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Statistical Registries
Image of man reviewing documents The Division of Statistical Registries collects data that can be analyzed to help solve our state’s public health problems. Registries include: Vital Events (birth, death, fetal death), Cancer and Immunization. Data comes from birth, death and fetal death records, all cases of treated or diagnosed cancer and immunization records.

Health Statistics
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Find out how to understand health statistics and conduct community health assessments in Statistical Resources . Get the most up-to-date health statistics information under News and Updates .

Health Research
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Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement Program (CURE): In 2001, Act 77 directed the Pennsylvania Department of Health to establish a health research program. Under this program research grants are awarded for clinical, health services, and biomedical research. Act 77 establishes two types of health research grants – formula (non-competitive) grants and (non-formula) competitive grants. All entities receiving funds must follow certain reporting, monitoring and evaluation procedures.

The Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) : find out why some babies are born healthy and others are not.