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Assessment Initiative Publications, 1995–2010

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Community Health Assessment

Overview and Concepts

  • Dhara R. Advancing public health through the Assessment Initiative. J Public Health Management Practice. 2002;8(4):1–8.
  • Friedman D, Parrish RG. Is community health assessment worthwhile? J Public Health Management Practice. 2009;15(1):3–9.
  • Keppel KG, Freedman MA. What is assessment? J Public Health Management Practice. 1995;1:1–7.
  • Land GH. Measuring 2010 national objectives and leading indicators at the state and local level. J Public Health Management Practice. 2002;8(4):9–13.
  • Oswald JW, Collins NM. Recommendations for addressing quality and health assessment initiatives in Minnesota. J Public Health Management Practice. 2002;8(4):33–37.
  • Schumacher P. Responding to the changing needs of public health assessment in the information age: the evolution of a program. J Public Health Management Practice. 2006;12(2):109–112.
  • Sosin DM, Thacker SB. Tools for public health assessment in the twenty-first century. J Public Health Management Practice. 2002;8(4):vi–vii.

Practice

  • Abarca C, Grigg CM, Steele JA, Osgood L, Keating H. Building and measuring infrastructure and capacity for community health assessment and health improvement planning in Florida. J Public Health Management Practice. 2009; 15(1):54–58.
  • Byrne C, Crucetti JB, Medvesky MG, Miller MD, Pirani SJ, Irani PR. The process to develop a meaningful community health assessment in New York State. J Public Health Management Practice. 2002;8(4):45–53.
  • German RR, Janes GR, Romaguera RA. Lessons learned from the first funding period of the CDC Assessment Initiative. J Public Health Management Practice. 2001;7(5):50–57.
  • Gizzi C, Klementiev A, Britt J, Cruz-Uribe F. The use of assessment in promoting secondhand smoke policy in a local health jurisdiction. J Public Health Management Practice. 2009; 15(1):41–46.
  • Hunt DC, Yonke CT. Use of a behavioral risk survey by employers to identify leading health problems among employees and their dependents. J Public Health Management Practice. 2002;8(4):26–32.
  • Kruger DJ, Shirey L, Morrel-Samuels S, Skorcz S, Brady J. Using a community-based health survey as a tool for informing local health policy. J Public Health Management Practice. 2009; 15(1):47–53.
  • Marshall LM, Howard RN, Sullivan A, Ngo DL, Woodward JA, Kohn MA. Public health surveillance approaches in Oregon's Medicaid population. J Public Health Management Practice. 2002;8(4):63–69.
  • National Center for Health Statistics. The CDC Assessment Initiative: a summary of state activities. Healthy People 2000: Statistics and Surveillance. 1995;7:1–12. DHHS Publication No. (PHS) 95-1237. Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/stsurv/stsurv7.pdf .
  • New York State Department of Health [Internet]. Community health assessment clearinghouse glossary. Albany: New York State Department of Health. Available from: http://www.health.state.ny.us//statistics/chac/glossary.htm. [Last updated: 2006 Sep; accessed: 2008 Jan 10].
  • North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services [Internet]. Healthy Carolinians. North Carolina Community Health Assessment. Available from: http://www.healthycarolinians.org/assessment/guidebook.aspx. [Accessed: 31 Mar 2008].
  • Rohan AMK, Booske BC, Remington PL. Using the Wisconsin Health Rankings to catalyze community health improvement. J Public Health Management Practice. 2009; 15(1):24–32.
  • Stafford-Alewine S, Land GH. The Missouri experience in providing tools and resources to promote community assessment. J Public Health Management Practice. 2002;8(4):14–19.
  • Washington State Department of Health [Internet]. AssessNow. Olympia: Washington State Department of Health. Available from: http://AssessNow.info/. [Last updated: 2008 Feb 13; accessed: 2008 Mar 27].
  • Washington State Department of Health [Internet]. Community health assessment in Washington State: on-going reports of the impacts of community health assessment activities. Olympia: Washington State Department of Health. Available from: http://AssessNow.info/. [Last updated: 2007 Mar; accessed: 2008 Mar 27].

Partnerships

  • Friedman DJ, Walker DK, Coltin KL, Wood PA. Assessment partnerships between managed care and public health: the Massachusetts experience. J Public Health Management Practice. 2002;8(4):77–84.
  • Gyllstrom ME, Jensen JL, Vaughan JN, Castellano SE, Oswald JW. Linking birth certificates with Medicaid data to enhance population health assessment: methodological issues addressed. J Public Health Management Practice. 2002;8(4):38–44.
  • Howard RN, Marshall LM, Peterson JM, Kohn MA. Tracking Oregon Medicaid patients' enrollment and health utilization patterns. J Public Health Management Practice. 2002;8(4):70–76.

Evaluation

  • Curtis DC. Evaluation of community health assessment in Kansas. J Public Health Management Practice. 2002;8(4):20–25.
  • Irani PR, Byrne C, Medvesky MG, Young CD, Waltz EC. Measuring the impact of a public health data training program. J Public Health Management Practice. 2002;8(4):54–62.
  • Martin R. Examining the impact of public health assessments. J Public Health Management Practice. 2009;15(1):1–2.
  • Solet D, Ciske S, Gaonkar R, Horsley K, McNees M, Nandi P, Krieger J. Effective community health assessment in King County, Washington. J Public Health Management Practice. 2009; 15(1):33–40.
  • Spice C, Snyder K. Reviewing self-reported impacts of community health assessment in local health jurisdictions. J Public Health Management Practice. 2009;15(1):18–23.
  • Stoto MA, Straus SG, Bohn C, Irani P. A Web-based tool for assessing and improving the usefulness of community health assessments. J Public Health Management Practice. 2009; 15(1):10–17.

Data Dissemination

Overview and Concepts

  • Friedman DJ. Envisioning futures for state Web-based data query systems. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 2006;12(2):196–200.
  • Friedman DJ, Parrish RG. Characteristics, desired functionalities, and datasets of state Web-based data query systems. J Public Health Management Practice. 2006;12(2):119–129.
  • Friedman DJ, Parrish RG. Current status and desirable functionalities of state Web-based data query systems: a report of a review of World Wide Web sites and a consensus process. Brookline, MA: Population and Public Health Information Services; December 2005.
  • Irani P, Bohn C, Halasan C, Landen M, McCusker D . Community health assessment: driving the need for current, easily accessible population halth data. J Public Health Management Practice. 2006;12(2):113–118.

Methods

  • Braithwaite G, Haggard LM. Utah's IBIS-PH: an innovative user interface solution for Web-based data query systems. J Public Health Management Practice. 2006;12(2):146–154.
  • Cohen BB, Franklin S, West JK. Perspectives on the Massachusetts Community Health Information Profile (MassCHIP): developing an online data query system to target a variety of user needs and capabilities. J Public Health Management Practice. 2006;12(2):155–160.
  • Rudolph BA, Shah GH, Love D. Small numbers, disclosure risk, security, and reliability issues in Web-based data query systems. J Public Health Management Practice. 2006;12(2):176–183.
  • Simoes EJ, Land G, Metzger R, Mokdad A. Prioritization MICA: a Web-based application to prioritize public health resources. J Public Health Management Practice. 2006;12(2):161–169.
  • Solet D, Glusker A, Laurent A, Yu T. Innovations in user-defined analysis: dynamic grouping and customized user datasets in VistaPHw. J Public Health Management Practice. 2006;12(2):130–138.
  • Stoto MA. Statistical issues in Web-based data query system. In: Friedman DJ, Parrish RG, editors. Issues in evaluating health department Web-based data query systems: working papers. Princeton (NJ): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; June 2008. Available from: http://www.rwjf.org/pr/product.jsp?id=34848External Web Site Icon.

Practice

  • Braithwaite G, Haggard LM. Utah's IBIS-PH: an innovative user interface solution for Web-based data query systems. J Public Health Management Practice. 2006;12(2):146–154.
  • Cohen BB, Franklin S, West JK. Perspectives on the Massachusetts Community Health Information Profile (MassCHIP): developing an online data query system to target a variety of user needs and capabilities. J Public Health Management Practice. 2006;12(2):155–160.
  • Rudolph BA, Shah GH, Love D. Small numbers, disclosure risk, security, and reliability issues in Web-based data query systems. J Public Health Management Practice. 2006;12(2):176–183.
  • Simoes EJ, Land G, Metzger R, Mokdad A. Prioritization MICA: a Web-based application to prioritize public health resources. J Public Health Management Practice. 2006;12(2):161–169.
  • Solet D, Glusker A, Laurent A, Yu T. Innovations in user-defined analysis: dynamic grouping and customized user datasets in VistaPHw. J Public Health Management Practice. 2006;12(2):130–138.
  • Stoto MA. Statistical issues in Web-based data query system. In: Friedman DJ, Parrish RG, editors. Issues in evaluating health department Web-based data query systems: working papers. Princeton (NJ): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; June 2008. Available from: http://www.rwjf.org/pr/product.jsp?id=34848.

Evaluation

  • Haggard LM, Burnett SJ. Measuring the impact of a Web-based data query system: the logic model as a tool in the evaluation process. J Public Health Management Practice. 2006;12(2):189–195.
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