Health Systems Integration Program (HSIP)

Health Systems Integration Program (HSIP)
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.
Program Mission Engage the community to facilitate the integration of public health and clinical health systems.
The fellowship will focus on these key concepts:
  • Provide an accelerated training experience
  • Improve informatics support to state and local health departments as it relates to epidemiologic surveillance and data sharing
  • Create and train a core group of public health workers
Health Systems Integration Program Fellowship The HSIP Fellowship is designed for practitioners with a doctoral degree or at least 4 years of experience with a master’s degree. The applicants will go through a competitive application process and will be selected based on their applications, candidate interviews and host site matching. The program commitment is one year.
The HSIP Fellowship offers an opportunity to work closely with highly trained and experienced epidemiologists, health officers, and informaticians at the state, local and federal levels. Trainings will be developed based on the below competencies.

Core Competencies for Health Systems Integration Program

Competency Domains Competencies
Analysis/Assessment A1. Identify public health problems pertinent to the population
A2. Determine whether health services adequately address population needs and problems
Policy Development/ Program Planning B1. Develop, analyze, and advocate for public health policies to improve health service delivery that addresses known population needs
B2. Determine the feasibility and expected outcomes of policy options (e.g., health, fiscal, administrative, legal, ethical, social, political)
Communication and Cultural Competency C1. Collaborate effectively across organizational, cultural, educational, and community lines
C2. Take into consideration the role of cultural, social and behavioral factors of public health and health care agencies/sectors in designing the delivery of health services
C3. Apply communication and group dynamic strategies (e.g., principled negotiation, conflict resolution, active listening, risk communication) in interactions with individuals and groups
Public Health Sciences D1. Utilize epidemiologic and needs assessment perspectives in design, development, implementation, and evaluation of public health and health care delivery programs
D2. Evaluate an existing or developing public health program or surveillance system with a focus on improving health outcomes
Health Systems E1. Describe how evidence-based approaches and linking public health and health care perspectives can be used to improve population’s health care needs and delivery
*Adopted from CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Competencies

The Fellow will be provided a competitive stipend ($85,000). In addition to the stipend, up to $320 per month ($3,840 per year) will be available to defray the costs for individual health insurance coverage selected by the Fellow. These funds are to be used for basic health insurance. Up to $1,000 will be provided for moving related expenses. Professional development funds will be provided to allow the Fellow to travel to meetings or conferences, short-term training programs, purchasing work-related books, and classes intended to aid in work-related projects.
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