Available Until 8/24/2027

Interacting with Community Health Data: Building Analysis Tools in Tableau Public

For more information or to schedule this course, please contact Porcia Vaughn <porcianvaughn@gmail.com.

Data visualizations can empower libraries to engage in evidence based, data-driven research in order to create or change social health policies. This face-to-face course will teach you how to identify health inequalities through the application of data visualization concepts. You will receive practical experience creating interactive data visualizations using Tableau Public. This 6 hour, hands-on exercise will cover data visualization best practices, an introduction to Tableau Public, and how to create and interpret visualizations using publicly available data.

Learning Objectives

Participants will understand how to

1) apply the fundamentals of data visualization including design and management,

2) create interactive visualizations in Tableau Public, and

3) analyze data by creating and interpreting visualizations.

The learner will leave with an intermediate level of knowledge in data analysis and data visualization applications.


Agenda /Format & Time/ Speaker(s)
Fundamentals of Data Visualization
a.	Design
b.	Data management
c.	Data Cleaning & Structure
d.	Visualization Best Practices
Face-to-face, hands on, and group activity
90 minutes
Introduction to Tableau
a.	Create basic interactive visualizations
Face-to-face, demonstration, and hands on
90  minutes
Lunch Break
Data & Software Practice
a.	Explore data to create “spatial health inequality” visualization
Face-to-face, demonstration and hands on
90 minutes
Application of Own Data
Face-to-face, hands on, individual application
90 minutes
Josh, Porcia, Peace

Facility Requirements

Computer lab with Microsoft Excel, Tableau Public, internet access, and a projector.

MLA CE Credits: 6