Training Overview

  • Audience: Public health students and professionals, anyone interested in data visualizations or health communications.
  • Format: Online, self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Contact hours: CHO, RS and REHS/RS
  • Competencies: Health Communications
  • Learning level: Awareness
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Companion trainings: Marketing Public Health,
    Designing Effective Infographics for Public Health

Learning about data visualization is crucial for public health students and professionals, as it enables them to effectively communicate complex data in a simple and understandable manner to a wide range of audiences. Students and professionals can highlight essential patterns, trends, and relationships that may be difficult to convey through text alone by visualizing data through graphs, charts, and maps. It facilitates better decision-making by policymakers and other stakeholders. It also helps in raising awareness among the general public about critical public health issues. Moreover, data visualization can be used to identify disparities and inequities in health outcomes, enabling public health professionals to develop targeted interventions and allocate resources more effectively. Overall, proficiency in data visualization is a vital skill for any public health student and professional who seeks to make meaningful contributions to improving public health outcomes.

Enroll To receive a certificate of completion. This requires registration to establish a learner profile and completion of pre- and post-tests
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What you’ll learn

After completing this training, you will be able to:

  • Name and describe common types of data projects
  • Select appropriate methods for starting and completing different data projects
  • Recognize common errors to avoid when working with data
  • Identify ways to pursue additional training based on current skills and goals

Subject Matter Expert

Danny Eun
Data Specialist, APHC


This training was supported by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) with funds made available by the Cooperative Agreement Number TP921913, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.

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