Data and Environmental Health Best Practices Webinar Series

Open data imageExplore the Value of Open Data

Build foundational knowledge on open data for your environmental health agency through this webinar series featuring top open data experts. If you’ve ever wondered what open data are or how to get more results from the information your agency collects, this webinar series is for you. This 4-part webinar series will dive into open data, data management, and data standards for environmental health.


Best Practices for Open Data

The first webinar will define open data and provide best practices with Tyler Kleykamp of Georgetown’s Beeck Center. If you are new to open data, this webinar should not be missed.

Thursday, October 15
1:00–2:00 p.m. EDT

How To Manage Your Technology for Better Data Outcomes 

Waldo Jaquith, cofounder of the State Software Collaborative, will provide key insights on how to make technology decisions that support your program and open data goals.

Wednesday, October 21
1:00–2:00 p.m. EDT

Communities Using Data: Examples From

Who uses open data? Sasha Anderson from will give us a look inside the world of third-party users of open data and how their work fuels public understanding of government information.

Wednesday, October 28
1:00–2:00 p.m. EDT

Data Standards and Environmental Health: Intro to SAFE Standard

Sarah Schacht and Chris Metcalf, NEHA consultants on open data standards, will introduce the first data standard for environmental health. This first standard focuses on aquatic inspection data. Get a first look at the innovations in open data for environmental health in this webinar.

Wednesday, November 4
1:00–2:00 p.m. EST