Public Health: Telling the Story Using Data

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Date Developed: Unknown. Source: University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Presenter(s): Brian Southwell. Type: Online Course. Level: Intermediate Advanced. Length: Self-paced.


Students will learn how to use data for program planning and decision making and how to present data for various audiences. They will practice responding to communication opportunities through hypothetical scenario exercises.

Learning Objectives

• Assess the meaning and validity of supporting data/research.

• Identify effective and ineffective graphic data charts/tables.

• Use data as the basis for conveying messages to others.

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.