Measles Resources

The measles outbreak is continuing. There are a number of available resources with information about the outbreak.

An entry has been added to the Red Book Online Outbreaks section, providing information about the measles outbreak and its impacts on the pediatric population.

GIDEON, Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Network, gives access to statistics on infection rates in addition to several diagnostic tools.

Additional information can be found in the Library’s UCentral collection which includes access to the Johns Hopkins ABX Guide and the Harriet Lane Handbook.

National Public Health Week: Climate Change

This week is National Public Health Week. Today’s topic is climate change. There are a number of resources for climate change as it pertains to public health.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a Climate and Health portal which includes fact sheets from the CDC and American Public Health Association, as well as many other resources.

The World Health Organization also has a Global Change portal. It includes toolkits of key resources for climate and health, as well as links to data and statistics.

National Public Health Week: Technology and Public Health

The text4baby app is an example of using technology in the service of public health. It is designed to make it easier for new mothers to get critical health and safety information, as well as text reminders for doctor’s appointments.

Text4baby is a data-driven initiative. Staff routinely monitor and analyze a wide array of data collected by the program, including data on enrollment, completion and cancellation, participant-reported reason for cancellation, referral source, and descriptive data from various surveys sent through the mobile platform. Click here for some of the findings.

National Public Health Week: Rural Health

The first week in April is National Public Health Week. Today’s focus is Rural Health.

The Resource Library of the National Rural Health Resource Center includes webinars, presentations, articles, and toolkits developed by trusted industry leaders to guide and support rural health stakeholders.

The Rural Health Research Gateway provides access to research conducted by the Rural Health Research Centers, funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

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