Center for Health Data and Analysis and Public Health Informatics

Leads, supports and coordinates the acquisition, provision and use of clear, accurate and appropriate data and analyses. These activities should inform and drive public health program and policy decisions through internal and external partnerships.


  • Manage and develop effective and useful health datasets and systems;
  • Standardize data management, procedures and quality throughout the Department of Health;
  • Provide and coordinate analytic capacity throughout the Department of Health;
  • Expand dissemination of information;
  • Build the quantity and effectiveness of mutually beneficial internal and external partnerships;
  • Assure that Center for Health Data and Analysis services and products are effective and timely and result in a high level of customer/partner satisfaction.

Programs within the Center


Birth Defects Program

Hospital Data Program

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program

Public Health Informatics Program

Rhode Island Violent Death Reporting System (RIVDRS)

Population-Based Surveys

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Health Care Quality Reporting Program

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)

Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)