Richmond Instruction: Public Health Informatics class

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Building C, Room C-136
850 Marina Bay Parkway, Richmond, CA


RSVP by Monday, November 2 to Michael Sholinbeck at or (510) 642-2510.
Please obtain your supervisor’s approval before you RSVP.


Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

Do you want to know:

* About novel methods of disease surveillance?

* About free medical and health mobile applications?

* What “participatory epidemiology” is?

* About networks for online collaboration that facilitate community and allow document 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. for outbreak or disease surveillance,
b. for decision-making and data collection,
c. for collaboration
4. Examples of public health applications of information technology
5. Sources of additional information, trainings, etc.

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, with examples of technological tools for public health work, including tools that:
– Help you find research and other evidence, including via mobile platforms;
– Identify and assess the health status of populations in new ways;
– Recognize linkages between health and environmental, social, and other factors;
– Collaborate in ?communities of practice? across disciplinary and/or jurisdictional boundaries.

These training sessions are free to CDPH staff. A certificate of completion will be available for those who attend the class.

A schedule of other upcoming training sessions is available for you to browse.