Online Higher Ed Notebook
| November 23,
2001. Interesting Article from BMC Public Health.
The potential for research-based information in public
health: Identifying unrecognised information needs, by Louise Forsetlund1
and Arild Bjørndal2. [online article]. BMC Public Health
2001 1: 1
|November 19, 2001.
Comprehensive Public Health Emergency preparedness &
Response Information from the CDC
You would expect this site to be comprehensive and
it looks very good. Get Facts, FAQs, Plans and Guidelines and more
on topics such as Anthrax, Smallpox, Radiological Emergencies, Biological
Agents and Chemical Agents. Not only will you find information on Agents
and Threats but you will also find a variety of topics for the media,
lab and health professionals and training. For those speaking Spanish,
get some material in that language.
|November 10, 2001.
CDC's National Electronic Disease Surveillance
"The National Electronic Disease Surveillance
System (NEDSS) is an initiative that promotes the use of data and information
system standards to advance the development of efficient, integrated, and
interoperable surveillance systems at federal, state and local levels.
This broad initiative is designed to:
- facilitate the electronic transfer of
appropriate information from clinical information systems in the health
care industry to public health departments
- reduce provider burden in the provision
- enhance both the timeliness and quality
of information provided
Surveillance Systems collect and monitor data for disease
trends and/or outbreaks so that public health personnel can protect the
nation's health." (home page)
Concerned with safety. Get data models and vocabularies,
the NEDSS architecture and many links. Grants and funding resources
are available too. A glossary of terms
|June 9, 2001.
of Effective Bioterrorism Preparedness: A Planning Primer for
Local Public Health Agencies". (Planning document
Produced by the National Association of County and
City Health Officials, January 2001. Contains a variety of good graphics
and discusses the Essential Services that should be provided in the event
of a bioterrorism event.
|May 20, 2001.
Health Care Skill Standards
NHCSSP Core and Cluster Standards
- Health Care Core Standards
- Therapeutic/Diagnostic Core Standards
- Therapeutic Cluster Standards
- Diagnostic Cluster Standards
- Information Services Cluster Standards
- Environmental Services Cluster Standards
|May 19, 2001.
Epilex Site 1 Site 2
This DOS program converts epidemiological/public
health glossary terms in many languages back and forth. It is based
on John Last's Dictionary of Epidemiology.
The file is zipped.
| May 18, 2001.
Maptitude GIS Software
This GIS software has a Spanish version available
from their Website. Great how to tutorial on
the site for those who need to know what GIS is. The software is very
public health friendly. Get data for use with this mapping
| May 4, 2001.
for Creating Public Health Maps
Some free info, quite a few high-quality links from
CDC. Get information on software, global public health GIS projects,
data, GIS overviews and geographic boundaries.
|February 9, 2001.
to Tests and Measurement Instruments
Great resource with many different online and print
tests included. Be aware that some of the content is only available
to University of Michigan faculty and students.
|February 9, 2001.
National Youth Violence
Prevention Resource Center
Put up jointly by the CDC and the Federal Working
Group on Youth Violence, the site serves up statistics, plans of
action and contacts for parents, teachers and public health professionals,
with a separate set of pages for teenagers located at: http://www.safeyouth.org/teens/index.htm.
Look also for a calendar of events, funding information, related organizations,
a FAQ and publications. They've got a really long list of annotated
topics such as anger management, movie voilence, community-based programs
URLs to Larsson
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