Registration is now open for the NOSORH Rural Health Data Institute for fall 2018. The Rural Health Data Institute (RHDI) is a set of eight 90-minute web-based sessions designed to establish a minimum data-use skill set for those working with rural health data. The sessions are designed for those with little or no knowledge of the data use process.

RHDI starts by throwing the term “research” out the window and defining terms in a way that everybody can understand. It moves through the process of collecting data, cleaning it up, and analyzing it in a way that makes sense. Later sessions help participants work through the steps of crafting their messaging and displaying it in a visualized way so other people also can understand it. By doing very small “homework” assignments aligned to the data use process, participants will end the RHDI with a one-page infographic fact sheet to do whatever they want, whether hanging it proudly on the fridge in the break room or disseminating it to their partners!

More information on the RHDI can be found in the program brochure, here.

Register today for the RHDI by going to:

Key Dates:

Registration opens: NOW

Registration closes: October 19, 2018

Access to course materials: October 24, 2018

Required introductory session: October 29, 2018

Institute starts: October 31, 2018

Institute ends: February 20, 2019

For more information on the Rural Health Data Institute, please contact Chris Salyers at or (734) 881-9551.


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