Do You Want to Enter the Healtcare Debate? NPP's database is a one-stop-shopping resource

Aug. 26, 2009

Healthcare is one of the most pressing issues of our time.

National Priorities Project can help you participate in the healthcare debate. NPP is the only resource in the country providing data that spotlights the intersection of federal spending and human needs over the last 25 years.

And it's all available free of charge on our website.

Whether you want to write a letter to the editor, talk powerfully with your legislators or get your neighbors involved in a health care campaign, NPP can help you find relevant information.

How many children in my state are uninsured?
How much money has my state received for the State Children's Insurance Program (S-CHIP)?
How many children are enrolled in S-CHIP nationally?
How much does my state receive to fund community health centers?

Find these answers, and many more, on
National Priorities Project's database!

National Priorities Project's vast database is home to millions of federal spending and human needs data points focused on: Labor, Income and Poverty, Hunger, Housing, Education, Military, Energy, Basic Demographics, and Health.

NPP staff are working to ensure that we have current information available, so check for updated information regularly. We have amassed national and state-level federal spending and health-related indicators from as far back as 1983, so you can see trends as well as individual years. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive tool for concerned community members, advocates. The media and elected officials also rely on NPP when looking for information on these critical issues.

The database makes it easy to:

Select data for several related topics all at once

Adjust the dollars for inflation

Graph your results

Investigate the notes and sources for more information

The following health-related data is available:

Federal Health-Related Expenditures

Community health centers
Substance abuse treatment and prevention
Substance abuse research and education
Family planning
HIV and AIDS education, research and prevention
HIV and AIDS treatment
Health care infrastructure
Mental health
Maternal and children's health services
Heart disease research
Neuroscience research
Infectious disease research
Medical research
Medical training and recruitment
Veterans' care facilities

Well-Being Health Indicators
Uninsured children
People covered ONLY by government health insurance
Children covered ONLY by government insurance
Medicaid participation
Medicare participation
S-CHIP enrollment
Medicaid recipients in managed care
New AIDS cases