Foundations of Public Health Informatics and Technology

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Program Info

  • Delivery Type:

    100% Online

  • Length Of Study:

    8 Weeks

  • Career Level:

    Professional Development

  • Online Type:


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The pandemic has exposed gaps in our public health reporting and data analysis. Federal and state governments and community health organizations are investing in robust data collection to support research and response.

By completing this course, you will gain skills needed to be considered for entry-level roles in this emerging field, such as Public Health Informatics Specialist or Public Health Informatics Analyst.

Those who receive a Public Health Informatics & Technology certificate through this program can also choose to advance their education in Public Health Informatics & Technology through partner colleges and universities, including Bakersfield Community College, Shasta College, CSU Long Beach, CSU East Bay, and UC Berkeley.

Length of Study

8 Weeks


Human Touch Healthcare (4-week asynchronous version)

Learning Outcomes

Introduction to the following topics:
• Data Analytics
• Microsoft Excel
• Data Visualization

This program will consist of five courses with guided projects for completion. At the end of this program, the learner will:
1. Evaluate the Foundations of Public Health Practice with the approach to population health.
2. Develop an understanding of the Health Care Organizations and Health Systems.
3. Explain the Social and Technical Context of Health Informatics.
4. Explain the introduction to Data Analytics.
5. Develop an understanding of the Data Science of Health Informatics.
6. Practice guided project Introduction to Microsoft Excel.
7. Practice guided project Data Visualization using Microsoft Excel.

Online Type


Credential Awarded

Certificate of Completion

Digital Badge


Upskill – Data Analyst – This course prepares you for an entry-level career and continued education at the intersection of public health and data analytics.

Career Level

Professional Development

Student Support

• There will be a course facilitator to support you in your learning journey.
• Along your scholar journey, your assigned Futuro Health Coach will give you more coaching and help.

Student Cost

• Futuro Health supports the mission to expand the broadest network of healthcare professionals through our generous annual financial support.
• The Futuro Health Scholarship Fund will pay the entire tuition for scholars who enroll in this program in 2023.

Fast Facts

Job Outlook

13-1111 Management Analyst
- Bright outlook for this role 17% growth rate from 2020-2030.
15-2051 Business Intelligence Analyst
- Bright outlook for this role 45% growth potential from 2020-2030

Work Environment

Many employment opportunities align with city, county, state, and federal jobs.

Career Opportunities

Roles such as Business Intelligence Analyst, Social Intelligence Analyst, Data Management Analyst, and Management Analyst


Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of Service operations or programs in achieving established goals and objectives.

Analyze and integrate financial, technical, procurement, and scheduling information about the program.

Conduct special projects to analyze, evaluate and provide recommendations on administrative programs or issues.

Make recommendations based on data that is accurate and complete.

Analyze database management concepts, principles, and methods, including database logical and physical design and normalization; employ database management systems, query languages, table relationships, and view to design, develop, and maintain data management systems that meet the organization's current and future business needs.

Other duties as assigned

Day in the Life

Dependent on the work environment, the analyst can work in an office setting or remotely. The role will prepare programming specifications such as inputs, outputs, flow diagrams, decision logic tables, linkage with other application systems, program coding, testing, validating, and documenting.


Minimum Qualifications

• Upon acceptance to a program with Futuro Health, will you seek a job in the field for which you are being trained?
• Are you at least 18 years old?
• Are you able to provide proof of high school diploma/GED or equivalency?
• Are you currently a resident of California?
• Are you legally allowed to work in the United States?
• Are you willing to commit up to 2 hours per day (estimated at 10+ hours per week) of study time for your coursework?
• Do you have regular access to high-speed Internet?
• Do you have regular access to a computer or laptop less than seven years old?
• Do you have proficiency in English fluency reading and comprehension?

Preferred Qualifications

• The learner must have an invitation code/ voucher from the partnering organizations for eligible enrollment.

Additional Requirements

This course is offered as part of the California Consortium for Public Health Informatics & Technology (CCPHIT) program. The CCPHIT program is supported by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number 90PH0006/01-05 and title "The PHIT Workforce Development Program" and 0% financed with nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by ONC, HHS, or the U.S. Government.