Health Informatics & Information Technology

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THE e-NEWSLETTER COMMITTED TO IMPROVING GLOBAL HEALTH THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

 

 

 

Chair’s Message

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

      -Message from the HIIT Chair

-APHA Launches Changes to Membership

 

-APHA Public Health Fellowship in Government

 

-APHA's Public Health Newswire

 

-2012 APHA Awards

 

-National Public Health Week

 

 

APHA LAUNCHES CHANGES TO MEMBERSHIP

 

On Jan. 1, APHA unveiled a revised membership structure with more streamlined membership categories and adjusted dues levels. One of the most exciting changes is the launch of a new Early Career Professional category for individuals who graduated in the last 24 months. Along with the traditional features of APHA membership, the Early Career Professional will receive benefits exclusive to new professionals entering the workforce. These changes are the first phase of a larger membership discussion that will continue throughout 2012.

 

To learn more about the Membership Project, join us for a webinar series. The webinars will focus on a variety of topics with updates from leadership/staff as well as time for Q&A. Each hour-long session will start at 3 p.m. EST. 
• March 13: Member types and benefits: Planning for the future
• April 13: Financials: How the membership changes could affect your annual dues invoice

 

APHA Public Health Fellowship in Government
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to spend a year understanding how Washington works from the inside. APHA is looking for candidates with strong public health credentials who wish to spend one year working in a congressional office on legislative and policy issues relating to public health. To be eligible you must be an APHA member and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, have a master’s or doctorate in a public health or related discipline and at least 5 years of professional experience in a public health setting. Internships, graduate assistantships and residencies do not count toward the five year requirement.


For more information and application, visit http://www.apha.org/advocacy/fellowship/
Applications are due April 9, 2012.

 

APHA’s Public Health Newswire helps keep you connected


Last year, APHA launched Public Health Newswire, an online tool to help you follow important public health issues facing communities across the country.  Since then, we’ve been delivering valuable content and creating important conversations with the public health community.
Public Health Newswire is devoted to bringing you the latest news and information on what’s happening across the industry -- from covering breaking news and delivering insights from leaders in the field to exploring new and emerging health trends. Follow policy debates that impact the public’s health, share your perspectives on today’s most pressing issues with colleagues and keep up with the latest news taking shape across the public health community. 

 


2012 APHA Awards to Recognize Public Health Achievements

Nominate a colleague who exemplifies outstanding professionalism, dedication and contributions in the field of public health.  Members and Non-members are encouraged to recognize their colleagues and peers. Submit nominations for one or more of the nine APHA awards, which will be presented at the 140th APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 27-31, 2012 in San Francisco.  The nomination deadline is April 20. Contact Awards Staff Liaison Deborah Dillard at deborah.dillard@apha.org or (202) 777-2442.

 
The National Public Health Week 2012 planning toolkit is now available. During NPHW 2012, APHA invites you to promote ways to live healthier lives and highlight the theme “A Healthier America Begins Today: Join the Movement!” NPHW will build upon the National Prevention Strategy to create a healthier nation by promoting healthy behaviors in the following public health areas:
• Active Living and Healthy Eating
• Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs
• Communicable Diseases
• Reproductive and Sexual Health
• Mental and Emotional Well-Being

 

You can bring attention to and raise awareness of the importance of prevention and wellness by writing blogs for NPHW. Blogs are a unique way to share your perspective and help promote NPHW. For a chance to have your blog appear on the NPHW blog, please submit your inquiries to nphw@apha.org. Blog guidelines will be emailed upon receipt of inquiries.   
To join the movement, visit
WWW.NPHW.ORG and download the NPHW brochure, logos, and wallpapers. You can also sign-up to become a partner.

 

 

APHA 2012 Mid-Year Meeting

 
The public health system delivers essential services that protect the health of your community and brings enormous value to creating a healthy nation. If we are to address the economic and health-related costs of chronic and communicable disease and injuries, we must strengthen our nation’s investment in prevention and public health. But the public health system is confronting a crisis: declining budgets, more demands, an aging and shrinking workforce, changing skill sets, technology hurdles, integration of public health into primary care, lack of understanding of the role of public health by the public, opinion leaders and policy-makers and a myriad of other challenges. 
Building on the success of our Midyear Meeting in June 2011, please join APHA and our partners as we address these and other issues at The New Public Health – Rewiring for the Future June 26-28, 2012, in Charlotte, N.C. This Midyear Meeting will equip attendees from federal, state, local and tribal agencies and organizations with the educational, policy and advocacy tools needed for keeping up with and anticipating the changes that will be necessary to “rewire” the public health infrastructure. 
Registration and Housing Now Open!
Register before April 19 and Save - Online Registration
Discounted Housing Available - Make a Reservation
Keynote Speaker Announced - The Midyear Meeting will open with a session that focuses on the necessary changes to public health. The session will feature Dr. Don Berwick.  For more information visit
http://www.apha.org/Midyear/.

 

HIIT 2012 Leadership
HIIT 2012 Officers

Founder and Chair Emeritus
Diane L. Adams, MD, MPH, CHS-III
dla@8315@aol.com  
 
Former Senior Health Policy Fellow & Consultant to the Georgia Centers for Advanced Telecommunications Technology (now known as Center for Advanced Communications Policy);
(301) 570-0387

Chair
Christopher Williams, MPH, CPEHR, CPHIT-
cwilliams@eqhs.org 
eQ Health Solutions
(225) 938-8905

Immediate Past Chair
Sandra Worrell, MS (Chair, 2009-2010) 
University of Connecticut-
sandraworrell@sbcglobal.net

Chair-Elect
Jiunn-Jye Sheu, PhD, MSPH, CHES
jiunnjye.sheu@utoledo.edu
University of Toledo

Secretary
Dr. Tracy Hilliard -
tmhill@uw.edu
University of Washington-Seattle

Treasurer
Anjelious P. Farmer, MBA 
anjelious@yahoo.com
IBM Software Services for Federal Practice
Parliamentarian
Polly S. Turner, DrPH, MPH 
pollyrx@aol.com
President, PS Turner Health Administration Consultants

Governing Council Members
Brenda A. Leath, MHSA, PMP 
BrendaLeath@westat.com
Gloria McNeil, BSRN, MS gloriamcneil@sbcglobal.net
HIIT 2010-2011 Committee Chairs/Co-Chairs
Membership
Chair, Dr. Diane L. Adams 
1st Co-Chair,Ginelle Edmondson 
membership@pubhiit.org
2nd Co-Chair,Donald George, donald.george@prismhealthconsulting.com
Program Planner
Chair Program Planner, Dr. Diane L. Adams
dla8315@aol.com 
Governing Council Members
Brenda A. Leath, MHSA, PMP 
BrendaLeath@westat.com
Gloria McNeil, BSRN, MS  gloriamcneil@sbcglobal.net
APHA Action Board Representative
Dr. JJ Sheu -
jiunnjye.sheu@utoledo.edu
Nominating
Gloria McNeil -
gloriamcneil@sbcglobal.net
Sandra Worrell - sandraworrell@sbcglobal.net
Dr. Diane L. Adams - dla8315@aol.com
Policy Chair
Dr. JJ Sheu -
jiunnjye.sheu@utoledo.edu
Community Outreach
Chair, Eileen Elias, Med
Eelias@jbsinternational.com
Co-Chair, Dr. Deena J. Chisolm
Deena.Chisolm@nationnwidechildrens.org
Education and Research
Chair, Edward Mensah, PhD -
dehasnem@uic.edu
Co-Chair, Steven Godin, PhD,MPH, PHI Certificate- sgodin@po-box.esu.edu
Strategic Planning
Chair, Su-I Hou, DrPH, RN, CHES -
shou@uga.edu
Student Committee
Chair, Dr. Tracy Hilliard -
tmhill@uw.edu

Co-Chair, Chung-Bang (Ben) Weng, MSCS, MA - cbweng@hhp.ufl.edu
Awards
Vacant - to be announced
Finance
Chair, Anjelious Farmer 
anjelious@yahoo.com
Communications
Chair, Ralph Donaldson
ralph.donaldson@prismhealthconsulting.com
 Newsletter Staff
Oversight of Newsletter APHA & PUBHIIT  Christopher Williams and Dr. Diane L. Adams
Editor, David Potenziani, PhD -
dpotenzi@email.unc.edu
Associate Editor, Laurie Shanderson, PhD, MPA - Lau328@aol.com
Health Informatics Information Technology Center
Chair, Jayfus T. Doswell, PhD -
Jayfus@juxtopia.com
Websites (APHA and PUBHIIT)
Christopher Williams and Dr. Diane L. Adams
HIIT Advisory Board
Lillian tom-Orme, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN -
lillian.tomorme@hrc.utah.edu
David Potenziani, PhD - dpotenzi@email.unc.edu
Jay Bernhardt, PhD - jaybernhardt@hhp.ufl.edu
M.C. Roco, PhD - mroco@nsf.gov
Polly S. Turner, DrPH - pollyrx@aol.com
David Rookard  david.rookard@sbcglobal.net
Brenda A. Leath, MHSA, PMP - BrendaLeath@westat.com
Edward Mensah, PhD - dehasnem@uic.edu

 

Special Session

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and APHA-HIIT will convene a special session, at the APHA Annual Meeting, on Wednesday Nov. 2, 2011 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.. Details are forthcoming. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this enlightening event.

 

 

Digital Health Communication Extravaganza

 

 

(From the creator of the CDC’s National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media)

 

DON’T MISS THE DIGITAL HEALTH COMMUNICATION EXTRAVAGANZA (DHCX)!

 

Website: http://dhcx.org

Facebook: http://dhcx.fbjoin.me

Twitter: http://twitter.com/dhcxconf

 

When & Where: Feb. 15-17, 2012 at the Peabody Orlando Hotel in Orlando, Florida

 

What: Information and communication technology is revolutionizing how health information is created, shared, accessed, and applied. DHCX will explore cutting-edge digital health methods, products, and services and will include interactive presentations by internationally renowned speakers. Come join us for a deep dive into the digital age as it relates to health communication, education, information, monitoring, marketing, mobile, and new media.

 

Who: This unique “Extravaganza” will bring together advanced health professionals, practitioners and scientists, along with entrepreneurs and visionaries, for two days of in-depth discovery, collaboration, and networking centered on the future of digital health communication. Participants will include a diverse group of leaders and professionals from a variety of industries and sectors, including government agencies, academic, nonprofit, and for-profit companies representing public health, healthcare, health promotion, communication, and information technology.

 

Why: Together we will discover, discuss, and develop new methods to effectively and efficiently apply digital resources in community and healthcare settings to realize optimal behavior changes and health outcomes.

 

SPACE IS LIMITED SO REGISTER NOW!

 

Sponsored by the University of Florida Center for Digital Health and Wellness

 

Director: Jay M. Bernhardt, PhD, MPH (jaybernhardt@ufl.edu)

Associate Director: J. Don Chaney, PhD, MCHES (dchaney@ufl.edu)

 

 

PHACT: Call for Federal Public Health Funds at Work in Your State

 

In addition to attending town hall meetings this year, APHA would like for you to share a story about why public health funding is important in your community or state. Preferably, the funding would come from one of these three sources:

 

1.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2.  Health Resources and Services Administration

3.  Prevention and Public Health Fund

 

Examples can provide:

 

    An approximate estimate of the amount of the funding received

    Location of the program (city, state)

    A summary of the program/intervention (PH issue and intervention being used)

    Any examples of positive outcomes to date

Make all submissions to: http://www.apha.org/advocacy/tips/stories.htm or email us at phact@apha.org.

Thanks for taking action to protect public health!

 

APHA’s Advocacy Track at the Annual Meeting

APHA will host a one-day advocacy track of sessions during the 2011 Annual Meeting in D.C. on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, and all APHA members are encouraged to attend to enhance their public health advocacy skills. For more detailed information regarding the particular sessions, refer to the 2011 online program (http://apha.confex.com/apha/139am/webprogram/start.html ) and enter the session number to see the list of planned speakers and topics to be covered. Attendees will be eligible for CE credit.

Ø  “Nailing your policy: Creating APHA’s policy buddy system,” Session 3007.0, 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.

Ø  “Media Advocacy: Breaking through the crowded news cycle,” Session 3119.0, 10:30 a.m.

Ø  “The Who, What & How of Advocacy,” Session 3216.0, 12:30-2 p.m.

Ø  “Mobilizing a public health campaign,” Session 3318.0, 2:30-4 p.m.

Ø  “The Role of Social Media in Public Health,” Session 3417.0, 4:30 p.m.

 

 

Drexel University Online


APHA is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Drexel University Online. Under this program, APHA members and their families are eligible for special tuition discounts of up to 25 percent when they enroll in any of Drexel’s online courses.  Drexel University Online offers a wide range of courses in a flexible online format, including CEPH-accredited programs in biostatistics and epidemiology. Please see the APHA partnership page for more details (http://www.drexel.com/APHA ).

Any agreement entered into between Drexel University Online and an APHA member, employee or family member, is with Drexel University Online and not with APHA. APHA does not endorse any products or services displayed or referred to in conjunction with this partnership and is not responsible for the actual content of Drexel University Online programs.

 

Let APHA Host Your Public Health Career Day at the Annual Meeting

 

Employers, this is your opportunity to meet thousands of public health professionals and qualified candidates for hire. Job seekers, here is your chance to market your resume, meet recruiters and sign up for a professional career coaching session, either an individual or group session. Advance your public health career and find new prospects with APHA’s Public Health CareerMart. Find out more:  http://www.apha.org/about/careers/am_careers2011.htm.

 

APHA’s Public Health Buyer’s Guide Links Users to Industry Products


http://publichealthbuyersguide.com
 is designed specifically for public health professionals, allowing easy search of vendors from a link on the APHA website’s home page, www.apha.org. Within the Public Health Buyer's Guide, public health professionals will be able to easily locate products and services unique to our industry without the clutter of general Internet search engine results. 

 

         

Public Health and Equity Principles for Transportation

 

APHA has recently released a list of 10 Public Health and Equity Principles for Transportation. These policies recognize the various impacts that transportation policies can have on public health — they can lead to an increased risk of heart disease, asthma, obesity and mental health disorders — especially on vulnerable populations, including the elderly, the poor and individuals with disabilities. We believe that if transportation policies are reviewed and evaluated with these principles in mind, we will be better able to ensure that health and equity are well-represented. By holding transportation policies to a stated set of standards, we can encourage a transportation system that supports health, and direct funds to programs that improve health, equity and well-being. It is essential that other organizations — at the national, state and local level — demonstrate their support for these principles by joining us as signatories. Please sign on to show your organization’s support for these essential principles.

 

APHA Annual Meeting

 

From Oct. 29 – Nov. 2, 2011 join us in Washington, D.C., for the APHA 139th Annual Meeting and Exposition. Our section will have a strong presence at the meeting. View the sessions sponsored by our section by visiting the interactive Online Program (http://apha.confex.com/apha/139am/webprogram/start.html ). Search the program using keyword, author name or date. Don’t forget to stop by our new Section and SPIG Pavilion (Booth 3073) in the Public Health Expo next to Everything APHA. For more information about the Annual Meeting visit www.apha.org/meetings/AnnualMeeting.

 

 

Win a Free Annual Meeting Registration!


Forward the contact information for new companies or organizations that you would like to see included as exhibitors at the Annual Meeting to Priya Bose, Meetings and Exhibits Coordinator, at priya.bose@apha.org. Anyone submitting a qualified lead for potential new exhibitors will be entered into a drawing for a free full registration. Get to know our exhibitors before the meeting on our Virtual Expo!

 

APHA Mid-Year Meeting-Chicago

The APHA Midyear Meeting was convened June 23-25, 2011 in Chicago. The theme of the meeting was “Implementing Health Reform- A Public Health Approach.” The opening session established the framework and set the tone for the Midyear Meeting. Specifically, presentations by Dr. Georges Benjamin, APHA’s executive director, and Dr. Linda Rae Murray presented cogent analyses of the current state, and future implications for health reform for public health. Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm expanded on policy implications for Public Health. Breakout sessions that were particularly relevant to HIIT were as follows: Technology Implications for Public Health, Achieving Prevention and Wellness, and Engaging Policymakers and Other Leaders. A common thread among the presentations was the pivotal role that HIT plays in the implementation of health reform in the context of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

 

 

HIIT 2010-2011 Leadership

HIIT 2010-2011 Officers

 

Founder and Chair Emeritus

Diane L. Adams, MD, MPH, CHS-III  founderemeritus@pubhiit.org; and dla8315@aol.com

 

Former Senior Health Policy Fellow & Consultant to the Georgia Centers for Advanced Telecommunications Technology (now known as Center for Advanced Communications Policy);

(301) 570-0387 

 

Chair

Christopher Williams, MPH, CPEHR, CPHIT- cwilliams@eqhs.org

eQ Health Solutions

(225) 938-8905

 

Immediate Past Chair

Sandra Worrell, MS (Chair, 2009-2010) 

University of Connecticut- sandraworrell@sbcglobal.net

 

Chair-Elect

Jiunn-Jye Sheu, PhD, MSPH, CHES

jiunnjye.sheu@utoledo.edu

University of Toledo

 

Secretary

Tracy Hilliard, PhD - tmhill@uw.edu

University of Washington-Seattle

 

Treasurer

Anjelious P. Farmer, MBA, PMP  anjelious@yahoo.com

IBM Software Services for Federal Practice

 

Parliamentarian

Polly S. Turner, DrPH, MPH  pollyrx@aol.com

President, PS Turner Health Administration Consultants

 

Governing Council Members

Brenda A. Leath, MHSA, PMP BrendaLeath@westat.com

Gloria McNeill, BSRN, MS gloriamcneil@sbcglobal.net

 

HIIT 2010-2011 Committee Chairs/Co-Chairs


Membership

Chair, Dr. Diane L. Adams 

 

1stCo-Chair,Ginelle Edmondson  membership@pubhiit.org

 

2nd Co-Chair, Donald George

donald.george@prismhealthconsulting.com

 

Program Planner

Chair Program Planner, Dr. Diane L. Adams

dla8315@aol.com

 

Governing Council Members

Brenda A. Leath, MHSA, PMP  BrendaLeath@westat.com

 

Gloria McNeil, BSRN, MS  gloriamcneil@sbcglobal.net

 

 

APHA Action Board Representative

Dr. JJ Sheu - jiunnjye.sheu@utoledo.edu

 

Nominating

Gloria McNeil - gloriamcneil@sbcglobal.net

 

Sandra Worrell - sandraworrell@sbcglobal.net

 

Dr. Diane L. Adams - dla8315@aol.com

 

Policy Chair

Dr. JJ Sheu - jiunnjye.sheu@utoledo.edu

 

 

Community Outreach

Chair, Eileen Elias, MEd Eelias@jbsinternational.com

 

Co-Chair, Dr. Deena J. Chisolm

Deena.Chisolm@nationnwidechildrens.org

 

Education and Research

Chair, Edward Mensah, PhD - dehasnem@uic.edu

 

Co-Chair, Steven Godin, PhD,MPH, PHI Certificate- sgodin@po-box.esu.edu

 

Strategic Planning

Chair, Su-I Hou, DrPH, RN, CHES - shou@uga.edu

Student Committee

Chair, Dr. Tracy Hilliard - tmhill@uw.edu

 

Co-Chair, Chung-Bang (Ben) Weng, MSCS, MA - cbweng@hhp.ufl.edu

 

Awards

Chair, Alex Charleston - aac4@cdc.gov

 

Finance

Chair, Anjelious Farmer  anjelious@yahoo.com

 Communications

Chair, Ralph Donaldson 

ralph.donaldson@prismhealthconsulting.com

Newsletter Staff

Oversight of Newsletter APHA & PUBHIIT Christopher Williams and Dr. Diane L. Adams

Editor, David Potenziani, PhD - dpotenzi@email.unc.edu

 

Associate Editor, Laurie Shanderson, PhD, MPA - Lau328@aol.com

 

Health Informatics Information Technology Center

Chair, Jayfus T. Doswell, PhD - Jayfus@juxtopia.com

 

Websites (APHA and PUBHIIT)

Christopher Williams and Dr. Diane L. Adams

The Pubhiit website will be undergoing new constructions in the months of October-December 2011

 

HIIT Advisory Board

 

Lillian tom-Orme, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN - lillian.tomorme@hrc.utah.edu

David Potenziani, PhD - dpotenzi@email.unc.edu

Jay Bernhardt, PhD - jaybernhardt@hhp.ufl.edu

M.C. Roco, PhD - mroco@nsf.gov

Polly S. Turner, DrPH - pollyrx@aol.com

David Rookard  david.rookard@sbcglobal.net

Brenda A. Leath, MHSA, PMP - BrendaLeath@westat.com

Edward Mensah, PhD - dehasnem@uic.edu

 

 

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