The Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health collected scope of practice and credential requirements for 10 behavioral health occupations across all 50 states and DC. These data were then transformed into 2 visualization tools and hosted on the Center’s website, allowing visitors to parse through the information intuitively and export subsets of their choosing. This 30-minute webinar covers the visualizations’ functionality in detail, explaining the range of information captured, how to use the online tools, and what features will be added in the future. To view the tools, click here. If you have questions or feedback on the tools, please email email@example.com.
Presenting Data Using Online Interactive Dashboards: The Washington State Health Workforce Sentinel Network Experience
During this webinar, the presenters will discuss some of the considerations necessary for preparing and presenting health workforce demand data using online interactive dashboards, based on their experience with the Washington State Health Workforce Sentinel Network. Topics to be covered include: how to create dashboards based on data that are updated periodically, data privacy concerns, software and hardware needs, and a brief overview of Tableau software.
The Center for Health Workforce Studies, in conjunction with the New York State Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT), unveils New York’s new online Health Workforce Planning Data Guide. The data guide provides information on population demographics, health behaviors and outcomes, as well as the health care system and workforce through data visualization. The interactivity of the data guide allows users to tailor the information to their individual interests and to understand the data on multiple levels. This online data guide serves as a model for other states that are interested in developing one of their own. This webinar presents the visualization features of the data guide, and discusses best practices for initial development of the tool and for collecting and integrating data.
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.