Doug Morales from Public Health passed this to me – the Census Bureau provided this training to his staff, and we will be organizing additional training opportunities in the County where you can learn more.
But it contains valuable information that could get you started today!
CensusBureau – Accessing Data from the New American Factfinder (slides in pdf format).
Here are the documents from the meeting, including the eGIS Repository data list that I passed out (and was super small to read).
And last but not least – the draft of the Los Angeles 2nd Geospatial Summit (April 30th). Hope folks can attend that.