Innovation Horizons | From Spreadsheet to Story: A Step-by-Step Guide to Communicating Health Data
data analytics, health data, data visualization, online course, course, training
page-template-default,page,page-id-16422,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode-title-hidden,qode-theme-ver-10.1.1,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-6.5.0,vc_responsive

From Spreadsheet to Story: A Step-by-Step Guide to Communicating Health Data

Learn how we can apply the lessons of data visualization and communication to the health sector.

$495 for entire course
$119 for each module

What you’ll learn

Through this class, learners will be able to: 

  • Translate written data findings into engaging visuals
  • Explore effective methods of data storytelling
  • Learn about commonly used tools for data visualization
  • Learn how to leverage open data sets
  • Design and implement a visualization strategy, including decision-making around presentation format (e.g., fact sheet, slideshow, infographic) based on audience needs.

Course description

The ability to tell a story with data is more important that ever, and in the data-rich field of healthcare, it has only become more important. From health care providers to public health and government officials, data literacy is a skill that can create new value for you and your organization.  


Through five modules, class participants will build out their own data story using data customized to locations of their choosing, and the course will also provide a toolkit of resources to help participants integrate learnings from this class into their professional work. 


Throughout the training, we’ll gain inspiration from health data stories created by highly regarded data visualization professionals, and we’ll learn how to apply data visualization to various types of health information, from disease prevalence and health economics to the social determinants of health and health care quality.


Learners who purchase the full course package will have the option to engage in LIVE office hours with the course instructor, which will be held once per quarter.


This course and registration are being offered by the George Washington University Center for Continuing Education in the Health Professions(CEHP).

Map of USA
9 hours
Time Commitment
5 hours asynchronous recorded modules

4 hours of live office hours

Data visualization in health care
Course Language
8 continuing education credits from American Public Health Association
Data Visualization, Healthcare


Andy Krackov

Andy Krackov

Module Instructor

Hillcrest Advisory

Susan Dentzer

Susan Dentzer

Senior Policy Fellow

Robert J. Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University 


If you have questions about the course, please don’t hesitate to reach out.