Resources

Public Health Informatics Toolkit: a free, online collection of local public health informatics tools produced by members of the public health community. Tools within the Toolkit are materials and resources public health professionals and other external stakeholders can use to inform and improve their work in the promotion and advancement of public health objectives. Current examples of tools include, but are not limited to case examples, presentations, fact sheets, drills, evaluations, protocols, templates, reports, and training materials. View here »

NACCHO Model Practices Database: is an online, searchable collection of innovative best practices across public health areas, including epublic health/ informatics. These practices allow you to benefit from your colleagues’ experiences, to learn what works, get strategies on how to re-implement effective programs with good results, and save time and resources. View here »

CDC’s Meaningful Use Page: 

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC): is at the forefront of the administration’s health IT efforts and is a resource to the entire health system to support the adoption of health information technology and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care.  ONC is organizationally located within the Office of the Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  View here »

HHS Mobile Device Privacy and Security Resources 
The public health workforce has begun using smartphones, laptops, and tablets in their work. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has gathered tips and resources to help those using these devices in their work to protect and secure health information. View here »

Public Health Informatics Blogs:

  • Seth Foldy’s health.e.volution Blog: Seth Foldy is a physician and public health consultant, exploring and writing about the interface of health care, public health & informatics. View here »
  • Dave’s Blog: Dave Ross, Director of the Public Health Informatics Institute. Always on the leading edge in recognizing and interpreting the forces, trends and technologies impacting public health, Dave serves up his Blog with keen insight, an uncanny ability to get to the heart of the matter, and an unfailing sense of humor. View here » 

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