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About Us: The Hawai‘i Health Data Warehouse (HHDW)

The HHDW is a partnership with the Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) and the University of Hawaii Mānoa, Office of Public Health Studies (OPHS).  HHDW supports the work of DOH's Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division. HHDW was created in 2001 to facilitate access to and standardize data elements across DOH health surveillance systems in Hawai‘i. It is a consistent and reliable source for health data.

HHDW Resources

HHDW houses useful population-based health survey data including the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), the Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS), and the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). Vital Statistics data (birth, death, infant death, fetal death and intentional termination of Pregnancy (ITOPs)) are also available.

HHDW provides the public with resources, tools, and support to access health data:

  • Hawai‘i Health Data Warehouse:  This site features our Hawai‘i Indicator-Based Information System tool (Hawai‘i-IBIS). Hawai‘i-IBIS is a dynamic system that allows users to run on-the-fly SAS-based queries of Hawai‘i data from the BRFSS, PRAMS, YTS, YRBS and Birth data (death data queries are coming soon). The tool allows users to customize their queries, filter the data and display the results by multiple dimensions without programming. The site also contains background information on all the surveys including copies of the survey instruments by year.  
  • Hawai‘i Health Matters (HHM):  HHM is a user-friendly site with high-level contextualized health data for over 500 health indicators from more than 60 separate data sources.  Indicators are updated asynchronously as new data becomes available. Indicators can be viewed individually, in a curated dashboard such as the Healthy People 2020 Tracker, or in user-created custom dashboards.  Easy-to-read icons help users to interpret trends and comparisons to reference values and targets.   HHM has a wealth of additional resources including a report center, a socio-needs index, and a nationwide collection of promising practices and funding opportunities are also available on the HHM website.
  • User Support: HHDW works with DOH staff and community partners to facilitate data-driven decision making by creating indicators and trackers in HHDW and HHM, coordinating record-level data requests with DOH data owners, creating custom reports, and teaching users how to access the data within the HHDW systems. HHDW highlights new data sources and collections on our Facebook page and via our e-Newsletter.

We invite you to explore our HHDW websites and resources!