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Topic: Methods and tools

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Values for communicating public health informatics

November 4, 2016
Overcoming fatalism and making public health informatics tangible are key goals of communicating about the field. This tool suggests values to emphasize in communications about public health informatics in order to achieve these goals.

Metaphors for communicating public health informatics

November 4, 2016
When introducing new and complex concepts to an audience, relating these hard-to-grasp concepts to ideas the audience already understands can make them more comprehensible. FrameWorks proposes three explanatory metaphors to clarify the role of public health informatics and the role of...

Communicating public health informatics: PowerPoint slides

November 4, 2016
Download these editable, customizable PowerPoint slides to use in presentations about public health informatics.

Reframed grant application

November 4, 2016
This before-and-after grant application demonstrates the difference between standard grant application language around public health informatics and what that language may look like after being reframed using the concepts from this toolkit.

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.

Examples of explanatory metaphors

November 4, 2016
When put into action, FrameWorks' explanatory metaphors can be used to illustrate the work of informaticians. These examples show how public health professionals can make their points more clearly and connect with their audiences more effectively using the metaphors.

Informatics elevator speeches

November 4, 2016
When public health professionals are in situations in which they want to communicate an idea, but they only have a few seconds, they need well-framed “elevator speeches.” These speeches help them accomplish two crucial, but difficult, goals every time: say why the field of public health informatics...

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...

Optimizing Data Quality and Use Evaluation Guide

November 23, 2016
This tool can help you develop a structured and logical way to describe the data quality used to generate metrics for chronic disease surveillance, addressing both data validity and reliability.