From Spreadsheet to Story: A Step-By-Step Guide To Communicating Data
The ability to tell a story with data is more important that ever, and in the data-rich field of healthcare, it has only become more important. From health care providers to public health and government officials, data literacy is a skill that can create new value for you and your organization.
Through five modules, class participants will build out their own data story using data customized to locations of their choosing, and the course will also provide a toolkit of resources to help participants integrate learnings from this class into their professional work.
Throughout the training, we’ll gain inspiration from health data stories created by highly regarded data visualization professionals, and we’ll learn how to apply data visualization to various types of health information, from disease prevalence and health economics to the social determinants of health and health care quality.
Learners who purchase the full course package will have the option to engage in LIVE office hours with the course instructor, which will be held once per quarter.
This course and registration are being offered by the George Washington University Center for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (CEHP).
The five individual modules are:
- Module One: A Conversation With Susan Dentzer
- Module Two: The Basics Of Visualization
- Module Three: Finding The Right Presentation Format
- Module Four: Lessons Learned In Communicating Data Effectively
- Module Five: Layering In The Story
Innovation Horizons and the Hillcrest Advisory would like to acknowledge and thank Heartcast Media for the production of this course.
Physicians, nurses, graduate students in health care policy, public health, epidemiology, public administration, young professionals working in related fields, professionals and organizations striving to improve their health communication skills.
**Please note price includes 10% DC Sales Tax.**
- Translate written data findings into simple and compelling visuals
- Capitalize on data stories to create cogent and persuasive narratives that support data findings
- Leverage commonly used tools and resources for data visualization
- Make use of open data from government websites
- Design and implement a data communication strategy, including decision-making around presentation format (e.g., fact sheet, slideshow, infographic) based on audience needs and desired actions
Module Instructor - Hillcrest Advisory
Andy Krackov’s career has focused on the intersection of data and community-level action. His consultancy, Hillcrest Advisory, works with social sector organizations on the front lines of local change to help them communicate numbers effectively and tell stories with data, in order to transform facts into impact.
The bulk of Andy’s data storytelling experience is in California, where he managed statewide data projects for two foundations. At the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, Andy helped launch and manage that foundation’s kidsdata.org initiative, which leverages local data as a tool to bring attention to children’s issues across California. At the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF), Andy partnered with the State of California to build a nation-leading open data program to publish, and encourage use of, the valuable health data the state provides. Prior to establishing Hillcrest Advisory, Andy also was vice president for data strategy at the digital agency Velir and previously served as Vice President for Partnerships and Strategy at the data storytelling startup, LiveStories.
Andy was a researcher and a reporter at U.S. News & World Report and the Chronicle of Higher Education. After receiving his master’s degree in communication theory from Stanford, he managed Stanford’s web presence for five years as the university’s web managing editor.
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by APHA/PHN, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Medicine (CME) Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health. The APHA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The APHA designates this enduring educational activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s)™*.
Health Education (CHES) Statement
Sponsored by the American Public Health Association (APHA), a designated approver of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) to receive up to 8.0 total Category I contact education contact hours*.
*Applies only when all modules in this course have been completed.
- 8.00 Completion
- 8.00 Nursing CEU