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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...

Project Charter Lite Template (Academy)

September 1, 2016
Standard project charter template; used in the Academy's "Designing and Managing Public Health Systems: 8 Steps to Success" course.

HL7 CDA Introduction

September 29, 2015
This presentation gives context to Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) by describing the HL7 organization and how CDA was developed. It explains the concept of an electronic document, and after illustrating the CDA levels, describes the components of a CDA.

HL7 Version 2 Messaging

September 29, 2015
This presentation gives a brief overview and history of HL7, reviews the HL7 messaging process and discusses topics that impact the success of exchanging data between systems.