COPAFS
 

Agenda From the September 20, 2013 Quarterly Meeting:


9:00-9:15 Welcome and Report from the Board of Directors – Maurine Haver, COPAFS Chair

9:15-9:30 Update on Recent Developments and Council Activities – Kitty Smith, COPAFS Executive Director

9:30-10:30 Essential Data Needs to Inform the Affordable Care Act – Steven B. Cohen, Director, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

10:30-11:30 The Census Bureau’s Small Area Health Insurance Estimation (SAHIE) Project – Walter J. Holmes, SAHIE Team Lead, Bureau of the Census

11:30-12:30 Lunch

12:30-1:30 The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) – Clifford Johnson, Former NHANES Director, National Center for Health Statistics

1:30-2:30 The Food Environment Atlas: A Data Mashup to inform Research Questions – Vince Breneman, Research Support Branch Chief, Economic Research Service

2:30- 3:00 Input from COPAFS Constituencies

3:00 Adjourn


Summary of Meeting:  Here



Presentations from the September 20, 2013 Quarterly Meeting:

 
Steven B. Cohen, Director, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Essential Data Needs to Inform the Affordable Care Act (pdf, 4.05 M)

Walter J. Holmes, SAHIE Team Lead, U.S. Census Bureau
An Interactive Overview of Small Area Health Insurance (pdf, 2.37 M)

Clifford Johnson, Former NHANES Director, National Center for Health Statistics
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)

Vince Breneman, Research Support Branch Chief, Economic Research Service
The Food Environment Atlas: A Data Mashup to inform Research Questions
 
 


Speakers Biographies:


Steven B. Cohen is Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends. He directs a staff of skilled economists, statisticians, social scientists, clinicians and support staff conducting intramural and supporting extramural research and activities and conducts and supports a wide range of studies related to the cost and financing of personal health care services. He also directs the Center's administration of surveys and development of large primary data sets, including the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS). Dr. Cohen has authored over 100 journal articles and publications and made over 100 presentations in the areas of biostatistics, survey research methodology, estimation, survey design and health services research.

Walter L. Holmes is the Team Leader for the U.S. Census Bureau’s Small Area Health Insurance Estimation (SAHIE) Program. SAHIE was created to develop model-based estimates of health insurance coverage for counties and states. Data on health insurance coverage for all counties are not currently available elsewhere. The SAHIE model employs data from a range of surveys and administrative data sets within and outside of the Census Bureau.

Clifford Johnson, Former Director of the Division of Health Examination Statistics (DHANES) and its flagship program, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), retired from NCHS on November 30, 2012 after having been with the NHANES program for more than 40 years. He has authored or co-authored over 125 articles, and given more than 300 oral presentations and is the recipient of many awards, including the Owen Thornberry Memorial Award (2007) for “a career exemplified by dedicated leadership that has inspired staff to achieve beyond what they thought possible in program and personal career goals.”

Vince Breneman is Chief of the Economic Research Service’s (ERS) Research Support Branch. He is a geographer whose expertise in Geographic Information Systems has been instrumental in mapping population and economic trends in rural and small-town America, creating a measure of Population Interaction Zones for Agriculture, developing Farm Program, Food Access, and Food Environmental atlases that integrate data from numerous sources at a common geographic level for county, state and federal program decision making, and conducting studies on the impacts of broadband internet access, characteristics of conservation program participants, and access to healthy food in rural and urban areas.