Region IV Public Health Training Center

Leading Change in Informatics and Data Analysis

This is an introductory course offering CPH — Free
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3-5 minutes


0.50 hours


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Change is a constant in both our personal and professional lives. The idea that human beings naturally resist change is deeply ingrained into our culture and how we think about change. This course provides public health professionals with a foundation in change management and practical tools for utilizing formal change management for an informatics or data analytics project.

The course contains three modules: the content module, a workbook, and an evaluation.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.

This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017.  

What You'll Learn


  • Define change management.

  • Describe the link between formal change management and informatics and data analytics projects.

  • Review the history of formal change management.

  • Describe change management methods and tools that are applicable for creating successful organizational change.

  • Discuss the association between informatics and change. 

Competency Terms

Analytical/Assessment Skills
Data Analysis
Evidence-Based Decision Making
Information Technology
Information Dissemination
Change Management

Related Occupations

Health Officer
Information Technology Specialist
Other Management & Leadership
Program Director
Public health - multiple occupations will benefit
Public Health Agency Director
Public Health Informatics Specialist
Public Health Information Specialist/Officer
Public Health Manager/Program Manager

Related Job Tasks

Monitor health status to identify and solve community health problems
Develop surveillance procedures
Report data to the county or state
Analyze & Interpret data
Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems
Organizational management and administration