Informatics Workforce Development and Training
This page provides information and training resources for developing informatics competencies in the public health workforce.
The California Department of Public Health and local health departments are preparing for dynamic changes in the healthcare environment through the increasing integration and expansion of health information technology (HIT). To meet the new demands for skills and experience in public health informatics, CDPH is providing opportunities for workforce development and training for employees.
In addition, the Public Health Informatics Program has offered placement opportunities for fellows, interns, graduate and undergraduate students from public health, health informatics and related academic programs in fulfillment of practicum and volunteer requirements. Through these opportunities, students have gained hands-on experience and have contributed to public health informatics projects. These placements have also provided benefits to CDPH through the introduction of talented, graduate-level students that bring current, informatics skill sets in support of relevant departmental projects, as well as new potential members of the CDPH workforce. At this time the Public Health Informatics Program is unable to provide placements due to organizational transitions.