Community Health Ethics, Data Sovereignty, Methods and Visualization 3 Part Training Series


Data is key to developing community interventions and understanding the depth and breadth of the health disparities in our communities. In this three-part training series, we will take public use data and transform it into community driven policy briefs and infographic materials for public dissemination. We will explore health disparities across New Mexico’s landscape and develop innovative ways of communicating the urgent needs of our communities through data visualization. Importantly, we will contextualize data within the lived experiences of those members of our communities that are most affected.

The three goals of this data training:

  1. Learn where to locate and organize public use data, review data ethics, and learn about data sovereignty. 
  2. Attendees will examine data through an intersectional and decolonial lens, gaining insight into the implications.
  3. Review public health data to ask why there are differences in wellbeing among people in our community, and what’s causing those differences.

With these questions in mind, we explore the sources of public health data available in New Mexico and how to use them to further health equity. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the story, or context, behind public health data 
  • Ask essential questions about data in order to advance health equity 
  • Name and use the main sources of public health data in New Mexico
  • Practice using data to tell stories and create meaningful visual aids to highlight issues
  • Prepare to advocate for health equity using an innovative data perspective
  • Network with public health and social work professionals

Data to Health Equity Action 3 Part Series

Part 1: Data Foundations for Health Equity

Part 2: From Numbers to Impact

Part 3: Presenting Public Health Data

Intended Audience:

Public health students and professionals who want to explore, analyze and present public health data more effectively to identify and address health inequities.


This is a live virtual training that will take place on Zoom.  A reading list will be provided to participants to augment the learning objectives.  The training will take place over three 120-minute sessions.

Technical Requirements:

This training requires Zoom software to be installed, and access to a computer, internet and a web browser during the training. 



Hybrid training offered simultaneously:

  • In-person at the Health Equity Council Office (220 Adams St. SE)
  • On Zoom (link provided with registration) 


  • Tuesdays, February 7th, 14th, and 21st from 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Participants encouraged to attend all 3 sessions



Meet the Trainer:

Dr. Carmela M. Roybal,

Research Professor and Executive Director of the Native American Budget and Policy Institute at the University of New Mexico.

Specialties: medical sociology, bioethics, and public health with a focus on the sociological study of race, gender, ethnicity, discrimination and health disparities