Improving information infrastructure is a key element of a strategy to improve public health and local-level health information -- an essential component of the information infrastructure needed to support public health. However, important functions of local-level health information must be conceptualized and key issues identified in order to determine the highest leverage areas and strategies around local-level health information that can be used to improve public health. The purpose of this project is to bring together participants with expertise in one or more dimensions of state and local-level health information for a one-day meeting to: (1) summarize key issues; and (2) develop recommendations for aspects and functions of local-level health information that hold the greatest opportunity for improving public health. The results of this meeting will be summarized in a short paper and the project will be considered successful if it results in: (1) identifying and addressing the key issues in how local-level health information can support public health; (2) insights and recommendations that will be used to inform the work of the PHLaC team; and (3) a paper that is disseminated to a wider audience interested in improving local-level health information and "democratizing data".
Amount Awarded $14,087.00
Awarded on: 2/23/2004
Time frame: 3/1/2004 - 7/31/2004
Grant Number: 50540