Data Navigators 2.0 - Building Foundational Data Analysis Skills Among Future Healthcare Leaders 2019-2020

An NNLM Community Engagement grant would support the delivery of Data Navigators 2.0, a high-impact data analytics and visualization course contextualized for healthcare careers and applications and be offered to Providence 87 through our partnership with the Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College Charter High School. Students will complete the course with the skills and knowledge necessary to: Collect relevant data, while ensuring data integrity; use NNLM resources, including for data collection; clean data using spreadsheet software Microsoft Excel; create a graphic representation of data using a data visualization tool Tableau; analyze data using accepted statistical methods; create and deliver a presentation of analysis; and demonstrate foundational knowledge of the field of Data Analytics. NNLM resources will be strategically incorporated into the course format and will help encourage the use of reliable and accurate health information and data in students coursework and final projects. Our proposed project will make a significant impact on addressing short and long-term health and education disparities among underserved youth, helping to foster a stronger, more informed healthcare workforce among our communitys next generation of thinkers, doers, and leaders, and positioning them to make more empowered healthcare choices for themselves while also passing this knowledge onto the greater community of patients they will ultimately serve.

Project Details

Organization Name

Providence Public Library

Organization Type
All of Us
Public library
Project Lead

Karisa Tashjian

Rhode Island
Start Date
May 1, 2019
End Date
April 30, 2020
Funding Amount
General Public
Student, K-12
Teens (13-18 yrs.)
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health