JPHIT: Coordinating national action for tomorrow's public health capabilities today 

JPHIT is like a ‘choir’ singing with one strong voice. It is composed of representatives from across the public health enterprise who strive for consensus on major public health informatics issues.”
— William “Bill” Hacker, MD, FAAP, CPE Commissioner, Kentucky Dept. for Public Health (ret.)

As clinical care transforms, public health agencies strive to establish interoperable information capabilities that are profoundly effected by public resources and policy. JPHIT addresses an increasing need for collective, consensus-based decisions on the development, implementation and use of information services, and technology standards, systems and policies. JPHIT is a coalition of nine national public health associations that help U.S. governmental public health agencies build modern information systems across a spectrum of public health programs. We integrate the expertise and reach of national associations to advance public health information system capabilities by identifying synergies, building consensus, and facilitating action.


JPHIT's blog is a channel for news on national public health informatics events, policy, trainings, and resources.


JPHIT produces briefs and policy statements on public health informatics issues of national significant. Examples include: Meaningful use program, electronic health record technology certification, health information technology interoperability, and public health surveillance.