Two webinars were presented by staff from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the past month, and recordings of the webinars are available online. The two webinars provide an overview of various ways to access and analyze data from the California Health Interview Survey. Researchers, students and anyone interested in learning how to use local-level data or analyze CHIS data in general to better understand populations encouraged to view both webinars. Links are provided below.
On Thursday, Nov. 29, presenter Matt Jans, PhD, CHIS Data Quality and Survey Methodology Manager provided an overview of special issues encountered when analyzing complex sample survey data and discussed how to access and analyze CHIS data in the SAS statistical software. Topics included the unique statistical features of the CHIS sample design and some examples of how taking the survey design into account effects health statistics.
The webinar slides are posted here . ( Note: A recording will be posted soon)
On December 13, Yueyan Wang, PhD, Statistical Support for the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, provided an overview of state-of-the art methods for estimating important health indicators for small geographic areas using data from the California Health Interview Survey, CHIS.
Watch the webinar here.
These webinars were sponsored by The California Endowment as a tool for making CHIS local-level data accessible to public health researchers, health policy analysts, and community health advocates.