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Web sites with Public Health News Update

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Web Sites

Using Web Sites to Stay Informed

A number of web sites have content relevant to the public health workforce -- so many that keeping up may be difficult. Two specific strategies may be helpful:

Strategies & Resources for Keeping Informed

The ever-increasing amount of health information available makes it essential to have a set of current awareness strategies. The multidisciplinary nature of public health creates the challenge of capturing useful updates without becoming overwhelmed with too much information. This module offers a number of strategies for keeping up with public health information. The public health workers are busy, so ways to stay informed with limited time investments are emphasized including:

  • Web sites with news updates or continuous news feeds (including RSS feeds and blogs)
  • E-mail
  • Discussion lists (Listservs TM)
  • Announcements / notification lists
  • Journal literature
  • Online access
  • Receiving & reviewing tables of content
  • Automated subject-specific literature searches
  • Organizations / associations

 

 




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