195771 A public health immunization resource website for chiropractors

Monday, November 9, 2009: 4:30 PM

Raheleh Khorsan, MA , Military Medical Research and Integrative Medicine, Samueli Institute, Corona del Mar, CA
Monica Smith, DC, PhD , Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, Palmer College of Chiropractic, San Jose, CA
Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD, CHES , Department of Research, Cleveland Chiropractic College, Overland Park, KS
Mitchell Haas, DC , Center for Outcomes Studies, Western States Chiropractic College, Portland, OR
The Immunization Information Resource website is provided as a public service by the Chiropractic Health Care Section of the American Public Health Association. The site compiles annotated bibliographies of citations from the scientific literature, as well as other authoritative peer-reviewed information sources on this topic. Our intent is to create a resource of information for health care professionals that is current, accurate, objective, evidence-based, and as user-friendly as possible. This study describes the internet-based Immunization Information Resource website developed and sponsored by the APHA-CHC, and discusses current issues and future challenges for sustaining and further advancing such evidence-based initiatives for the chiropractic profession.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the historical context of the APHA-CHC Immunization Information Resource website. 2. What were the premises for creating a public health immunization resource website for chiropractors? 3. What are some design features of the website to ensure quality?

Keywords: Chiropractic, Immunizations

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: July 05-present, American Public Health Association (APHA-CHC), Web-editor
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.