38 Core Resources For Public Health Professionals

Public health professionals analyze the effect on health of the population and the environment in order to create and develop programs to protect the health of families at the state, local and national levels. These highly qualified professionals attempt to prevent problems from either happening or re-occurring through implementation of educational programs, policies and regulations. While clinical professionals such as doctors focus primarily on treating a population, public health professionals instead look at limiting health disparities and advocating health care equality and accessibility.

I’ve taken the time to research what I feel are critical resources for public health professionals to know, learn, and understand at any time in of their career.

Public Health Journals

  1. Alcohol and Alcoholism by Oxford University Press

  2. American Journal of Epidemiology by Oxford University Press

  3. American Journal of Public Health by American Public Health Association

  4. Emerging Infectious Diseases by CDC

  5. Environmental Health Perspectives by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

  6. Occupational and Environmental Medicine by BMJ Publishing Group

  7. Preventing Chronic Disease by Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Government Agencies

  1. Administration for Children and Families

  2. Agency for Health Care Research and Quality

  3. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

  4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  5. Cooperative State Research Education and Extension Service

  6. Department of Health and Human Services

  7. Environmental Protection Agency

  8. Food and Drug Administration

  9. General Accounting Office

  10. Government Printing Office

  11. Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  12. U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

Public Health Education Videos

  1. Careers in Public Health by UGA College of Public Health

  2. Public Health Impact- Careers

  3. Profiles in Public Health: LT Shane Deckert

  4. CDC’s Tracking Network: Working Toward a Healthier Planet

  5. The Art of Public Health: Yale University

Distance Learning

  1. ASPH.org MPH Via Distance Learning

  2. Online MPH Masters in Public health options

  3. CEPH Accredited School Search

  4. Best Online Public Health Master’s with No GRe

Public Health Apps

  1. Solve the Outbreak App

  2. Influenza Application for Clinicians and Health Care Professionals

  3. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Application

  4. FluView

  5. CDC Mobile Application (Main Agency App)

Public Health Training, Career & Jobs

  1. Preparing Public Health Professionals in a Changing World

  2. National Public Health Employment at Emory Univ

  3. 50 Awesome Public Health Careers For The Future

  4. Health Reform Planning Tool for State and Local Health Departments

  5. Public Health Careers Resource by Association of Public Health Schools & Pfizer

  6. Pursue a Career in Public Health

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Lorrie Andrew-Spear

Greetings Rob – great list. Do you have any advice for Public Health blogs/news services, etc. to subscribe to/follow? For example, I get the Physicians First Watch by Journal Watch each morning and scan it for an overview of health news/research results, etc. I just transitioned into Public Health Communications six months ago, and am trying to familiarize myself with the field, so I can first understand the complex issues that I’m responsible for communicating, in a more understandable way, to the public. I can’t tell you how many diseases, terms and conditions, etc., I have Googled! Medical professions do like their complex terminology…

Henry Brown

Lorrie Here are some of the sources I use to keep myself update somewhat within the Health Field:

Government Health IT Blogs http://www.govhealthit.com/blog/all

Mobile Health News http://mobihealthnews.com/

Kaiser Health News http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/

Kaiser Health News Blog: http://capsules.kaiserhealthnews.org/

National Institutes of Health’s Medline Plus http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

News feed from Medical News Today (MNT) http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/