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Data Collection and Interpretation 101

This training provides an overview of data collection, data uses, and data sources. We will discuss needs assessments, why they are important, and strategies to collect and interpret data.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe types of assessments and their purposes
  2. Discuss various data collection methods and understand their strengths and limitations
  3. Discuss interpretation of data

Intended Audience

  • Public health professionals
  • Communities interested in understanding data collection
  • Anyone who collects, or wants an overview of data collection, some data sources, and some basic descriptive statistics


Jamie Piatt, MPH has a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in epidemiology. She has served in the public health sector as an epidemiologist for 20 years. Her research and publications have included substance abuse and prevention, mental health, child and adolescent health, infant health, Down syndrome, infectious diseases, chronic diseases, and minority health. She is currently an epidemiologist and evaluator at the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board, Tribal Epidemiology Center.


August 24, 2021 @ 10:00 am
August 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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