As an active member of the Joint Public Health Informatics Taskforce, APHL works to assure that informatics standards and architectures support the critical work of public health laboratories.
The Joint Public Health Informatics Taskforce (JPHIT) is a collaboration of public health associations committed to improving population health through informatics, health IT and information exchange.
Created in 2008 as a consortium of membership associations, JPHIT provides a forum that enables coordinated and collaborative development and implementation of public health informatics priorities, a unified voice on national informatics policy issues and a focus on improving performance of the public health system through informatics.
Since its creation, JPHIT has communicated unified positions on a variety of issues, including proposed Meaningful Use requirements, public health representatives on national health IT advisory committees and the organization of informatics within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
APHL has been involved with JPHIT as a member of the Executive Board since the taskforce's creation. Other member organizations include:
JPHIT.org for more information, and to download a variety of public health informatics resources.