New Online Catalog Launched for Public Health Interoperability Training 

June 16, 2022

Logo for the Public Health Interoperability Training Catalog - Administered by Altarum.

The Public Health Interoperability Training Catalog is a curated set of training and education resources, tools, presentations, and publications on interoperability—both general and specifically for public health. The resources encompass a wide variety of topics including general interoperability and standards, public health informatics, governance, data quality, and terminology.

The training materials listed in the Catalog have been developed and made available by a wide variety of organizations. The Catalog is an interactive directory for searching and accessing materials of interest. Most are made freely available by the developing organization, although some require registration.

The Origin Story
The idea for the Public Health Interoperability Training Resource Catalog was born from a small group of volunteers committed to elevating the knowledge and skills of anyone and everyone working to improve public health interoperability. This strong network of volunteers recognized the need for a single-source library of existing training resources. They collected and reviewed hundreds of resources and curated the best for today’s easily searchable Catalog.

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A Commitment to Supporting Those Responsible for Interoperability
All are welcome to use this catalog. It is meant to be used by public health agencies and programs to educate individuals on the role, importance, mechanisms, and technical details of electronic data exchange in support of public health use cases. The Catalog was developed to be a resource for operational, technical, and executive team members at national, state, and local public health agencies. Others who might benefit from it include staff at trading partner organizations, those involved in academia or research activities, and others interested in interoperability.

Connecting Health Information for Better Outcomes
Administered by Altarum, the Catalog is representative of our longstanding commitment to public health interoperability. For nearly 20 years, we have helped public health programs integrate data by developing Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) solutions, collaborating with major electronic health record (EHR) vendors, and working closely with interoperability standards organizations. We understand the complexities of incorporating patient information from multiple sources while providing the tools and functionality necessary to conduct data analysis and care coordination.

Achieving seamless interoperability is key to improving the public health infrastructure and the Catalog provides needed support. Altarum recognizes that organizations face unique challenges and is available to provide additional services and support—from conducting interoperability readiness assessments to developing tailored interoperability roadmaps like the Innovations in Newborn Screening Interoperability Resource Center. For more information on our services and how we can help, contact Jim Kamp, Director, Strategic Partnerships, Public Health Systems at

Altarum is a nonprofit organization that works with federal and state agencies and foundations to design and implement solutions to improve the health of individuals with fewer financial resources and populations disenfranchised by the health care system. We achieve measurable results by combining our expertise in public health and health care delivery with technology, workforce training and continuing education, applied research, and technical assistance. Our innovative solutions lead to better health for beneficiaries and better value for payers.