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Public Health in Social Media
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The number of social media sites and applications dedicated to public health is huge and there are plenty of opportunities for public health to use this power, but finding only relevant resources takes time and effort. As usual, Webicina is here to help.

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News and Information on Public Health


Websites containing quality and reliable health information can provide people interested in dermatology with valuable support and resources. You can follow the updates and news of these sites easily with RSS as described in this video.

If you don't want to learn how to use RSS, PeRSSonalized Public Health, a free, simple, multi-lingual Webicina service that features the latest news of the most relevant social media resources focusing on medical conditions and specialties, is created for you.



This video shows how it works:



You can also insert the term "public health" into the custom Pubmed feed box, and you will receive the latest peer-reviewed articles focusing on public health automatically.

Public Health RSS Feed


We collected the best sites focusing on public health-related support and information below. Please let us know if you have suggestions.


Public Health News and Support


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Public Health Law News


  • Description: "For over 60 years, CDC has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability. We are committed to programs that reduce the health and economic consequences of the leading causes of death and disability, thereby ensuring a long, productive, healthy life for all people."
  • Quality: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (or CDC) is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. It is also accredited by HONcode.

CDC Public Health Law News

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Medscape - Public Health and Prevention


  • Description: "Medscape offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals the Web's most robust and integrated medical information and educational tools. After a simple, 1-time, free registration, Medscape automatically delivers you the specialty site that best fits your profile. You can also change your Medscape homepage to any of our other specialty and profession sites at any time."
  • Quality: Medscape is a part of the WebMD network.

Medscape Public Health and Prevention

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Medical News Today - Public Health News


  • Description: "The latest Public Health News articles published daily. Includes news on public health hazards, health services administration, biostatistics, epidemiology, access to care, health education, legislation, law enforcement and more."
  • Quality: The most comprehensive medical news site. More than 2 million unique visitors every month.

Medical News Today Public Health News

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ScienceDaily - Public Health News


  • Description: "ScienceDaily is one of the Internet’s most popular science news web sites. Since starting in 1995, the award-winning site has earned the loyalty of students, researchers, healthcare professionals, government agencies, educators and the general public around the world. Now with more than 3 million monthly visitors, ScienceDaily generates nearly 15 million page views a month and is steadily growing in its global audience."
  • Quality: Click here to see the editorial board and the awards

ScienceDaily Public Health News

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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - Public Health News Center


  • Description: "Public health news and research developments from Johns Hopkins."
  • Quality: "The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is dedicated to the education of a diverse group of research scientists and public health professionals, a process inseparably linked to the discovery and application of new knowledge, and through these activities, to the improvement of health and prevention of disease and disability around the world."

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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American Public Health Association


  • Description: "The Association aims to protect all Americans, their families and their communities from preventable, serious health threats and strives to assure community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventive health services are universally accessible in the United States. APHA represents a broad array of health professionals and others who care about their own health and the health of their communities."
  • Quality: "The American Public Health Association is the oldest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world and has been working to improve public health since 1872."

American Public Health Association

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MedPage Today - Public Health and Policy


  • Description: "MedPage Today is the only service for physicians that provides a clinical perspective on the breaking medical news that their patients are reading. Co-developed by MedPage Today and The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education, each article alerts clinicians to breaking medical news, with summaries and actionable information enabling them to better understand the implications."
  • Quality: Contact information and details about the editorial staff are provided.

MedPage Today Public Health and Policy

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World Health Organization (WHO) - Public Health and Environment


  • Description: "Proper environmental management is the key to avoiding the quarter of all preventable illnesses which are directly caused by environmental factors. The environment influences our health in many ways — through exposures to physical, chemical and biological risk factors, and through related changes in our behaviour in response to those factors."
  • Quality: Accredited by HONcode.

WHO Public Health and Environment

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Harvard School of Public Health


  • Description: "The overarching mission of the Harvard School of Public Health is to advance the public’s health through learning, discovery, and communication."
  • Quality: "The School produces knowledge through research, reproduces knowledge through higher education, and translates knowledge into evidence that can be communicated to the public, policy makers, and practitioners to advance the health of populations." It is also accredited by HONcode.

Harvard School of Public Health

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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Public Health Focus


  • Description: "Protecting the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, dietary supplements, and products that give off radiation."
  • Quality: "Helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to improve their health." It is also accredited by HONcode.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Public Health Focus

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Public Health


  • Description: "This is the website of the European Commission's Directorate for public health and risk assessment. It provides information on policies and decisions taken at European, national and international level to protect Europeans' health by enabling them to make healthy choices and live healthier lives."
  • Quality: Accredited by HONcode.

Public Health

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Faculty of Public Health


  • Description: "The Faculty of Public Health (FPH) is the standard setting body for specialists in public health in the United Kingdom. FPH is the professional home for more than 3,000 professionals working in public health. Our members come from a diverse range of professional backgrounds (including clinical, academic, policy) and are employed in a variety of settings, usually working at a strategic or specialist level."
  • Quality: "Our overarching mission is to promote and protect the health and wellbeing of everyone in society by playing a leading role in assuring an effective public health workforce, promoting public health knowledge and advocating for the very best conditions for good health."

Faculty of Public Health

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World Health News


  • Description: "World Health News, an online news digest from the Center for Health Communication at the Harvard School of Public Health. The site covers critical public health issues from around the world. It is designed to be a resource for an international audience of policy makers and journalists as well as public health researchers, practitioners, and advocates."
  • Quality: "World Health News offers a combination of original reporting and a digest of news stories and commentaries from newspapers and magazines worldwide on pressing issues in public health. It includes special features prepared by the Harvard School of Public Health, such as videotaped interviews with experts, as well as access to radio and television coverage of important breaking public health news stories from websites of leading news organizations."

World Health News

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Public Health Information Network (PHIN)


  • Description: "The CDC Public Health Information Network (PHIN) is a national initiative to improve the capacity of public health to use and exchange information electronically by promoting the use of standards and defining functional and technical requirements."
  • Quality: "PHIN strives to improve public health by enhancing research and practice through best practices related to efficient, effective, and interoperable public health information systems."

Public Health Information Network

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Social Bookmarking


Social bookmarking lets you store, organize and manage bookmarks of web pages on the Internet with the help of metadata.

Here are a few social bookmarking sites and the collection of links featuring your field of interest.

Diigo


Diigo: If you browse or read a lot on the web, we believe you will find Diigo indispensable. Diigo is two services in one -- it is a research and collaborative research tool on the one hand, and a knowledge-sharing community and social content site on the other.

diigo

Click here to see all the public health-related sites submitted on Diigo.com.

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The number of social media sites and applications dedicated to public health is huge and there are plenty of opportunities for public health to use this power, but finding only relevant resources takes time and effort. As usual, Webicina is here to help.