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1 Kim Angelon-Gaetz, MSPH and Edna Hensey, MPH Practical Uses of NC-CATCH

2 What is NC-CATCH? Data Warehouse  Collection of Datasets Tool  Compiles county, regional, state data  Analyzes county, regional, state data Requirements  High Speed Internet  Internet Explorer  Adobe Acrobat Player DATA DA D D D D D North Carolina Comprehensive Assessment for Tracking Community Health

3 About NC-CATCH Provides data that are: Quantitative  Information that can be measured or counted Number of cases of disease Percents Rates Secondary  Information collected by someone else

4 Usefulness Community Health Assessment State-of-the-County’s Health Report Grant development Planning and monitoring within health departments and community groups Reports to the County Commissioners, City Council, and others in policy development Community presentations Articles and news releases Responses to public inquiries

5 Benefits & Limitations Benefits  Data available from many sources  Data easy to organize, manipulate, and present  Tailored information quick and easy  Convenient visual aids (graphs and charts)  Limitations  May need data from other sources  Not all health indicators available in design phase  Dynamic program – expect changes/upgrades

6 Types of Data Demographics Per Capita Income Unemployment Free/Reduced Lunch Medicaid Uninsured High School Dropout Rate Mental Health Morbidity and Mortality Hospital Discharge Emergency Room Visits Behavioral Risk Factors Health Professionals Maternal, Infant and Child Health Dental Services Data Sources: Data Sources: NC State Center for Health Statistics – BRFSS - Claritas – Cecil B. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, UNC – National Center for Health Statistics

7 What’s the difference? SCHS website has most data found on NC-CATCH plus… High risk births Childhood obesity Child Health Assessment and Monitoring Program (CHAMP) Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Health Atlas NC-CATCH has most data found on SCHS plus… Years Potential Life Lost (YPLL) Medicaid/WIC Socioeconomic data Emergency and hospital data Mental health Patient/healthcare professional ratio

8 NC-CATCH Tools County Health Profile Report (Public Access)  Quick and Easy  Organized by health categories Design Phase (Login and Password Required) o Datasets are organized by topic o Allows deeper analysis

9 County Health Profile Portal County Health Profile Portal (Public Access) Click here

10 County Health Profile Click on the (blue) name of a health indicator to get an interactive Indicator Fact Sheet Click on “Print” to get a PDF of all information on one health topic Click on + to find specific fact sheets

11 County Indicator Fact Sheets County Name Indicator Category and Title Numerator and Denominator source Description of Health Indicator Peer County List (3 0r 4 Counties)  % population < 18 years  % population > 64 years  % non-white population  % families with children below the poverty level  Total population Charts and Graphs

12 Design Phase Design Phase (Login/Password required)

13 Data Available in Design Phase Cancer Registry Demographics (Case Counts & Rates, Geographic & Demographic data) Composite Matched Birth Demographics (Births Correlated to Deaths) Death By Ethnicity (Hispanic Ethnicity) Death By Race Emergency Visit Demographics Hospital Discharges and Death Hospital Deaths and Emergency Department Visits Hospital Discharge Demographics (Principal diagnosis, Payer information, Demographic and Geographic data) Pregnancy Demographics

14 Drilldown Report Example

15 Design Phase: Charts and Graphs Pie Chart Line Graph Bar Chart

16 Questions? Technical Assistance: Chris Eichelberger-- Software Solutions Lab at UNC Charlotte Phone: (704) Data Questions or Comments: Kathleen Jones-Vessey-- State Center for Health Statistics Phone: (919) Training: Gerell Smith-- Office of Healthy Carolinians/ Health Education Phone: (919)


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