Center for Health Data and Analysis

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


is the State's comprehensive, integrated, confidential, computerized child health information system. more

Birth Defects Program

is the system to ensure that children with birth defects up to the age of five receive appropriate preventive, specialty and other health care services; and monitor trends. more

Hospital Data Program

collects and manages data on inpatient discharges, emergency department visits and observations from the state's acute care hospitals to measure health status and outcomes, health care utilization, and access.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program

collects, creates, manages and analyzes spatially related demographic and health facility and event data more

Rhode Island Violent Death Reporting System (RIVDRS)

collects data on violent deaths from a variety of sources to improve violence prevention and intervention efforts.

Population-Based Surveys

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

monitors certain health conditions, access to health care, and behavioral risks among Rhode Island Adults through an annual state-based telephone survey. more

Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

monitors health risk behaviors among middle and high school students through an anonymous and voluntary survey. more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)

monitors select maternal behaviors and experiences before, during, and after pregnancy. more

Health Care Quality Reporting Program

reports information about patient satisfaction and clinical performance, or outcomes more