142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Applying Health informatics and HIT systems to Facilitate Surveillance and Disparity Reduction Efforts

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Presenting complex data to public health professionals in other disciplines and members of the general public is a challenge many organizations face. Data presented in tables (e.g., age-adjusted incidence rates of thyroid cancer among men and women in Missouri, 1996 2011) does not resonate with many people, particularly when they get to the fine print (e.g. rates per 100,000). It does not have to be this way. This session will provide examples showing where the burden of cancer is high, by type of cancer, within particular populations, highlighting demographic, socioeconomic, and behavior risks in more accessible formats.
Session Objectives: Discuss how interactive mapping and disease surveillance can lead to better outcomes. Explain how interactive mapping makes cancer incidence data more accessible to the general public. Identify county-level factors that are associated with cancer incidence.
Diane Adams, MD, MPH, CHS-III and Jayfus Doswell, PhD

How central cancer registry informatics and information technology (HIIT) systems can benefit other APHA sections
Jeannette Jackson-Thompson, MSPH, PhD, Iris Zachary, PhD, MSIT, CTR, Chester Schmaltz, PhD and Eduardo Simoes, MD, MSc, DLSHTM, MPH
Interactive mapping of leukemia in Missouri
Iris Zachary, PhD, MSIT, CTR, Jeannette Jackson-Thompson, MSPH, PhD, Chester Schmaltz, PhD and Eduardo Simoes, MD, MSc, DLSHTM, MPH
Interactive mapping with cancer incidence, demographic, and behavioral risk data
Chester Schmaltz, PhD, Jeannette Jackson-Thompson, MSPH, PhD and Iris Zachary, PhD, MSIT, CTR

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

Organized by: Health Informatics Information Technology Center (HIIT Center)

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)