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Disability Data at your Fingertips: Introducing Disability and Health Data System (DHDS)

Thursday, May 31, 2018  

Adults with disabilities experience significant health disparities compared to adults without disabilities. To improve the health of this population, state epidemiologists, researchers and public health professionals need access to accurate and timely data to inform their state’s health promotion activities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created Disability and Health Data System (DHDS) to provide quick and easy access to data on demographics and health information for adults with disabilities.  DHDS has been updated with 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data, including for the first time hearing disability data, and an updated look and feel that makes it easy for users to find the information they need to help improve the health and well-being of adults with disabilities.  

Do you want to learn more about DHDS?

CDC’s Disability and Health Branch, in collaboration with the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, will host two webinars on using DHDS.


Thursday, June 21, 2018

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Beginner’s Guide to DHDS: This course is for users who want to learn the basics of using DHDS to investigate health differences between adults with and without disabilities.

Register here now


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

DHDS: Beyond the Basics: For users who want to explore more advanced features, learn tips about utilizing the data currently available in the system, and see examples of how the data can be used to plan for disability inclusive programs and services.

Register here now

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
325 Swanton Way
Decatur, GA 30030
Hours of Operation: Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.