NOSORH is pleased to announce the graduates of the first NOSORH Rural Health Data Institute! Twelve members of SORH teams, representing 9 states, completed the Institute. Graduates are:

  • Sharla Allen (WY)
  • Kimberly Armstrong (AR)
  • Nicole Breton (ME)
  • Tasha Brown (MS)
  • Kyle Cameron (WY)
  • Andrew Chandler (SC)
  • Emma Distel (MN)
  • Beeta Kashani (KS)
  • Bryna Koch (AZ)
  • Josie Petersen (SD)
  • Keri Wagner (WY)
  • Ashley Wallace (KS)

The Rural Health Data Institute covers the spectrum of the data use process and culminates in graduates developing a one-page fact sheet that can be used within their state.  As part of the Institute, each participant completed a fact sheet using the skills taught during the Institute. Click here to see some examples of the work completed by the graduates. NOSORH will again be offering the Rural Health Data Institute to members of State Offices this spring, so be on the lookout for more information soon.

This inaugural Institute was very successful, with 100% of participants reporting they would recommend the Institute to a peer. “I really enjoyed learning about the tools and programs that are out there to make life/work easier,” said one participant. “I learned a lot of shortcuts that have made organizing data and creating visualizations much easier to do.”

“This Institute was a great example of SORH expertise across the nation and how this knowledge can be applied and shared with other SORH by working together with NOSORH,” said NOSORH Education and Services Director, Chris Salyers.

Thanks to the following members of the planning committee who helped to develop a comprehensive and easily understood curriculum: Penny Black (WI), Joyce Hospodar (AZ), Lara Brooks (OK), Angie Sechler (MN), and Jennifer Peters (AZ).

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