Data-Based Decision-Making Using Data to Intervene for Maternal and Child Health – Part One in a Series

Course Description:

The purpose of this training is to inform public health professionals how to use data to shape needs assessments, develop public health programs, and provide a framework for program evaluation. In Part One of this series, learners will take advantage of readily available data sources to begin planning and implementing a successful health program related to issues in maternal and child health using Columbia County, NY as a case study.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify and locate sources of Maternal and Child Health data in New York State, at state, county, and sub-county levels.
  2. Use descriptive epidemiology (person, place, and time) in needs assessment and program targeting.
  3. Use data to identify high-risk populations in population for program targeting.

Continuing Education: 1.0 CPH, 1.0 CHES

Council on Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (2014 Version)

  • Competency Domains: Analytical/Assessment, Program Planning, Communication, Basic Public Health Sciences
  • Specific competencies:

1A1, 1A2, 1A4, 1A7, 1A9, 1A10, 1A12, 1A13, 1A14, 1B1, 1B2, 1B4, 1B7, 1B9, 1B10, 1B12, 1B14, 1C1, 1C2, 1C4, 1C7, 1C9, 1C10, 1C12, 1C14, 2A5, 2A6, 2A12, 2B5, 2B12, 3A5, 3B5, 3C5, 6A3, 6A4, 6A6, 6B3, 6B5, 6B7, 6C3, 6C5, 6C7

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I do not work for a State or Local Health Department in NYS.


I do work for a State or a Local Health Department in NYS.

If you are employed by NYS or a local health department in NYS, we recommend that you register for this course through the NYS Department of Health Learning Management System (DOH LMS).