5219.0: Wednesday, November 15, 2000: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

Coordinating National, State, and Local Health Surveys to Meet Local Public Health Needs

This session will help researchers and public health professionals understand the opportunities for improving state- and local-level data for public health assessment by coordinating population-based national, state, and local health surveys. An increasing number of states and local communities are undertaking surveys to assess their population's health. When content, measurement, and sampling are coordinated across national, state, and local health surveys, these surveys can more effectively identify and measure disparities in health needs, access to care, and progress in achieving Healthy People 2010 goals. The session will provide an overview of the opportunities for and difficulties in coordination among national, state, and local health surveys. The discussion will focus on the experience of the National Center for Health Statistics, other federal health agencies, and the California Department of Health Services in working with state- and local-level surveys, including the new California Health Interview Survey
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Presider(s):Edward J. Sondik, PhD
Organizer(s):E. Richard Brown, PhD
2:30 PMWhy coordination among national, state, and local health surveys is important
Jennifer H. Madans, PhD
2:45 PMThe National Cancer Institute’s collaboration with the California Health Interview Survey
Nancy Breen, PhD
3:00 PMNationally coordinated state-level health surveys
David E. Nelson, MD,, MPH
3:15 PMState and university collaboration for a population-based health survey
George B. Abbott, MD, MPH
3:30 PMHealth surveys to meet the needs of local public health departments
To B. Named
Cosponsors:Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Disability Forum; Epidemiology; Food and Nutrition; Health Administration; Social Work; Women's Caucus

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA