Evidence-Based Public Health: Identifying and Using Information Resources
Webinar Recorded on April 3, 2012
Run time: Approximately 57 minutes
Public health evidence-based practice involves using the best available evidence to make informed public health practice decisions. The webinar will introduce the concepts of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and provide an overview of resources that are online and freely accessible to the public health workforce. Resources highlighted will include evidence-based guidelines, systematic reviews, formulated literature searches, best and promising practices, and additional sources of evidence available from the Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce, PHPartners.org.
- Understand the characteristics of evidence-based public health (EBPH)
- Describe at least three different types of evidence that can be used to support public health practice questions.
- Identify at least three online public health resources available for free.
Hathy Simpson, Public Health Information Specialist the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), UMass Medical School. She focuses on development of web-based resources to promote access to public health information and providing training on finding and using evidence-based public health information resources. Currently, Hathy is working on the development and content management of the portal for Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce, PHPartners.org She is the former Public Health Coordinator for the NNLM for the New England Region and Project Coordinator for the Evidence-Based Practice for Public Health Project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Information Center and based at the Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School. She holds a B.A. in biology from Colby College and a M.P.H. from the University of Connecticut Health Center.