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DATA IN ACTION
The MCHB and CDC are offering a Training Course in MCH Epidemiology as part of their ongoing effort to enhance the analytic capacity of state and local health agencies. The training this year will be held in Chicago from June 2-7.
This national program is aimed primarily at professionals in state and local health departments who have significant responsibility for collecting, processing, analyzing, and reporting maternal and child health data. Faculty working with state MCH departments are also eligible for the course.
The training curriculum is designed to build conceptual, technical, and analytic skills for using data effectively, and focuses on applications that are relevant to the day-to-day work of participants. The curriculum is designed for trainees with moderately advanced epidemiology and statistical training and applied experience. The training combines an intensive five-day program emphasizing hands-on data analysis experience, with additional access to core faculty for short-term consultation until September 30, 2008. MCHB will pay for the hotel and per diem costs of trainees. A limited number of scholarships for airfare are available.
The Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health Web site features an easy-to-use interactive data query that allows users to search, view and compare National Survey of Children's Health and National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs results at state, regional and national levels, stratified by selected demographic characteristics including age, race, household income, insurance type, special health care needs status and more.