Public Health Information on the Web


The field of public health encompasses a wide array of disciplines including health education, epidemiology and nursing. Digital literacy and the effective utilization of online information are among the core public health informatics competencies for the 21st century. This hands-on class will highlight web resources tailored to the public health workforce.


Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the role of information in the public health environment
  • Identify resources to support health education and promotional programs and activities
  • Retrieve information in support of evidence-based public health
  • Obtain data sets and statistics relevant to public health on a state, local and national level
  • Identify resources available to stay informed of developments related to public health

Course Materials

Continuing Education

Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive 4 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be delivered through the mail at a later date.


Public Health on the Web Instructors

Middle Atlantic Region

Kate Flewelling, ,

Pacific Northwest Region

Patricia Devine, , ,

Pacific Southwest Region

Kay Deeney, , ,

Course Developer

Patricia Devine, Community Health Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM Pacific Northwest Region