Public health data solutions for CA4Health: Implementation of a customized content management, communications, and data platform among rural and frontier county grantees in a CA community transformation grant
Objective/Purpose: To successfully administer an online data, communications and content management system among geographically dispersed CA4Health program administrators, state health department leads, evaluation consultants, and local health department grantees.
Methods: Applying a user-centered design approach, PHI customized an online collaborative management platform based on program objectives and end-user needs. To allow users to easily visualize assets and needs through mapping, the system contains population health data layers specifically aligned with the program's four strategic directions (tobacco free living, active living and healthy eating, clinical preventive services, and healthy physical environments). Over 50 users received customized training on how to employ the system towards their program activities and goals.
Results: Over 75 registered users currently use CA4Health's PHDS system to share program materials and highlight local success stories. Users also effectively visualize program and population health data.
Discussion/Conclusion: Strategic investment in a customized online data and content management system is an effective solution to support administration of a statewide public health initiative.
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Chronic disease management and prevention
Communication and informatics
List the features and functionality of an integrated content management, communications and data visualization platform. Describe the significance of disseminating population health data in a visually appealing format. Explain the utility of a platform for peer exchange and collaboration among regionally dispersed partners.
Keyword(s): Data/Surveillance, Public Health Informatics
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I manage the Public Health Institute's Public Health Data Solutions system.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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