Plenary Sessions

Easy as 1-2-3: The ABCs of Public Health Infrastructure

Monday, July 22 from 1:30 – 3:00 PM

Data modernization can be overwhelming. Join us for "Easy as 1-2-3: The ABCs of Public Health Infrastructure," where we break down the complex process of data modernization into four essential components: Allocating Resources (A), Building Buy-in (B), Choosing Priorities (C), and Developing Talent (D). We'll discuss strategies for securing the necessary funding for your health informatics programs, engaging and gaining support from executive leadership, methodically selecting the projects that should be prioritized for immediate action, and building a team of professionals to drive data modernization forward. This session is aimed at public health professionals looking to lead their organizations through the transformative journey of digital evolution by providing practical insights and strategies for building a resilient and future-ready public health infrastructure. Join us to learn how to position your organization at the forefront of data modernization, contributing to the collective effort to improve public health outcomes.

Ain't No Mountain High Enough: Elevating Your Public Health IT Stack

Tuesday, July 23 from 8:00 – 10:00 AM 

Embark on a journey with us during "Ain't No Mountain High Enough: Elevating Your Public Health IT Stack" as we navigate the expansive terrain of emerging technologies in public health. This session is dedicated to showcasing the latest advancements in health IT and exploring their practical applications. We will illuminate how these cutting-edge tools are transforming local public health departments like yours. Dive deep into the heart of innovation as we dissect the real-world uses of emergent tech, demonstrating its power to enhance operations, improve public health outcomes, and expand the capabilities of your local health department. You will leave this plenary with the knowledge and inspiration needed to harness these technologies within your organization in the next year and to determine what to put in your strategic plan for the next ten years. Prepare to be propelled into the future of public health IT, equipped with the insights to drive change and create a modern, digital, and community-centric public health department.