NCHS Data Visualization Challenge

October 24, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and AcademyHealth are pleased to announce a competition for graduate students (masters or doctoral level) to create a static or interactive data visualization that addresses social determinants of  health using NCHS public use files with non-NCHS public use data.

NCHS data cover a wide array of topics that can be explored across demographic, socioeconomic, and geographic characteristics. This range can make it challenging to present data to different audiences, which include policymakers, researchers, community-based organizations, and members of the public, who may not have the time or resources to analyze the data themselves.

At least one data source must be publicly-available NCHS data that are prominently featured, and we strongly suggest that the other data source(s) be external to NCHS.

The aim is to clearly illustrate and communicate an important public health issue graphically, and to write a short narrative to plainly demonstrate impact and why this issue is important, and to discuss new information provided by the graphic.

Visit website for more guidelines and instructions on how to enter

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