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Ability to access, interpret, use and present injury and/or violence DATA

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  1. Describe key sources of data at the national, state and community level and describe their strengths and weaknesses.
  2. Describe the strengths and weaknesses of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) system and its use.
  3. Describe the differences between primary (“self-collected”) and secondary data (“existing data”) and provide examples of appropriate uses of each method.
  4. Describe how data can be used to identify disparate populations.
  5. Explain how data can be used to identify emerging issues in injury and/or violence.
  6. Identify the ethical and legal issues involved in the collection and use of data.
  7. Identify how a variety of factors (including age, gender, race, ethnicity, access to economic resources, community norms, etc.) may influence the collection, interpretation, and use of injury and/or violence data.
  8. Define quantitative and qualitative forms of data and give examples of their use in constructing and evaluating injury and/or violence prevention programs. Describe the benefits and limitations of each kind of data.
  9. Explain the importance of data for use in priority setting, program planning, quality improvement, evaluation, and advocacy in injury and/or violence prevention.
  10. Describe how qualitative and quantitative data can be used in conducting an assets and needs assessment of a community of interest.
  11. Demonstrate the ability to present data in a clear and understandable manner for different audiences.

Topic: General Resources

Title Focus* Type
CDC State Injury Indicators Report(periodically updated) IVP Publication, Website
CDC/Inventory of National Injury Data Systems IVP Website
CDC/WISQARS(Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) IVP Tool, Website
Data Collection for Program Evaluation Course
Data Interpretation for Public Health Professionals Course
ICD-10-CM Overview & Injury Matrices IVP Webinar
Injury Epidemiology Overview IVP Slides/Lecture
Injury Surveillance Workgroup (ISW) Reports IVP Publication
Introduction to Public Health Surveillance Cross-cutting Webinar
Overview of Injury Epidemiology IVP Publication
Presenting Public Health Data Course
Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice: An Introduction Cross-cutting Course, Publication
Understanding and Using Injury Cost Data in Your Prevention Efforts Webinar
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