141st APHA Annual Meeting

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Health disparities calculator

Saturday, November 2, 2013 : 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Steve Scoppa, BS , Information Management Services, Inc., Silver Spring, MD
The purpose of this presentation is to allow participants to select and apply a range of health disparities measures after importing population-based health data into the health disparities calculator software. Participants will learn how to export data from SEER*Stat into the calculator to generate multiple health disparities measures. The tool allows users to evaluate and monitor health disparities and health outcome risk.

Learning Areas:
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Biostatistics, economics
Diversity and culture
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Describe how to use the Health Disparities Calculator (HD*Calc) software. Compare different measures of disparities by various social and economic determinants of health such as race/ethnicity, education, socioeconomic status, and geographic area; Explore underlying trends in data

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I've been one of the lead developers of the SEER*Stat software for the full 17 years of it's existence. Over that time I've been using the software for the production of published statistics, and providing technical support and training for SEER*Stat. This includes training at the 2008 and 2011 APHA meetings.
Any relevant financial relationships? Yes

Name of Organization Clinical/Research Area Type of relationship
IMS, Inc. Software development and data analysis Employment (includes retainer)

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.