UCLA webinar (Nov. 29): A guide to analyzing CHIS data

[ Posted on November 8th, 2012 by Porsche Johnson | 4 Comments » ]

Are you a public health researcher, policy analyst, or student who wants to know how to use CHIS data ? If so, you are invited to participate in a free webinar, on Thursday, Nov. 29, presented by Matt Jans, PhD, CHIS Data Quality and Survey Methodology Manager. This free, online workshop will provide technical and applicable information to help you access and analyze CHIS data in the SAS statistical software.
Register here.

Topics include:
• Accessing CHIS public use and restricted data files
• Unique statistical features of the CHIS complex sample design
• The importance of accurately estimating variances when using CHIS data to calculate health statistics
• Using the CHIS sample design information to properly analyze CHIS  data

Take this course if you…
…use or plan to use CHIS data in your research or health policy work
…are a student working on a thesis or class project using CHIS
…want to do in-depth analyses of CHIS data, including pooling data and trending estimates over years

!Only a basic understanding of data analysis and SAS programming required to follow examples
!Real data analyses demonstrated
!Discussion of how to read, interpret, and report variances and standard errors in estimates from CHIS data

Please forward this annoncement to interested parties. Contact CHIS at chis@ucla.edu  or (866)275-2447 for more information.

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Porsche Johnson


Porsche Johnson is the community relations manager for the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research's Health DATA Program. Johnson is responsible for building strategic partnerships in the community that build awareness and support the Health DATA Program and all of its projects.

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4 Responses to “UCLA webinar (Nov. 29): A guide to analyzing CHIS data”

  1. Al Sorkin says:

    Am I registered for the webinar on 11/29/12?

    Al Sorkin

    • Matt Jans says:

      Hi Al, I don’t see your name on the list as of this AM, so you probably didn’t get the email I sent out. You don’t technically have to be registered to attend, so no worries there.

      Go to this website for login information http://ucla.academia.edu/MattJans/CHIS-Data-Analysis-Webinar. Specifically look at the Adobe Webinar Login and Audio and Adobe System Check files to make sure things work on your PC.

      Someone just told me that they can’t view some of those files so they are also on SkyDrive via the link below

      http://sdrv.ms/SuoflE

      Hope to see you tomorrow!

  2. Roxanna says:

    Could I get a copy of this PPT sent to me?
    Thank you

    • Porsche Johnson Porsche Johnson says:

      Thank you for your blog post. I have forwarded the request to the presenter and someone should be in contact with you in the immediat future.

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