Hello! I’m Molly Ryan, a Research Associate at the Institute for Community Health (ICH), a non-profit in Cambridge, MA that specializes in community based participatory research and evaluation. I am part of the team evaluating the Central Massachusetts Child Trauma Center (CMCTC) initiative, which seeks to strengthen and improve access to evidence-based, trauma-informed mental health treatment for children and adolescents. I would like to share a great resource that we use to visualize and communicate findings with our CMCTC partners.
Rad Resource: Icon Array University of Michigan researchers developed Icon Array to simply and effectively communicate risks to patients. For more information on why icons are so rad, check out Icon Array’s explanation and bibliography.
Hot Tip: Icon Array offers 5 different icons to choose from.
Hot Tip: Icons aren’t just for risk communication! We use icons to help our partners understand and visualize their progress collecting reassessment data for clients.
Cool Trick: Icon Array allows you to illustrate partial risk by filling only a portion of the icon. We used this feature to communicate whether a reassessment was complete or incomplete for a given client.
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