PH Informatics Training


Heat Vulnerability IndexLogo-HVI
This case study follows the development of a public health informatics tool from the identification of the problem to the creation of an online app. It focuses on the purposes of a Heat Vulnerability Index and explores how it can be used to assist our communities.
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Learning the Language

Exploring Public Health Informatics Terminology

This self-directed searchable resource is intended to improve your knowledge and understanding of Informatics terminology. It includes both a glossary and index that are divided into three levels: basic, intermediate, and advanced. The resource can be accessed alphabetically, categorically, or by specific terms.

Each term is defined and examples are available when appropriate. Additional resources have been provided so that you can pursue further study of each topic.
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A Practical Playbook
A Practical Playbook website, a joint project of the de Beaumont Foundation, Duke Community and Family Medicine, and the CDC, Logo-PP
is a free online resource for those working to build or embrace collaborations between public health and primary care. A Practical Playbook offers a variety of resources and training opportunities, including the following recorded webinars.

  • Building Your Data Toolbox: Current Data Tools and How to Use Them
    On Demand I 6/1/2017 I Recorded Webinar
    To make improvements in population health one must determine what needs to be improved, measure that improvement in a way that is meaningful and valid, and make that data available and usable to those beyond one’s own sector. Knowing what data to collect, as well as how to access or collect that data, is critical. This recorded webinar addresses both the context for and the importance of data in population health improvement, and ways to approach data interoperability. The webinar also highlights tools and resources to facilitate meaningful data collection and exchange, such as the Digital Bridge, Health Landscape, and the ABFM PRIME Registry Population Health Assessment Tool. Watch webinar
  • Moving Upstream: Health Care's Response to the Social Determinants of Health
    On Demand I 6/1/2017 I Recorded Webinar
    Much of the health care sector has struggled to determine how to address social determinants of health (SDH). There are many barriers that have hindered such efforts, and two obstacles in particular lack of awareness and organizational silos may be the most disruptive of all. It is intimidating not knowing how to address SDH and not knowing if anyone else in your community is working on these issues. Silos that impede critical communication and collaboration that would enable the health care sector to properly address SDH further compound this issue. In addition to describing what organizations can do to address these obstacles, this recorded webinar also highlights examples of Houston/Harris County's local public health and health care's continuing efforts to overcome barriers and effectively address social determinants of health.  Watch webinar
  • Taking Collaborations to Scale to Improve Population Health
    On Demand I 6/1/2017 I Recorded Webinar
    Spread and scale happen at the speed of trust. While there are technical and strategic components that are important to consider when looking for ways to take a cross-sector collaboration to scale, establishing a solid foundation for collaboration based on relationship and trust is critical. This recorded webinar sets context for participant engagement by highlighting principles of scaling through a series of short presentations demonstrating different approaches to achieving spread and scale. Presenters illustrate these principles using examples from their personal and professional experiences, including 100 Million Healthier Lives and 6|18 Initiative. Watch webinar
  • Validating and Promoting Your Program’s Success Using Return on Investment (ROI) and Other Evaluation Methods
    On Demand I 6/1/2017 I Recorded Webinar
    You know what you are doing is making a difference, but how do you measure and show your successes? Which way should you go? Impact evaluation? Process measures? Return on Investment (ROI) analysis? This recorded webinar provides the tools needed to first conceptualize, then select and carry out the evaluation best suited to one’s program. The process for defining outputs and outcomes is explained, along with developing appropriate measures that give one the best chance for validating your success. ASTHO's web-based ROI tool is explored and recent examples of its use are highlighted. Strategies for successfully dissemination are also discussed. Watch webinar

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Advancing Interoperable Social Determinants of Health: Building a Playbook (2017 Interoperability in Action Webinar Series #2)
On Demand I 5/26/2017 I Recorded Webinar
This half-day webinar  focused on the current state of interoperability of social determinants of health (SDOH) screening and assessment tools in care delivery and described their role in newer care and payment models. The webinar provided an understanding of the principles of interoperability and how to leverage health IT to support the use of SDOH in clinical practice and to improve clinical decision support and quality measurement, care coordination, and population health management.  Learn more

Introduction to Public Health InformaticsLogo-CDC
On Demand I 9/14/2017 I Recorded Webinar
Public health informatics is the application of computer science and information technology to public health practice. This video uses the metaphor of building a house to show how informaticians build an information system working closely with programmers, network and data base administrators, security specialists, and Web designers. Watch webinar

Learn Health IT
On Demand I 9/2017 I Self-guided ModulesLogo-ONC
These health IT training materials have been curated by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. The twenty-five subject areas range from the history of health IT in the United States to project management and instructional design. The materials are searchable by topic and keyword.

The Role of HIT, Health Information Exchange, Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration
On Demand I 10/02/2017 I Recorded WebinarLogo-HRSA
This session provides knowledge about behavioral health data exchange and emergent health IT policy issues that impact the continuum of care.  Watch webinar

Public Health Informatics: Are the opportunities for local and state agencies greater than the challenges?
On Demand I 7/27/2017 I Recorded WebinarLogo-JHU

The Public Health Informatics Grand Rounds highlights the benefits that local and state public health agencies can achieve by integrating public health informatics into their programs. Concrete examples from local and state health departments are used to demonstrate the value of informatics.  Learn more

Using Informatics to Gather Health Data
On Demand I 2/1/2017 I Recorded WebinarLogo-Drexel
This video archive introduces concepts in informatics and discusses their potential for empowering the use of data. Dr. Gabriela Marcu shares strategies and innovative approaches for gathering data to monitor and evaluate outcomes, support grant applications, and facilitate data usage  in strategic planning. Learn more

Using Informatics to Reach Public Health 3.0
On Demand I 12/15/2016 I Recorded WebinarLogo-HRSA
Using Informatics to Reach Public Health 3.0 features the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Heath Training Center's (MAR-PHTC) area of concentration, Public Health Informatics. The discussion focuses on steps MAR-PHTC and others are taking to increase the effective use of informatics in public health practice. Learn more

Inform Me, Informatics
On Demand I 1/22/2016 I Podcast SeriesLogo-InformMe
From the Public Health Informatics Institute, these podcasts follow one public health professional's journey to better understand public health informatics. Join Jessica Hill as she talks to some of the field's top experts and explores what makes this evolving discipline a bedrock of effective public health practice. Their stories make this complex field into something a little easier to understand.

Pioneering Ideas
On Demand I 2016 I Podcastlogo-RWJF
Highlighting emerging technologies and ingenuity, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneering Ideas Podcast features projects linking public health informatics with practice. In this episode entitled " Every Breath Counts," a team from Louisville, Kentucky designs an innovative approach where patients use GPS-enabled inhalers that allow scientists to pinpoint the geographic location of the triggers of asthma flare-ups. Pairing this data with other sources, including traffic patterns and air quality, this program is an example of public health informatics, public health policy, and community collaboration.
Copyright 2016. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Used with permission from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

AMIA: Informatics Professionals
On Demand I 7/21/14 I WebinarsLogo-AMIA
The American Medical Informatics Association offers training for the next generation of informaticians through its distance learning program 10x10. These online training courses are conducted in collaboration with key academic partners in the biomedical and health informatics education community. Public Health Informatics webinars are also available for general viewing.

Population Health Management Systems-What Are They and How Can They Help Public Health?
Electronic Public Health Case Reporting-Is There a Path Forward?

United States Census Bureau
On Demand I 2017 I Webinars Logo-Census
The Census Bureau offers a wide range of training opportunities throughout the year: live webinars, classroom trainings, and eTutorials you can access at any time. These trainings will demonstrate how to find and use Census data for your everyday uses, including informing your business planning, supporting grant proposals and research projects, planning of local schools and hospitals, and much more. For a full list of webinars and classroom trainings, Click here

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