Health Statistics Day

Health Statistics Day 2017

 Health Statistics Day 2018

View the Workshop Flyer PNGThe Health Statistic Day (HSD) workshop was organized in 2016 as an outreach activity to provide high school students with the opportunity to learn about the importance of higher education in statistical sciences in public health and various professions. Along with their teachers, about 30 juniors and seniors from two local high schools participated in the one-day workshop.

The HSD 2018 workshop will be an exciting opportunity for high-achieving high school students who are considering pursuing college degrees in the sciences, including mathematics, computer science, and data science. Students will learn about how the field of statistical sciences applies to public health monitoring and will hear about career opportunities from the country’s leading health statistical agency, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

This one-day workshop will include an introductory presentation by NCHS’ Director, followed by hands-on group activities conducted by NCHS’ statisticians, epidemiologists, and health and computer scientists. While topics for HSD 2018 are still being developed, HSD 2016 topics included vital statistics data, statistical inference, health disparities, and applications to nutrition and environmental exposure.

Workshop Information

Dates:  March,  2018

Times: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Eligibility: Local area high school students (grades 10-12)

Cost: There is no fee for attending the workshop

Location: NCHS, 3311 Toledo Rd, Hyattsville, MD

Contact Information: Call Meena Khare at 301-458-4312 or Email us at HealthStatDay@cdc.gov

The organizers plan to host 30–50 students in grades 10–12 from local high schools for the workshop. We believe it will be valuable for the participating students. The NCHS HSD 2017 organizing staff would like to hear your suggestions on topics of interest to high school students. View the Workshop flyer Cdc-pdf[PDF]

Health Statistics Day 2016 Pictures
March 9, 2016

Welcome to the students
The organizer presenting an overview of the workshop

The organizer presenting an overview of the workshop

Statistics and applications
A wordgram highlighting various applications of statistics

A wordgram highlighting various applications of statistics

Welcoming remarks
The Director of NCHS presenting the importance of statistics and public health

The Director of NCHS presenting the importance of statistics and public health

Role of Statistics
The Deputy Director of NCHS presenting

The Deputy Director of NCHS presenting "Statistics: A Career Odyssey"

Statistical Inference
Statistician discussing data analysis, results, and inference

Statistician discussing data analysis, results, and inference

Questionnaire design
Students learning on how to identify problems with survey questions.

Students learning on how to identify problems with survey questions.

National Health Interview survey (NHIS)
Students learning about NHIS estimates and health disparity

Students learning about NHIS estimates and health disparity

Demography and Vital Statistics
Students learning about demography and creating a Population Pyramid

Students learning about demography and creating a Population Pyramid

NHANES: Monitoring nation’s health
Students discussing NHANES data on diet and nutrition

Students discussing NHANES data on diet and nutrition

Diet and Nutrition
Students learning about nutrition and health risk with food they eat.

Students learning about nutrition and health risk with food they eat.

Disease outbreak
Students listening to a presentation on outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa

Students listening to a presentation on outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa

Statistics and career
Students carefully listening to a presentation on employment opportunities.

Students carefully listening to a presentation on employment opportunities.

Thumbs up to the HSD
Happy students with workshop organizers.

Happy students with workshop organizers.

Closing ceremony group photo (School 1)
Students received a Certificate of Completion.

Students received a Certificate of Completion.

Group pictures with organizers (School 2)
Students received a Certificate of Completion.

Students received a Certificate of Completion.

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