5034.0 Community Health Assessment, Public Health Informatics, and Surveillance Data Sets

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 8:30 AM
CDCís Assessment Initiative (AI) program is a cooperative agreement supporting development of new systems, methods, and practices to improve the way data are used for public health decision and policymaking. Public Health Departments need timely information to make decisions. CDC has funded several states to develop Web-based Data Query Systems (WDQS) to facilitate data communication and improve data analysis. Several surveillance data sets are used in community health assessment. This presentation will focus on how data sets (e.g., BRFSS data, vital statistics, etc.) have been incorporated into the stateís WDQS and its use to monitor Healthy People 2010 objectives. Four states will present their experience in this area.
Session Objectives: Participants would be able to describe CDCís Assessment Initiative program and its relations to public health informatics. Participants would understand various surveillance data sets which are incorporated into various WDQS, and how indicators are monitored at various levels. Participants would be able to identify issues unique to e each surveillance data set, discuss challenges and possible solutions.

8:45 AM
Integrating public health and health care surveillance data to guide community health decisions
James B. Welsh, PhD, Priti Irani, MS, Michael Medvesky, MPH, Marie Miller, MS and Sylvia Pirani, MPH, MS
9:30 AM
Data inclusion for a web-based system for community health assessment: The NH example
Josephine B. Porter, MPH, Amy Costello, MPH and Andrew Chalsma, BA

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)