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May 12, 2021

State-Level Data Integration Efforts in Tennessee

Since 2017, the Tennessee Department of Health’s Office of Informatics and Analytics (TDH OIA) has collaborated with state-level partners to build a robust multidisciplinary action group focused on near real-time drug overdose data.  This webinar will discuss how TDH OIA develops dynamic data visualizations that inform partners about current drug overdose trends. The data visualizations (e.g., dashboards and data briefs) are utilized by internal TDH departments and external state partners to support and accelerate evidence-based decision making for public health response and prevention activities.  During this webinar, participants can learn more about the essential elements of developing effective data visualizations as well as lessons learned from the TDH OIA experience.


  • Charlotte Cherry, M.S., M.P.H., is an Epidemiologist with the Tennessee Department of Health in the Office of Informatics and Analytics.  Ms. Cherry is lead of the Data Visualization Unit where she and her team use near real-time data to create dynamic dashboards, data briefs, and infographics to support and accelerate evidence-based decision-making for public health response, prevention activities, and collaborative partnerships.  Ms. Cherry has expertise in spatial epidemiology, surveillance methods, and data visualization technologies.

To view a PDF version of the slide deck that was used during this presentation, click here.

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