Aiding Public Health and Evidence-Based Practice

In this writing assignment, you will write a one- to two-page paper in which you describe how informatics is used in public health. In addition, you will explain how informatics relates to evidence-based practice.

Step 1 Identify a recent public health concern related to health promotion or disease prevention.

Determine how informatics can be used to identify this concern, provide evidence-based care, and evaluate this public health concern.

Step 2 Analyze the public health concern.Include responses to the following questions as you write your paper:

  • Describe the recent public health concern.
  • How could informatics be used to locate evidence related to this health concern?
  • If you chose to research this topic of interest, how could informatics assist you?
  • How could informatics be used to improve patient outcomes or even prevent the public health concern you identified?