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Knowledge management for public health professionals
  • Published Date:
    January 2005
Filetype[PDF - 751.46 KB]


Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (U.S.) ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) ;
  • Description:
    Executive Summary -- 1. Introduction -- 2 .Knowledge Management Concepts -- 2.1. Building Blocks -- 2.2. What Is Knowledge Management? -- 2.3. Core Components of Knowledge Management -- -- 3. Knowledge Management and Public Health -- 3.1. Public Health Need for Knowledge Management -- 3.2. Challenges of Knowledge Management in Public Health -- 3.3. Knowledge Management and the Public Health Information Network -- -- 4. Steps to Public Health Knowledge Management -- 4.1. Support a Culture that Cultivates Information Sharing -- 4.2. Develop an Understanding of and Appreciation for Content -- 4.3. Implement Processes to Support Knowledge Development -- 4.4. Explore Technology Approaches -- -- 5. Conclusion -- -- Appendix A. Contributors and Reviewers -- Appendix B. Public Health Knowledge Management Activities Identified by Public Health Professionals -- Appendix C. Examples of Public Health Knowledge Management Functions for the Essential Public Health Services -- Appendix D. References -- Additional Knowledge Management Resources

    "'Knowledge Management' is an approach for addressing the information overload that has evolved over the last few years. ASTHO in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has sought the input and expertise of numerous local and state officials in developing this document. This knowledge management primer is meant to provide health officials and other public health practitioners a high level introduction into the concepts involved in knowledge management, and to share some ideas about how experts and practitioners have attempted to organize their information. " - p. 1

    "This project was made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Cooperative Agreement to Improve the Nation's Public Health Infrastructure with State/Public Health Agencies/Systems (#U50/CCU315903-04). The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) is grateful for this support. Public health officials nationwide have expressed interest in documentation for managers that can help to explain emerging or complex information management tools. "Knowledge Management" is an approach for addressing the information overload that has evolved over the last few years. CDC and ASTHO have sought the input and expertise of numerous local and state officials in developing this document. Two meetings were held to discuss this topic: one at the 2nd Annual Public Health Information Network Stakeholders' Conference in May 2004 in Atlanta and another as a day-long discussion in Chicago in July 2004." - tp verso

    Bibliography: p. 35.

  • Funding:
    U50/CCU315903-04
  • Supporting Files:
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