.

WA State Board of Health: Governor’s Interagency Council on Health Disparities: The Governor’s Interagency Council on Health Disparities aims to promote and facilitate communication, coordination, and collaboration among state agencies, communities of color, and the private and public sectors to address health disparities.

Washington State Department of Health’s Cancer Registry: Cancer incidence and mortality data are available by site and region from 1993-2011. Age- and sex- specific rates and stage at diagnosis are also available. Data requests are welcome, or you may access county and statewide incidence and mortality data online.https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/wscr/default.aspx

Washington State Department of Health’s Center for Health Statistics: The Center for Health Statistics provides access to current, high quality health data that covers deaths, births, pregnancy rates, abortion rates, and behavioral risk factors. Data are used by policy makers, health professionals, community-based organizations, and researchers to understand trends, identify high risk populations and geographic areas, set prevention priorities, and plan targeted health promotion strategies.

Washington State Department of Health’s Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) Program – Washington CARES about Cancer Partnership: CCC is a collaborative process that allows a community to pool resources to reduce the burden of cancer. This results in risk reduction, early detection, better treatment, enhanced survivorship. In 2001, the state formed the CCC Partnership. Since then, the name changed to Washington CARES About Cancer Partnership, which stands for Community Action, Research, and Evidence-based Systems. It is a diverse group of organizations and individuals who represent public and private stakeholders in Washington interested in cancer prevention and control. The Partnership develops, implements, and evaluates the state’s comprehensive cancer control plan.

Washington State Department of Health’s Diabetes Prevention and Control Program: The Washington State Diabetes Prevention and Control Program promotes social, environmental, policy and systems approaches at state and community levels to reduce the burden of diabetes among Washington residents. Reports, such as “Health Statistics for Washington State”, “Chronic Disease Profiles by County for 2011”, and “Health of Washington State Report” are available through this link.

Washington (State and County) Census of Agriculture Profiles: The Census of Agriculture, taken every five years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is a complete count of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. The Census looks at land use and ownership, operator characteristics, production practices, income and expenditures, and many other areas.


Updated: August 2014