The Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy at UNC’s Sheps Center for Health Services Research recently developed 2 tools to query and visualize health workforce data. One tool visualizes county-level data on 200,000 licensed health professionals across 19 health professions in North Carolina. The other tool describes the migration of residents in training and actively practicing physicians between states. This webinar will demonstrate both tools, discuss the considerations that went into their design, and explore how these data can be used to help shape health policy.
ArcGIS for Desktop is a powerful tool for data visualization when working with maps and geographic information. This webinar will introduce the basics features of ArcGIS and demonstrate how to develop maps using the software. It is highly recommended that attendees have ArcGIS installed on their computer prior to the webinar. A free 21-day trial version of the software is available for download at: https://www.arcgis.com/features/free-trial.html.
Maps are powerful tools to communicate data and complex information that resonate with policymakers and other stakeholders. The difference between a good map and a great map lies in knowledge and details. This webinar will introduce the principles of cartography, deliver tips on what to do (and more importantly what not to do) when making a map, and provide a brief overview of selected cartographic software and online tools.
Data visualization can be a powerful tool for detecting patterns in data and for sharing data accessibly with a wide audience. This webinar will introduce the basics of data visualization with an eye towards practice, including simple tips and tricks to help create effective visualizations. The webinar will also discuss the major tools available to create static or web-based interactive visualizations.