Information Literacy in the Disciplines: Public Health

Last updated May 2018

The ACRL IS Information Literacy in the Disciplines Committee has gathered links and citations to information literacy standards and curricula developed by accrediting agencies, professional associations, and institutions of higher education in Public Health.

1. Standards and Guidelines from Accrediting Agencies and Professional Associations

Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH). “Framing the Future.”   (See: Undergraduate Education Framework; MPH Framework; DrPH Framework).

Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). 2011. “Competencies & Learning Objectives.”

Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice. 2014. “Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals.”

2. Related Research

Calhoun, Judith G., Rosemarie Rowney, Emilie Eng, and Yael Hoffman. 2005. “Competency Mapping and Analysis for Public Health Preparedness Training Initiatives.” Public Health Reports, 120(suppl) :91-99.

Calhoun Judith G., Pamela L. Davidson, Marie E. Sinioris, Eric T. Vincent, and John R. Griffith. 2002.  “Toward an Understanding of Competency Identification and Assessment in Health Care Management.” Quality Management in Health Care 11, no. 1 : 14-38.

Calhoun, Judith G., Kalpana Ramiah, Elizabeth McGean Weist, and Stephen M. Shortell. 2008. “Development of a Core Competency Model for the Master of Public Health Degree.” American Journal of Public Health 98, no. 9 : 1598–1607.

Coates, Heather L. 2016. “Mapping Data Information Literacy Competencies to Academic & Professional Standards in Public Health.”  IUPUI University Library: Indianapolis, IN.

Lê, Mê-Linh. 2014. “Information Needs of Public Health Students.” Health Information & Libraries Journal 31, no. 4 : 274-292.

Leung, Wai-Ching. 2002. “Competency Based Medical training: Review.” British Medical Journal 325 :693-695.

Miner, Kathleen R., Wendy Kurz Childers, Melissa Alperin, Joan Cioffi, and Nancy Hunt. 2005. “The MACH Model: From Competencies to Instruction and Performance of the Public Health Workforce.” Public Health Reports 120, suppl 1 : 9-15.

Woodhouse Lynn D., Alberto C. Cardelle, Steven W. Godin, Steven E. Shive, Tonya L.  Williams, Elizabeth A. Brensinger, and Adenike C. Bitto.  2006. “Transforming a Master of Public Health Program to Address Public Health Practice Needs.” Preventing Chronic Disease 3, no. 1.

3. Adaptable Instructional Materials

Association of College &  Research Libraries. “ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox: Health.”

Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH). “Faculty Resources.”

Community of Online Research Assignments (CORA). “Health.”

Harvard University: ablconnect. “Health Professions Education.”

Arizona State University Library. (2017).  “PICO: Research Questions for Health Sciences Tutorial.”