Community Indicators for Your Community

Real, lasting community change is built around knowing where you are, where you want to be, and whether your efforts are making a difference. Indicators are a necessary ingredient for sustainable change. And the process of selecting community indicators -- who chooses, how they choose, what they choose -- is as important as the data you select.

This is an archive of thoughts I had about indicators and the community indicators movement. Some of the thinking is outdated, and many of the links may have broken over time.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Conference Announcement: Data Users Conference 2008

Data Users Conference 2008: Linking the Health Information Chain
September 21-23, 2008 Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario
Online registration is now available - Don’t miss our early-bird rate - Register today!
Conference information available here. This looks interesting for those working on health-related indicators. From their website:

Conference workshops
On Sunday, September 21, 2008, we will be offering the following pre-conference workshops:
  • The STC/CIHI Health Indicator Framework – how data are used to produce indicators, and finding what you need on the web
  • CIHI Portal: Empowering Health Care Organizations Across Canada
  • HSMR: Linking Hospital Standardized Mortality Ratio Data Analysis to Quality Improvement
  • Overview of Health Data at Statistics Canada
  • Data Mining for Data Quality—How to Assess the Measurement Error of Your Data?
  • An Introduction to CMG+: Grouping Methodology and Related Resource Indicators
  • Understanding ICD-10-CA and CCI for Analysis and Trending

The workshops will be available in the morning with a repeat presentation in the afternoon. Learn more!

Dates to remember
August 20, 2008: Deadline for reserving hotel guest room at the special conference rate. Get more information.
September 1, 2008: Deadline for early-bird registration. Learn more.

Further details about the conference program, including information on sessions and speakers, will be available by end of June.
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