One of PHII’s most popular courses is returning! Designing and Managing Public Health Information Systems: 8 Steps to Success walks through each step of the systems development life cycle. In this interactive, eight-week experience led by expert faculty, participants learn strategies for working with technical teams, how to communicate program informatics needs and more! The course is equipped with live webinars, on-demand content and self-paced activities, and is rooted in best practices of public health data modernization and informatics.

This course is designed for staff new to public health informatics at state, tribal, local or territorial public health agencies who are working on an informatics or health IT project, or will do so in the future. Interested individuals can pre-register for the course below.

Enrollment in this course is free of charge to participants and their agencies, thanks to generous funding provided by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and a collaboration with the Training in Informatics for Underrepresented Minorities in Public Health (TRIUMPH) Consortium. Please note that registering your interest in the course below does not guarantee a seat in the course. Placement in the course will be determined by eligibility under the ONC-provided funding. PHII will notify eligible pre-registrants by email and automatically enroll them in the course if they are determined to be eligible.

The spring 2024 course offering launches March 27, 2024, and continues for eight weeks. The fall offering launches on September 11, 2024, and continues for eight weeks.

Eight weeks of informatics learning

Each week of the course will focus on a different key course topics. These topics will include:

  • Core concepts of informatics
  • Overview of the systems development life cycle (SDLC)
  • Key concepts of change management and project management
  • Project initiation and concept
  • Planning and system requirements definition
  • System design and development; system testing
  • Training and system implementation
  • Designing equity centered systems
  • System operations, maintenance and disposition
  • Application of the SDLC
  • Collaboration, faculty Q-and-A, and peer-to-peer learning

Please note that, due to the funding enabling this course, only current state, tribal, local and territorial health department staff are eligible to enroll.

Funding disclosure: This project is supported by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number (90PH0005/01-00). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by ONC, HHS or the U.S. Government.