1001.0 Evidence-based Public Health: Finding and Appraising Relevant Resources

Saturday, November 7, 2009: 9:00 AM
LI Course
CE Hours: 3 contact hours
Statement of Purpose and Institute Overview: The purpose of this course is to teach the public health practitioner how to find and use the best health information in their daily practice. We are bombarded by information throughout each day: from newspapers, magazines, radio, television, books, e-mail, conversations and the Internet, literally from all directions and irrespective of geographic borders. Searching Google is easy, but finding quality, evidence based research from trustworthy resources on the Web can overwhelm and confuse the savviest among us. Public health practitioners need access to multi- and interdisciplinary research, data sets, grey literature and statistics to be most effective in their work.
Session Objectives: Describe the role of evidence-based public health in public health practice Apply evidence-based public health standards to distinguish reliable and trustworthy information on the Internet Construct a strategic and valuable search strategy Formulate effective searches in response to case studies presented in class using the principles and skills demonstrated throughout the course
Cynthia Kahn, MILS, MPH, AHIP

11:25 AM
11:55 AM
Discussion of Issues Presented
Arpita Bose, MLIS

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Organized by: APHA-Learning Institute (APHA-LI)

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)