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CHIS Webinars

The California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) regularly holds webinars to aid researchers, statisticians, academics as well as lay users to better understand the survey's design, methods and capabilities. Below are some of our more recent webinars.

 Learn more about CHIS here.

December 2012:  “Meeting the Growing Demand for Local Level Health Estimates”

This webinar by Hongjian Yu, director of statistical support for the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, and Yueyan Wang, a statistician within the Center’s California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), discusses small area estimation.  Using examples from CHIS, Yu and Wang discuss the advantages and caveats of local-level estimates, data stability, and how estimates are generated using a variety of techniques.  The webinar is sponsored by The California Endowment.

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November 2012: “A Guide to Analyzing CHIS Data for Researchers and Analysts”

This webinar by Matt Jans, Data Quality and Survey Methodology Manager at the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) and Annie Lee, a graduate student researcher at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, offers an in-depth introduction on CHIS data for researchers and analysts with an understanding of key social science terminology but with relatively little to no previous experience analyzing data.  The webinar discusses the CHIS sample design and its implications, univariate analysis, trending, and other core concepts relevant to understanding survey data. This is the first in a series of upcoming webinars on CHIS, the nation’s largest state health survey and a unique data source on many under-represented ethnic, racial and sexual minority groups. The webinar is sponsored by The California Endowment.
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