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The Act on Data (AOD) Group brings together epidemiology, evaluation, and program staff to improve access to and use of data for program planning and decision making. AOD Core Group members serve to ensure annual objects on Work Plan are met.

Kristi Pier, MPH

Michigan Diabetes Prevention & Control Program

Bimonthly Calls

First Monday every other month, 2 to 3 pm ET, unless otherwise noted.

The bimonthly calls are open to all staff working in state or territorial diabetes prevention and control programs. These calls focus on efforts highlighting the use of data to guide program planning and decision making.

Act on Data All Member Calls and Webinars
View call and webinar information.

Act on Data Resources and Projects

Improving Chronic Disease Coordination Systems Thinking Project
Systems thinking learning tools were developed with state member input. Four states are being trained to use tools and will implement them with partners summer 2014. Tools will be refined based on state member and partner input. Draft tools and training webinars are available for all states. View tools and training webinars.

Act on Data Adaptive Leadership Training

The Act on Data Workgroup sponsored a 4-part webinar series on "adaptive leadership”--building knowledge and skills to solve challenges and interconnected problems.

View the Flyer for more information about course.

Indicators for Social Determinants of Health Promotion

Addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) is a key priority listed in the strategic plan for the Diabetes Council. The Act on Data Workgroup sought to address DPCP competencies around understanding and becoming more competent in collecting data for SDOHs as they develop effective programs. The Act on Data workgroup identified 12 SDOH data indicators appropriate to DPCPs, and piloted collection and use of the indicators.

This Guidance Document is a summary of the pilot, the pros and cons of each indicator, and a tool to be used by DPCPs as they continue to make programs decisions which address SDOH.

Systems Dynamic Modeling Resources

Presentation: Making Sense of Systems Dynamic Modeling, April 11, 2011 Division of Diabetes Translation Pre-conference Session, Minneapolis, MN.

Resource List: Selected System Dynamics References & Resource. This resource list has key references on PRISM Model, Diabetes Model, and general references. Additional resources section has trainings, listservs, organizations, and more.

Systems Dynamics Modeling Community of Practice (SDM CoP)

A group of Act on Data members created a community of practice around the use of systems thinking and dynamics modeling. The SDM CoP is scheduled to meet monthly, the third Wednesday of the month, 2-3 p.m. ET. The group is open, please contact one of the co-chairs for more details.