Online Informatics PhD Program
Program Director, Judith Effken announced that the University of Arizona College of Nursing plans to offer a new online doctoral program beginning in August, 2003. Their
goal is to make excellent doctoral education more accessible to students
who cannot always leave their homes or jobs to attend a face-to-face
Focal areas for study are available in systems or informatics,
vulnerable populations, and biobehavioral responses to injury mechanisms.
For more details, go to their website.
In an information economy, access to and control over media messages is critical. If knowledge is power, then the production and distribution of ideas and information are the tools to transform that power into positive change. For groups supporting youth empowerment, we must ask: How can we put these powerful tools to work to produce, analyze, and control information so that power ultimately resides in the hands of young people? .
The Media - A tool for change?
read entire article at HFRP (Harvard Family Research Project)
|New EU Guidelines for E-Health Web Sites
In response to the rapid growth of e-health services across Europe, the
European Commission has released a new set of quality criteria for Web sites
providing health information to EU citizens. The over-arching principle is
that a health-related Web site must state clearly its target audience and
take care to "ensure that both the style and nature of the information, and
its presentation, are appropriate for the chosen audience". According to the
Commission, national and regional health authorities, relevant professional
associations and private medical Web site owners are now expected to
implement the criteria in a manner "appropriate to their Web site and
read entire article at Europemedia.net
Health Infrastructure Report Released
Information for Health: A
Strategy for Building the National Health Information Infrastructure. This report and
recommendations from the U.S. National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics,
which advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services on health
information policy, is the result of extensive input from individuals and
organizations around the country. The full length 100 page report is available for viewing online (pdf) at