The primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. Provides educational data covering assessment, early childhood, elementary/secondary, international, library, and postsecondary education.
NCES issues numerous publications and datasets each year. These include: early releases, issue briefs, statistical reports, directories, and handbooks of standard terminology. Many publications report the findings of specific surveys, but at least three--Digest of Education Statistics, Projections of Education Statistics, and The Condition of Education--cover the field of education statistics from a broad perspective.
The National Center for Health Statistics is responsible for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of statistics on the nature and extent of the health, illness, and disability of the U.S. population; the impact of illness and disability on the economy; the effects of environmental, social, & other health hazards; the use of health care services; health resources; family formation, growth, and dissolution; and vital events (i.e., births and deaths).
Conducted every four years, the community health assessments include Healthy Reports, Child Health Reports Card, Cancer Profiles and other related health indicators for Ashe, Alleghany and Watauga Counties