Public Health Information

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Douglas Schuler
Public Sphere Project (CPSR)

Public health information is often unavailable to people who need it most. In many cases the information that is available is not presented in a way that is understood by people.


This pattern submission is a DRAFT.

Need to discuss the importance of public health information.

Need to discuss problems of developing useful public health information and disseminating it.

Probably need to talk about the need for PRIVACY of data.

This pattern can tie in with Citizen Science, Citizen Science, Enhancing Access to Relevant Health Information, Effective Mutual-Help Medical Websites and Community and Civic Indicators patterns.


Develop relevant and comprehensible public health information and make it widely available. (Involve people in the design of their own public health information.)

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