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NYAM/NLM Health Policy/Public Health Forum Slide Presentations

The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) cosponsored a health policy and public health forum, Accessing Useful Information: Challenges in Health Policy and Public Health at the NYAM on March 23, 1998. Several of the slide presentations can be viewed by clicking on the author links below.

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Registration & Continental Breakfast

Welcome

Jeremiah A. Barondess, M.D.
President, The New York Academy of Medicine

Conference Overview

Roz D. Lasker, M.D.
Director, Division of Public Health
The New York Academy of Medicine

Session I: Information Needs in Health Policy & Public Health

Results of Recent Studies

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Public Health Practice Program Office
Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

The Retrieval Problem: Knowledge Bases and Search Engines

Clifford Lynch
Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information

Available Resources for Retrieving Public Health & Health Policy Information

Neil Rambo, M.L.S.
Associate Director
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region
University of Washington

Marjorie A. Cahn, M.A.
Head, National Information Center on Health Services Research
National Library of Medicine

Audience/Speaker Discussion of Information Retrieval Issues

Luncheon

Session II: Quality of Information in Health Policy & Public Health

Problems in the Field

Brad Gray, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Health and Science Policy
The New York Academy of Medicine

Ronald Bialek, M.P.P.
Executive Director
Public Health Foundation

Useful Quality Criteria

Jana Bradley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Indiana University School of Library and Information Science

Audience/Speaker Discussion of Quality Issues

Session III: Meeting the Need: Roles for Library, Government Agencies, and Informatics Communities

Betsy Humphreys, M.L.S.
Deputy Associate Director
National Library of Medicine

Dave Ross, Sc.D.
Assistant Director
INPHO/Public Health Practice Program Office
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Shannah Koss
Program Manager, Government and Healthcare
IBM Worldwide Healthcare Industry

Reception

Proceedings of this forum are available in the Bulletin of The New York Academy of Medicine: A Journal of Urban Health 1998 Dec;75(4):777-895