NOSORH is proud to announce the launch of its first Rural Health Data Institute, which kicks off on September 13 and goes through December 20. The Rural Health Data Institute is an online training opportunity designed to provide all SORH staff with a minimum data-use skill set. To accomplish this, the curriculum is designed over eight two-hour sessions meeting every other Tuesday from 1:00 – 3:00 pm EST.

The eight sessions are intended to assist novice data users in identifying a question, collecting and organizing data, analyzing and interpreting data sets, selecting appropriate messaging and developing data visualizations. Throughout the course, participants will work through each step to develop a final visualization that is relevant to their office and can be used within their state.

Several SORHs will be presenting at the NOSORH Annual Meeting in Boston on September 7-8 to showcase the work being done in their states with data and data visualization. Institute participants are strongly encouraged to attend this session to gain a better understanding of how data can be incorporated into their daily tasks.

This Institute would not be possible without the generous work of all those who participated in the planning committee. Penny Black (WI) spearheaded this endeavor along with the assistance of Joyce Hospodar (AZ), Angie Sechler (MN) and Lara Brooks (OK). The assistance of such experts, along with those who will be presenting sessions, will ensure an excellent NOSORH institute.

Registration is now open to SORHs, but the number of seats is limited. Click here to register for the Rural Health Data Institute. The deadline to register is August 12.

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