Sacramento Instruction: Public Health Informatics

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 1:30 – 2:30pm
Hearing Room 72.167
1500 Capitol Ave, Sacramento
(Turn left as you enter the building and proceed through the double doors past the Enterprise Training Room)


RSVP by Monday, April 21st to Michael Sholinbeck at or (510) 642-2510.


Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

Do you want to know:

* 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.

Class Objective:
To provide an introduction to Public Health Informatics, and how technological tools can help you:
– Save time finding relevant research, including via mobile platforms
– Identify and assess the health status of populations in new ways
– Recognize linkages between health and environmental and other factors, and
– Collaborate across disciplinary and/or jurisdictional boundaries

Feel free to send us your questions or topics of interest. We’ll try to incorporate some of these into the class.

A certificate of completion will be given to those who pre-register and attend the class.

These training sessions are free to CDPH staff. Please obtain your supervisor’s approval to attend.

If you are interested in other training classes we offer please go to the library training page for more information.