CDC Launches Oral Health Data: A New Open Data Platform

Oral Health Data brings together data from multiple sources into an integrated platform where people can see oral health indicator data, all in one place. Oral Health Data replaces the existing National Oral Health Surveillance System (NOHSS), Oral Health Maps, and State Synopses websites. The new, integrated data application brings together oral health data in a whole new way. Users can filter up-to-date data by indicator type, topic, geographic location, year, or data source. They can view data in maps, graphs, and tables and use the data portal to pull targeted insights with filtering and visualization tools.

The Division of Oral Health (DOH) is continuing to work on the data side to make new data and capabilities available to Oral Health Data’s users. In the initial release, users will have access to:

• State level fluoridation indicator data from 2000-2012;

• State level child indicator data from 1993-2013; and

• State level adult indicator data from 1999-2010.

To learn more and see how you can use Oral Health Data, visit us at: www.cdc.gov/oralhealthdata
At the same time, the newest version of My Water’s Fluoride (MWF) 2.0 will offer the site’s 700,000+ annual visitors:

• The most current data that each state has provided to WFRS;

• The water system data they are looking for, in understandable terms; and

• A streamlined interface through which they can find fluoridation status in just 4 clicks.

See how to use the new MWF 2.0 site at: http://nccd.cdc.gov/DOH_MWF

State Synopsis data will be added as soon as this year’s Synopsis is published