June-August 2012

Data Training Series for Counties

A series of three webinars introduces Minnesota local health departments to the county-level indicators on the MDH website (compiled by the Minnesota Center for Health Statistics, or MCHS), and provides training on how to access the data for community health assessments.

  1. County-Level Indicators for Community Health Assessments
  2. What do the Data Say?
  3. Looking for More Answers: Additional Data Sources for Community Health Assessments

Presenters

  • Dorothy Bliss, Office of Performance Improvement
  • Kim Edelman, Minnesota Center for Health Statistics
  • Ann Kinney, Minnesota Center for Health Statistics
  • Kelly Muellman, Minnesota Climate and Health Program
  • Jeannette Raymond, Office of Performance Improvement
  • Chuck Stroebel, Minnesota Environmental Public Health Tracking

1. County-Level Indicators for Community Health Assessments

Resources

Img   Presentation Slides (148KB / 14 pages)
Img   Go Directly to Data:
Minnesota County-Level Indicators for Community Health Assessment
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Img   Please note: There is no recording availble for this webinar.

Objectives

  • Become familiar with the main county-level data sources available from MCHS.
  • Be able to access each file and learn how to move around in these documents to find their county data.
  • Increase their understanding of the recommended framework for community health assessments.
  • Get comfortable contacting MCHS and OPI for more assistance with data.

2. What do the Data Say?

Resources

Img Presentation Slides (5.11MB / 38 slides)
Img Webinar Recording
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Example - Marijuana Use Among Teens
Part 3: Example - Analysis of Teen Birth Rates
Part 4: Wrap up and Example - Making a Quick Graph

Learning Objectives

  • Develop their skill in choosing indicators to analyze, interpreting numbers and comparing findings
  • Grow more confident in drawing conclusions from the data

3. Looking for More Answers: Additional Data Sources for Community Health Assessments

Resources

Img Presentation Slides (3.66MB / 35 slides)
Img Webinar Recording
Part 1: Introduction & Vital Statistics Interactive Queries
Part 2: Minnesota Public Health Data Access
Part 3: Climate Change Toolkit & Conclusion

Learning Objectives

  • Become familiar with an expanded range of data sources for community health assessment
  • Meet two more MDH staff who can help with data and analysis