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.

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 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)

 

Sample Agenda for 1 hour course:

Introduction (5 minutes)

Statistics Overview (7 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 (43 minutes)

  1. Statistics portals (8 minutes)
  2. National level Statistics (15 minutes)
  3. State & Local Statistics (15 minutes)
  4. International Statistics (5 minutes)
Class Length

1, 2 or 3 hours. Variable credit class. The number of CE credits is tied to how much time and effort is expected of the learner to complete the class. A higher credit class goes deeper into the content.

Region: Region 5

The goal of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving individuals' access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.

The University of Washington Health Sciences Library serves as the Regional Medical Library (RML) for Region 5, which provides programs, services, and dedicated support for NNLM Members in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States in the Pacific.

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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.

Participants are eligible for 1, 2 or 3 continuing education credits from the Medical Library Association (MLA).

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