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Using Data

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Using data to establish priorities is an important component of the community health improvement planning process.  The materials linked below were used on a face to face, one day training session.  They provided an opportunity for participants to discuss and review data, then practice skills to use data to tell the health story.  Materials provided below use adobe acrobat reader.

Using Data Training Program

Annotated Agenda - this agenda is geared to needs of the trainer and describes the training session activities.

Introduction - an overview of the activities for the day

Interpreting Data - a presentation about cues in data presentations

Examples of Reports - these reports were used in group exercises

Wakulla County Profile

Orange County Summary

Local Public Health System Assessment Report profile reports - profile reports for participants' counties were used as examples

Priority Setting Exercise - group exercise materials using a simple example

Identifying Actions - a presentation about asking 5 whys

Action Plan Template - a large version of this tool was completed by the whole group to illustrate the process