Using Health Data to Power Results
Track: Healthy Lifestyles

Thursday, May 5, 2016 | 10:45 to Noon

Sarah Olson, Deputy Director, Lynnwood Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department
George Kosovich, Assistant Superintendent, Verdant Health Commission

Session Description:

Increasingly our industry is being asked to justify its purpose and budgets. Among the myriad of roles we play, becoming a health and wellness provider has become a new mandate. In the mighty age of data, using health data can be a powerful tool to fuel your funding requests, report program results and demonstrate how your facilities and programs play a vital role in the health of the community. In this session, you will be introduced to how and where to mine data sources and ways to effectively use data to support your programs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn how using health data can be a successful funding and justification strategy.
  • Participants will be introduced to where they can access and mine multiple datasets.
  • Participants will be provided examples of how to connect health data to their facilities and programs for funding requests or justification reports.