Title

Improving Information Access for Public Health Professionals

Publication Date

2002-12-01

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Abstract

Fundamental to our protection against biological weapons and the detection of disease outbreaks is the need to strengthen our surveillance systems. Improved electronic communications between local, state, and federal public health agencies provide a way for health officials to share information on unusual disease outbreaks and provide important health alert information. This article describes a model of a partnership between a regional medical library of the National Library of Medicine, a school of public health, and federally qualified community health centers. This project upgraded technology and provided public health professional training on Internet information and resources for local public health agencies.

Keywords

Internet resources; public health professionals

Rights and Permissions

This article was published in the Journal of Medical Systems, 26(6):529-543, Dec. 2002, http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1020244726109. Copyright is retained by Springer.

DOI of Published Version

10.1023/A:1020244726109

Source

Journal of Medical Systems, 26(6):529-543, Dec. 2002, http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1020244726109.

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Medical Systems

Related Resources

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PubMed ID

12385535

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