June 2010

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In This Issue
2007-2008 Birth and Death Indicators
California Birth Information System Survey
FHOP Webinar Training Series
Resource Guide for After-School Programs

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General Public Health Data Resources

CA County MCAH Data Resources

CA County MCAH Data Pages
Now Available: 2007-2008 Birth and Death Indicators

Updated spreadsheets for birth interval, birth weight, fertility, prenatal care, fetal mortality, and infant and youth mortality, covering the period from 1997 through 2008 are now available on the FHOP web site. The data can be downloaded from the county specific pages.

To access county pages click here.

California Birth Information System (CBInfo) - Survey about Use  

FHOP has created a brief survey to assess the use and usefulness of CBInfo.
If you use CBInfo or have ever attended a CBInfo training, please let us know how and how often you use CBInfo. Click on this link to be taken to the survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NZRYKXB. Thank you.

More information about CBInfo
CBInfo is a software package developed by FHOP to improve access to and utilization of birth certificate data in a standard format that would allow comparisons within and across counties.  It was developed to accommodate major revisions in the California Birth Certificate instituted in 2007, which resulted in adding new elements and changing the format. CBInfo has maintained the strength of its predecessor (EpiBC) in importing, reviewing, reporting, graphing, and mapping birth certificate data, but it includes a host of new pre-programmed reports for the new fields in the 2007 and later birth certificate.

CBInfo trainings were held in January and April.  No additional trainings are scheduled at this time. However, materials for CBInfo, including the software program and the user manual, are available to download for free from the FHOP Software Page.

FHOP Webinar Training Series - Archived and Available Online

FHOP presented a series of 4 webinars this Spring exploring elements of the public health planning process. All of these were recorded and are available, along with the slides and any additional materials, on the FHOP Training Page.
  • Using a SocioEcological Model to Develop Strategies for Impacting MCAH Outcomes
  • Using a Logic Model Framework for Program Planning and Evaluation
  • Using Objectives and Performance Measures to Evaluate Program Effectiveness
  • Data Sources for MCAH Needs Assessment, Program Planning, and Evaluation
New Online Resource

Updated - Resource Guide for After-School Programs
The companion Resource Guide to the report, Putting It All Together: Guiding Principles for Quality After-School Programs Serving Preteens, has been updated! This online Resource Guide provides recent research and tools to help service providers strengthen their after-school programs, particularly those serving preteens. The guide is organized around the six principles of quality after-school programs that are described in the above-mentioned report from 2008. Both the report and this companion guide were commissioned by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health.

Learn more at the links below:

FHOP Family Health Outcomes Project
phone: 415-476-5283