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The California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), the nation's largest state health survey, hosted a data user training webinar to demonstrate how to use CHIS' free online data tools to get data on a wide range of health topics across many sociodemographic factors.
The training included:
• AskCHIS™: an online health query system that allows you to search for health statistics on your county, region, and state.
• AskCHIS Neighborhood Edition™: a GIS search tool for health indicators by ZIP code, city, county, legislative districts, and census tracts.
• CHIS 2021 Preliminary COVID-19 Estimates Dashboard: preliminary monthly estimates from COVID-19 questions added to the 2021 CHIS that include data from all surveys completed across California during the calendar month. Topics covered include COVID-19 treatment, risk reduction behaviors (including wearing face coverings, gathering with people outside of their household, and following state and local guidelines), personal and financial impacts of the pandemic, and more. Data presented at the state level, and can be filtered by numerous demographic and economic characteristics and health factors.
• Health Profiles: health statistics on adults and children by county, region, legislative district, and more.
This training was presented by Peggy Toy, director of the Health DATA Program, and Jacob Rosalez, California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) data dissemination manager.