The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is accepting applications for the Public Health Informatics Training Program until April 15, 2011. The program, offered in collaboration with the schools of Medicine and Nursing, and the Public health Data Standard Consortium (PHDSC), targets public health professionals. Program graduates will earn a post-baccalaureate Certificate in Public Health Informatics, approved by the state of Maryland.

The Program offers training in methods and concepts of health informatics and health information technology that are applicable to public health. It is designed for current (and future) public health professionals who wish to develop expertise or specialization in this area.   Courses for this program are available completely online.  Individuals residing in the Mid-Atlantic region may also take selected courses on campus.

The training program focuses on the following:
•  Overview of public health and biomedical informatics
•  Health information systems design and development
•  Health information technology standards and systems interoperability
•  Systems evaluation in health sciences informatics
•  Population health informatics
•  Knowledge engineering, knowledge management and decision support in public health
   (including spatial analysis and GIS)
•  Real time public health bio-surveillance
•  "mHealth" mobile consumer health applications

More information about the Public Health Informatics Certificate Training Program can be found at:

Public health workers are encouraged to apply. Tuition subsidies are available.


Alonzo LaMont

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