The public health domain framework provides the foundation for an effort to define key components of public health work, translate the definition of that work into information system requirements, and promote the use of those requirements throughout public health.
The framework identifies and describes the areas of work (domains) that are common across all of public health – such as ensuring food safety or responding to health emergencies – and documents how information is gathered, managed and analyzed in support of this work.
The domains will be prioritized for the development of supporting information system requirements, targeting the greatest potential impact on population health outcomes.
To make this priority determination, we will work with:
Key federal agencies (e.g., CDC, DHHS/Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, HRSA, NIH);
Partner organizations (e.g., ASTHO, NACCHO, CSTE, APHL and others); and
Technical expert bodies (American National Standards Institute and the International Standards Organization).