Using the New Poverty, Income, and Health Insurance Data
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The new poverty, income, and health insurance Census data will be released on September 12, with more state and local data available on September 20. Has poverty risen to its highest level since the 1960’s? Which parts of the country and which population groups have experienced the most poverty? Has the number of people without health insurance risen? CHN’s annual webinar can’t tell you the answers before the data are released, but we can show you how to find national and state data quickly - fast enough so you can make same-day comments to the press. And with enough context and background so you can apply the findings to policy choices now and in the coming months.
What to expect and the policy implications: Arloc Sherman, Senior Researcher at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, has years of experience using and explaining the Census data. He translates data into a clear description of what’s happening to people.
How to find what you need on the Census website: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, will guide you through the newly redesigned Census Bureau website. If you’re an old hand at looking at these annual reports, a lot has changed since last year! Whether you’re new to this or experienced, Debbie will help you get familiar with the new site.
Moderator: Ellen Teller, Director of Government Affairs, Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). Ellen will make sure we answer as many of your questions as possible.
Registrants will be sent instructions for getting national, state, and local data, background about policy implications, and message tips. On the days the Census Bureau releases the data, you will receive state tables showing poverty rates and state health insurance figures.
September 06, 2012