Building Data Capacity
Data is a powerful tool that can shape and inform efforts at the community level. It can help pin-point areas of focus to maximize efforts when there are limited resources. This workshop will cover the value of data collection, how to store and manage data, and identify data resources. Participants will learn strategies to implement, collect, and analyze data in a way that will help increase functionality and stability of their organization, as well as learn the basics of transforming data into a storytelling format that fits their day-to-day work.
- Identify best practices for data collection
- Describe how to store, manage, and share data
- Utilize data to tell a story
Christopher Johansen, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Health
UNLV School of Public Health
Christopher Johansen, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Health at UNLV School of Public Health. His research aims to address Latino health disparities. He was born and raised in Southern California and is the first male in his family to graduate from college. He earned his BS in Psychology from University of California, Davis, his MPH from San Diego State University, and his PhD in Health Promotion Sciences from Claremont Graduate University. Prior to coming to UNLV, he completed a postdoctoral training at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health working on various interventions to address health disparities (e.g., HPV vaccination, colorectal cancer screening, and preschool obesity prevention). Dr. Johansen strives to train and work alongside the next generation of public health practitioners in Southern Nevada.
The City of Las Vegas
Chibudom Yanez has lived in Las Vegas for little over seven years. She works as a Management Analyst for the City of Las Vegas in her current role, but she has worked in various government agencies and non-profit foundations in the Las Vegas Valley. Chibudom received a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Education from the College of Saint Benedicts in St. Joseph, Minnesota. She was born in Nigeria, and immigrated to the United States at a young age; which was the catalyst for her desire to engage under-served populations and ethnically diverse cultures. The work, outreach, and projects she has embarked on aims to focus on underserved demographics locally and internationally. Her work experience ranges from Foster Care Services, case management at a local WIC and Early Head Start organization, and international partnerships and programming for equity and education in multiple Spanish speaking countries. Chibudom has facilitated and created trainings for family preservation, nutrition education, and building community engagement and response.