Designing Data Dashboards Using a Health Equity Lens

Course Description: The Designing Data Dashboards Using a Health Equity Lens course prepares data teams and their agency to build their understanding of data visualization’s role in Public Health. Data visualization can be a useful tool to present and share public health data in an easy-to-understand format. Data dashboards can provide public health leaders with a summary of their jurisdiction’s public health data and can be used for public health decision making. This course is intended to provide an overview on how to strategically plan and use data visualization and data dashboards to present public health data and promote health equity. In this module, learners will:

  • better understand why data dashboards are important for public health decision making,
  • be given suggestions on how to build your agency’s data visualization capacity and develop a strategic plan and implementation strategy for a data dashboard,
  • learn important data visualization and data dashboard best practices based on examples from state, territorial, and local public health agencies,
  • be provided with recommended next steps for their agency’s data visualization journey.

Funding Acknowledgement:

This product was supported by funds made available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for STLT Public Health Infrastructure and Workforce, through cooperative agreement OT18-1802, Strengthening Public Health Systems and Services Through National Partnerships to Improve and Protect the Nation’s Health award # 6 NU38OT000317-04-01 CFDA 93.421. Its contents are solely the responsibility of ASTHO and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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