Many of the services that Hillcrest Advisory provides are tailored to the individual needs of a client, and all of them emphasize coaching organizations to be wise and thoughtful with data visualization and storytelling, so that the organization can carry forward this work on its own.
Tailored services include:
In addition to this custom work, here are some specific service offerings:
Data Storytelling Training & Education
Hillcrest Advisory has teamed up with Innovation Horizons to offer this five-module, continuing education class that’s a primer on communicating health data. The class is hosted by George Washington University, and course credits are provided through the American Public Health Association.
Hillcrest Advisory co-created this 85-page workbook for the California Overdose Prevention Network on finding, analyzing, and communicating data related to drug overdose and the opioid epidemic. The guide includes case studies, worksheets, and links to numerous resources that can be useful at the grassroots level.
Evaluators face a particular challenge with sharing results from their work in interesting ways. To help address this, Hillcrest Advisory periodically teaches a two-part data storytelling class geared for evaluators through the EnCompass Learning Center (EnCompass is an organization that focuses on monitoring and evaluation).
The Quick Viz
Hillcrest Advisory’s abiding interest is helping social sector organizations leverage data to achieve results, especially by working in the trenches on the everyday work being done at a community level.
However, Hillcrest Advisory knows that many social sector organizations need cost-conscious options – in essence, easy entry for the overwhelmed and budget-minded. Through the “Quick Viz” (“viz” is short-hand for visualization), Hillcrest Advisory provides data communication consultation that typically run hours, not days, costing perhaps a few hundred dollars. We’ll have a phone call to learn about your needs, use cases, and audiences. Then, we’ll review the data; provide some graphs or messaging; and share what we did/why I did it (in order to provide some training in effective data communication). Examples include:
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