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Phpartners.Org: A One-Stop Resource for Public Health Professionals

Posted by on May 30th, 2014 Posted in: The MAReport

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Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator

Looking for local, state, national and global health data? Funding opportunities? Resources for evidence-based practice?

Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce (PhPartners.org) is a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations and health sciences libraries. Partners include the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), the American Public Health Association (APHA), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The mission of the site is to help the public health workforce find and use information effectively to improve and protect the public’s health.



The site features 11 main topic pages—each filled with reliable resources selected by public health librarians:

  •    Health Promotion and Health Education
  •    Literature and Guidelines
  •    Health Data Tools and Statistics
  •    Grants and Funding
  •    Education and Training
  •    Legislation and Policy
  •    Conferences and Meetings
  •    Finding People
  •    Discussion and E-mail Lists
  •    Jobs and Careers

Practice Informed by Research


There are also 10 public health topic pages that focus on a specific aspect of public health:

  • Bioterrorism
  • Dental Public Health
  • Environmental Health
  • How to Access Journal Articles
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity
  • Public Health Genomics
  • Veterinary Public Health
  • Workforce Development

One highlight of the site is the Structured Evidence Queries. Developed by public health librarians and tested by content experts, these pre-formulated PubMed searches cover most Healthy People 2020 objectives.

Topic areas covered by Healthy People 2020 and the Structured Evidence Queries include:

  • Access to Health Services
  • Environmental Health
  • Health Communication and Health IT
  • Medical Product Safety
  • Preparedness
  • Substance Abuse

To share information about PhPartners.org with colleagues, NLM and NN/LM staff members have created two handouts:

Are you interested in learning more about PhPartners.org and other public health information resources? NN/LM MAR will offer an online session of “Public Health Information on the Web” in July. The course, which will include three one-hour webinars and practice exercises, starts July 8, 2014. Details / Registration: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=27

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Hannah Sinemus is the Web Experience Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR). Although she updates the MAR web pages, blog, newsletter and social media, Hannah is not the sole author of this content. If you have questions about a MARquee or MAReport posting, please contact the Middle Atlantic Region directly at nnlmmar@pitt.edu.

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This project is funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.

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