Data and Scientific Resources to support Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) and the Community Health Improvement (CHI) Process

Introducing the CDC’s Community Health Status Indicators

April 14, 2015
2 pm ET/11 am PT
1 hour duration
Speaker: Vickie Boothe
All Members Price: FREE

Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs) have a role in improving our understanding of population health and reducing health disparities. This webinar will focus on practical, user-friendly tools and resources designed to assist not-for-profit hospitals, health departments, and community based organizations with assessing community health status, identifying disparities, prioritizing health needs, and evaluating health impact.

The webinar will include a live demonstration of the CDC’s redesigned Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) 2015 web application. This interactive tool produces health profiles for all counties in the United States. Each CHSI 2015 profile includes key indicators of health outcomes and health determinants; indicators stratified by subpopulations and census tract maps to identify vulnerable populations and potential health disparities; and seventeen demographic characteristics for public health and health care planning. A key feature of CHSI 2015 is the ability for users to compare each health outcome and determinant indicator with those of similar “peer counties,” as well as to the U.S. as a whole.

The speaker for this session is Vickie Boothe. Ms. Boothe is a health scientist and environmental engineer, with more than 25 years of experience, working in the public health and environmental fields. She currently serves as the Lead for the Population Health Metrics Team (PHMT) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The PHMT participates with CDC and other federal and non-federal partners in developing epidemiologic resources, tools, and guidance for assessing, monitoring, and improving the health of communities. Ms. Boothe has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, a Bachelor’s Degree in Management/Marketing and a Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH) from Georgia State University.

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