Discovering Health Trends and Other Research

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Links to Publications, Data, and Other Resources

Welcome to the research and trends page. Here you will find resources that will lead you to data and research from around the web. Links include websites that have recent reports, fact sheets, and various types of other data. 


New York and Burrough-Specific Research

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

On the New York City Department of Heath and Mental Hygiene website you will find publications with findings and conclusions about recent research, real-time data analysis, and information about most health related issues.

Additionally, If you are looking for summations of some of the most recent heath related data, the EPI Data Briefs will be a good place to start.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

If you’re looking for annual health data ( Dietary, ATOD, sexual behavior, etc.) for youth, CDC’s Youth Online is a good place to start. Data is collected every two years with the most recent data set coming from 2011. This site is one of the few places that allows users to access data at state and local levels.

New York State Liquor Authority (SLA)

Among other things, you can find information about liquor licensing  in your neighborhood, GIS mapping for off and on-premise outlets, and alcohol and beverage control laws.




National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)


Among many other great resources, the NIDA website has a host of publications that discuss the latest research for all drugs, prevention, and addiction. On this website you will also find drug related infographics, cost estimates of substance abuse, and the results of the monitoring the future survey.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)

If you are looking for quick facts about substance abuse and mental health topics, SAMSHA creates a number of publications each year. Topics include but' are not limited to substance abuse and its relationship to school dropout rates and the latest national use rates for non-medical prescription-type drug use.        

Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY)

The Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) provides information about the impact of alcohol marketing and abuse, alcohol policy, and some general information regarding alcohol use among youth.  This information is provided in the form of research reports, press releases, fact sheets, and other data.