The de Beaumont Foundation and Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII) hosted a meeting in March 2012 to discuss informatics training needs. At this convening there was good consensus on the need for more coordination around informatics training. As a result, the Foundation provided additional funding to develop a shared Action Agenda for designing and conducting public health informatics training. The Action Agenda organized partners’ efforts and focus on training, helped keep partners mutually and collegially accountable for their activities and efforts, and provided input into new investment opportunities for funders. Ultimately, this project helped identify, prioritize, and satisfy informatics training needs among the public health workforce.