NEHA Webinar: Low or No-Cost Tools to Shape Your Data Into a Compelling Story

Event Date: 
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time Zone: 
Mountain Standard Time (MST)
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NEHA Event
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As health departments are advancing data systems to increase evidence-based practices, environmental health personnel might be lacking the tools and training needed to turn their data into actionable knowledge. This knowledge can produce influential stories that impact policy maker decisions surrounding resources, planning, and processes. Webinar attendees will gain insight into the options available to address these gaps. Tim Callahan, Director of the Evaluation and Support Program in the Environmental Health Section of the Georgia Department of Public Health, will provide a brief introduction to free, available, and relatively easy to use applications for data analysis and visualization. Environmental health professionals can use these tools to build valuable dashboards and informatics tools with real-time data. Attendees will also learn how these tools were used to produce influential stories of environmental health's work. In Georgia, these tools were integral to a 25% increase in the Environmental Health Section's operational budget, which increase inspection staffing across Georgia and advanced the department's accreditation efforts. 

Contact Name: 
Solly Poprish