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Health Statistics on the Web

Class Details

This hands-on course focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics Internet resources through the use of numerous exercises.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of the class, participants will:

  • Be able to identify selected key websites for use in the location of data sets and statistics for use at the local, state, national, and international level.
  • Achieve a general understanding of the types of data sets and statistics available on the Internet.
  • Understand the 4-step process used to successfully locate relevant health statistics for a particular circumstance or issue.

Sponsored by The National Network of Libraries of Medicine- Middle Atlantic Region, a designated provider of contact hours (CECH) in health education credentialing by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., this program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I contact education contact hour. This class also offers 1 MLA CE.

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Feb 28, 2019
12:00PM - 1:00PM ET
Instructor(s):
Erin Seger, Health Professions Coordinator
Contact:
Continuing Education Credits: 
1
This class is now closed to registrants.

This course focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics Internet resources through the use of numerous exercises.

Objectives: 

At the conclusion of the class, participants will:

  • Identify selected key websites for use in the location of data sets and statistics for use at the local, state and national level, including PHPartners and MedlinePlus.
  • Discuss of the types of data sets and statistics available on the Internet.
  • Define the 4-step process used to successfully locate relevant health statistics for a particular circumstance or issue.
  • Describe where to locate additional health statistics training through the National Information Center on Health Services Research & Health Care Technology (NICHSR)