UIC Library of the Health Sciences Virtual Symposium: Designing Effective Health Infographics

Date / Time

April 30, 2021

9:00 am - 12:30 pm


Join us for this interdisciplinary event, at which three expert speakers will discuss best practices for creating infographics to disseminate health information.

This online event is free and open to everyone: public health practitioners, as well as students, faculty, and staff from UIC or other institutions.

Registration required: https://go.library.uic.edu/healthinfographics

Questions: rhanneke@uic.edu


Promoting health equity through knowledge dissemination

Dr. Brenikki Floyd, PhD, MPH

Clinical Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences

UIC School of Public Health

Access to health information is an important social determinant of health that is critical to a person’s ability to make informed decisions about their healthcare and actively participate in the shared-decision making process with their medical providers. Health communication provides many opportunities to improve health outcomes among diverse populations when applied using a health equity lens. This presentation will focus on the role of infographics as an effective tool to advance health equity in disseminating complex health information to various audiences.

Designing infographics: Less ticks and color, more point of view

Prof. Robert Zolna, MDes

Clinical Associate Professor, Design Methods

UIC School of Design and Innovation Center

Software has made it increasingly easy to communicate our data visually. But do these automated outputs actually communicate within the narrative? By looking at examples that move beyond software outputs into design we will discuss their impact, how they were used, and simple ways to customize.

Creating infographics with everyday software

Mr. Fred LaPolla, MLS

Research and Data Services Librarian, Data Services Team

NYU Health Sciences Library

Building effective and understandable infographics to provide health information is a valuable skill and does not require mastery of technically complex design software. This session will involve a deep-dive into the design features of Microsoft PowerPoint to help you make clear, focused and appealing infographics for your community.

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