The 4 C’s (not D’s) of Data

The 4 C’s (not D’s) of Data (HHS Region 1)

11:00am - August 20, 2021 | Timezone: US/Eastern
New England PTTC
Registration Deadline: August 19, 2021
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Date: August 20, 2021 Blank space (transparent) for table Format: Webinar Blank space (transparent) for table  
Time: 11:00 AM—12:30 PM EST Blank space (transparent) for table Cost: FREE Blank space (transparent) for table  


Prevention professionals are often asked to present data, but how do we present data so others can easily understand it? In this virtual workshop, participants will learn strategies for how to choose data presentation styles that effectively convey key data insights without clutter or confusion. Participants will leave the workshop with concrete advice to improve data communication skills.



  • Choose the most effective chart for their data
  • Use color for emphasis and action
  • Use data in context for maximum (and realistic) impact
  • Reduce clutter so data insights can be easily understood


Practice Lab: Data Presentation Peer-Sharing Session - Thursday, September 2, 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT

After the workshop, test out your new skills on your own, then join us again on Thursday, September 2 to share how it went! This will be an optional peer-sharing session to continue the discussion on successful data sharing. In this moderated practice lab session, you will have the opportunity to share your successes and continued challenges, and learn from colleagues in the prevention field. You can attend both sessions or just choose one.


Jamie Comstock and Robin Carr founded Info Inspired in 2014, after many years of designing and giving presentations with no formal training in this area, and watching their public health colleagues struggle with the same skills gap. Both are certified prevention specialists with 30 years of combined experience in the field. They’ve spent the last several years researching and testing ways to not only capture and hold an audience’s attention but also inspire audiences. They’ve spent countless hours refining the presentation planning process, identifying free resources, and learning how to maximize the tools they already had. It’s also important to know that they aren’t graphic designers, artists, or especially tech-savvy. Everything they do, you can do too.



Participants will be awarded a certificate of completion for 1.5 hours (Aug. 20 workshop) and/or 1 hour (Sept. 2 Lab).


About the webinar: This webinar was developed in response to a need identified in HHS Region 1 (ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT) to address design and data presentation skills for substance misuse prevention professionals. This webinar is hosted through the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The New England PTTC program is supported by SAMHSA of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $750,000 with 100 percent funded by SAMHSA/HHS (SAMHSA Cooperative Agreement #5H79SP081020-03). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by SAMHSA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.