Analysis of Public Health Data Using Census Tract-Level Poverty – 3/6/2014

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Speakers: Jim Hadler, MD, MPH


This presentation will focus on the rationale and method for using area-based poverty as a variable to analyze public health data.  It will review the work of the Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project and its conclusions, then  use as examples of its recent application several analyses done in the Connecticut Emerging Infections Program and analyses done as part of a special CSTE disparities project during 2013. This will be followed by a review of the analytic steps involved, including an instructional presentation that was posted on the CSTE website a year ago.
Learning Objectives: After this webinar, participants will be able to:
  1. Understand the rationale for using census tract-level poverty as a variable for routine analysis of public health data that contains street address
  2. Be familiar with the principles and steps involved in constructing the variable and analyzing a surveillance data set using it.

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