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Public Health Services Research Data Set Development

F. Douglas Scutchfield, MD1, Allison Amrhein2, Michelyn W. Bhandari, DrPH, MPH3, Nikki Lawhorn, MPP2, and Ashley McCarty1. (1) College of Public Health, University of Kentucky, 121 Washington Ave., Lexington, KY 40536, (2) Health Services Management, University of Kentucky, 121 Washington Ave., Lexington, KY 40536, 859 257-5678 ext.82018, nalawh2@email.uky.edu, (3) Department of Health Promotion and Administration, Eastern Kentucky University, 420 Begley, 521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, KY 40475

Public health systems research (PHSR), unlike its parent health systems research, has been hampered by a lack of a systematic resource that responds to the information needs of researchers in this developing field. The University of Kentucky is developing a database register for PHSR, in conjunction with the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The project has three main objectives: 1) to identify and create descriptive records of new datasets and instruments for inclusion in the PHSR data base, and 2) to disseminate information about the new PHSR data base to the research community and 3) to provide some resources for the use of the databases by junior PHSR researchers in their research efforts. We will describe the databases available through the new PHSR NLM site. We will discuss how they can be accessed and the information available at the site itself. We will review some programs designed to increase the use of these databases and future potential for additional database development

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Keywords: Public Health Research,

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Any relevant financial relationships? No

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Advances in Health Systems Research: Data and Resources

The 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 4-8, 2006) of APHA