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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Division of Public Health Statistics & Performance Management

CHARTS Training Resources

FLHealthCHARTS.com – Getting Started
Learn about the CHARTS website in this one-page description.

Overview Tutorial
Take a quick tour of FLHealthCHARTS.com’s features and functionality.

CHARTS Log in Tutorial
Use the CHARTS Log in to automatically show your county when a CHARTS report opens and subscribe to receive CHARTS update notices.

Profile Tutorial
Profile reports give you a quick look at health statistics focused on a particular topic. This tutorial provides a summary of the functions in these reports.

Viewer Tutorial
Viewers show four perspectives of a health indicator: trend lines, maps and data tables with trends and all 67 counties for a selected year. Learn to operate all the functions of the four-panel viewer with this quick tutorial.

Community Map Tutorial
The interactive Community Map tool provides visual access to data for the 30 leading causes of death and select birth indicators at the census tract and ZIP code level for all 67 counties. Get the most out of this tool by exploring this 9 page tutorial.

Query Systems Tutorial
Query systems allow you to select the specific combinations of data you need from a wealth of birth, death, marriage, divorce or population data. This tutorial provides an overview of ways to customize the data to meet your needs.

Reportable and Infectious Diseases - Frequency Report
The frequency report is based on reportable disease information received by the Florida Department of Health. Use this tool to generate your own reportable and infectious diseases report from the Merlin system.

Measure of Variability (MOV) Tutorial
Are you wondering about statistical significance? If so, review this overview of the measure of variability. Learn how it is used in FLHealthCHARTS.com.

Data Update Schedule
The schedule lists sources of FLHealthCHARTS data and provides established timeframes for annual updates to FLHealthCHARTS.com.

Vital Statistics Rates and Formulae
This document details calculations used in the Vital Statistics Annual Report and in this system.

ICD-10 - International Statistical Classification of Diseases, tenth revision
The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is designed to promote international comparability in the collection, processing, classification, and presentation of mortality statistics. This includes providing a format for reporting causes of death on the death certificate.

View recorded webinars about FLHealthCHARTS and retrieve training materials here.

CHARTS Log in acrobat image
Use the CHARTS Log in to automatically show your county when a CHARTS report opens and subscribe to receive CHARTS update notices.

Making Comparisons Among Counties and within Communities acrobat image
Gauging a county’s performance involves comparing outcomes over time or between different geographic areas (i.e., counties, the state, or census tracts). This webinar describes features offered in the FLHealthCHARTS.com website that make this possible. Using FLHealthCHARTS query systems to drill down further into the data and tools to look at outcomes for communities are also included in this presentation.

Using Teen Birth Data in FLHealthCHARTS.com acrobat image
This webinar focuses on teen births. Actual versus Expected performance measures were presented with explanation about where to find the indicators used to create the Actual versus Expected Teen Births and Repeat Teen Births by County Report. Using the FLHealthCHARTS Community Map and Birth Query System to identify zip codes and census tracts where teen births occur was demonstrated.

Using FLHealthCHARTS for Community Health Planning, July 2017 acrobat image
This webinar features information on how to use CHARTS when working on Community Health Assessments (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIP). A demonstration was given on how to find birth data for a specific age group in the Profile Reports, 4-Panel Viewers, Query Systems, and Community Map in order to incorporate these tools into community health improvement planning.

FLHealthCHARTS Overview for Public Health Nursing Leaders, June 2017 acrobat image
This session demonstrates a fast-paced overview of all features of FLHealthCHARTS, including Profile Reports, 4-Panel Viewers, the Birth Query System, BRFSS indicators, and the new Community Map.

Fetal & Infant Mortality Webinar, May 2017 acrobat image
This webinar features a look at maternal and child health indicators with a focus on fetal and infant mortality data. We discuss data interpretation tools such as quartiles, measure of variability and statistical significance of trends; and we demonstrate creating customized reports using the query systems. The webinar concluded with a document proving links to specific CHARTS measures which is available as a PDF file.

Assessing Health Disparities and Closing the Gap acrobat image
This webinar features an overview of FLHealthCHARTS.com, information about the Closing the Gap Grant Program sponsored by the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, and reports and data to assess health disparities and the populations in which they occur.

Chronic Diseases, March 2017acrobat image
This session demonstrates using FLHealthCHARTS to obtain data about chronic diseases. The Leading Causes of Death and Chronic Disease Profile Reports are featured. Also included are rate types as seen using data viewers. The Death Query System’s leading causes of death report is used as an example for report customization.

FLHealthCHARTS for County Health Department Medical Directors, March 2017acrobat image
This session demonstrates an overview of all features of FLHealthCHARTS.

Maternal and Child Health, February 2017acrobat image
This session demonstrates using FLHealthCHARTS and the Life Course Indicators Report to obtain maternal and child health data. FLHealthCHARTS profile reports, indicator viewers, query systems are featured. The Life Course Indicators Report and links to FLHealthCHARTS for its county-level measures are highlighted.

Reportable and Infectious Diseases, January 2017acrobat image
This session provides a brief FLHealthCHARTS overview and explores the Reportable Diseases query system.

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