Hawaiʻi Health Data Warehouse

About HHDW

The Hawaiʻi Health Data Warehouse (HHDW) is a centralized and reliable source of data and information about public health in Hawaiʻi. We provide consistent, timely, accurate, and accessible information on health trends, Hawai‘i-specific race/ethnicities and geographies (including community and school complex level data). We also routinely pull Hawaiʻi data from national data sources (not in HHDW) and make that information available through HawaiiHealthMatters.org.

HHDW receives vital statistics and survey data from Hawaiʻi State Department of Health processes and loads the data into our data warehouse according to a strict set of data quality standards and procedures. We work with data providers and users to transform raw data into health indicators to track population health. We make these conformed data sets available to the public for analysis through our websites and through individual data requests.

HHDW provides technical assistance in a variety of ways including working with the public health community to identify and develop health indicators and providing training on how to use our websites and resources.

HHDW is a long-standing partnership between the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health (DOH) and the University of Hawaiʻi, Office of Public Health Studies. Since 2001, HHDW has supported the work of DOH’s Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division (CDPHPD) and other DOH and state programs.

CDPHPD addresses physical activity, nutrition and tobacco use as well as the detection and control of chronic diseases (asthma, cancer, diabetes and heart disease & stroke). Collectively, these programs work to promote health and reduce the burden of disease in Hawaii by empowering communities, influencing social norms, and supporting healthy lifestyle choices. 

HHDW Goals & Objectives 

HHDW continues to review and refine their goals and objectives to help meet the evolving needs of DOH and the community. The overarching goals and objectives are the following:

  • Create and maintain a centralized data warehouse and data repository for public health information for the state. 
  • Make health data available to the public in a manner that will translate to the overall improvement and expansion of health and services for the people of Hawaiʻi. 
  • Support programs in need of efficient data collection by assisting in the assessment, selection and implementation of information technology. 
  • Provide resources that maximize the skills of public health professionals, educate policy makers, and improve community health. Encourage the utility of information technology in the public health arena. 

Track and monitor Hawaiʻi’s progress towards meeting Healthy People 2030 and other state health goals.

HHDW.org Powered by IBIS

Hawaiʻi’s Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health (HI-IBIS) is part of a national network of state and local public health departments. HI-IBIS features interactive query and reporting capabilities which allow public users to examine the following data sets:

  • Vital Statistics birth and death data
  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
  • Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System
  • Youth Risk Behavior Survey
  • Youth Tobacco Survey

Users can configure HI-IBIS reports to filter and display data by geographies and a growing number of demographic characteristics including Hawaiʻi specific race/ethnicities and sexual and gender minority status (where available). Queries can be saved for further use and results can be exported for inclusion into other documents. HI-IBIS also includes a Health Topics module to help users find data across surveys and a Community Report module to look at a variety of health outcomes in one community.

HawaiiHealthMatters.org Powered by Conduent

HawaiiHealthMatters.org (HHM) is an easy-to-use platform that combines statistical data with contextual information, resources, and links to related data in one place. The website is hosted by Conduent Healthy Communities Institute. HHM includes over 700 indicators of population and community health from about 50 different state and national data sources.

  • Health indicator reports can be viewed individually or assembled into a collection as a health tracker or dashboard. You can view our collection of trackers, including the Healthy People 2030 tracker, or build a custom dashboard which can be saved and shared. 
  • Indicator reports allow you to quickly see changes over time and variations within subgroups, where available. Standard subgroups include age, sex, race/ethnicity and more.
  • Geography – the focus of HHM is state and county level data; however, a growing number of indicators from the American Community Survey and the CDC PLACES initiative are available at the census place, zip codes and census tract level.
  • Mapping – data is displayed dynamically in interactive maps and charts which can be saved or exported.

HHM also includes a growing report library, an index of promising practices for community health and a database of funding opportunities.

Do you Want to Know More About Us?

More helpful information about HHDW and our websites including how to sign-up for a newsletter or request a demo is available under our Tools & Resources.