Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 10-11 am, Richmond Instruction: Public Health Informatics

Do you want to know:

* How to take geocoded notes on your Blackberry
* About free medical and health mobile applications?
* What participatory epidemiology is?
* About online collaboration tools that allow document and file sharing with colleagues?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s Public Health Informatics class!

Topics covered will include:
1. Public Health Informatics: What is it?
2. Brief overview of historical aspects and syndromic surveillance
3. Tools you can use:
a. that link disparate resources
b. for decision-making and data collection
c. for collaboration
4. Examples of public health applications of information technology

(Note: This session will not include in-depth coverage of health information exchanges, meaningful use, data standards, and similar topics.)

RSVP by by Monday, June 11 to: Michael Sholinbeck or (510) 642-2510

Class: Public Health Informatics When: Wednesday, June 13 2012, 10-11 AM
Where: CDPH Richmond, Building C, Room 140 ,br />

Class Objectives: To provide an introduction to Public Health Informatics, and how technological tools can help you to save time finding relevant research, to identify and assess the health status of populations in new ways, to recognize linkages between health and environmental and other factors, and to collaborate across disciplinary and/or jurisdictional boundaries

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend, if appropriate.

These one-hour training sessions are free to CDPH employees. Please obtain your supervisor’s approval to attend.