Public mHealth: Mobile Applications for use in Public Health

Abstract

The use of mobile and wireless technologies to support health goals and objectives is becoming standard for even the least tech-savvy among us. This session will introduce mobile applications for a variety of devices that can greatly assist in the practice of Public Health. Available from the National Library of Medicine and other organizations, these tools assist with timely access to information, community mobilization and health promotion efforts, disaster preparedness/response/recovery, and greater health awareness.

Measurable objectives:
Attendees will:

  1. Understand the importance and varied uses of mobile technologies within the field of Public Health.
  2. Learn about free mobile applications useful in the practice of Public Health
  3. Become familiar with the resources available from the National Library of Medicine and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine

Agenda with timeline

Hands-on preferred, but not necessary

1-3 hours
3hr:
Introduction and welcomep;
Definitions
Introduction to Mobile Technologies
Exercise
Break
Free mHealth Resources
Exercise
Evaluation

2hr:
Introduction and welcome
Definitions
Introduction to Mobile Technologies
Exercise
Break
Free mHealth Resources
Exercise
Evaluation

For 1hr class:
Introduction to Mobile Technologies
Free mHealth Resources

Instructors

Public mHealth: Mobile Applications for use in Public Health

Continuing Education

  • This class has been approved by the Medical Library Association for 1-3 contact hours of CE credit.
  • MLA Course Listing 

Course Developer

Sheila Snow-Croft is the Public Health Coordinator at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region (NN/LM SEA).