Demystifying Data: Gathering and Using Local Risk and Protective Factor Data for Prevention - Part 2
Part II – Using Data. During this second webinar in the two-part series, we will discuss 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 will be described, and examples will be shared. This webinar will conclude with recommendations for ongoing monitoring to inform evaluation efforts.
By the end of the webinar, participants will:
- learn tips for assessing the quality and quantity of the data they’ve gathered to determine readiness for prioritization and planning.
- identify prioritization processes, including how to format your data, prioritization dimensions to consider, and tips for making the process interactive and engaging, and
- understand the importance of ongoing data gathering and collection in order to evaluate local prevention efforts.
Melissa Adolfson, MS, is a Research Scientist with the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. In this role, she provides research and evaluation services for clients addressing substance use, mental health, and community safety and connectivity. This work includes evaluating the efforts of six Drug Free Community grantees in Minnesota as well as Minnesota’s Partnership for Success and SPF Rx efforts. She has more than a decade of experience working with government and non-profit agencies at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels to collect, analyze, interpret, disseminate, and use data for prevention efforts.