Nursing Reference Center Plus:
The CDC just released the updated Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI)
This is an interactive online tool that provides public health profiles for all 3,143 counties in the United States.
Please choose California and Kern County for the local data.
Health information has the potential to affect healthcare decisions. Evaluating the health information one consults is therefore important.
Two wonderful resources on this topic you should consult are
MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing
Evaluating Internet Health Information: A Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine.
The Los Angeles Times recently published an interactive map with patient safety ratings for 250 California hospitals, based on data analysis by Leapfrog Group, an employer-backed nonprofit that tracks health care quality, http://graphics.latimes.com/california-hospital-scores/.
Fall 2014 hospital safety scores for hospitals in other states are available from the Leapfrog web site, http://www.hospitalsafetyscore.org/.
Free online access to “Reviews of Science for Science Librarians: Ebola Virus Disease,” by Anna Jarrett. This article is a timely resource for all science, public health, and medical librarians.
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NLM has just announced the release of new versions of the MedlinePlus Mobile sites in English and Spanish!
The new sites are optimized for mobile phones and tablets.
The new sites have all of the content found on MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español, and an improved design for easier use on mobile devices.