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This presentation challenges public health epidemiologists to consider how we can advance the communication of population health assessment messages through the use of infographics. An overview of the literature, including findings from four thought leaders in the field of data visualization, will be followed by a discussion of Public Health Ontario’s novel use of infographics to draw attention to ten diverse public health issues addressed in the Ontario Health Profile.
Presenters: Naomi Schwartz and Karin Hohenadel
Naomi Schwartz is an epidemiologist with Analytic Services at Public Health Ontario (PHO) and has a master of public health in epidemiology from the University of Toronto.
Karin Hohenadel is an epidemiologist with Analytic Services at PHO. Her recent work has focused on health equity, child health, mental health and chronic disease prevention. Prior to 2011, when she began her work at PHO, she held several research positions examining the unequal burden of disease associated with factors such as socioeconomic status, occupation, newcomer status and gender.
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