Rural Health Data Institute

NOSORH Data Institute Begins This Month: Register Now!

i Sep 28th No Comments by

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!

i Sep 4th No Comments by

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!

i Aug 31st No Comments by

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!

i Mar 1st No Comments by

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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Rural Health Data Institute-Registration Now Open!

i Jul 1st No Comments by

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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Rural Health Data Institute- Save-The-Date!

i Jun 1st No Comments by

The NOSORH Rural Health Data Institute starts September 13 and registration is just around the corner! This 8-session online institute will assist SORH staff in understanding, finding, analyzing, using, and visualizing data important to rural health issues. Registration space for the first cohort will be limited and only available to SORH staff. Look for more information in your inbox within the next few weeks!


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