Tiffany.Buckner at DOH.WA.GOV
Thu Oct 18 10:39:42 PDT 2001
I am interested in helping out with the web site. I could do some volunteer
work if necessary, in research, editing, writing, or whatever you think is
Please feel free to contact me about this via email or at home,
From: Laura Larsson [mailto:larsson at u.washington.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2001 1:50 PM
To: Public Health Nutrition Discussion and Information Group
Subject: PHNUTR Website
Elizabeth and Friends:
Elizabeth raises a good issue and one I wish I had a real answer for.
There is a PHNUTR Website but it is in sad shape. I take full
responsibility for that. I have not been able to maintain the Website
because there just aren't enough hours in the day to run the discussion
groups, do my Fellowship at OHSU, and teach interesting workshops for
my public health colleagues. So, until my Public Health Informatics
Fellowship is over in the Fall of 2002, I can't even consider upgrading
the site and accepting new material.
I do see that an improved Public Health Nutritionist Website could be very
useful. Perhaps we could get CDC or USDA to consider developing a site for
Another solution is to see if anyone on the list has the time and
resources to set up another Website. Any volunteers?
With some support (it all boils down to money), I could hire a student to
work a few hours a week on the site and bring it up to its former glory.
There's still some very useful information on it, but it needs quite a bit
Another alternative is to set up an egroups account on Yahoo! which I
could easily do. It's very simple for people to upload files and store
them there. However, Yahoo! only gives us about 2MB of space and the
signup process on a personal level is cumbersome to say the least. Plus,
you'd end up with yet another discussion group to deal with. The other,
less attractive, side of a Yahoo! site is that it isn't a Website but more
of a threaded discussion group so that information is just slapped up with
the file name given by the owner. Not a pretty sight.
If you have other suggestions, let's talk about them.
NLM Informatics Fellow, OHSU
Health Services, University of Washington
larsson at u.washington.edu
listowner: PHNUTR-L, PHNURSES, PNWHEALTH, PHSW, HSR-L +
"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and
write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. " Alvin Toffler
On Wed, 17 Oct 2001, Elizabeth Cartwright wrote:
> Dear Laura Larsson and Public Health Nutrition ListServ members:
> Is there any way that the public health listserv could have a web site, or
> part of one, where members could post documents that they want to share,
> instead of attaching them to emails? I know that some people/projects
> don't have web sites that they can refer us to; or, as with the University
> of Connecticut, existing sites are sometimes out of order.
> Email attachments don't bode well with me. Some take a long time to
> download (meanwhile, other new messages can't be accessed), and I am
> generally not opening attachments anyway, due to the increasing number of
> computer viruses.
> I see listservs as a wonderful way to share information. I would
> like to see more and more sharing of the background and results of local
> public health nutrition programs, such as lessons-learned, program
> outcomes, and how skills have been attained and used. The CT FNP-IT report
> looks like a valuable resource; thank you so much, Rafael, for letting us
> know about it. How, though, can we make materials available to each other
> more safely and conveniently? Would some kind of shared web site, and the
> staff time to post documents to it, be cost prohibitive? Any other ideas?
> Just a thought!
> Very sincerely,
> Elizabeth Cartwright
> Seattle, WA
> At 07:31 PM 10/16/2001 , Rafael Perez-Escamilla wrote:
> >Please pardon the cross-posting.
> >Dear friends and colleagues,
> >Please find attached as a PDF file our 2000-2001 Connectiut
> >Family Nutrition Program for Infants, Toddlers, and Children
> >Pictographic Annual Report.
> >Please notice a number of highlights including:
> >1. Development, delivery and evaluation of 'Breastfeed with Pride'
> >mass media campaign'
> >2. Development of breastfeeding fotonovela (English & Spanish)
> >3. Development of 'Infant Feeding Guide: The First 12 Months'
> >(English & Spanish)
> >4. Training of Trainers on: 'Reaching Low-Income Audiences with
> >Multicultural Nutrition Education: Lessons Learned from the CT
> >Please take note that our website is still down. We are working on
> >the problem. We'll keep you posted on this.
> >Enjoy the report and I hope you had a wonderful World Food Day!
> >Rafael Perez-Escamilla, PhD
> >Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences
> >Extension Nutrition Specialist
> >University of Connecticut
> >Nutritional Sciences Department
> >3624 Horsebarn Road Extension
> >Storrs, CT 06269-4017
> >phone: (860)486-5073; fax: (860)486-3674
> >email: rperez at canr.uconn.edu
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