Chapter 5 of the Friis and Sellers (2018) textbook focuses on sources of epidemiological data. During this discussion, you will be evaluating one of the scholarly online sources used by epidemiologists and comparing it with another non-scholarly online source. Please do the following:
Review Exhibit 5-1 on pages 243-244
Review the website (links are in the textbook) associated with your last name as noted below:
Last name A-B: Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
Last name C-D: American Cancer Society
Last name E-F: American Public Health Association
Last name G-H: British Medical Journal
Last name I-J: Directory of Health and Human Services Data Resources
Last name K-L: JAMA Network/American Medical Association
Last name M-N: National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health
Last name O-P: National Center for Health Statistics
Last name Q-R: New England Journal of Medicine
Last name S-T: Pan American Health Organization
Last name U-V: The Food and Drug Administration
Last name W-X: U.S. Census Bureau
Last name Y-Z: World Health Organization
Describe the website and the key epidemiological information that is available on this site.
Explain what type of information would be used by epidemiologists (You may want to refer back to Week 2 and the seven uses of epidemiology found on page 57 of your textbook to help formulate your response).
Explain what makes this information valid and reliable for use by epidemiologists and other health professionals.
Your original post will be considered a jumping point for significant research and discussion. It should be shorter than your responses. Your original discussion should be at least 150 words. Please note that you will need much more time for your response posts…so you may want to review them early for your final postings on Day 7.
My last name is Garcia so it would be British Medical Journal
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