Initiatives / Data Systems
A collaborative of Central Maine Healthcare, Eastern Maine Healthcare System, MaineGeneral Health, MaineHealth and the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention - works to improve the health status of Maine residents and track results.
The Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program's primary purpose is to study the distribution and determinants of notifiable infectious diseases among citizens and visitors in Maine and to apply this study to the prevention and control of infectious disease. View the following on their website:
- Annual reports
- Monthly graphs
- Surveillance reports
- Other publications
Maine Tracking Network . View health and environmental data for the following environmental hazards and health effects:
- Air Quality
- Birth Defects
- Birth Outcomes
- Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Heat Illness
- Lead Poisoning
- Lyme Disease
- Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)
- Private Well Water
- Public Water Supply
Data, Research and Vital Statistics (DRVS) administers Maine's vital statistics system and provides quantitative information for surveillance, planning, policy development, program management and evaluation. View the following on their website:
- Induced Abortions
- Vital Statistics
- Health Professional Data
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the world's largest, on-going telephone health survey system, tracking health conditions and risk behaviors throughout the United States and its territories.
Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) is an on-going, population-based surveillance system designed to identify and monitor selected maternal behaviors and experiences before, during, and after pregnancy among women who have recently given birth to a live infant.
Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey (MIYHS) assesses the health status of Maine's youth, as well as, the positive and negative attitudes and behaviors that influence healthy development.
The Statewide Epidemiology Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) makes data available for substance abuse prevention planning across a wide spectrum of audiences. View the following on their website:
- Community level reports
- State level reports
Topics of Interest
Includes birth outcomes, breastfeeding, infant mortality, pregnancy and more.
Maine CDC's policy related to Data:
Restricted data include any and all information created or received by the Maine CDC that relates to: the past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition of an individual; the provision of health services to an individual; the past, present, or future payment for the provision of health services to an individual; or certain environmental, health engineering, or toxicological data derived from individually-owned dwellings, land, or businesses; and that allows for the direct or indirect identification of that individual.
Restricted data will only be released to external users after the Maine CDC program designee(s) responsible for managing data requests has reviewed the request. The request must include an Application for Release of Restricted Data, along with the Data Use Agreement, and a research protocol.
To the extent that a unit of the Maine CDC is considered a covered entity within the meaning of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-91, codified at 42 U.S.C. §§ 1320 (d)(1)-(d)(8)), the applicable standards, rules and regulations established under that statute are applicable to the data collected by that particular Maine CDC unit.
If it is determined that part or all of a data request can be accomplished through in-house analysis, use of unrestricted data, or the creation of proxy variables, the Maine CDC reserves the right to create such products to fill a request, rather than release the restricted data.
Maine CDC is committed to the protection of human subjects participating in public health research and assuring that the rights and welfare of human participants in research are protected in the conduct of all public health activities.