Professional development for your busy schedule

Our professional development opportunities cover a range of current topics for public health professionals.

May 2020

R for Epi and Public Health | May 1, 2020

This one-day, intensive workshop is designed for those interested in using R for public health and epidemiologic analysis of data in their own work settings. Taught by epidemiology doctoral students, it provides a hands-on introduction to R and RStudio, a powerful, free, open-source and community-supported statistical programming language that is ideal for use with public health and healthcare data, particularly in resource settings where other statistical programs may be cost prohibitive.

Registration: Registration is open until April 17, 2020.
Fee: $250 for local health department staff, $265 for all others.

 Spring 2020

Data for Impact: Best Practices for Collecting, Visualizing and Communicating Determinants of Health

Develop best practices for data collection, visualization and communication that you can put straight to use when you return to the office. Data for Impact combines an expanded version of our popular “Data Bootcamp” and “Storytelling for Public Health” workshops to help you take your organization through the steps of identifying data needs, collecting primary data, displaying data for maximum clarity and impact and crafting messages that resonate with decision makers and the community. Attend just one day or all three depending on what’s most relevant to your work needs.

Day 1: Collecting and Analyzing Data for Public Health
What do you do when community-level data for a health issue are not available? Learn how to collect and analyze your own community data and extract key messages to guide health improvement planning. This is a great workshop for those getting ready to conduct health assessments or plan new programs for their communities.

Day 2: Mapping and Visualizing Community Health Data 
You’ve got data – but how can you share it in a way that’s meaningful to your audience? Data visualizations are important tools for communicating your community’s health status and needs. Learn how to create traditional charts and graphs and begin creating interactive figures and maps that are informative and impactful.

Day 3: Storytelling for Public Health: Crafting Effective Messages for Your Organization 
Learn strategies for verbal and visual communication to help your audience connect with your data and want to take action. This workshop gives you tools to tell the story behind your data and inspire action, from identifying messages that resonate with your stakeholders to creating a communications plan.

Registration: Registration is not yet open.
Fee: $350 – $900 (Based on number of training days)

For more information about our workshops, contact us.

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