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We encourage leaders, practitioners, policy makers, funders and others interested in the advancement of public health practice to use the many valuable resources on this site. PHII resources may be freely used and distributed. If sharing or citing a PHII resource, please acknowledge PHII using the following citation format: The Public Health Informatics Institute. "Name of report." www.phii.org/URL (accessed date).

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Topic: Methods and tools

Reports Index
Displaying 21 to 30 of 64 Reports

Common Ground: Public Health Preparedness Toolkit

February 10, 2011
This toolkit documents and defines business processes common to preparedness departments in public health agencies and identifies the requirements for information systems that would support these processes.

Defining the Work of Public Health Together

August 15, 2014
The Collaborative Requirements Development Methodology is the process by which PHII helps agencies define their functional requirements. This video provides an overview of PHII's collaborative process.

Electronic Health Record Requirements for Public Health Agencies

November 7, 2016
This document provides public health agencies with a set of information system requirements needed to support electronic health records (EHRs) for case management and clinical services. These EHR requirements are designed to be general, giving public health agencies a starting point for creating...

Making public health informatics visible: communicating an emerging field

November 4, 2016
Communicating about public health informatics and raising the profile of this emerging, interdisciplinary field of public health presents unique challenges. This strategic "map the gaps" report lays out these challenges and provides an initial set of strategies that communicators can use...

Quick start guide to reframing public health informatics

November 4, 2016
Framing is a process of making choices about what to emphasize (for example, clear explanations of how informatics contributes to solving public health problems) and what to leave unsaid (for example, jargon). This abbreviated guide provides a quick tour of themes to avoid, compared with...

Informatics communications FAQs: staying on frame in real time

November 4, 2016
These sample question-and-answer sequences help to model effective answers to frequently asked questions about public health informatics. The examples come from the kinds of questions commonly raised by public health practitioners, potential funders and policymakers. The reframed sample answers...

Public health informatics talking points

November 4, 2016
These talking points can be used flexibly: as a source of themes for longer written pieces, as short explanations in interviews, or as set-ups to help frame conversations about specific policy or program proposals. Each models the recommended framing strategies(metaphors, values, and examples) that...

Public health informatics: "you say, they think" chart

November 4, 2016
This graphic illustrates how statements that sound reasonable to an informatician (“You Say”) may call up listeners’ unproductive, but dominant, habits of thought (“They Think”) and suggests framing strategies that can make your messages more effective.

Animated GIFS illustrating public health informatics

November 4, 2016
These animated GIFS illustrate the explanatory metaphors. They can be downloaded and used in digital communications materials.

Informatics infographics

November 4, 2016
Infographics illustrate two of the explanatory metaphors: informatics as architecture and informatics as logistics. These infographics can be used in both digital and print communications.