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