We promote and support…data to improve health equity.

Health survey data is integral to exposing gaps in health care and access for underserved populations, and for monitoring programs and policies designed to address the gaps.

The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research’s National Network of Health Surveys (Network) is a coalition of survey leaders, data users, policymakers, and advocates who understand the importance of quality local level population health data to all areas of public health. The Network focuses on three main goals:

  • supporting quality state and local population health surveys
  • promoting the use of the data
  • harmonizing survey content to promote comparability

National Network of Health Surveys at a Glance


National Network of Health Surveys members


data disaggregation trainings/workshops hosted


YouTube views on data disaggregation workshops/trainings

The Network identifies and provides resources to survey leaders at all stages of project development; facilitates networking and discussion among survey leaders and data users; and promotes the availability, utility, and use of data among diverse constituencies.

Activities include:

  • technical assistance workshops in data collection, processing, and dissemination

  • publicity of disaggregated data and strategies to increase use among key constituencies

  • promotion of the value of racially and ethnically disaggregated data for use in policy development

Select projects will also be supported by a small grants program designed to identify effective strategies to impact change in the practices of collection and use of racially and ethnically disaggregated health data.