Established in 2019, the National Neighborhood Data Archive is an open data repository. It was created to facilitate research on the relationship between neighborhoods and health, especially within the context of large federally funded surveys and cohort studies.
Anyone with research questions that address “place” – researchers, students, clinicians, policy makers, public health departments, and community organizations, among others – can use NaNDA data to explore topics of interest to neighborhoods and communities. NaNDA measures can be readily linked to survey data, cohort studies, electronic medical records, or other microdata, via geographic identifiers, or combined and explored on their own.
NaNDA datasets are created by researchers in the Social Environment and Health program at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. Funding for the creation of NaNDA measures comes from:
- National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NINR/ NIMHD 1U01NR020556)
- National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR, 90RTHF0001)