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A Common Wealth of Public Health Information: Home

About This Website

The Common Wealth of Public Health & Primary Care Information website has a wealth of free, publicly-available information for healthcare providers.  The purpose of this website is to support evidence-based decision-making by Virginia's public health and primary care workforce.  The goal is to provide access to publicly available/open access research information via the Internet. 

Navigating the website

Links on the left-sidebar enable navigation to information resources on broad topic sections.  Each topic section may have sub-topic sections indicated by tabs at the top of each page that lead to more specific information.

The "How To..." guide and its tabs provide information on how to find articles; how to use PubMed;  how to use other databases; how to get journal articles; and how to find e-books.

Open access

The free resources collected here can be used for individual research, clinical practice, interdisciplinary training, keeping abreast with public health & primary care issues and statistics as well as continuing education. The guide provides links to resources that are openly available without subscription.

This project reflects the NIH Public Access Policy and the National Library of Medicine's many open access information resources.

Project Origin

This website originated through a previous collaboration between the VCU Libraries and Virginia's Capital and Rappahannock Area Health Education Center (AHEC) programs, and continues to be maintained by VCU Libraries with free, open access resources.

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