Health Statistics on the Web

In this 1 hour webinar you will learn the difference between data and statistics, key features and use of health statistics, steps to finding health statistics, and sources of health statistics at the local, state and national level. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed. You will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics resources through the use of examples.

Objectives

At the conclusion of the class, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the differences between data, data sets, and statistics.

  • Understand the 4-step process used to locate relevant health statistics for a particular circumstance or issue.

  • Identify online resources that provide data sets and statistics at the local, state and national level.

Agenda for 1 hour course:

Introduction (5 minutes)

Statistics Overview (10 minutes)

  1. Data vs. Statistics
  2. Key Features of Health Statistics
  3. Uses of Health Statistics

Steps to Finding Health Statistics (5 minutes)

Sources of Health Statistics (36 minutes)

  1. Portals: NCHS, MedlinePlus, state health departments (12 minutes)

  2. National: BRFSS, State Health Facts (12 minutes)

  3. Local: Census, County Health Rankings, RHIHub (12 minutes)

Closing (4 minutes)

Class Length

1hour.

Class Owner(s)

Contact the NNLM Training Office for more information.

Instructor(s)

Contact the NNLM Training Office for more information.

Continuing Education

Sponsored by the Network of the National Library of Medicine, 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) to receive Category I continuing education contact hours.

Sponsored by the Network of the National Library of Medicine, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education 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 hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0. Continuing Competency credits available are 0. Provider ID#_1144109_11032021

Participants are eligible for 1 continuing education credits from the Medical Library Association (MLA).

Classes

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Health Statistics on the Web This 1 hour webinar 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. 1.00 CHES On
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