Public Health Informatics
We need an educated workforce that understands how to collect, analyze and use information. Ambitious in its vision and confident in its capabilities, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center maintains an ever-expanding inventory of training opportunities dedicated to helping practitioners value and incorporate the innovative contributions made by informatics into public health practice and decision-making. The Center lends its expertise to the emerging interdisciplinary field of public health informatics by disseminating educational content strategically and in creative ways. Harnessing the power and potential of computer technology for the efficient collection, management, transmission and presentation of data.
Click here to view the What is Informatics video.
Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap
The nation relies on Health IT to securely, efficiently, and effectively share electronic health information with patient consent to achieve better care, smarter spending, and healthier people. Interoperability will transform our health system from a static one to a learning health system that improves individual, community, and population health. Click here to view the Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap.
Online Journal of Public Health Informatics
The Journal is an excellent resource for current and latest developments in the field of Public Health Informatics.
Reframing Public Health Informatics
This toolkit is an excellent resource for public health administrators to assist them in communicating the importance of the field of public health informatics to staff and stakeholders. The toolkit includes a collection of framing research, recommendations, communications, and illustrations. Created by The FrameWorks Institute, the toolkit was produced in collaboration with the Public Health Informatics Institute, with support from the CDC.
Public Health Informatics is the application of informatics in areas of public health, including surveillance, prevention, preparedness, and health promotion. Public health informatics and the related population informatics, work on information and technology issues from the perspective of groups of individuals. Public health is extremely broad and can even touch on the environment, work and living places and more. Generally, American Medical Informatics Association focuses on those aspects of public health that enable the development and use of inter-operable information systems for public health functions such as biosurveillance, outbreak management, electronic laboratory reporting and prevention.
Data for Health: Learning What Works
The goal of the Data for Health initiative
was to understand how individuals and communities think about using
data from a wide range of sources to build a Culture of Health. The
report explores how data can be collected, shared, protected, and
translated in ways that are useful to individuals, organizations, and
Copyright 2015 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Data for Health, Learning What Works.
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is comprised of over 2,800 Local Health Departments across the United States. Together, they form an organization focused on being a leader, partner, catalyst, and voice for change for local health departments around the nation. Click here to find the Health IT Resources Map. The purpose of this map is to engage the local public health community with opportunities that exist within their state.
Since 1992, Public Health Informatics Institute - whose mission is to improve the use of information to achieve better public health outcomes - has assisted public health organizations in defining and leveraging the power of information systems to meet public health needs. The work of PHII is concentrated in four areas of emphasis: business process analysis, policy analysis, technical assistance and workforce development. Within each area, PHII works on a variety of projects, funded by both private foundations and government institutions.
Using Social Determinants of Health Data to Improve Health Care
and Health: A Learning Report
This report aims
to provide the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and other health
foundations with a perspective on the emerging intersection of social
determinants of health (SDOH), health care systems, and social and other
services. The report considers what technologies can be used and shared
across sectors to accurately and effectively capture SDOH data to
improve health and well-being.
Copyright 2016. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Used with permission from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.