Software

CBInfo: California Birth Information System
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 is an application within the CDC's public domain software EpiInfo; you must first install EpiInfo before installing and using CBInfo.

Download and Install EpiInfo
Note: Do not install the latest version of EpiInfo. It will not be compatible. You need to use EpiInfo 3.5.3 following the link above.
More information about EpiInfo
Download CBInfo (version 1.1, updated 2.28.11) (zip)
CBInfo Manual
CBInfo Frequently Asked Questions and Troubleshooting

CBInfo Users Group
FHOP is starting a group for users of the California Birth Information System (CBInfo). The group is intended to help you by providing peer-support for people using or interested in using CBInfo, to facilitate discussion and question asking and answering, to provide access to the designer of the CBInfo software and his programming and trouble-shooting expertise, and to generate ideas for development of new software features and standardized reports.

To sign up, CLICK HERE (you will be taken to a page to join the group and select your email list preferences).

EpiHosp: Hospital Discharge Data Analysis & Presentation System
EpiHosp is a software package distributed without charge to California health jurisdictions to enable them to review, analyze, report, and graph key variables from the California hospital discharge data for children and young adults 28 days to 24 years. EpiHosp is an add-on layer for EpiInfo, public domain software designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Windows version of EpiHosp includes drop down menus and a set of preprogrammed reports and graphs. It also contains built-in tutorials, references and documentation.

Download and Install EpiInfo
Note: Do not install the latest version of EpiInfo. It will not be compatible. You need to use EpiInfo 3.5.3 following the link above.
Download EpiHosp 2.0 (zip)
EpiHosp 2.0 Manual (pdf)

EpiHosp Resources
Methods to Prepare Hospital Discharge Data (pdf)

EpiMap2
Download EpiMap2 (zip)
California MCAH Data County Pages: Boundary Files