Northwest Center for Public Health Practice at the University of Washington

Visualizing Data Stories

This is an all levels course offering CPH — Free
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Data for Rural Health Equity, Volume III: Visualizing Data Stories

This module is the third in a three-part series that is designed to help you use data to identify and address health disparities in your community. In this module, we will look at how data visualization techniques can help you communicate health information and tell a story to different audiences.

The story and activities in this module are inspired by problem-based learning (PBL). Through PBL, teams examine thoughtful, collaborative solutions to workplace problems. This module will ask you to apply these solutions to fictional scenarios that help prepare you for similar, real-world situations.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.  

This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017. 

What You'll Learn

  • Describe the significance of data visualization as a communication strategy
  • Identify three data visualization techniques for communicating health information around social determinants of health
  • Compare visualization techniques that tell a story to different audiences

Competency Terms

Community Partnership Development
Data Analysis
Communication Skills
Written & Oral Communication
Information Dissemination
Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
Relationship Building
Community Assets

Related Occupations

Public health - multiple occupations will benefit

Related Job Tasks

Inform, educate, and empower people about health concerns
Provide education to the public
Ensure competent public and personal health care workforce
Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services
Analyze & Interpret data