Ability to access, interpret, use and present injury and/or violence DATA
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- Describe key sources of data at the national, state and community level and describe their strengths and weaknesses.
- Describe the strengths and weaknesses of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) system and its use.
- Describe the differences between primary (“self-collected”) and secondary data (“existing data”) and provide examples of appropriate uses of each method.
- Describe how data can be used to identify disparate populations.
- Explain how data can be used to identify emerging issues in injury and/or violence.
- Identify the ethical and legal issues involved in the collection and use of data.
- 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.
- 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.
- Explain the importance of data for use in priority setting, program planning, quality improvement, evaluation, and advocacy in injury and/or violence prevention.
- Describe how qualitative and quantitative data can be used in conducting an assets and needs assessment of a community of interest.
- Demonstrate the ability to present data in a clear and understandable manner for different audiences.