DataSpeak is a series of on-line conferences that feature special topics related to Maternal and Child Health (MCH) data, including children with special health care needs. Each event features one or more speakers who are considered experts in their field.
DataSpeak – Vitally Important: Improving the Timeliness of Vital Statistics to Advance MCH
Thursday, April 30, 2015
1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Vital statistics—the data and health indicators collected from vital records on births and deaths—are an important source of data for answering national and state health questions. Birth and death records allow states to track maternal, fetal, and infant mortality, adverse birth outcomes, delivery characteristics, and maternal risk factors, among other statistics. Improving the timeliness of these records is essential to making sure they are most useful for monitoring and advancing public health efforts in real time.
This presentation will focus on how states are working to improve vital statistics timeliness and data sharing, and how this is helping to inform and improve programs and health outcomes for women and infants.
This DataSpeak will feature 3 speakers: