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Managing Information—Addressing a Central Challenge of the Public Health Enterprise

Baker, Edward L. MD, MSc, MPH; Ross, David A. ScD

Section Editor(s): Baker, Edward L. MD, MPH; Column Editor

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: July/August 2013 - Volume 19 - Issue 4 - p 383–385
doi: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e318296f43f
The Management Moment

This column describes the strategic imperative of effective information management in public health practice. It also describes a new initiative, the Public Health Informatics Academy, designed to enhance the competency of public health professionals in information management.

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Dr Baker); and Public Health Informatics Institute, Decatur, Georgia (Dr Ross).

Correspondence: Edward L. Baker, MD, MSc, MPH, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Campus Box 7411, Chapel Hill NC 27599 (elbaker@email.unc.edu).

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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