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  1. Irani, Priti R. MS
  2. Byrne, Colene MA
  3. Medvesky, Michael G. MPH
  4. Young, Carol D. PhD
  5. Waltz, Edward C. PhD


In spring and fall of 2000, 109 community health professionals participated in "Public Health Data: Our Silent Partner," a training program developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The two-day training was offered four times in different locations in New York State in response to local health departments and community partners identifying a need for data analysis training. Participants completed evaluations during the training, and they were surveyed within a year of completing the training. This article discusses the impact of the training and suggests ways to increase the value of the training.