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US Public Health Alphabet Soup Explained: What is the CDC?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States provides public health guidance and policy to the population

The United States (US) Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was in the spotlight during the COVID-19 pandemic. But as I describe in this blog post, it is only as good as its director.

US Public Health Alphabet Soup Explained: What is the BPHC?

The Bureau of Primary Healthcare is a United States federal agency that ensures safety net services to poor individuals

The United States (US) Bureau of Primary Healthcare (BPHC) is the federal agency that funds our safety net infrastructure serving patients who can’t get on Medicare or Medicaid. I explain how all that works, and the relationship of BPHC to the rest of the public health infrastructure.

US Public Health Alphabet Soup Explained: What is the ASPPH?

Go to the ASPPH web page to search for accredited programs in public health higher education in the United States and around the world

Are you aware of the ASPPH as a public health organization, but you just don’t know what it does, or how it fits into the bigger picture? I give a quick explainer of the ASPPH and its role in public health education.

US Public Health Alphabet Soup Explained: What is the AHRQ?

The Agency for Healthcare Quality Research gives out grants to study ways to improve healthcare through research and application

Want to know what AHRQ stands for, what it does, and how all that relates to US public health? AHRQ is a main player in public health – even though it is technically supposed to be focused on healthcare.

US Public Health Alphabet Soup Explained: What is the APHA?

The American Public Health Association is the professional society for the occupation of public health rather than healthcare.

Curious about the American Public Health Association (APHA) – what it does, and where it fits into the bigger picture of public health organizations? I delve into these topics, and explain how you can get involved.

Data Science of Data Collection: Free Course and Course Series!

Take this free online course in the data science of data collection to further your career

Learn the “data science of data collection” through my free introductory course! If you want to learn more, continue with the whole six-course series. Great for graduate students and QA/QI professionals!

If You Want to Increase Conversions, Try my A/B Testing Course on LinkedIn Learning

Diagram explaining how A/B testing is done

A/B testing seems straightforward, but there are a lot of picky details. What A and B conditions do you actually test? How long do you run the test? How do you calculate the statistics for the test? Answer your questions by taking this LinkedIn Learning course.

Announcing the Publication of my New SAS Book on Data Warehousing

Textbook explaining how to use SAS to program and design a data warehouse

SAS is known for big data and data warehousing, but how do you actually design and build a SAS data warehouse or data lake? What datasets do you include? How do you transform them? How do you serve warehouse users? How do you manage your developers? This book has your answers!

Announcing my New(-ish) Data Curation Course on LinkedIn Learning!

Entity relationship diagram for a Snowflake cloud star schema data warehouse

Data curation is a new term to many people, and many seasoned data scientists are new to it. Data curation involves making diagrams, tables, and other files that help you keep track of, document, and interpret data. Curation files are especially helpful for communicating about data on teams. Learn more about what you’ll learn when […]

Confused when Downloading BRFSS Data? Here is a Guide

Many images of colorful database shapes on a rainbow background

I use the datasets from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS) to demonstrate in a lot of my data science tutorials. The BRFSS are free and available to the public – but they are kind of buried on the web site. This blog post serves as a “map” to help you find them!