May 23, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. Central / 1:00 p.m. Eastern
On May 23rd, SHADAC hosted a virtual tour of State Health Compare, a new, user-friendly online tool for obtaining and comparing state-level estimates related to health and health care.
State Health Compare: How's It Different?
State Health Compare combines estimates previously available separately through the SHADAC Data Center and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Data Hub. The new, merged tool brings together estimates on a wide range of health-related topics in an effort to allow analysts and policymakers to view state-level data through a broad Culture of Health lens.
The Virtual Tour: What Will You Learn?
SHADAC Senior Research Fellow Joanna Turner guided attendees on a tour of State Health Compare's user interface. Ms. Turner provided an overview of available estimates and showed how users can generate maps, bar charts, trend lines, and tables to examine the estimates within and across states and over time, as well as by characteristics such as age, race/ethnicity, etc. Attendees also learned how to download graphics and export the underlying data.
Ms. Turner was joined on the webinar by Carolyn Miller, Senior Program Officer at RWJF, and by SHADAC Director Lynn Blewett. SHADAC Senior Research Fellow Brett Fried will also be available to answer questions.
The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a part of the Health Policy and Management Division of the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.