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The road to becoming an informatics-savvy health department

State and local health departments around the country are challenged to increase their information capabilities in a digital era.

Social determinants of health: the IOM’s vision for the future of care

Public health has long recognized the correlation between health and certain social and behavioral variables that range from ZIP code to income bracket.

New Business Analyst joins PHII

Health care advocate is who she is. Service is what she does. 

PHII welcomes Communications Specialist Jelisa Lowe

This week, PHII welcomes Jelisa Lowe, the newest member of the communications team.

The Informatics Academy welcomes new Project Manager

PHII’s Informatics Academy is pleased to welcome Jessica A. Hill to her new role as Project Manager.

Defining health beyond the clinic

It’s easy to mobilize our society when infectious diseases are involved, but outside of infectious disease control, defining who’s responsible for the health of a society becomes complex and controversial. 

PHII welcomes Jimica Tchamako to the Requirements Lab

PHII welcomes new Senior Business Analyst Jimica Mack Tchamako this week.

Data for Health: building a culture of health through information

This fall, I’m co-chairing Data for Health, an initiative by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that seeks to explore how information and data on health can be harnessed to help people lead healthier lives.

Disruptive innovation in public health

“Disruptive innovation” is a term born in academia and bred in Silicon Valley, but does it have a place in the world of public health?

Lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak

If Americans want to know why Ebola quickly got out of control, they should look no further than the neglected public health system.