Introduction to Public Health Informatics
“Public health informatics is the systematic application of information, computer science, and technology to public health practice, research, and learning.” — Public Health Informatics: Improving and Transforming Public Health in the Information Age
This introductory informatics course provides an overview of the importance of public health informatics and its role in public health.
- Definition of informatics
- Key components of public health informatics
- Role of the informatician in public health practice
- Difference between public health informatics and information technology
- Key Public Health Terms
These slide sets are in the public domain and may be downloaded and customized as needed by the user for informational or educational purposes. Permission from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is not required, but citation of the source is appreciated.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Introduction to Public Health. In: Public Health 101 Series. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CDC; 2014. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/publichealth101/informatics.html.
Those interested in an interactive experience can take this e-learning course covering the material contained in the slides.
- Page last reviewed: July 24, 2017
- Page last updated: December 20, 2017
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