Health Datapalooza 2013: Datalab - Carol Crawford


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Health Datapalooza IV: June 3rd-4th, 2013

Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer, United States
Damon Davis, Health Data Initiative Program Director, Department of Health and Human Services

Susan Queen, Director, Division of Data Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Steve Cohen, Director, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
Rick Moser, National Institutes of Health
Victor Lazzaro, Performance & Data Analytics Manager, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT
Niall Brennan, Director of the Office of Information Products and Data Analytics, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Miya Cain, Office of the Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services
Edward Salsberg, Director, National Center for Health Workforce Analysis, Health Resources and Services Administration
Robert Post, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Eugene Hayes, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Jim Craver, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
David Forrest, Senior Advisor, Health and Human Services Office of the Chief Technology Officer
Tania Allard, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs & Special Projects, New York State Department of Health
Steven Edwards, Environmental Protection Agency
Steve Emrick, National Library of Medicine
Carol A. Gotway Crawford, Director of Behavioral Surveillance, Centers for Disease Control

This perennial favorite breakout session is back! This is the best opportunity to meet some of the federal government data experts who champion action in improving public access to information to catalyze innovation. Come learn how to use assets from the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), the Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and more. Each agency in the federal government is staffed by experts who are well versed in the information resources available from their division on (administrative data, survey data, research data, medical/scientific content, etc.) The Datalab will also feature opportunities for one-on-one meet-ups with data experts for “deep dives” into agency’s resources. Participants can join live demonstrations and check out new data resources and tools. The goal of the session is to give innovators and entrepreneurs an overview of new, updated, and emerging datasets that can be used to support new applications and services.

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  • Health Datapalooza 2013: Datalab - Carol Crawford

    1. 1. Carol A. Crawford, Ph.D.Director, Division of Behavioral SurveillanceCenters for Disease Control and PreventionJune 4, 2013The Behavioral Risk FactorSurveillance SystemOffice of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory ServicesDivision of Behavioral Surveillance
    2. 2. Overview Nation’s premier system of state-based health surveys Includes (adults 18 and older)• risk behaviors• healthcare access and utilization• measures of health• chronic health conditions and injuries• preventable infectious diseases Best source of state- and county-level health data Currently operates in all 50 states, DC, and 6 territories 500,000+ interviews completed in 2012
    3. 3. Uses of BRFSS Data Reporting: timely healthstatistics for the public Monitoring: risk factorsrelated to chronicdisease and prematuredeath Informing: legislationand health policies Evaluating: publichealth interventions andpolicies Providing: An empiricalbasis for healthpromotion programs Responding: to publichealth emergencies
    4. 4. 1999Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1990, 1999, 2008(*BMI 30, or about 30 lbs. overweight for 5’4” person)20081990No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% 20%–24% 25%–29% ≥30%Detecting Emerging Issues
    5. 5. SMART BRFSS Selected Metropolitan/Micropolitan Area Risk Trendsfrom the BRFSS BRFSS data for cities and counties, even those acrossmultiple states How? Increased sample size and county ofresidence Metropolitan/Micropolitan Statistical Areas (MMSAs) Counties Over 200 MMSAs in 2012
    6. 6. BRFSS Analytical Tools Prevalence and Trends Interactive maps Web-enabled analysis tool (WEAT) Web-based Analysis and Visualization Environmento Open Indicators Consortiumo Georges Grinstein, UMass-Lowell Widgets (in development) Coming soon: Enhancements using R and Google Visualization
    7. 7. ?QuestionsCCrawford1@cdc.govFor more information please contact Centers for Disease Control and Prevention1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30333Telephone: 1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636)/TTY: 1-888-232-6348E-mail: Web: http://www.cdc.govThe findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position ofthe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory ServicesDivision of Behavioral Surveillance