Date | Time: Wednesday, June 16, 2021| 2:00pm
Description: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2019-2020 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) suspended data collection in March 2020, before the full two-year data collection was completed. As a result, the National Center for Health Statistics merged the 2019–March 2020 NHANES data with the 2017–2018 NHANES data to create a special pre-pandemic data set. The pre-pandemic data set provides nationally representative estimates on selected health outcomes.
Join NCHS for an overview of this unique data release from NHANES. This public webinar—for researchers, students, policymakers, and health practitioners—will describe differences between this data file and previous NHANES releases, intended uses of the file, and prevalence estimates for health outcomes featured in the report accompanying the data release.
Date and Time: Tuesday, June 22, 2021| 2:00pm
Description: Learn about the development and testing of COVID-19 survey questions from experts with the Collaborating Center for Questionnaire Design and Evaluation Research (CCQDER) at CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
As COVID-19 spread through the United States in early 2020, immediate data collection was essential to understand the magnitude of the pandemic’s effects. Still, the influx of information—with new terms and conflicting messages about the virus—made it particularly difficult to develop good survey questions that all potential respondents could understand. This webinar will feature NCHS question-design experts discussing their evaluation work and key findings from a recent report about the evaluation of COVID-19 survey questions. Presenters also will provide an overview of the CCQDER program, outline question design challenges posed by the pandemic, and offer strategies to improve question design for current and future response efforts.
Date and Time: Monday, June 28, 2021| 2:00pm
Description: You may have heard in the news that U.S. births are declining. You may even be wondering how births in 2020 compare with previous years. Join experts at CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) to learn about the latest U.S. birth data. Presenters will highlight the release of the 2020 provisional birth data, including new reports that highlight historical trends and analyses, declines in U.S. births by month, and changes in births to New York City residents by month and race and ethnicity. This webinar will also describe monthly provisional estimates for selected pregnancy characteristics and birth outcomes, such as cesarean delivery and preterm birth rates, that may be relevant to the direct and indirect impacts of COVID-19.
The Health, United States report series features national trends in health status and determinants, health care utilization, health care resources, and health care expenditures and payers from a variety of data sources. The latest Health, United States report for the President and Congress, to be released on March 2, 2021, provides relevant data to policymakers and public health professionals to inform evidence-based decisions. This National Center for Health Statistics webinar will summarize key findings from the report, review tools for using the data in health disparities research, and update viewers on program modernization efforts.
In this webinar on NCHS’s Data Linkage Program and learn about:
- Linking NCHS survey data with other health-related data sources
- How these data answer health policy questions
- Modernization efforts at NCHS to better inform evidence-based decisions
In this webinar, join NCHS experts for a discussion of the latest mental health estimates from the 2019 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). Webinar topics include:
- Overview of the expanded mental health content in the redesigned 2019 NHIS
- Latest NHIS data on anxiety, depression, and mental health
- Recent COVID-19 experimental data on mental health from the Household Pulse Survey
In this webinar on NCHS’s COVID-specific Research and Development Survey (RANDS) and learn about:
- Experimental data from RANDS on reduced access to health care
- Loss of work due to illness with COVID-19
- The use of telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic and using RANDS to meet the more immediate need of the COVID-19 pandemic
This webinar is a review of the data files and accompanying reports recently released from the 2017-2018 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Learn about NHANES, the latest data and reports, including Data Briefs on obesity, hepatitis B, hypertension, and cholesterol, and what to expect in the future.
In this webinar learn about:
- Detailed information on reporting of maternal mortality statistics
- How reporting has changed as states have added a pregnancy checkbox on their death certificates
- Changing in coding procedures
- Release of the first official national Maternal Mortality Rate since 2007
In this webinar, learn more about key findings from Health, United States, 2018 from Dr. Renee Gindi who presents highlights from the latest release and how you can access resource from NCHS surveys and data collection systems.