03 November 2014

SHINE Informatics Fellowships Applications Information and Timeline

Strengthening health systems through interprofessional education (SHINE) is the focus of Project SHINE. The Applied Public Health Informatics Fellowship (APHIF), Health Systems Integration Program (HSIP), and Informatics Training in Place Program (I-TIPP) are one-year fellowship programs that provide capacity building opportunities at health departments in health systems, informatics, and epidemiology. The fellowship programs’ mission is to meet the nation’s increasing and urgent need for applied public health informatics and epidemiology workforce capacity in state and local health departments. Project SHINE is supported by Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, National Association of County and City Health Officials, and Public Health Informatics Institute. This email describes each of the three SHINE fellowship programs.

Applied Public Health Informatics Fellowship (APHIF)--   APHIF was established in 2012 to train recent graduates in the expanding field of applied public health informatics. The goal of the fellowship is to provide a high quality training experience for the Fellow while providing service to the host agency and to secure long-term career placement for Fellows at the state or local level. Participating Fellows will receive one year of on-the-job training at a local or state health agency under the guidance of experienced mentors. For more information on APHIF host site requirements (including an archived information webinar session) and the application, click here. Note: an email was previously sent with APHIF host site application information.

Health Systems Integration Program (HSIP)-- HSIP aims to place experienced public health professionals at State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial health departments for one year. The recent push for improved outcomes in population health has called for these public health and primary care sectors to collaborate more effectively. The Fellows will be involved in activities that address 1) community epidemiologic surveillance to support community health needs assessments, 2) the public health interface and use of electronic health records, and 3) lessons learned from successful public health and primary care professional partnerships. For more information on HSIP host site requirements (including an archived information webinar session) and the application, click here.

Informatics Training in Place Program (I-TIPP)-- I-TIPP is an innovative-approach to bring relevant on-the-job training to appropriate State, Tribal, Local, Territorial (STLT) health department staff. “Training-In-Place” is defined as the systematic approach to deliver an applied training curriculum in the workplace. I-TIPP aims to train members of existing workforce while they are employed in a STLT health department. Delivered over a one year period, this program is designed for individuals with an interest in gaining more training in public health informatics. This applied training program will provide an overview of various topics within public health informatics with a particular emphasis on meaningful use (MU) and surveillance system improvement. There will be an information session on “I-TIPP Strategies for Successful Applications” on December 3rd. For more information on this session, I-TIPP host site requirements, and the application, click here.

To learn more about each of the above programs, please visit http://shinefellows.org/.

Please note that each SHINE fellowship program has different application deadlines,
which are detailed in this table:

10/30/14APHIF & HSIP Strategies for Successful Applications Information Session
APHIF Fellow Application Opens
HSIP Fellow Application Opens
I-TIPP Application Opens
APHIF Host Site Application Closes
12/1/14I-TIPP Strategies for Successful Applications Information Session
HSIP Host Site Application Closes
HSIP Fellow Application Closes
HSIP Fellow Application Closes
I-TIPP Application Closes

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