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Creative Associates International. 2016. SDG Youth Action Mapper. Washington, DC: Creative Associates International, 1 v.

Annotation: This mobile app/platform is designed to help youth and others make progress towards the 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDB) through mapping, mobilization, and measurement. Topics include ending poverty and hunger, good health, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, renewable energy, good jobs and economic growth, innovation and infrastructure, reduced inequalities, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption, climate action, life in water and on land, peace and justice, and partnerships. Contents include portals for groups and organizations to document opportunities for taking action and for reporting progress towards SDG goals. A video on how to use the app/platform and a toolkit for organizing communities are also available.

Contact: Creative Associates International, 5301 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20015, Telephone: (202) 966-5804 Contact E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Communities, Community action, Goals, Information systems, Maps, Mobile application, Multimedia, Online systems, Outreach, Sustainability, Youth

Richards J, Mayer R, Lorenzo SB, Watson K. 2016. Advancing online public health training systems: Challenges and opportunities. Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health; in partnership with Public Health Learning Network, 243 pp.

Annotation: This report provides the first step in reviewing the current landscape of online public health learning systems, identifying components of systems that are effective in making learning more efficient, and providing promising practices to emulate in modernizing the nation's public health training delivery system. It describes current systems and makes recommendations to advance standards (tools), advance coordination (partners), and advance systems (infrastructure).

Contact: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Online systems, Public health, Training

Hilfiker S, Robison S, Petti MA, Miller B, eds. 2015. Health literacy online (2nd ed.). Rockville, MD: U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1 v.

Annotation: This resource provides guidance on why and how to design health websites and other digital health-information tools for all users. Topics include what we know about users with limited literacy skills, writing actionable content, displaying content clearly on the page, organizing content and simplifying navigation, engaging users, and testing your site with users with limited literacy skills. A printable checklist of strategies, an overview of user research, and an annotated bibliography are included.

Contact: U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite LL100, Rockville, MD 20852, Fax: (240) 453-8282 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Communication, Design, Guidelines, Health education, Information dissemination, Interactive media, Internet, Low literacy, Manuals, Online systems, Oral health

Public Health Informatics Institute. 2015. Toolkit for planning an EHR-based surveillance program. Decatur, GA: Public Health Informatics Institute, multiple items.

Annotation: This toolkit is an organized set of field-tested tools designed to support planning for a public health surveillance program that will rely on data from electronic health record (EHR) systems. It is organized based on public health informatics principles and methods and includes seven sections. Contents include an introduction to the purpose and tools for each step; guides that provide information to help prepare for team meetings and worksheets to facilitate planning team meetings, input, and documentation; and recommended readings for the planning coordinator and team members. Topics include making the value case, clarifying legal and policy issues, forming partnerships, analyzing clinical data and workflow, analyzing technical options, implementing data exchange, and optimizing data quality and use.

Contact: Public Health Informatics Institute, 325 Swanton Way, Decatur, GA 30030, Telephone: (866) 815-9704 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (800) 765-7520 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Data analysis, Data sources, Decision making, Group processes, Medical records, Methods, Online systems, Population surveillance, Program planning, Teamwork

Farrukh A, Sadwick R, Villasenor J. 2014. Youth internet safety: Risks, responses, and research recommendations. Washington, DC: Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings, 18 pp.

Annotation: This paper provides an overview of research representative of the depth and breadth of publications addressing child and youth online safety. Contents include an analysis of key findings, knowledge gaps, and policy recommendations. Topics include cyberbullying, sexual solicitation and unwanted exposure to sexual content, the role of privacy, parent and community involvement, and intergenerational gaps in attitudes toward internet safety issues.

Contact: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 797-6000 Fax: (202) 797-6004 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Bullying, Children, Communication, Confidentiality, Internet, Interpersonal relations, Measures, Online systems, Policy development, Protective factors, Psychosocial development, Research, Risk factors, Safety, Sexual harassment, Trust

Children's Safety Network. 2014. Internet safety: 2014 resource guide. Waltham, MA: Children's Safety Network, 14 pp.

Annotation: This resource guide provides links to organizations, programs, publications, and resources focused on Internet safety, as well as information on a variety of subtopics related to the Internet, including: alcohol and drugs, cyberbullying, sexting, social networking, and suicide and self-harm. Each item in the guide includes a short description and a link to the resource itself. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Children's Safety Network, Education Development Center, 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453-8313, Telephone: (617) 618-2918 Fax: (617) 969-9186 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Bullying, Children, Communication skills, Internet, Mental health, Online systems, Relationships, Resources for professionals, Risk factors, Safety

National Agricultural Library. 2013. Agricultural thesaurus and glossary (13th ed.). Beltsville, MD: National Agricultural Library,

Annotation: This thesaurus provides broad and detailed coverage of all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including human nutrition. The Web site lists terms alphabetically and by subject category, and includes a search feature for locating terms in the thesaurus. It is also available in a Spanish edition that contains regional terms of Latin American countries.

Contact: National Agricultural Library, Abraham Lincoln Building, 10301 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705-2351, Telephone: (301) 504-5755 Secondary Telephone: (301) 504-6856 Fax: (301) 504-6927 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Agriculture, Nutrition, Online databases, Online systems, Spanish language materials, Thesauri

Goldsmith D. 2012. Creating dashboards to monitor your oral health program. Westborough, MA: DentaQuest Institute, 1 video (62 min.); slides.

Annotation: This webinar provides an overview of a dashboard used to highlight an oral health program’s financial status. Dashboards, which are business intelligence tools, can serve as guides to help develop program goals and targets and measure program performance. The webinar addresses what is needed to create dashboards, identifies key practice data metrics, and discusses standard reports that dashboards can generate.

Contact: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, 465 Medford Street, Boston, MA 02129-1454, Telephone: (617) 886-1700 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Costs, Data, Financing, Measures, Multimedia, Online databases, Online systems, Oral health, Productivity

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. 2011–. County health rankings and roadmaps. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, multiple items.

Annotation: This website provides access to 50 state reports, ranking counties within the 50 states according to its health outcomes and the multiple health factors that determine a county's health. Each county receives a summary rank for its health outcomes and health factors and also for each of four health factors: health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and the physical environment. Users can drill down to see specific county-level data (as well as state benchmarks) for the measures upon which the rankings are based. The website contains information on the approach, ranking methods, action steps, and descriptions of health improvement efforts from around the country.

Contact: University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Population Health Sciences, 610 Walnut Street, 575 WARF, Madison, WI 53726, Telephone: (608) 263-6294 Fax: (608) 262-6404 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Environmental influences, Health behavior, Health services, Health status, Online systems, Public health, Socioeconomic factors, Statistical data

Virginia Commonwealth University Center on Human Needs. 2011. County health calculator. Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation,

Annotation: This interactive online application shows -- for the United States, states, or counties -- the impact that education and income have on health. The application allows visitors to change variables for income and education outcomes for any county and then view the consequences for mortality rates. Data elements include deaths per year, deaths per 100,000 people (death rate), mortality rate, deaths averted per year, and percentage of deaths averted per year.

Contact: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 50 College Road East, Princeton, NJ 08540-6614, Telephone: (877) 843-7953 Fax: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Communities, Educational attainment, Low income groups, Mortality, Online systems, Socioeconomic factors, Statistical data

Cantrell C. 2010. Electronic enrollment of newborns into Medicaid: Insights from Oklahoma. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 4 pp. (State health policy briefing)

Annotation: This issue brief focuses on Oklahoma's recent implementation of an electronic enrollment system (migrated from a paper-based system) for newborns in hospitals. The brief discusses the system's development and benefits from the system, including improvements in efficiency and program analysis, immediate billing for services, facilitating establishment of medical homes, and reduced administrative costs.

Contact: National Academy for State Health Policy, 10 Free Street, Second Floor, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 874-6524 Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101 Fax: (207) 874-6527 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Costs, Health care systems, Hospitals, Information systems, Medical homes, Newborn infants, Oklahoma, Online systems, State programs, Systems development

Wysen K. 2003. A state guide to online enrollment for Medicaid and SCHIP. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 22 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes findings and issues identified by a Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program Enrollment and Online Applications WorkGroup sponsored by the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP). The report is divided into the following main sections: (1) introduction: what is online enrollment? (2) step 1: should your state implement online enrollment? (3) step 2: what objectives can be fulfilled by online enrollment? (4) step 3: what are online enrollment implementation issues? and (5) step 4: what functions should be considered as components of online enrollment systems? The report also includes a conclusion. Three appendices include other resources, a summary matrix of states' online enrollment systems, and the NASHP online enrollment Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) team.

Contact: National Academy for State Health Policy, 10 Free Street, Second Floor, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 874-6524 Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101 Fax: (207) 874-6527 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Enrollment, Health, Internet, Medicaid, Online systems, Public policy, State children's health insurance program, State programs

Lewin Group. 2002. Application of a distance learning evaluation plan to Data Skills Online. Falls Church, VA: Lewin Group, 42 pp.

Annotation: This is the second of two documents prepared to help the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) better understand how distance learning approaches to continuing education and professional training contribute to its mission and programmatic goals. It proposes an evaluation framework and demonstrates how the framework can be applied to the online course Data Skills Online, a project funded by HRSA's Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Contact: Lewin Group, 3130 Fairview Park Drive, Suite 800, Falls Church, VA 22042, Telephone: (703) 269-5500 Fax: (703) 269-5501 E-mail: Web Site:

Keywords: Distance education, Online databases, Online systems, Program evaluation

Editors of EEI Press. 2000. E-what?: A guide to the quirks of new media style and usage. Alexandria, VA: EEI Press, 116 pp.

National Research Council, Committee on an Information Technology Strategy for the Library of Congress. 2000. LC21: A digital strategy for the Library of Congress. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 265 pp.

Annotation: This book offers the Library of Congress support and guidance on how the library can fulfill its role of serving Congress in the digital age and document and preserv the history of American creativity in building a collection with truly worldwide scope. Topics include cooperation among libraries, the rise of electronic format documents, cost issues, a brief history of the Library of Congress and its service to Congress and the nation, the building and organizing of print and digital collections, and management issues and information technology infrastructure of the Library of Congress. Book chapters include: (1) digital revolution, library evolution, (2) the Library of Congress: from Jefferson to the twenty-first century, (3) building digital collections, (4) preserving a digital heritage, (5) organizing intellectual access to digital information: from cataloging to metadata, (6) the Library of Congress and the world beyond its walls, (7) management issues, and (8) information technology structure. A bibliography is provided. The book includes four appendices, which contain biographies of committee members, a list of briefers at the plenary meeting and site visits, a list of letters received, and a list of acronyms.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 0-309-07144-5.

Keywords: Cataloging, Computers, Data, Information, Information services, Libraries, Library collection development, Library of Congress, Library services, Management, Online systems

Wright G. [1998]. Family Empowerment and Service Coordination on the Information Superhighway [Final report]. Lincoln, NE: Center on Children, Families, and the Law, 46 pp.

Annotation: The overall aim of this project was to establish and evaluate the Nebraska Network for Children and Families (NNCF). This project: (1) Established the management structure, including a project management committee and a community-based, multicultural project advisory committee; (2) established the NNCF system and recruited and trained parent and professional users; (3) developed family-centered, culturally competent information resources pertinent to health care reform, the service delivery system, and parenting or caring for children with special health care needs; and (4) demonstrated that NNCF participation enhanced professional leadership toward family-centered, culturally competent, community-based care. NNCF was made Internet accessible. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Children with Special Health care Needs, Communication Systems, Electronic Bulletin Boards, Electronic Mail, Families, Health Care Reform, Information Networks, Online Systems, Parent Networks

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Youth online: High school YRBS. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,

Annotation: This web-based data system allows users to view and analyze national, state, and local Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) results. The system provides access to comprehensive results on youth health risk behaviors from 1991 through 2011. Features include interactive tables that allow users to filter and sort results by race and ethnicity, sex, grade, or site; capability to filter racial and ethnic subgroups; ability to create tables with results from multiple sites or multiple questions; ability to test statistical differences between two results using t-tests; graphing capabilities; and the ability to create customizable fact sheets.

Contact: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Statistics, Adolescents, Data, Health behavior, Integrated information systems, Online databases, Risk taking, Surveys


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.