Epidemiology for Practitioners – free e-learning

By Public Health Action Support Team (2020)

Welcome to our course on epidemiology for practitioners. You will learn about basic concepts of measures of disease burden, of association and causation, and of bias and confounding, and will be introduced to epidemiological study designs, along with their application, strengths, and limitations.

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Finding the evidence: Coronavirus

The PHE Knowledge and Library Services Team (KLS) has produced this page to help those, working on the current coronavirus outbreak, embed evidence-informed decision-making in their daily practice.
The page signposts to a range of open access resources that have been promoted by different groups including National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center, Erasmus MC, Cambridge University, Bedford Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Evidence Aid, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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Features, Evaluation and Treatment Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This is a review article which is updated weekly regarding COVID-19


WHO Database of publications on coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

“WHO is gathering the latest scientific findings and knowledge on coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) and compiling it in a database. We update the database daily from searches of bibliographic databases, hand searches of the table of contents of relevant journals, and the addition of other relevant scientific articles that come to our attention. The entries in the database may not be exhaustive and new research will be added regularly.”


Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 years on

By Institute of Health Equity (Feb 2020)

This report, Health equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 years on, was commissioned by the Health Foundation, to explore what has happened to health inequalities and social determinants of health in the decade since the Marmot Review. We provide in-depth analysis of health inequalities in England and assess what has happened in key social determinants of health, positively and negatively, in the last 10 years. Critically, we set out an agenda for the Government and local authorities to take action to reduce health inequalities in England. This agenda is based on evidence and practical action evidence from the Marmot Review, and enhanced by new evidence from the succeeding decade, including evidence and learning from practical experience of implementing approaches to health inequalities in England and internationally.

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Free coronavirus evidence

Several publishers are making their coronavirus content freely available. Click the following links to be taken to their websites Wiley https://secure.wiley.com/Coronavirus2020 Elsevier https://www.elsevier.com/connect/coronavirus-information-center Springer https://www.springernature.com/gp/researchers/campaigns/coronavirus  

PHE  https://phelibrary.koha-ptfs.co.uk/coronavirusinformation/ 

Community-centred public health: Taking a whole system approach

By Public Health England (2020)

This document examines at the elements of community-centred PH with practical examples across the 4 themes , an overview of whole systems approach as a concept, practical tips on where to start, and further resources.

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