July 2014 - Highlights from the The Nation's Health, a publication of the American Public Health Association:
COVER STORY: Work to join public health, primary care moves ahead
Public health workers and primary care physicians may work toward the same goal — healthier people — but bringing the two fields together is not a simple task.
The Practical Playbook: Public Health and Primary Care Together initiative provides tools to help local stakeholders jumpstart collaborations in their communities.
Launched by the de Beaumont Foundation, Duke Community and Family Medicine, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Practical Playbook is a free, web-based tool designed to facilitate public health and primary care integration.
Institute of Medicine. Primary Care and Public Health: Exploring Integration to Improve Population Health. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2012.
Ensuring that members of society are healthy and reaching their full potential requires the prevention of disease and injury; the promotion of health and well-being; the assurance of conditions in which people can be healthy; and the provision of timely, effective, and coordinated health care. Achieving substantial and lasting improvements in population health will require a concerted effort from all these entities, aligned with a common goal.
About This Website
The Common Wealth of Public Health & Primary Care Information website has a wealth of free, publicly-available information for healthcare providers.
Links on the left-sidebar enable navigation to information resources on broad topics while tabs at the top of each page 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.
About The Website Project
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. An expert advisory committee assisted the project partners define the subject topics listed in the left sidebar.
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 Website was produced through a continuing collaborative partnership between the VCU Libraries and Virginia's Capital and Rappahannock Area Health Education Center (AHEC) programs.
This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C with the University of Maryland Baltimore.