VITAL RECORDS AND THEIR ADMINISTRATION
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 will provide 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. You can find draft outlines for both courses here.
We are opening the application process for the first course, Vital Records and Their Administration: Operations and Legal Aspects of Vital Records. This 2 and 1/2 day training course will be held in Salt Lake City, UT, starting at 8 am on Monday, March 2 and ending at noon on Wednesday, March 4. Those wishing to attend should complete the course application. 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.
The deadline for applications is February 7. Spaces are limited and preference will be shown to those applicants with the least amount of vital records/statistics work experience.
Upon approval, logistics information will be sent directly to the applicant, including hotel reservation information. There is no registration fee to attend, however, attendees are responsible for their own travel and related expenses. The room rate at the meeting hotel will be $127 plus tax and fees.
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.
Click here to apply for the March course. A draft outline for both courses is available here.