Office of Health Informatics: Data Contacts

Don't see, or aren't sure of, the data you're looking for?

Contact the Division of Public Health's (DPH) Data Resource Center (DRC), P-02539. The DRC can help you navigate DPH data resources, including:

  • Introductions to data resources and databasesData resource center.Data resource video
  • Connections with data owners or subject matter experts
  • Data Governance Board (DGB) review
  • Review Data Use Agreements (DUAs)

Hours: Mon–Fri, 7:45 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: 1 W. Wilson St., Room 118, Madison
Phone: 608-267-0233

New Training Available: Introduction to Division of Public Health Data!

For the past year, the Division of Public Health (DPH)'s Data Management Advisory Team has been hard at work creating an “Introduction to DPH Data” training. The training is designed to  provide a high-level overview of the different types of data used within the Division, and can be used to understand what these data sources are and how they are used. Focus areas include:

  • Understanding the types of data used at DPH.
  • Data tools available.
  • Where to look for more information.

Topics include administrative and survey data, surveillance systems and registries, reporting systems, data resources, and more!

The online training is now available. It requires Flash to play, so please open in Internet Explorer. Feel free to share with others who may benefit from this training.

For any questions on the training or how to request data, please contact the DPH Data Resource Center.

Cancer Incidence and Mortality Data

Angela Whirry-Achten: 608-266-6781

Health Care Information

Hospital-based health care data and custom reports (hospital inpatient, emergency department and ambulatory surgery records) for Wisconsin state and local agencies:

Erica Garcia-Lago: 608-267-1742

Note: Others wishing to purchase hospital inpatient or facility data or analyses should contact the Wisconsin Hospital Association Information Center at 608-274-1820 or email Limited and less timely Wisconsin hospital inpatient data is also available from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Healthcare Costs and Utilization Project.

Linked health care records (creating patient-level information from inpatient, emergency department, office visit and ambulatory surgery records):
Erica Garcia-Lago: 608-267-1742

Health Insurance Statistics

Carlie Malone: 608-267-9545

Health Surveys

Behavioral Risk Factor Survey
Anne Ziege: 608-267-9821

Family Health Survey
Carlie Malone: 608-267-9545

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)
Fiona Weeks: 608-267-9300

Local Data

Public Health Profiles
Kristine Palmer: 608-266-0334

WISH data query system
Kristine Palmer: 608-266-0334

Population Estimates

Kristine Palmer: 608-267-0334

Vital Statistics Data

Births and infant deaths data
Jen Feske: 608-266-3124

Death data
Jen Feske: 608-266-3124

Life expectancy data
Kristine Palmer: 608-267-0334

Marriages and divorce data
Jen Feske: 608-266-3124

All persons listed above can also be reached by U.S. mail:

Office of Health Informatics
Division of Public Health
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
PO Box 2659
Madison, WI 53701-2659

Last Revised: March 24, 2020