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OHIP Health Planning Resources


The District Health Planning Training Manual is a guide to using data to make programmatic decisions. This document assists users of OASIS by providing step-by-step processes and templates. Used for planning, identifying target populations, and interpreting standard mortality ratios.


DPH Health Status/Healthy People Measures
Trends of various health indicators for Georgia, the U.S., and comparison with Healthy People 2000 and/or 2010 Objectives.

Mortality Pyramids of the top Causes of Years of Potential Life Lost (YPLL), 2011
A poster of the age, race, sex distribution of the top 10 causes of premature mortality in Georgia.

Georgia Health Equity Initiative Health Disparities Report (2008)
A County-Level Look at Health Disparities in Georgia.

Tract-level Maps of Perinatal and Premature Mortality Measures, with County Commission Districts by Public Health District (2002):

Clayton Coastal Cobb/Douglas Dalton
DeKalb Savannah Augusta Gwinnett
Fulton LaGrange Gainesville Macon
Athens Rome Valdosta Dublin
Waycross Albany Columbus  

Georgia Public Health Priorities
Trends, Maps, and Mortality Pyramids of several leading causes of premature mortality in Georgia. Also includes select risk behaviors, and socioeconomic factors that influence health status.

A Decade of Change, The Demographic Atlas of Georgia 1990 & 2000 
A set of socio-demographic variables mapped by county for years 1990 and 2000. The Atlas contains maps of general population characteristics, age groups, families, education, housing, and employment variables.


Confidentiality and Geocoded Health Data - GPHA Poster

Exploring the Spatial Relationship Between Fetal Death Distribution and Toxic Release Inventory Sites in Georgia - GPHA Poster

Identifying perinatal risk factors for infant maltreatment: an ecological approach. Yueqin Zhou, Elaine J Hallisey and Gordon R Freymann. International Journal of Health Geographics, 2006, 5:53.

Demographic Clusters and Substantiated Infant Abuse and Neglect in Atlanta, 2000-2002.

Stroke Mortality is Related to Hospital Readiness in a Stroke Belt State.


Core Data Elements
A statement of purpose defining core data items of the Department. Core data items are a function of public health analysis by person (age/race/sex), place (address), and time (dates).

Standard Data Item Properties for Age, Race, Sex (Person); City, State, Street (Place); Dates (Time)
This is a sample excerpt of a much larger metadata repository.  Includes the presentation name, storage name, definition, valid values, data type, field length, units and levels of measurement and analysis, and derivation (if applicable) of public health core data items.

Gold Standard Data Quality Protocol, 2nd. Ed.
Procedures to assess and improve quality of data collected by the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Standard Definitions of Public Health Terms and Measures, 2.6
A list of terms related to the measurement of time, mortality, geographic, perinatal, and demographic variables.

Define your project and system requirements: A guide for program managers and directors.
This is a synopsis of Applying Use Cases: A Practical Guide written by Geri Schneider and Jason P. Winters (1998) and published by Addison-Wesley. The guide includes sections on defining boundaries of an information system and the functionality required of the system. Activity Diagrams are used to model information system functions.

The Foundations Document
Fundamental Goals that serve knowledge management in the Department of Public Health.

Strategic Health Information Requirements
Principles applied to the Department’s data for use in a data warehouse.

Standards for Map Presentation
A list of elements to include and presentation methods to consider when preparing mapped health information.