Development of a peer network for the Public Health Informatics Fellows Training Program

The Foundation's Public Health Informatics Fellowship program seeks to build a cadre of trained leaders who can apply their knowledge and skills to public health practice and research. The Foundation partnered with the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Biomedical Informatics Research Training Program to fund 4 of the 20 NLM training sites to develop their capacity for public health informatics training with earmarked training stipends, faculty support, and curriculum development support. The purpose of this project is to provide for further development of the public health informatics trainee network across the sites and with other public health informatics programs such as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention training program. For the remaining two years of this program, the Public Health Informatics Institute will further develop and establish the peer network and career development of the trainees. This will emphasize learning around the challenges that state and local health departments face in developing and using public health information systems and the potential practical applications of their research.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $231,612.00

Awarded on: 4/26/2007

Time frame: 6/1/2007 - 6/30/2009

Grant Number: 61406


Task Force for Global Health, Inc.

325 Swanton Way
Decatur, 30030-3001


Alan Hinman
Project Director