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Epi Info : community health assessment tutorial
  • Published Date:
    August 2011
  • Language:
    English
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Epi Info : community health assessment tutorial
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Public Health Informatics (U.S.) ; New York (State). Dept. of Health. Assessment Initiative. ;
  • Description:
    Document version 2.1.2, revised August 2011.

    The Epi Info™ Community Health Assessment Tutorial was produced by the collaborative efforts of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Assessment Initiative (AI), and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).

    CDC is one of the 13 major operating components of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CDC is at the forefront of public health efforts to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities, and environmental health threats. Today, CDC is globally recognized for conducting research and investigations, and for its action-oriented approaches to issues of public health. CDC uses its research and findings to improve people’s daily lives, and respond to local, national, and international health emergencies.

    The AI comprises a cooperative program between CDC and state health departments that supports the development of innovative systems and methods to improve the way data is used to provide information for public health decisions and policy. Through the AI, funded states work together with local health jurisdictions and communities to improve access to data, improve skills to accurately interpret and understand data, and use of the data so that assessment findings ultimately drive public health program and policy decisions.

    CDC and the New York State AI agreed to a new five-year cooperative agreement to strengthen assessment capacity and practice. This is the third round of AI funding offered through CDC, and is the second time that the NYSDOH has received the award.

    The CDC Epi Info™ development team, at the request of the NYSDOH Assessment Initiative, created this tutorial for using the Epi Info software program. It has been designed using asthma data provided to CDC by the NYSDOH.

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