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Indiana State Department of Health

ISDH Home > Vital Records > Indiana State Department of Health Vital Records Training Modules Indiana State Department of Health Vital Records Training Modules

Module 1

Improving the Quality of Birth Certificate Data

This module focuses on: The importance of collecting quality data on the Certificate of Live Birth, what the federal government and ISDH do with the data, and what resources are available to assist you in the collection of the data. We hope that in understanding the uses and resources to collect the birth data, the quality and accuracy of Indiana data will improve. After this training, you will know how this translates into funding opportunities.

Module 2

All Birth Worksheet Data Matters Part A

This module focuses on: Indiana's dismal infant death rate, third worst in the nation, and the importance of collecting accurate and complete data on the race of the mother and father. Instructions are also given for printing copies of the worksheet.

Module 2

All Birth Worksheet Data Matters Part B

This module focuses on: How errors in the reporting of prenatal care, in addition to errors in other data on the birth record affects the determination of which areas get funding for programs designed to improve birth outcomes. You will learn what a PPOR is and how it is affected by poor quality data. You will learn how to find some of the information asked for on the birth worksheet.

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