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Demystifying Data: Gathering and Using Local Risk and Protective Factor Data for Prevention – PART 2
February 16, 2021

Part II – Using Data. During this second course in the two-part online course series, you will learn about data quality and quantity – having enough data, and having the right data. Processes for prioritizing risk and protective factors to determine which to address with prevention efforts are explored, and examples are shared. This course will conclude with recommendations for ongoing monitoring to inform evaluation efforts.

By the end of the course, participants will:

1. Learn tips for assessing the quality and quantity of the data they’ve gathered to determine readiness for prioritization and planning.

2. Identify prioritization processes, including how to format your data, prioritization dimensions to consider, and tips for making the process interactive and engaging, and

3. Understand the importance of ongoing data gathering and collection in order to evaluate local prevention efforts.


Community and state-level prevention practitioners, tribes, allied health partners and community members located in the Pacific Southwest states and jurisdictions of American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.