COVID-19 has turned eyes towards public health like never before. Knowing what an opportunity this is for public health to help communities recognize the value their local health departments provide as well as shine a spotlight on the services offered by public health, we thought we'd interview Karen Martin about standardized terminology, such as the [...]
David Smith and Jean Durch recently attended the WALHDAB Operations Conference at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI. The conference focused on innovative strategies to make public health departments successful and presentations covered topics such as Public Health 3.0, leveraging data to improve public health, and strategic planning. These topics are exciting to us here at Champ Software. If you'd like to read more on these topics, see...
At times the process of designing state reporting systems seems to neglect the perspective of software vendors and local health agencies. Often state requirements are promulgated via a set of forms to be filled out, even though the submission in this era is typically electronic. But the data on the forms is only as good as [...]
Local health agencies have been reporting to their state counterparts for decades. Of course state health agencies have an important role to play in the public health system, as they set policy through legislation and regulation, and dispense funds. The natural consequence of policy and funding is reporting, to ensure services are provided and funds properly [...]