Institute of California
Health Communication Research Laboratory
Sam Fox School
of Design & Visual Arts
Can we enhance the social impact of cancer registry data by using better data-visualization techniques?
Cancer registry data are available in all 50 states, strengthening the amount and quality of available population-level information. Strategic deployment of these data and data-related tools is needed to maximize their ability to improve public health.
A transdisciplinary team comprised of HCRL team members, cancer epidemiologists from the Cancer Prevention Institute of California, and designers from the Sam Fox School of Art and Design and the New York Times are investigating the key issues related to this project.
Dataspark transforms cancer surveillance data into interactive displays for all audiences. Upload your data to the Dataspark generator, and you’ll receive links to beautiful, interactive and custom displays in two catagories: trend (longitudinal) and snapshot (cross-sectional). Visit Dataspark.org
We invite the tobacco control community to use and share these videos in any way they see fit, and look forward to seeing the innovative ways your organization features them in community outreach, education, and communication efforts.
These three short but hard-hitting videos bring to life the best data and information about smoking in Missouri – why it’s such a big problem and what can be done about it. In a randomized study of Missouri voters, watching these videos increased understanding of and support for tobacco control policies. Now they’re yours to use for free.
The videos are available on YouTube, and you’re free to feature them on websites, blogs, social media, slide shows, or other electronic media. Use the embed code supplied by YouTube, or simply link to video page.
What’s the state of smoking in Missouri?
Missouri’s smoking rate is among the highest in the country. This video explains the problem of smoking in Missouri, and its devastating impact on health and the economy.
Why are smoking rates in Missouri so high?
Missouri isn’t doing enough in the fight to reduce smoking. This video explains the policy decisions that have left Missourians behind: a low pack tax, no statewide clean indoor air law, and inadequate spending on prevention.
What would happen if Missouri changed?
Missourians would benefit greatly from implementing these evidence-based policies that reduce smoking. States that have done so have seen smoking rates drop 30% or more, and garnered health and financial gains as a result.