Developers' Center

The HHS Developers' Center was created to provide access to HHS data resources and code to citizen developers.

Open Data

HHS makes its data freely available to the public in machine-readable formats. Developers can use the tools below to develop new products and services.

    High-value health data for entrepreneurs, researchers, and policy makers in support of better health outcomes for all. Search datasets on a wide range of topics, including community health, mental health, Medicare and Medicaid, and social services.
  • CDC Content Services API 
    Use this resources to access public health content via API from CDC, such as outbreaks, emergency preparedness, flu, and more.
  • Syndication API
    With the HHS Feed Request API, you can subscribe to news feeds on HHS. The feed interface requires a feed ID, which is generated on a per-feed basis in the storefront.

More HHS APIs can be found at the following websites:

  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
    CMS's data repository offers a full list of CMS datasets, files, documents, charts, maps, calendars, and forms available as APIs.
    Browse a sampling of CDC's popular datasets and use the API to create and embed visualizations.
    This website contains an inventory of HHS datasets from federal agencies such as CMS, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, and National Institutes of Health.
  • Health Indicator Warehouse (HIW)
    HIW offers APIs through a RESTful service and a SOAP based service. Health indicators in the APIs are categorized by topic, geography, and initiative.
  • Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Data Warehouse
    The HRSA Data Warehouse website provides maps, data, reports, and dashboards to the public about HRSA’s health care programs. The data integrates with external sources, such as the U.S. Census Bureau, providing information about HRSA’s grants, loan and scholarship programs, health centers, and other public health programs and services.
  • Medicare Provider Data 
    Access data on doctors and clinicians, home health services, hospice care, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, and other topics.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA)
    Explore SAMHSA data and analysis tools including population data, substance use facilities data, and emergency department data.

Open Source

HHS has contributed to open source projects that seek to improve government services by making it easier to share data.

Federal SourceForge:

  • HHS Digital Media API Platform
    Use this API platform to create sites with text and multimedia content for syndication.  CDC, FDA, HHS, and NIH have built syndication sites using this platform, which is available in Java and .NET.
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