Health Statistics on the Web (March 1, 2023)

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In this 90-minute 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 and guided exercise.

Agenda for 90-minute webinar:

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 and Guided Exercise Part 1 (5 minutes)

Sources of Health Statistics (40 minutes)

  1. Portals: NCHS, MedlinePlus, state health departments
  2. National: BRFSS, State Health Facts
  3. Local: Census, County Health Rankings, RHIHub

Guided Exercise Part 2 (15 minutes)

Share back/Wrap Up/Questions (15 minutes)

By registering for this class, you are agreeing to the NNLM Code of Conduct

  • 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

Class Recording

Class Details

Date(s): March 1, 2023
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST
Platform: Webex
CE Credits: 1.00
CE Categories: CHES
Class Experience Level: Beginner
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Class Contacts

Instructor: Erica Lake
Technical Assistance: Molly Knapp

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