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Institute for Population Health Improvement

Institute for Population Health Improvement

 California Cancer Registry Events


Three-Part Surveillance Data Webinar Series

The Coordinated Cancer Prevention and Control Program (CCPCP) under the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) would like to announce a newly developed three-part webinar series centered on surveillance data sources.  These webinar presentations were developed and will be conducted in collaboration with the California Cancer Registry (CCR), and representatives from the California Health Information Survey (CHIS) and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

January 21, 2014 (12:00-12:45)

How to Access and Utilize Data from the CCR

Speaker:  Sara N. Cook, MPH, CHES

This webinar will provide insight on the data the CCR collects, how the data is collected and the different ways to access it.  Participants will be provided with an overview and demonstration of the CCR Data and Mapping Tool and the Annual Statistical Tables to show what types of cancer information is available via the CCR website. Click here to register.

March 18, 2014 (12:00-12:45)

Interpreting CCR Data- “Making Sense of the Data”

Speakers: Sara N. Cook, MPH, CHES & Cyllene R. Morris, DVM, PhD

The aim of the webinar is to explain some of the common misconceptions or areas of confusion encountered when interpreting cancer surveillance data.  Specific topics of this webinar have been tailored according to the needs of the Coordinated Cancer Prevention and Control Program (CCPCP) stakeholder base.  Examples of discussion will include comparing data between counties and understanding the differences between types of statistics such as crude and age-adjusted rates and incidence and prevalence rates.  Click here to register.

May 13, 2014 (12:00-12:45)

Overview of CHIS and BRFSS Data Sources- “Making CHIS and BRFSS Work for You”

Speakers:  CHIS and BRFSS Program Representatives

This webinar will provide an overview of the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).  Participants will gain a basic understanding of what information is collected by each source, how to access data, and how these sources may serve as tools for annual reports and/or publications.  This webinar will complement the How to Access and Utilize Data from the CCR webinar held on January 21, 2014.  Click here to register.