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PHAB’s Data Portal: A Platform for Exploring Health Department Performance Data

by Jessica Kronstadt, MPP The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) Data Portal allows users to explore a unique set of data on health department capacity to deliver the 10 Essential Public Health Services. Data are available for health departments that apply for accreditation and are based on peer assessments of conformity with the PHAB Standards & Measures. The portal makes

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Shining a Flashlight on COVID Risk at Halloween

by Jason S. Brinkley, PhD, MS, MA As the father of four, I’ve spent much of the pandemic glued to television and internet resources watching the reporting on the spread of the COVID pandemic. With the upcoming mix of holiday and flu seasons, it seems that most expert sources are reporting a coming surge of COVID cases. Questions about participating

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Data Travels at the Speed of Trust: Population Health Informatics for Population Health

by Gulzar H. Shah, PhD, MStat, MS; Kristie Waterfield, DrPH, MBA; Dr. Anjum Khurshid Health Informatics Innovations and Applications highlights ways that health informatics innovations and applications are supporting stakeholders in public health practice and policy to advance their mission of improved population health. The series will also highlight innovations in health care informatics. The more I learn about the

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How Do Machines Learn? Part I: They Train

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are common buzzwords that seem to be everywhere in 2019. Every corner of society is affected by the rise of the machines along with a sense of wonder and fear as to what this means for humanity. Will the machines take all of our jobs? Can machines really think, and at what point do we

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Halloween by the Numbers

by Jason S. Brinkley, PhD, MA, MS On the Brink addresses topics related to data, analytics, and visualizations on personal health and public health research. This column explores current practices in the health arena and how both the data and mathematical sciences have an impact. (The opinions and views represented here are the author’s own and do not reflect any group

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Data Talks and Hearsay Walks: Health Informatics and Social Determinants of Health

by Gulzar H. Shah, PhD, MStat, MS, and Wu Xu, MS, PhD Introducing Health Informatics Innovations and Applications, a new series that highlights ways that health informatics innovations and applications are supporting stakeholders in public health practice and policy to advance their mission of improved population health. The series will also highlight innovations in health care informatics. Last week, my co-author

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The Opioid Data Crisis

by Jason S. Brinkley, PhD, MA, MS On the Brink addresses topics related to data, analytics, and visualizations on personal health and public health research. This column explores current practices in the health arena and how both the data and mathematical sciences have an impact. (The opinions and views represented here are the author’s own and do not reflect any group

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What the #$@&*! Is Blockchain?

by Jason S. Brinkley, PhD, MA, MS On the Brink addresses topics related to data, analytics, and visualizations on personal health and public health research. This column explores current practices in the health arena and how both the data and mathematical sciences have an impact. (The opinions and views represented here are the author’s own and do not reflect any group

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Opportunistic Research Opportunities

by Jason S. Brinkley, PhD, MA, MS On the Brink addresses topics related to data, analytics, and visualizations on personal health and public health research. This column explores current practices in the health arena and how both the data and mathematical sciences have an impact. (The opinions and views represented here are the author’s own and do not reflect any group

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