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Introduction to Health Data: US Government Data

Description: This workshop will cover data sources related to Federal Government Health Data. Data sources will include those that are subscribed to by the Baylor Libraries as well as those sources which are freely available on the internet. Search strategies for locating datasets will also be covered.

Goal: The goal of this workshop is to acquaint participants with sources of health-related data subscribed to by the library and to teach participants strategies for locating “freely available” data sources. The differences in federal, regional and international data will be discussed.


Outcomes: After attending this workshop, participants will:

  • Be aware/familiar with databases (library) which are sources for health data
  • Be able to develop appropriate strategies for searching databases
  • Be able to develop strategies for searching the internet for federal health data

Content:
1. Data-Planet: In Data-Planet we will be looking at the Health and Vital statistics Data along with seeing how to use the database.
2. We will look at the department of Health and Human Services Datasets and how they are integrated into the database.
3. We will be looking at the Center for Disease Control datasets including data.cdc.gov, the datasets on Chronic Disease and Risk Factors and Healthy People 2020.

4. We will examine healthdata.gov in particular the datasets on national health data.
5. We will look at how the federal government reports some state and local health data.

Related LibGuide: Dancing with Health Data by Vedana Vaidhyanathan

Date:
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Time:
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location:
Jones 105
Categories:
  Digital Scholarship Workshops     Science Research Workshops  
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