Library and Information Science
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Information Center has funded a medical library project to develop an electronic resource of current, evidence-based public health best practices identified in the journal literature. This resource will assist university faculty and federal, state and local public health department personnel in identifying evidence-based best practices in maternal and child health. The results to date include a project website; lists of public health journals and bibliographic databases; a chart of public health sources, knowledge domains, and sub-domains; current evidence-based best practices identified in maternal and child health; and a table of public health journals matched with each knowledge domain and sub-domain. This methodology for developing resources related to a specific knowledge domain such as maternal and child health can also be used in other areas of public health. The description of the criteria presently used for defining evidence-based best practices can be used in reviews of the public health literature.
Presented at the 131st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association.
Evidence-based public health; best practices; maternal and child health; public health information
131st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association
Telleen, Sharon L.; Simpson, E. Hatheway; and Martin, Elaine Russo, "Identifying evidence-based best practices in Maternal and Child Health" (2003). University of Massachusetts Medical School. Library Publications and Presentations. Paper 72.