Links: Statistics, Data, Tools, Reference Materials
Federal, state, foundation, and other sites with demographic information, statistical reports, registry information, and statistical methods information
The Research on Research Group at Duke University has developed a research coaching program to help novice researchers navigate the process from idea to scientific manuscripts and funding proposals. Initially designed and used for researchers at the Duke University Medical Center, the program is now established in multiple countries around the world, and resources are available to health professionals across disciplines, including nursing. All software and educational material are freely available and distributed under either an open source or an open access license. The program content covers many key areas, including Research Question Formulation, Literature Search for Research Question Formulation, Manuscript Writing, Data Analysis, Interpretation of Statistical Findings, Data Extraction Methods, Ethics and IRB, Manuscript Editing, and Research Funding. For complete details, see http://researchonresearch.duhs.duke.edu/site/?id=1825&page_id=1825. For more information, contact Dr. Ricardo Pietrobon, Associate Vice Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Duke University Health System at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The FAIR Database contains 206 journal article summaries from a systematic review of racial and ethnic health disparities interventions published as a Special Supplement to the October 2007 issue of Medical Care Research and Review.
Census Factfinder: Your source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data.
NOTE: Links under 'Getting Detailed Data' section; e.g., the American Community Survey.
Child Welfare League of America - Links to sources of demographic information
Dr. James Sallis has a website of downloadable physical activity and dietary questionnaires that you may find helpful in your current or future research. These include instruments dealing with social support, self-efficacy, environment, as well as parent and child behaviors. Dr. Cowan used the 7-day Physical Activity Recall instrument in her research studies involving adolescents and adults. Here is the website: http://www.drjamessallis.sdsu.edu/measures.html
Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User's Guide
The new 219-page document, Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User’s Guide, is the first government-supported handbook for establishing, managing, and analyzing patient registries. Development of the handbook was co-funded by AHRQ and HHS’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Thirty-nine contributors from industry, academia, and government collaborated to create the handbook.
Unlike randomized clinical trials, which study patients under strict eligibility and treatment protocols, patient registries document the experiences of patients in everyday clinical practice. Observing those patients’ responses to treatment can provide important insights into which health care strategies work best in actual practice.
“This new reference will be a tremendous resource to researchers, patient groups, health insurers, pharmaceutical companies, and others who are eager to investigate which treatments work best,” said AHRQ Director Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D. “Databases that depict outcomes in patient populations over time carry great potential for advancing the quality, safety, and effectiveness of health care.”
RWJF Publications and Resources you will find useful to support your health and health care related efforts: links to publications/reports related to chronic illness, disparities, and other issues of interest to RWJF.
Dynamics of Race, Culture, and Key Indicators of Health in the Nation's 100 Largest
Cities and their Suburbs
Andrulis, D., Duchon, L., Reid, H. 2003
For 19 years, America’s Health Rankings™ has provided an annual state-by-state analysis
of our nation’s health. The longest running report of its kind,
the Rankings presents a unique historical and comprehensive view of the health of the nation and an annual ranking of the healthiest and least healthy states.
RWJF Commission to Build a Healthier America Report Shows Gaps in Health Strongly Linked to Education Levels
SURVEY QUESTION Analysis Tool: QUAID (Question Understanding AID) Will analyze survey items for you before you use them.
Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)
[Tennessee Primary Care Association site]
The State Fact Sheets provide descriptive information on the condition of vulnerable children in all fifty states and the District of Columbia, using indicators of child protection, health, child care, education, and income support.
Section 330 Grantee Community Health Ctrs
Tennessee’s Homeless Health Centers
Tennessee FQHC Look-Alikes
Memphis and Shelby County Children's Data Books [must register to access-free]
Local (Memphis Urban, County, State) Publications and Reports - Demographics / Other Statistics
The Book of Lists (Memphis Business Journal) - 2009