APHIF & HSIP Strategies for Successful Host Site

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APHIF & HSIP
Strategies for Successful
Host Site Applications
Jessica Pittman, MPH, CHES
Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
Session Objective
• By the end of today’s session, participants will
be able to:
– Describe at least two strategies to improve an
APHIF host site application.
– Describe at least two strategies to improve a HSIP
host site application.
STRENGTHENING HEALTH SYSTEMS
THROUGH INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
A collaboration between the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials,
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Council of State and
Territorial Epidemiologists, the National Association of County and City Health
Officials, and the Public Health Informatics Institute.
Vision Statement: Illuminate pathways for professionals, organizations, and
communities to achieve a collective, transformative, and sustainable impact on
population health.
Interprofessional Education
• IPE training centers around four domains:
– Values/Ethics
– Roles/Responsibilities
– Interprofessional Communication
– Teams and Teamwork
SHINE Fellowships
Benefits of Hosting a Fellow
• Work across programmatic siloes on cross
cutting topics
• Jump start stagnant projects
• National network of mentors
• Mentors learn from the Fellows
– Methodologies and fresh perspective
• Invigorate agency staff
Applied Public Health Informatics Fellowship
Applied Public Health Informatics Fellowship
• Mission
– APHIF as a national fellowship-training program
aims to support the nation’s increasing and urgent
need for applied public health informatics
workforce capacity in state and local health
departments.
Applied Public Health Informatics Fellowship
• Fellows
– Recent masters or doctoral level graduates who
have an interest in public health informatics at the
state or local level
– 10 Fellows will be selected for the one year
program
– SHINE conducts monthly trainings and check in
calls rooted in the program competencies
Applied Public Health Informatics Fellowship
• Fellow Projects
– Electronic Clinical Laboratory Report Standardization
Assessment to assess current commercial laboratory
information flow and recommend steps toward
interoperability and standardization
– Communicable disease surveillance and outbreak
detection
– Comparison of mapping local codes and LOINC codes
among different institutions
Applied Public Health Informatics Fellowship
• Host Site
– Applications are limited to one per agency
– Provide technical training, applied research
opportunities, and applied informatics experience
within a public health government setting
Applied Public Health Informatics Fellowship
• Host Site Mentorship
– Designate two mentors (Primary and Secondary)
• Mentors can have a doctoral degree OR masters with 8
years of experience OR bachelor’s with 10 or more
years of experience
• One or both mentors must devote four hours per week
to spend with the Fellow
Applied Public Health Informatics Fellowship
• Host Site Application
– Closes on Friday, November 21, 2014
– Requirements
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Mentor contact information and professional experience
Description of supervision and support structure
Fellow projects and daily activities
Organizational Chart
Two letters of support – one must be from the State Health Officer,
State Epidemiologist or Local Health Officer
Health Systems Integration Program
Health Systems Integration Program
• Mission
– To engage the community to facilitate the
integration of public health and clinical health
systems.
Health Systems Integration Program
• Fellows
– Designed for practitioners with a doctoral degree
and two years of public health experience or at
least four years of public health experience with a
master’s degree
– Ten Fellows will be selected for the one year
program
– SHINE conducts monthly training and bimonthly
check in calls rooted in the program competencies
Health Systems Integration Program
• Fellow Projects & Activities
– Should address:
• Community epidemiologic surveillance to support
community health needs assessments
• Public health interface and use of electronic health
records
• Incorporating lessons learned from successful public
health and clinical care partnerships
Health Systems Integration Program
• Host Site
– Applications are limited to one per agency
– Provide technical training, applied research
opportunities, and applied public health
experience within a STLT government setting
– Provide opportunities for leadership development
Health Systems Integration Program
• Host Site Mentorship
– Designate two mentors (Primary and Secondary)
• Mentors can have a doctoral degree OR masters with 8
years of experience and have experience with public
health management and/or informatics
• One or both mentors must devote 2-4 hours per week
to spend with the Fellow
Health Systems Integration Program
• Host Site Application
– Closes on Monday, December 15, 2014
– Requirements
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Mentor contact information and professional experience
Description of supervision and support structure
Fellow projects and daily activities
Organizational Chart
Two letters of support – one must be from the State Health Officer,
State Epidemiologist or Local Health Officer
STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESSFUL
APPLICATIONS
Strategies for Successful APHIF & HSIP
Host Site Applications
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Successful Mentorship
Appropriate Supervision & Support Structure
Appropriate Fellow Projects & Activities
Interprofessional Education
Strategies for Successful APHIF & HSIP
Host Site Applications
• Successful Mentorship
– Emphasize the opportunity for networking within
the health department, community partners and
with national leaders
• What relationships can the fellow foster unique to your
host agency and mentor network?
– Provide opportunities for leadership development
Strategies for Successful APHIF & HSIP
Host Site Applications
• Appropriate Supervision & Support Structure
– Establish a standing meeting with fellow
– Describe how the fellow will interact with the
agency staff and community partners
– Identify agency and community resources
• Software packages, data sets, office space
• Public transportation, recreation spaces
• What is unique about the host agency work
environment? What is unique about the host agency
city? What makes the city more livable and attractive?
Strategies for Successful APHIF & HSIP
Host Site Applications
• Appropriate Fellow Projects & Activities
– Address the host agency’s ability for project
flexibility given the fellow’s skills and interests
– Consider working on a variety of projects that are
in multiple stages of development
– Alignment of projects with fellowship
competencies and host agency priorities
– What available projects are unique or novel to the
host agency?
Strategies for Successful APHIF & HSIP
Host Site Applications
• Interprofessional Education
– Collaborate with community partners to develop
interagency projects
– Describe the fellow’s role at the agency and how
they will be regarded by other staff
• Intern versus fellow
– Describe the value added by hosting a fellow at
the health agency.
AFTER THE APPLICATION IS
SUBMITTED…
Application Review
Completed host site applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:
• The scope, quality, and diversity of experience offered to the Fellow
• Experience of mentors in management, epidemiology, and mentoring
• Potential long-term career placement for the Fellow
• Potential professional development opportunities and financial support
provided for the Fellow
• Availability of office space, computer equipment, and office/technical
support
• Letters of support for the agency seeking a Fellow
Matching Process
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After you submit your application
– Wait to see if your application is accepted
– If your application is accepted, your application will be used to develop a host
site billet
• Host site billets are posted on the website and are available for all Fellow
candidates to review
– Fellow candidates that successfully interview by SHINE partners will be invited
into matching
• Fellows identify their top three sites during their interview
– Host sites with interest from the Fellow candidate are invited to conduct an
interview with the Fellow candidate (Matching)
– After all interviews are completed, host sites and Fellow candidates rank their
top choices
– SHINE prioritizes 1:1 matches for Fellow placement
– Fellows start their assignment Summer 2015
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If your application is accepted there is no guarantee, the host site will receive a
Fellow.
Matching Interviews
Is this candidate the right fit for our projects?
– Does the fellow candidate have the skills or the
ability to learn the necessary skills to successfully
work on the proposed projects?
– Clearly outline the host agency’s expectations of
the fellow and request the fellow candidate to
outline their expectations of the host agency.
Fellow Placement
After the candidate accepts an offer to become a
Fellow…
– Fellows visit the host site for an in person meeting
prior to start date
– Fellows will attend orientation in Atlanta, GA
during the summer of 2015
– Mentors receive a virtual orientation during the
summer of 2015
What questions do you have?
Check out our website: www.shinefellows.org
More questions? Direct your APHIF questions to
Amanda Masters ([email protected]) and HSIP
questions to Jessica Pittman ([email protected])
This presentation was supported in part by funds from the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) Cooperative Agreement 3U38-OT000143-01S2.

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