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