Data Skills Online A Maternal and Child Health Toolbox for Analytic and Technology Training of Public Health Professionals APHA Annual Meeting: October 2001 Project Description Service Provided : Free, self-instructional, web-based training
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A Maternal and Child Health Toolbox for Analytic and Technology Training of Public Health Professionals
APHA Annual Meeting: October 2001
Online Tools Page
View descriptions of tools
View tables of contents
Read logon instructions
Technical Skills Test
Assess your computer’s capacity
Practice navigating in WebCT
Practice navigating in a PDF file
Practice downloading a document
Technical Support Page
Registration and logon instructions
DSO staff contact information
Create a free account with a username and password
Add DSO tools to your account
Hyperlinks to glossary definitions
Table of contents available within each tool
Certificates of completion available for printingWeb Site Features
Subscribing to a List
Browser Basics and Searching
Creating Spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel
Overview of Primary Data Collection Instruments
Developing an Analysis Plan for a Quantitative Study
Geographic Information Systems
Several Plug-In Tutorials
Understanding Title V Performance Measures and the Title V Information System*
PRAMS Data Analysis for Title V Performance Measures*
Conducting a Health Services Needs Assessment for CSHCN*
Economic Analysis in MCH
Measuring Maternal Morbidity
Assessing Infant Mortality Factors at State and Local Levels
Creating a Relational Database in Microsoft Access 2000Curricula Offered
* Currently being field tested and soon to be released
"Subscribing to a List"
"Browser Basics and Searching"
"Overview of Primary Data Collection Instruments"
"Developing an Analysis Plan for a Quantitative Study"
"Geographic Information Systems"
Six-Month Follow-Up: Participants Who Completed a Tool from 01/01/01 – 04/30/01
Have you shared information about the Data Skills Online web site with co-workers? (N=57)
Have You trained or assisted one or more colleagues in a skill that you learned by completing a Data Skills Online tool? (N=57)
January 8-September 14, 2001
Year of Most Recent Degree (N=574)
January 8-September 14, 2001
Data Skills Online Registrants by State (N=586)January 8 – September 14, 2001
A total of 586 individuals representing 48 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, Egypt, Italy, Jordan, Malta, Palau, and Tanzania
have registered for at least one of the tools available as of September 14, 2001. Concentration of registrants is highest in GA, NC, SC, and VA
because of project initiatives (including on site training) at the public health region level.
Data Skills Online Participants, by MCH Occupation (N=586) January 8 - September 14, 2001