Resources and Tools

SAMHSA is pleased to announce the availability of a new series of behavioral health barometers. These barometers divide existing SAMHSA data into separate reports for each of the 10 HHS regions of the United States. Each report uses data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), collected annually. Topics addressed in the reports include youth substance use, youth mental health and treatment, adult mental health and treatment, substance use, and substance use and treatment.

HHS/Office on Women’s Health (OWH) presents the 2014 edition of Women’s Health and Mortality Chartbook, a statistical resource on women’s health for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. The chartbook features 28 different health indicators by race and ethnicity, and provides readers with an easy-to-use collection of current jurisdiction data on critical issues relevant to women.

Mountain West Mothers’ Milk Bank’s mission is to promote infant health and nutrition by screening, processing, and dispensing donor human milk.

Donor milk can make the difference in a baby’s life.


The Office on Women’s Health has launched an online resource to assist businesses in supporting breastfeeding women at work.  The resource, Supporting Nursing Moms at Work: Employer Solutions, can be found at It proposes ways in which employers can comply with the Affordable Care Act’s requirement to have accommodations for employees who are breastfeeding.

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This report uses HP 2020 Objectives and National Key Preconception Indicators to examine the
state of preconception health in Utah, in hopes that this information can be used to improve the
health of Utah women and improve birth outcomes.
Utah’s preconception report contains 31 of the priority indicators identified by the preconception
work group. The report is intended for use by health care providers, state and local public health
professionals, researchers, decision makers, and members of the public who wish to have a
strong foundation regarding issues that affect women of reproductive age. Leaders and decision
makers in the field of women’s health can use this report as a reference for Utah’s baseline data,
sociodemographic risk factors, and resources, as well as to help target interventions, identify
priority areas, and increase awareness of state-specific resources for each of the topic areas.

 Latest updates and advisories on immunizations for adult and adolescent women, including pregnant and breastfeeding women.

On October 8, 2008, Congress passed the Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Act   . The Act required the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish an Interagency Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Coordinating Committee (IBCERCC) of federal and nonfederal members to examine the current state of breast cancer and the environment research and make recommendations for eliminating any knowledge gaps in this area.


Bright Futures for Women's Health and Wellness implements and evaluates culturally competent, evidence-based consumer, provider, and community tools for women across their lifespan. Bright Futures for Women's Health and Wellness materials help women of all ages achieve better physical, emotional, social, and spiritual health by encouraging healthy practices.

Finding Answers Intervention Research (FAIR) Database
The FAIR Database is a searchable tool containing 388 journal article summaries, distilled from 11 systematic reviews of the published health disparities literature. The systematic reviews were published as a Special Supplement to the October 2007 issue of Medical Care Research and Review, and a symposium in the July 2012 issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine.