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The Applied Public Health Informatics Fellowship (APHIF), Informatics Training in Place Program (I-TIPP), and Health Systems Integration Program (HSIP) are fellowship programs that provide capacity building opportunities at health departments in informatics and epidemiology. The fellowship programs’ mission is to meet the nation’s increasing and urgent need for applied public health informatics and epidemiology workforce capacity in state and local health departments through a national fellowship-training program. The fellowship programs focus on:

  • Providing an accelerated training experience
  • Strengthening capacity in applied public health informatics and epidemiology across public health institutions
  • Providing service to the sponsoring agency
  • Creating and training a core group of public health workers.
The fellowships are led through a collaborative partnership between the Association of State and Territorial Health Officers (ASTHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), and the Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII).
Applied Public Health Informatics Fellowship APHIF was established to train recent graduates in the expanding field of applied public health informatics. The goal of the fellowship is to provide high quality training experience and to secure long-term career placement for Fellows at the state or local level. Participating Fellows will receive on year of on-the-job training at a local or state health agency under the guidance of experienced mentors.
Health Systems Integration Program HSIP aims to place public health practitioners with a strong background in epidemiology or informatics at State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial health departments. The recent push for improved outcomes in population health has called for these public health and primary care sectors to collaborate more effectively. The Fellows will be involved in activities that address 1) community epidemiologic surveillance to support community health needs assessments, 2) the public health interface and use of electronic health records, and 3) lessons learned from successful public health and primary care professional partnerships.
Informatics – Training in Place Program I-TIPP is an innovative-approach to bring relevant on-the-job training to appropriate State, Tribal, Local, Territorial (STLT) health department staff. “Training-In-Place” is defined as the systematic approach to deliver an applied training curriculum in the workplace. I-TIPP aims to train members of existing workforce while they are employed in a STLT health department. Delivered over a one year period, this program is designed for individuals with an interest in gaining more training in public health informatics. This applied training program will provide an overview of various topics within public health informatics with a particular emphasis on meaningful use (MU) and surveillance system improvement.