Northwest Center for Public Health Practice at the University of Washington

Analysis and Interpretation of Public Health Data, Part 1

This is an introductory course offering CPH — Free
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CEU

CPH

Cost

Free

Time to Start

3-5 minutes

Length

0.75 hours

Overview

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In the second installment of the five-part series, Basic Concepts in Data Analysis for Community Health Assessment, we begin instruction on how to analyze and interpret data for public health purposes.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.  

This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017. 

Reviewers say, "The glossary is a great resource to have open during the training if you are unfamiliar with public health/ epidemiology terms." And "Objectives are good. Easy to navigate in the course."

What You'll Learn

  • Explain the purpose of descriptive epidemiology and how it is used for assessment
  • Describe why rates are important in doing assessment
  • Name three kinds of rates
  • Describe the two types of summary measures
  • Explain the purpose of standardizing rates through age adjustment

Competency Terms

Assessment (surveillance and epidemiology)
Analytical/Assessment Skills
Data Analysis
Community Health Assessment

Related Occupations

Epidemiologist
Information Technology Specialist
Other Management & Leadership
Public health - multiple occupations will benefit
Public Health Informatics Specialist
Public Health Information Specialist/Officer
Public Health Manager/Program Manager
Statistician

Related Job Tasks

Monitor health status to identify and solve community health problems
Conduct community assessments
Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services
Analyze & Interpret data

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