Rural Health Data Institute

Enroll Now in the 2020 Rural Health Data Institute

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NOSORH is excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2020 Rural Health Data Institute (RHDI)! Designed to establish a minimum data-use skill set for rural health stakeholders, RHDI is a weekly series of eight, 90-minute webinars held Tuesdays from May 12 -June 30.

Participation in the RHDI is available to all rural health stakeholders that could benefit from advancing their data-use skills. Former participants have included State Offices of Rural Health, state governmental agencies, academic institutions, community coalitions and more. The curriculum for RHDI is designed for those with limited, or no, knowledge of the data use process, and will not cover advanced topics (i.e., rural suppression strategies, etc.).

Institute Key Dates:
Registration: OPEN NOW
Registration closes: May 1, 2020
Access to course materials: May 5, 2020
Institute starts: May 12, 2020
Institute ends: June 30, 2020Click here for more information and examples of past infographic fact sheets from graduates. Please contact Chris Salyers, NOSORH Education and Services Director, at chris.salyers@nosorh.org or (734) 881-9551 with any questions.

Rural Health Data Institute

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The Rural Health Data Institute (RHDI) is a series of educational webinars 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.

The Institute is open to rural health professionals, including clinical, administrative and academic personnel.

Attendees will participate in 8 live, weekly webinars with supplemental reading and optional homework assignments. Session surveys and a final evaluation are required.

Webinar sessions will be held:
Every Tuesday from May 12 – June 30, 2020
1:30–3:00 pm EST

Registration Deadline: May 1, 2020

Contact Chris Salyers, NOSORH Education & Services Director, at chris.salyers@nosorh.org for additional information.

NOSORH Institutes

NOSORH Institutes are topical, virtual learning opportunities offered to State Offices of Rural Health and other rural health stakeholders throughout the year.

 

  • NEW! Rural Advocacy Corps Training (Rural ACT) Institute – (First Session Fall 2020)

 

  • Rural Health Clinic Institute (Stay Tuned for Next Session)

 

  • Rural Health Data Institute – (Registration Opens: March 2020; Start Date: May 12, 2020)
    Would you like to know more about incorporating data into your daily routine working in rural health? Would you like to know how to present data to your colleagues in an engaging and impactful way? Then the NOSORH Rural Health Data Institute (RHDI) may be just the type of education that you need! RHDI is an set of weekly 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.

 

  • Rural Health Leadership Institute – (Next Session Spring/Summer 2021)
    This 12-part, live webinar series is designed to grow engaged, equipped, and resilient leaders and to provide rural-focused professional development to current and future leaders and managers of State Offices of Rural Health.
  • NEW! Rural Primary Care Institute – (First Session Summer 2020)

 

  • Grant Writing Institute – Back to Basics (Stay Tuned for Next Session)

  • Grant Writing Institute – Beyond the Basics – (On-Demand, Register Now)
    This on-demand course provides participants with the information needed to build upon foundational grant writing knowledge and skills. All sessions are designed to outline strategies to enhance communication, efficiency, accountability and effectiveness for grant seeking and management efforts. This is the only grant education of its kind focused specifically on rural health grant writers.

Congratulations to Data Institute Students and Presenters!

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The 2018 NOSORH Rural Health Data Institute (RHDI) wrapped up on February 20, 2019 with great reviews from SORH and non-SORH alike. Nearly half of the participants represented a SORH, while others worked in academic institutions, hospital networks and community coalitions working on population health initiatives.

The participants gave the Institute high marks with a majoring of “excellent” or “great” ratings and willingness to recommend the Institute to others.  Some students remarked:

  • I would recommend the course to anyone. It was very useful and the resources were very relevant.
  • I appreciated the insights on using Excel to its greatest extent. The communication design and data cleaning/management presentations were stellar!
  • The information was presented in a very user friendly format.

Congratulations to the 2018 Data Institute Graduates!

Fourteen students from across the country completed all the requirements of the Institute to earn a Certificate of Completion.

  • Alyssa Padilla (AZ) – Arizona SORH
  • Courtney Shaler (NY) – AHI/ARHN Rural Health Network
  • Danita Crear (AL) – Alabama Department of Public Health
  • Feliciana Turner (WY) – Wyoming SORH
  • Holli Childs (UT) – Utah SORH
  • Karen Nichols (SC) – Upper Midlands Rural Health Network
  • Kay Balcer – Balcer Consulting and Prevention Services
  • Lashae Nall (KY) – Kentucky Health Center Network
  • Mari Tucker (KS) – Washburn University of Topeka School of Nursing
  • Marie Wawrzyniak (NH) – New Hampshire SORH
  • McKenna Christman (PA) – Tioga County Partnership for Community Health
  • Nicole Ten Napel (KS) – Kansas SORH
  • Sonia Lopez (NM) – New Mexico Office of Oral Health
  • Stacy Kelley (PA) – Tioga County Partnership for Community Health

Examples of final projects from this and previous RHDI graduating classes can be found on the NOSORH website at https://nosorh.org/data-institute-fact-sheets/.

“We’re proud of the Data Institute and all of the projects the students shared.  We know that the participants are learning to use data in a way that is meaningful to their organizations.” said Chris Salyers, NOSORH Educational and Services Director.

NOSORH would like to thank all of our partners who helped make the institute a success. We particularly appreciate our excellent presenters and technical experts Penny Black (WI SORH), Lara Brooks (OK SORH), and Bryna Koch (AZ SORH) for ensuring engaging and informative sessions.

The RHDI is an 8-session online course, over approximately 16 weeks, with live and recorded learning sessions. Each session of the institute builds the basic necessary skills to identify, collect, analyze and communicate data in an effective way – known as the data use process. This institute is open to SORH and their rural health partners, including clinical partners interested in expanding population health analytics in their practice. Be on the lookout for registration to the 2019 Rural Health Data Institute that will be even more focused on the needs of future rural leaders.


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NOSORH Data Institute Begins This Month: Register Now!

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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.

Register today by going to: https://regonline.com/RDI2018.

 

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 chris.salyers@nosorh.org or (734) 881-9551.


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Rural Health Data Institute Open to All: Secure Your Spot Today!

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Are you looking to build your knowledge of rural health data? Do you want to know how to communicate data in a way that is easy to use?

Registration is now open for the Fall 2018 cohort of the NOSORH Rural Health Data Institute (RHDI)! The 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!

The RHDI is open to anyone who has an interest in learning how to use data to improve their work in rural health. Please feel free to share this information with constituents in your state. NOSORH provides a discount for signing up multiple people! More information on the RHDI can be found in the program brochure.

Register yourself today for the RHDI by going to: https://regonline.com/RDI2018.

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 chris.salyers@nosorh.org or (734) 881-9551.


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Congratulations NOSORH Institute Graduates!

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Thanks to the State Offices of Rural Health who enrolled and supported other rural stakeholders to participate in three NOSORH Institutes. In July, NOSORH provided the second Grant Writing Institute designed specifically for Emergency Medical Services personnel. The course is a 3-part series and focuses on the A-Z in grant writing, funding innovative models of care and learning how to connect and collaborate with funders, community members and stakeholders. Eighty-four EMS personnel, representing 26 states, participated with 62% receiving certificates of completion.

NOSORH also offered Grant Writing Basics for SORH, rural clinics, hospitals, and others. This series takes a deep dive into grant writing and covers all aspects of the grant writing process. To see a list of graduates from both of these Institutes in your state click here.

Data Institute Grads

In addition to the EMS Grant Writing and Grant Writing Basics Institutes, NOSORH offered a second round of the Rural Health Data Institute. The Rural Health Data Institute orients SORH to a wide spectrum of data use processes. Each graduate developed a one-page fact sheet that can be used within their state. 100% of participants reported that they would recommend the Rural Health Data Institute to a peer! “I’ve had previous experience with collecting and analyzing data,” said one participant. “But I was able to take that a step further during this training to understand concepts of visualizing data and crafting a message. I found those sections of this training to be very valuable.”

 

Click here to see some examples of the work completed by the graduates.

Congratulations to each of the SORH staff who earned a certificate of completion!


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Registration for Rural Health Data Institute Now Available!

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NOSORH is pleased to announce the next round of the Rural Health Data Institute (RHDI) that will begin on April 5, 2017! This opportunity is available to State Office of Rural Health employees who seek to gain a foundation of the data-use process from finding data, to cleaning and analyzing data, to messaging. Registration is open now and will close on April 4.

This 8-part webinar series covers the spectrum of the data-use process and culminates in the development of a data-driven fact sheet that can be used by your office. The RHDI uses the expertise across the landscape of rural health by bringing in presenters from various backgrounds including statisticians, graphic visualization specialists, data analysts, survey designers, and more. All webinars and materials will be made available online if any of the live sessions are missed.

Click here for more detailed information on the entire series.

Register Here!
Space is limited and filling up quickly, so be sure to register early to reserve your spot. Registration fee: $500

If you have any questions, please contact Chris Salyers at chris.salyers@nosorh.org or 888-391-7258 x106.


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Congratulations to Rural Health Data Institute Graduates!

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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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Rural Health Data Institute: Register by August 12!

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There is still time to register for the first Rural Health Data Institute starting on September 13, 2016! 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 through December 20 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern.

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.

To kick off the Rural Health Data Institute, 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. Those signed up to participate in the Rural Health Data Institute are strongly encouraged to attend this session to gain a better understanding of how data can be incorporated into their daily tasks.

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


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