2024 In-Person Networking and Virtual Culture of Data Conference: April 17-19, 2024

Conference Objectives

The Culture of Data conference brings together community groups, academia, state/local government, healthcare entities and nonprofit organizations that share a goal of achieving health equity. The Culture of Data conference is designed to strengthen the use of data to support the CPHA vision of creating the healthiest Colorado for everyone by:

  • Sharing innovative practices that promote partnership and collaboration between community members and public health professionals to make data more accessible, meaningful, and actionable.
  • Exploring examples of data sharing with and by communities and how communities can leverage data to advance health equity and health outcomes. 
  • Highlighting data sources and methodologies to identify and measure community assets and health equity.

2024 Conference Theme: Data for Social Good

Data is powerful–a power that can be harnessed for social good.  It tells important stories about our community, our state, and our nation that are being used to address societal challenges, improve social services, enhance community capacity, and inform resource allocation. From advocating for policy changes that will improve health outcomes to identifying community assets and needs to tracking advancements toward health equity goals, data plays an important role in shaping current and future public health initiatives.

At this year’s Culture of Data conference, we aim to showcase ways that data is being used for social good – in research, in academia, and in communities across public health content areas. From Big Data to single community focus groups, we seek to highlight how data can yield the insights that we need to work toward more just and equitable public health outcomes.