New, Valuable, Health Data Now Available on State Health Department's Open Data Site, Health Data NY

Albany, NY (Nov. 27, 2013) - The New York State Department of Health (DOH) announced today the release of new, valuable health data on its Health Data NY website (, providing New Yorkers with 24/7 access to important health information.

The data recently published on Health Data NY includes:

  • Child Health Plus Program Enrollment (Beginning 2009):This dataset contains the aggregate number of Child Health Plus beneficiaries by eligibility year and month within each economic region, health plan, gender, age group, and race/ethnicity. Child Health Plus is a government insurance program for eligible children through the month in which they turn 19, whose income and resources fall within program guidelines.
  • Donate Life Organ and Tissue Donor Registry Enrollment by County (Beginning 2008):This dataset contains information regarding the number of enrollments by population in the New York State Donate Life Registry beginning in 2008. The registry is a confidential database that records a person's consent to organ/tissue donation upon death.
  • Nursing Home Cost Reports (2009, 2010, 2011): This dataset contains nursing home reported income, expenses, assets, liabilities, and statistics to DOH. Nursing Home Cost Report data is now being made available for the first time on Health Data NY for years 2009, 2010, and 2011.

The Health Data NY site is the only known open data site in the United States devoted solely to state health data accompanied by targeted public health messaging, extensive metadata and customized visualizations. Health Data NY not only provides raw data, but allows health care providers, researchers, legislators, advocates, academics, and the general public to analyze and download valuable health data in a variety of formats; review comprehensive metadata; create visualizations of the data; embed data and visualizations into their respective web sites with automatic refreshes from; utilize Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to build mobile applications; and share data and visualizations through popular social media tools like Twitter and Facebook.

All Health Data NY data can also be found on – the federal government's data site that's dedicated to making high value health data more accessible to entrepreneurs, researchers, and policy makers to help drive better health outcomes for all. The availability of Health Data NY data on greatly expands the accessibility of valuable New York State health data to a national health data community. To access Health Data NY data on, please visit[0]=ss_ckan_author%3ANew%20York%20State%20Department%20of%20Health.

Health Data NY supports Governor Cuomo's OPEN NY initiative and its respective state data transparency website, provides user-friendly, one-stop access to data from New York State agencies, localities, and the federal government. All health data available on Health Data NY is also accessible at

For access to more health data, please visit Health Data NY at Additional state, local and federal government data is available at