Community health related issue.
I live in Indiana-
Think of your local community. What health-related issue currently affects a large number of people within your community? How could research help address this issue? How would you go about obtaining more data on the health-related issue you identified?
This is an opportunity for you to explore the practical application of how to create a plan to obtain data on a health-related topic, specifically in your community. Please respond in first person, share personal experiences, and ask questions to further develop your understanding of how evidence-based practice can affect health-related issues at the community level.
You may find the following resources helpful as you prepare to respond to this weeks discussion:
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) – National and state data sets as well as statistic reports. Information about ordering data sets that cannot be downloaded.
CDC Data and Statistics page – much more than NCHS
CDC WONDER – WONDER provides a single point of access to a wide variety of reports and numeric public health data.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality – Data and Surveys
Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) – Data dictionaries, documentation and request forms. No searchable data online.
U.S. Census Bureau, Current census data including information broken down by state, city, and region.
WHOSIS — WHO Statistical Information System