Frequently Used Resources

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

CDC’s BRFSS site


BioSense Redesign Site
Includes resources and information about the Governance Group

International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS)
Nonprofit organization that focuses on disease surveillance

ICD-10 Transition

Toolkit designed by AHRQ and CDC to translate ICD-9-CM codes to ICD-10

ICD-10-CM Master Mapping Reference Table (MMRT)
A tool and resource to assist public health professionals in code-mapping conversion between ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM.

Informatics Directors Peer Network (IDPN)

IDPN SharePoint 
SharePoint site that contains tools and information on the IDPN workgroups (you must be an IDPN member to access)

Joint Public Health Informatics Task Force (JPHIT)

Resources and membership information about JPHIT.

Meaningful Use

CDC Public Health Information Network (PHIN) Messaging Guides
The CDC PHIN maintains a directory of CDC published implementation guides specific to the public health Meaningful Use objectives and reporting from state and local health agencies to CDC. Meaningful Use’s site containing resources and information on Meaningful Use.

Public Health Informatics Policy Committee

ASTHO Policy Committees
Information regarding all of ASTHO’s policy committees including the Public Health Informatics Policy Committee

Standards Development

HL7 produces standards and implementation guides for a wide variety of HIT applications. Currently, public health Meaningful Use reporting relies on HL7 version 2 messaging.

Integrating the Health Enterprise (IHE) 
IHE has produced several implementation guides for public health utility.

Standards & Interoperability (S&I) Framework
Information about the S&I Framework.