Epidemiology and Evaluation Resource Guide

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Surveillance and Epidemiology
CVH Council’s Epidemiology/Evaluation Resources & Tools: Includes links to the CVH Council’s Epidemiology and Evaluation Technical Assistance Directory and other useful resources Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention: Data Trends & Maps: Online tool which allows users to search for and view health indicators related to heart disease and stroke List of CDC Wonder’s online databases (commonly used to access mortality data) Web site for the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS): Includes interactive databases, raw data for download, questionnaires, and other useful information about the BRFSS Census-generated population estimates at the state and national levels American FactFinder: Online tool for downloading Census data Online query which allows users to search or browse through CDC’s resources to help plan, implement and evaluate community health interventions and programs to address chronic disease and health disparities issues *If you choose Data & Statistics under Browse by Resource Type, you will get a list of several links related to data and statistics for multiple diseases and conditions. Chronic Disease Cost Calculator Survey of EMS Practices for Heart Disease and Stroke Fact Sheets Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke: Online application allows users to view county-level maps of heart disease and stroke by racial/ethnic group, along with maps of social environmental conditions and http://www.chronicdisease.org/?page=CVHEpiE val


http://wonder.cdc.gov/ http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/

http://www.census.gov/population/www/projectio ns/ http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages /index.xhtml http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/dach_chaps/Default/ind ex.aspx

http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/programs/nhdsp_prog ram/cost_calculator.htm http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/data_statistics/ems/in dex.htm http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/dhdspatlas

health services for the entire United States or for a chosen state or territory Chronic Disease GIS Exchange: Provides a forum for sharing specific examples, ideas, and techniques for using GIS to document geographic disparities, inform policy and program development, and build partnerships BRFSS Maps: Provides GIS BRFSS data for download and interactive maps for BRFSS data by state and MMSAs National maps of heart disease and stroke death and hospitalization rates by county (2000-2006) Maps and links to other resources related to the social determinants of health (maps are from 2000 to 2004, but are still interesting) Community Health Status Indicators: Web site provides an overview of key health indicators for local communities. Displays 2008 and 2009 county data for leading causes of death, access to care, risk factors, and the social environment. County Health Rankings: Web site provides access to the 50 state reports, ranking each county within the 50 states according to its health outcomes and the multiple health factors that determine a county’s health. Each county receives a summary rank for its health outcomes and health factors and also for the four different types of health factors: health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and the physical environment. Links related to cardiovascular disease on a global level MMWRs related to heart disease and stroke



http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/maps/national_maps/i ndex.htm http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/maps/social_determin ants_maps.htm http://www.communityhealth.hhs.gov


http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/other_data_resources .htm http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/data_statistics/mmwr. htm http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/programs/nhdsp_prog ram/resources.htm http://www.cdc.gov/DHDSP/pubs/science_in_bri efs.htm

Links to fact sheets related to heart disease and stroke (toward bottom of page) Science-in-Briefs: Turning Science Into Action: Links to concise and user-friendly publication summaries intended to enhance the understanding and application of current research findings

Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists CSTE Epidemiology Workforce Training Catalog: Catalog of various online and inperson trainings related to epidemiology and surveillance (some are free and some are not) CSTE Chronic Disease/Maternal & Child Health/Oral Health Committee: Includes reports and other documents related to state chronic disease epidemiology capacity and information on data linking pilot projects from three states HCUP: On-line query system based on data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) which provides access to health statistics and information on hospital inpatient and emergency department utilization. Health Resources and Services Administration’s Area Resource File: Dataset that compiles information from more than 50 databases and other sources to provide comprehensive county-level information on a variety of health care utilization, health professions and facilities, environmental, and socio-demographic topics WISQARS: Leading Causes of Deaths Reports (National and Regional, 1999-2007) Medicare Research Data Assistance Center (RESDAC): CMS contractor with information on Medicare and Medicaid data Veterans Affairs Information Resource Center (VA VIReC): Information about VA databases Directory of HHS Data Resources: Compiled listing of all major data systems sponsored by HHS CDC Sortable Stats: Sortable risk factors and health statistics Statehealthfacts.org: Public health data clearinghouse managed by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Provides state-level information on diseases and risk factors; Medicaid, Medicare, and CHIP enrollment;

www.cste.org http://www.cste.org/workforcetraining/

http://www.cste.org/dnn/ProgramsandActivities/ ChronicDiseaseMCHandOralHealth/tabid/66/Def ault.aspx



http://webappa.cdc.gov/sasweb/ncipc/leadcaus1 0_us.html http://www.resdac.org/Index.asp



http://wwwn.cdc.gov/sortablestats/ http://www.statehealthfacts.org/

and healthcare spending, employer-based health coverage, hospital inpatient expenses, and tobacco settlement funds. Partners in Information Access for the Public http://phpartners.org/health_stats.html Health Workforce: Data links and information for national, state, and local health and public health datasets Health Indicators Warehouse: CDC and http://healthindicators.gov/ other HHS agencies combined data source; also for HP2020 data CDC TRAIN: Provides access to online http://cdc.train.org/DesktopShell.aspx learning opportunities for public health professionals Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care: Documents http://www.dartmouthatlas.org/ variations in how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States. The project uses Medicare data to provide information and analysis about national, regional, and local markets, as well as hospitals and their affiliated physicians. The Cochrane Collaboration: The Cochrane http://www.cochrane.org/ Collaboration, established in 1993, is an international network of health professionals, who foster the ability to make well-informed decisions about health care, based on the best available research evidence, by preparing, updating and promoting the accessibility of Cochrane Reviews – over 5,000 so far, published online in The Cochrane Library. Evaluation CVH Council’s Epidemiology/Evaluation http://www.chronicdisease.org/?page=CVHEpiE Resources & Tools: Includes links to the val CVH Council’s Epidemiology and Evaluation Technical Assistance Directory and other useful resources Links to evaluation resources from CDC’s http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/programs/nhdsp_prog Division of Heart Disease and Stroke ram/resources.htm Prevention such as Evaluation Guides, Tip Sheets, Evaluation Coffee Break Podcasts, Economic Evaluation Webcast, and more. CDC’s Division of Heart Disease and Stroke http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/programs/nhdsp_prog Prevention Coffee Breaks: Evaluation Miniram/coffee_breaks/index.htm Trainings podcasts CDC’s Economic Evaluation for States Five- http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/programs/nhdsp_prog Part Webcast ram/economic_evaluation/index.htm CDC’s Framework for Program Evaluation http://www.cdc.gov/eval/framework/index.htm

Online query which allows users to search or browse through CDC’s resources to help plan, implement and evaluate community health interventions and programs to address chronic disease and health disparities issues.*If you choose Evaluation under Browse by Resource Type, you will get a list of several links related to evaluation for multiple diseases and conditions. Evaluation guide for developing a strategic evaluation plan from CDC’s National Asthma Control Program Guide for developing an effective evaluation guide developed by CDC’s Office of Smoking and Health and Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Evaluation Toolkit for Smokefree Policies

http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/dach_chaps/Default/ind ex.aspx

http://www.cdc.gov/asthma/program_eval/guide. htm http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/downloads/CDCEvaluation-Workbook-508.pdf

Introduction to Process Evaluation in Tobacco Control

http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/s econdhand_smoke/evaluation_toolkit/pdfs/evalu ation_toolkit.pdf http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/tobacco_control_pro grams/surveillance_evaluation/process_evaluati on/index.htm http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-12-208G

2012 report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office on designing evaluations American Evaluation Association


University of Wisconsin – Extension Program http://www.uwex.edu/ces/pdande/ Development and Evaluation Unit W.K. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation http://www.wkkf.org/knowledgeHandbook center/resources/2010/W-K-Kellogg-FoundationEvaluation-Handbook.aspx W.K. Kellogg Foundation Logic Model Development Guide http://www.wkkf.org/knowledgecenter/resources/2006/02/WK-KelloggFoundation-Logic-Model-DevelopmentGuide.aspx http://www.hmtreasury.gov.uk/d/magenta_book_combined.pdf

The Magenta Book: Guidance for Evaluation

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