The following resources were identified as useful resources for public health practitioners. The links are provided as information only and NCCID is not responsible for the content of external sites. This list is not exhaustive and will expand as other resources are identified.
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- HealthMap: Map of the latest alerts on infectious disease around the world.
- ProMed: A global electronic reporting system for outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases & toxins.
- ResistanceMap: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has created an online tool called ResistanceMap to track trends in antibiotic-resistance in the United States. Updated monthly.
- Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Alliance (CARA)
Evidence/systematic reviews of evidence
- Public Health +: This source of public health evidence comes to you via the McMaster Health Knowledge Refinery. Every article from over 120 medical and allied health academic journals is critically appraised to identify those that are methodologically sound. Only those articles that are rated at least 4 out of 7 by clinicians for both relevance and newsworthiness are then sent to this website. The articles are updated weekly and a searchable archive is kept on this website.
- Health Services Technology/Assessment Texts (HSTAT)
- Medline Plus
- Online learning modules by National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT):
- Introduction to Evidence –informed Decision Making in Public Health provides a practical introduction to EIPH using a realistic scenario as a model. The module is for EIPH novices as well as a great refresher for past NCCMT workshop participants who want to brush up on their skills or share the information with colleagues.
- Critical Appraisal of Intervention Studies (CAIS) module was designed for you. The module teaches you to assess the quality of research evidence from primary studies about the effectiveness of an intervention and to determine if those findings are reliable, relevant and applicable to your situation.
- North Carolina Resource for Public Health preparedness
- Supercourse: A global repository of lectures on public health and prevention targeting educators across the world.
- Skills enhancement for Public Health: A Public Health Agency of Canada initiative. The program consists of several internet-based modules designed to increase the knowledge, skill and abilities of public health practitioners.
- The Alberta Society for the Promotion of Sexual Health (ASPHS) presents sexual health and STI related workshops online throughout the year. Information on upcoming workshops...
- Online Health Program Planner: A practical, online tool to help you make program planning decisions and policy choices based on a sound process using the best available evidence. This tool takes advantage of recent advances in information technology and greater access to multiple sources of information online to help practitioners plan more effectively. Development of the tool was executed by The Health Communication Unit (THCU), supported by the NCCMT, and jointly promoted by THCU, NCCMT and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Canadian Best Practices Initiative.
- CDC Wonder: CDC's public health information dissemination portal.
- The Registry: methods and tools for knowledge translation in public health is a searchable, online collection of quality-assessed, evidence-informed methods (processes) and tools (instruments) for knowledge translation in public health.
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