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The Indiana University program focuses on training public health leaders in Informatics competency areas that matched with the current School of Informatics program. Two courses were added to address shortfalls including development of knowledge management enterprise tools, applying principles that provide knowledge, information, and data needs of program users to meet stakeholders’ needs, research, and the aggregation of clinical health data.
PHII offers the Applied Public Health Informatics Curriculum framework to support academic institutions creating or enhancing a competency-based public health informatics curriculum. This framework is used to provide knowledge and skills needed in local and state health departments today. PHII also launched the Informatics Academy, a competency-based certificate program providing public health practitioners with information-based problem solving essential to practice effectively in the information age.
Johns Hopkins offers a range of training options for public health informatics. For 4 years, it has hosted a public health informatics-only NLM research training fellowship program, co-mentoring pre-doctoral students in SPH programs or providing training leading to a Research Masters from the School of Medicine. This year, they offered an online 6-course Certificate program that can be taken alone or with an SPH degree.