Population Health Data Sources, Collection, and Analysis

Population Health Data Sources, Collection, and Analysis
Introduction
“In God we trust, all others must bring data.” —W. Edwards Deming

W. Edwards Deming, who many consider the father of quality management, espoused the importance of using data for decision making. As an administrator, you will find that data is an essential part of your management toolkit. The exploration of data sets not only deepens your understanding of population health but also expands your awareness of the role of data in both the health care delivery system and in the way managers can prioritize community needs. This week, you have the opportunity to explore a variety of secondary data sets from federal and state resources, as well as from private foundations and academic medical centers.

Learning Objectives
Students willl:
Evaluate population health data
Design population health initiatives to address community needs
This page contains the Learning Resources for this week. Be sure to scroll down the page to see all of this week’s assigned Learning Resources.

Required Resources
Note: Most journal articles for this course are available online through the Walden Library databases, unless linked directly in the classroom. The Course Readings List contains all of the required Walden Library resources for this course. Please click on the following link to access the applicable list for this course: https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/mmha6200

Readings
Document: Data Collection Worksheet Template (Word document)
Nash, D. (2016). Population Health: Creating a culture of wellness. Salsbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett

Chapter 12, “Information Technology”

Chapter 13, “Decision Support”

Data Sources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2015). Data & statistics. Retrieved fromhttps://www.cdc.gov/datastatistics/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2015). Population health: Leading the way to a healthier future. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/NCCDPHP/dph/
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (n.d.-b). Data.Medicare.gov. Retrieved June 12, 2015, fromhttps://data.medicare.gov/
County Health Rankings. (2015). How healthy is your community? Retrieved fromhttps://www.countyhealthrankings.org/
Central Intelligence Agency. (2014b). The world factbook. Retrieved fromhttps://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
State and Local Government on the Net. (2010). State health departments and services. Retrieved fromhttps://www.statelocalgov.net/50states-health.cfm
U.S. Department of Commerce, United States Census Bureau. (n.d.-a). Data tools and apps. Retrieved from https://www.census.gov/data/data-tools.html
World Health Organization. (2015a). Data and statistics. Retrieved fromhttps://www.who.int/gho/countries/en/
Data Sources From Private Foundations or Academic Medical Centers
Annie E. Casey Foundation. (2015). Retrieved from https://www.aecf.org/
The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative. (2012). Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health. Retrieved from https://www.childhealthdata.org/
The Commonwealth Fund. (2015). Retrieved from https://www.commonwealthfund.org/
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. (2015). Retrieved from https://kff.org/
Media
Jefferson School of Population Health. (2012, September 5). Introduction to population health: Videos 1,2,3 [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik2DszDb1Eg

Videos feature Dr. David Nash, author of the course textbook

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 2 minutes for each video.
This page contains the Learning Resources for this week. Be sure to scroll down the page to see all of this week’s assigned Learning Resources.
Data Sources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2015). Data & statistics. Retrieved fromhttps://www.cdc.gov/datastatistics/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2015). Population health: Leading the way to a healthier future. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/NCCDPHP/dph/
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (n.d.-b). Data.Medicare.gov. Retrieved June 12, 2015, fromhttps://data.medicare.gov/
County Health Rankings. (2015). How healthy is your community? Retrieved fromhttps://www.countyhealthrankings.org/
Central Intelligence Agency. (2014b). The world factbook. Retrieved fromhttps://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
State and Local Government on the Net. (2010). State health departments and services. Retrieved fromhttps://www.statelocalgov.net/50states-health.cfm
U.S. Department of Commerce, United States Census Bureau. (n.d.-a). Data tools and apps. Retrieved from https://www.census.gov/data/data-tools.html
World Health Organization. (2015a). Data and statistics. Retrieved fromhttps://www.who.int/gho/countries/en/
Data Sources From Private Foundations or Academic Medical Centers
Annie E. Casey Foundation. (2015). Retrieved from https://www.aecf.org/
The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative. (2012). Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health. Retrieved from https://www.childhealthdata.org/
The Commonwealth Fund. (2015). Retrieved from https://www.commonwealthfund.org/
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. (2015). Retrieved from https://kff.org
Jefferson School of Population Health. (2012, September 5). Introduction to population health: Videos 1,2,3 [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik2DszDb1Eg

Videos feature Dr. David Nash, author of the course textbook
Community Needs Assessments are used by health care administrators, decision makers, and policy makers to identify health inequities and to ensure that health care resources are maximized for health improvement. A Community Needs Assessment describes the health and welfare of the priority population, identifies the major health risk factors, and the top health problems, and helps to identify the next steps to address these factors.
To prepare for this Assignment
Consider the parameters of your geographic area. This is a population based project; please choose a city or county in your state – or country. You will complete and submit both sections of the Data Collection Worksheet Template provided in this week’s Learning Resources.
The Assignment
Complete Section One of the Data Collection Worksheet Template provided in this week’s Learning Resources. The data you enter on the worksheet should be based on a city or county – plus US data. (International students may choose a region of their country and compare this data to their country’s national data)
Compare your city or county (Any CIty) data to the national data in the appropriate column. You will summarize these findings in Section Two.
Complete Section Two. Based on your analysis and identification of top health problems, choose one population health issue and reply to the questions/topics in this section.
Submit the entire worksheet, which includes your data in Section One and responses to the items in Section Two.
This assignment will be 4-5 pages. The information will be used in your Final Project assignments during Weeks 6, 8, and 11.

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