To promote the exchange of information, ideas, and methods that enhance the utility of public health data, analysis, planning, and policy development.
We value public health information assets, analyses, and presentations that are accessible, relevant, accurate, understandable and consistent. We value evidence-based policy development. We value interdisciplinary collaboration.
Areas of section discussion include:
- Criteria for a valid and reliable indicator.
- Robust parameters of public health importance.
- Practical examples of applying information to guide policy.
- Methods/templates to efficiently define business/information requirements for use in design of information systems development.
- Training and/or practical examples of new information manipulation tools.
- Best practices for developing reliable community profiles.
- Interdisciplinary approaches to health assessment including geography and GIS, demography, and epidemiology.
Chair – Betty McCall
Vice Chair – Nick Burke
Secretary – James York