Secondary Data Sources and Data Linkages in Maternal and Child Health Research

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Date Developed: 11/7/2016. Source: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Office of Epidemiology and Research. Presenter(s): Jihong Liu, ScD. Type: Webinar. Level: Intermediate. Length: 54 minutes.

Learning Objectives

• Become familiar with major national and local administrative and clinical databases in MCH research.

• Identify relative advantages and disadvantages of using secondary data sources.

• Understand how data linkage is a powerful research tool with potential limitations.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.