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Recent Survey Highlight: Survey Research Project Update

published 9/1/2017 12:00:00 AM
The Center for Survey Research will support Dr. Stephanie Winklejohn Black, Assistant Professor of Psychology within the Penn State Harrisburg School of Behavioral Sciences and Education with her research on mental health trainees’ implicit associations between Religious/Spiritual identities and clinical impressions of psychotherapy clients. The Center will assist with a series of focus groups at Penn State Harrisburg (Middletown, PA), Loyola University Maryland (Baltimore, MD), and Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA).

For more information, contact Stephanie L. Wehnau, director of the Center for Survey Research, at 717-948-6429 or csr@psu.edu

Project Highlight of the Month: Census 2020 Redistricting Phase 2 and Phase 3

published 9/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

The Pennsylvania State Data Center (PaSDC) will be participating in the Census 2020 Redistricting Phase 2: Voting District Project (VTDP) and Census 2020 Redistricting Phase 3: Delivery of the 2020 Census P.L. 94-171 Redistricting Data Files and Geographic Products. The purpose of the VTDP is to update the geographic base map that will be used in the Decennial Census and Redistricting effort. Phase 3 will include working with Pennsylvania Legislative Data Processing Center on preparing the files needed for redistricting purposes. The PaSDC will be reaching out to the counties to get updated information on their voting district boundaries.

For more information, contact Sue Copella, Director of the Pennsylvania State Data Center, sdc3@psu.edu, (717) 948-6427

Map of the Month - Pennsylvania by County: Percent Change in Persons Five Years and Over Speaking Spanish at Home: 2000 to 2015

published 9/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

Also, be sure to view the Map of the Day and previous Maps of the Month.

For more information, contact Sue Copella, Director of the Pennsylvania State Data Center, sdc3@psu.edu, (717) 948-6427

Interactive Dashboard Highlight of the Month: Healthcare in Pennsylvania

published 9/1/2017 12:00:00 AM
The Pennsylvania State Data Center (PaSDC) developed the Healthcare in Pennsylvania dashboard to provide data users with a look at healthcare information for the past 5 years. Information on the uninsured is available by sex, age and income to poverty ratio. By clicking on the map, data users can review data for that county for a specific year. The dashboard also has a link to a statewide trends interactive report. The dashboard displays data from the Small Area Health Insurance Estimates for 2010 through 2015. This dashboard will be updated as new information becomes available.

For more information, contact Jennifer Shultz, lead designer, jjb131@psu.edu (717) 948-6690

Upcoming Conferences and Training: 2017 Economic Development Course in Pennsylvania

published 9/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

Registration for the 2017 Economic Development Course in Pennsylvania is now open! This year's course will be held December 4-7, 2017 at the Eden Resort in Lancaster, PA. This intensive four-day course, accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), focuses on the 10 core areas that serve as a foundation for economic development professionals. Please visit the course website for more information and to register - https://bedcpa.org/.

For more information, contact Nicole Sturges, EDC Administrator, at 717-948-6117