2013-2017 State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP)

The 2013-2017 State Health Improvement Plan has been finalized, and implementation will begin soon. Implementation teams for each of the six priorities will be recruited in the next two months. The six priorities in the 2013-2017 SHIP are:
  • Immunization
  • Obesity
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health
  • Tobacco Use
  • Educate. Inform and Empower the Public
  • Mobilize Community Partnerships
Team members will help develop a work plan, identify commitments that they or their organization can make towards implementation, and then meet quarterly to provide progress updates and suggest new partnerships and or revisions to the work plan. If you are interested in participating in an implementation team, please contact Nancy Birkhimer (287-5716)

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Meaningful Use Stage 2 - Registration for Ongoing Submission

The Stage 2 measures for public health reporting state that an Eligible Hospital (EH) or Eligible Provider (EP) must register intent to submit ongoing submission of electronic data to the Public Health Authority (PHA) for Immunization Registries, Syndromic Surveillance, Reportable Lab Results, Cancer Registries, and Specialized Registries. Visit the Public Health section of the Office of Health Information Technology page for more information, and to install the "Register Practice Wizard" to complete the registration.


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