Making Data, Policy and Politics Work for Public Health

This self-paced online course focuses on the important role of health-related data in formulating effective public health policy in the context of a political society. In a hands-on format, this course helps public health decision makers examine how public health stakeholders and policymakers can select appropriate data sources, use data responsibly, and represent important public health issues in a data-driven way. At the same time, the interplay of politics, public health, and health research is highlighted.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the importance of providing a scientific and data-driven foundation in policy making and goal-setting
  2. Locate appropriate and reliable sources of public health scientific and data information
  3. Interpret health-related data in a policy or political context
  4. Communicate research data findings to public health stakeholders
  5. Explain how to translate data into usable information Identify gaps in health research information

Data Utilization Policy Program evaluation

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