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Hot Topics — Visually Communicating Public Health Data
Communicating about data is a core public health skill that must be updated and practiced as technology changes. In the November session of Hot Topics in Practice, two communication specialists share their strategies and inspiration for using data to tell compelling public health stories.

This one-hour webinar will review the important steps for getting started like understanding the audience and messaging goals, choosing an appropriate visualization format, and applying sound principles of graphic design. The presentation will help program managers and other leaders use science and art to turn a mountain of data points into engaging presentations and visualizations for effectively reaching key audiences.

Nov 21, 2019 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Niquette Kelcher
Visual Communications Director, Washington State Department of Enterprise Services
Niquette Kelcher is Visual Communications Director for the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services. Her expertise is in communications, web management, content strategy, user experience, training and development, and leadership. She is a graduate of UW's Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute and a member of the Public Relations Society of America and Olympia Communicators Group. Niquette holds a bachelor’s in English Education from Western Washington University and a Certificate in Editing from the University of Washington.
Vonda Witley
Information Design Specialist, Washington Sate Department of Health
Vonda Witley is a graphic designer, writer, editor, and photographer. She has devoted the last 21 years of her professional life to information design and health communication at the Washington State Department of Health. My interest in data visualization began while working with a talented team of writers, editors, and graphic designers on the United Nation’s Human Development Report in 1990 and 1991. She has continued to independently study the field of information design since that time. She is currently striving to show how solid design principles applied to data visualization can help illustrate and elucidate the stories in public health data.