Introduction to Data Visualization

Course Description: 

Data visualizations make data easier to understand for people like policy makers, journalists, and community members. This training provides an introduction to data visualization, why it is important in public health, and how to identify the proper type of visualization for the data you’re examining through examples and scenario-based exercises.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Define data visualization 
  • Discuss why data visualization is important for public health
  • Identify various settings and styles of data visualizations
  • Identify types of data visualizations and when to use each one

Target Audience: Public health professionals, public health students, health departments

Duration: 1 hour

Continuing Education Information:  1.0 Continuing Competency Credits for CHES, 1.0 CPEU for Registered Dietitians