With more than 130 surveys conducted every year, the Census offers rich, longitudinal data on health and the social determinants of health. But with more than 130 surveys conducted every year, it can be hard to find the data that can add value to your project. In this workshop, we’ll discuss the surveys most popular on the medical campus:
• American Community Survey
• Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
• National Health Interview Survey
You’ll learn how to navigate Census.gov to find public use data releases, technical documentation, and questionnaires for any survey. We’ll discuss key concepts for working with census data, including census geographies and the sampling implications of ACS 1-, 3-, and 5-year estimates. We’ll try out American Fact Finder to work with tables and maps. When you leave this workshop, you’ll have a better idea of how to leverage this rich (and free!) public-use data.