NAPHSIS and the Division of Vital Statistics within the National Center for Health Statistics are collaborating to host two vital records courses for newcomers to vital records and statistics. The first, Vital Records and Their Administration: Operations and Legal Aspects of Vital Records, held in March, provided a good overview of the vital records and health statistics world with a focus on operations and legal aspects of vital records. The second Vital Records and Their Administration: Statistics and Data Quality will also provide an overview of the vital records and health statistics world with a focus on statistics and data quality. Both courses will provide a good foundation for staff new to vital records.
The first course, Vital Records and Their Administration: Operations and Legal Aspects of Vital Records, was held in Salt Lake City, UT, from Monday, March 2 through Wednesday, March 4. The second course, Vital Records and Their Administration: Statistics and Data Quality, will take place early August. Keep an eye out for more information on the specific dates and location for this training.
Upon approval, logistics information will be sent directly to the attendee, including hotel reservation information. There is no registration fee to attend, however, attendees are responsible for their own travel and related expenses.
Staff who are new to our area of public health should strongly consider attending. Even staff who have been working in vital records and vital statistics for several years can benefit from a refresher on these important fundamentals, provided they have not attended this course in the recent past, as limited spots are available.
A draft outline for both courses is available here.