There is still time to register for the Fall 2018 NOSORH Rural Health Data Institute. 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 your 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 can understand it too. 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 with it: hang on the fridge in the break room or, better yet, disseminate it to your partners!

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

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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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