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Data Sources

The resources below can help you find current information pertaining to American Indian/Alaska Native characteristics such as basic demographics, social-economic status, geography, disability status, and risk status.

Finding Data on Suicide Behavior

The resources on this page can serve as in introduction to data and statistics on suicide in the United States.

CDC Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities

CDC highlights health disparities for vulnerable populations providing data on race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, geography, gender, age, disability status, risk and risk status as it relates to sex and gender, and other at-risk populations.


This resource is an online public health information system that can provide county level numbers and rates for injuries, cancer cases, or deaths in the United States.


Need Data? Map it! WISQARS New Mapping Module New Mapping Module for WISQARS
(Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System)—This interactive tool provides customized, color-coded maps that show the distribution of injury death rates nationally, regionally, and for individual states and counties.




Rural Assistance Center (RAC)

The Rural Assistance Center (RAC) is pleased to announce the addition of a new map featuring data on American Indian and Alaska Native Population.

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Printable map that shows the percent of the U.S. population by county who are American Indian or Alaska Native. Data source: Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2010. 2010 Census Summary File 1.  Customize this map

RAC maps can be customized for use in grant proposals and other publications. Maps can be adapted to show county, region or state-specific information. The Interactive Mapping System also allows for customization of labels, boundaries and other features. RUPRI’s Center for Applied Research and Environmental Systems (CARES) has worked with the Rural Assistance Center to provide a collection of 37 maps on rural topics.

Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs) - Indian Health Service

Tribal Epidemiology Centers website provides information and links to 12 centers throughout Indian Country and Alaska.  These organizations serve American Indian/Alaska Native Tribal and urban communities by managing public health information systems, investigating diseases of concern, managing disease prevention and control programs, and responding to public health emergencies

US Census Bureau-Facts on American Indians/Alaskan Native Populations

The US Census Bureau provides an online application that provides fact sheets for race, ethnic or ancestry group, or total population, including demographic and housing data.

These web pages are designed specifically for individuals working with Native populations. Our aim is to enhance resources and knowledge specific for American Indian and Alaska Native populations to support suicide prevention and mental health promotion. We welcome your feedback.  Send suggestions to