The Health DATA (Data. Advocacy. Training. Assistance.) Program exists to make data easy and understandable to a wide range of health advocates through trainings, workshops and technical assistance. Through in-person and on-line trainings, our goal is to improve the capacity of health experts and advocates to find, understand and present credible data in their programmatic and policy development work.
What We Do
Health DATA staff teach both generalists and specialists how to use data to get a specific issue on the agenda, raise public awareness or to advocate for public policies that benefit their community. Our in-person and on-line trainings can be tailored to any skill level, as well as to specific issues, such as media advocacy or program evaluation. Health DATA staff also provide technical assistance to organizations and coalitions. See our current schedule of trainings.
Who We Serve
Health DATA program participants reflect a broad range of health interests and represent a diversity of public health and advocacy professionals and community members, including executive directors, program managers, health educators, development staff, promatoras and volunteers. Learn about who we’ve trained in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Watch our instructional videos, see a list of on-line data resources, or use Health DATA publications that can guide you through a wide range of data issues, from building tables and charts using data to understanding focus groups. Read more about our Data Resources.
Health DATA programs are made possible through the generous support of these organizations: The California Endowment, The California Wellness Foundation, Community Technology Foundation of California and Kaiser Permanente, NIH-National Institute of Environment Health Sciences (NIEHS)-Partnerships for Environmental Public Health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – REACH Program.