At the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, we are committed to putting data into the hands of people who need it. The California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), the nation's largest state health survey, hosted a data user training webinar for legislators and media 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 webinar features:
• 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. New data and four vulnerability indices at the census tract level released in 2021, including a Preexisting Health Vulnerability Index that captures risk of COVID-19 infection and death due to preexisting health conditions.
• COVID-19 data dashboards: tools to track COVID-19 and various risk factors across California counties, as well as preliminary monthly estimates from new COVID-19 questions in CHIS 2020, including COVID-19 treatment, personal and financial impacts of the pandemic, and much more.