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Social Media and the Future of Public Health
Researchers all over the world are beginning to explore when and how people respond to the use of social media for communications regarding various types of public health issues.
2012 Word of the Year: Big Data
Geoffrey Nunberg, a noted linguist and professor at UC Berkeley's School of Information, recently offered his thoughts on the word of the year.
LawAtlas: Tracking the Laws of Public Health
Public health informatics is about information informing action, and nowhere is that linkage more clear than in the way the law is used as a public health intervention.
NACCHO Launches New Public Health Informatics Blog
I wanted to direct your attention to NACCHO's new blog, ePublic Health Talks, which promises to be a welcome addition to the online conversation about public health informatics.
Is Public Health Ready to Embrace Social Media?
The Department of Health and Human Services has just launched a new contest for developers to create a Twitter app that tracks top-trending illnesses and automatically delivers that information to public health agencies.
Understand Your Workflow
Public health agencies have to understand how they do their work before they can consider technology solutions.