Off the Cuff May 28, 2019

 

Off the Cuff: CVH Clinical and Community Connections for State & Local Public Health Departments
Information from state and national partners
Facilitated by the Cardiovascular Health Network of NACDD
Issue 147, May 28, 2019
Contact us at healthsystems@chronicdisease.org

 

From Your Colleagues

From Vermont Department of Health
Seeking a Public Health Analyst

The Vermont Department of Health (VDH) is currently looking to hire a Public Health Analyst II position that will be responsible for supporting the data/analytic needs of the health district offices and to work on department-wide data sharing initiatives. The individual will work closely with the health district directors and office of local health out of VDH’s central office in Burlington. Vermont is a great place to live and work! Click here for the job description and more information.

News and Resources from CDC, NACDD, and National Partners

From NACDD, CDC, and Rice University
Learn about the New Rate Stabilizing Tool (RST) 

The Rate Stabilizing Tool (RST) is an ArcGIS-based tool that enables users to input their own data to generate reliable, local-level, age-standardized measures of chronic disease or other population health outcomes. The RST uses Bayesian modeling techniques to generate population health estimates and enables users to evaluate statistical uncertainty of the estimates. The RST is especially useful for estimating population health measures when the population or number of events is small. 

CDC, NACDD, and Rice University will offer two virtual trainings on the Rate Stabilizing Tool on the dates below. Participants will learn to use the tool with data, generate results, and interpret/map them. The training will provide all of the materials participants need to replicate or work along in real time. Registration is limited to 25 state and local health department professionals and is first-come, first-served. 

  • Tuesday, June 18, 1:30-3:00 p.m. ET. Registration opens June 4 at 2 p.m. ET.
  • Tuesday, June 25, 1:30-3:00 p.m. ET. Registration opens June 11 at 2 p.m. ET.
Please contact Joshua Tootoo, jltootoo@rice.edu, with any questions. Visit NACDD’s GIS webpage for additional GIS opportunities.