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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 welcome                        
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

Southeastern Atlantic Region

Sheila Snow-Croft, Public Health Coordinator, ,

Continuing Education

This class has been approved by the Medical Library Association for 1-3 hours of CE credit.

Author

Sheila Snow-Croft, Public Health Coordinator for the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region