1008.0 Evidence-Based Public Health: Finding and Appraising Relevant Resources

Saturday, November 6, 2010: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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 conversations, newspapers, magazines, books to radio, television, e-mail, and the Internet. 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 more effective in their work.
Session Objectives: Describe the role of evidence-based public health in daily 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
Mellanye J. Lackey, MSI and Cynthia Kahn, MILS, MPH, AHIP

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

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