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Great Education Offer For Folks in Public Health

If you work in public health than listen up. John Hopkins University is offering a new training certificate that it only takes one year to complete and thanks to a gov't subsidy you can't take the all online courses at more that 50 % off.

The program focuses on health infomatics. The goal of the program is to offer training in methods and concepts of health informatics and health information technology for application to public health. It is designed for working public health professionals who wish to develop and area of expertise or specialization in this area. This is something that's going to become exponential important as health care evolves.

The program costs a little over $18,000 BUT if you are eligible you can't get $10,000 of that paid for by the gov't.

Eligible individuals may qualify for a $10,000 tuition subsidy from the US DHHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. Only US citizens or permanent residents are eligible for the tuition subsidy and those awarded the subsidy must complete all certificate requirements within 12 months.

Here's all the rest of the details but it sounds like a great program:

Application Deadline Extended to 4/15/11

Public Health Workers in the Community Encouraged to Apply!

Targeting public health professionals, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Nursing and the Public Health Data Standards Consortium (PHDSC), is pleased to announce that the Public Health Informatics Training Program is still accepting applications. This program results in a Maryland State-approved Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in public health informatics.

The goal of the program is to offer training in methods and concepts of health informatics and health information technology for application to public health. It is designed for current (and future) public health professionals who wish to develop expertise or specialization in this area. Courses for this program are available completely online. Individuals residing in the Mid-Atlantic region may also take selected courses on site.

Credits earned in the certificate program may be applied towards other Johns Hopkins degree programs - such as the MPH or informatics MS - if a student is enrolled or accepted into such programs.

More information about the Public Health Informatics Certificate Training Program can be found at:

http://www.jhsph.edu/dept/hpm/certificates/informatics . Application forms and instructions are available at this site. Please refer to the course offering for the 2011/2012 year.

If, after carefully reviewing the program web site, you have further questions, please contact Ms. Pamela Davis, the program coordinator at [email protected] or 410-614-1580.

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