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Internet Guides
HealthWeb: Public Health
A collaborative effort between the Public Health Library, the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan and the HealthWeb Project.
Public Health Links from APHA
A series of links on various public health topics available on the American Public Health Association website.
Public Health Resources on the Internet
This site was compiled by the Public Health Library at the University of California, Berkeley.
Selected Internet Resources in Public Health
A list of resources compiled by the Epidemiology and Public Health Library at Yale University.
Internet Sites
Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC)
FNIC is a part of the National Agriculture Library and provides resources and databases about food and nutrition.
Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition
A regulation agency of the Food and Drug Administration.
Demography & Population Studies
This site keeps track of "leading information facilities of value and/or significance to researchers in the field of Demography."
Harvard School of Public Health: "exchange of perspectives on gender, rights and reproductive ealth issues"
Public Health Calendar
News of upcoming meetings, educational opportunities and events from APHA's newsletter "The Nation's Health".
Public Health Image Library (PHIL)
A searchable index of images of people, organisms, objects, and places related to the field of public health developed by the CDC.
Reports of the Surgeon General
The Reports of the Surgeon General contains official reports, conference and workshop reports, and proceedings from the Office of the Surgeon General.
Supercourse: Epidemiology, the Internet and Global Health
A series of public health lectures designed to provide an overview on epidemiology and the Internet for medical and health related students around the world.
The Future of Public Health (1988)
This seminal guidance document published by the Institute of Medicine in 1988 evaluates the challenges faced by the field of public health at that time and presents strategies for reform and advancement of the field.
The Future of the Public's Health in the 21st Century (2002)
This Institute of Medicine report follows up on the progress made since the publication of "The Future of Public Health" in 1988 and outlines areas where improvement is still needed and trends which are likely to affect the field of Public Health.
The Grey Literature Page
A resource from the New York Academy of Medicine with information about and bibliographies of public health-related grey literature, which includes "non-conventional, fugitive, and sometimes ephemeral publications."
A searchable database of continuing education opportunities in the field of public health.
Who Will Keep the Public Healthy? Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century (2002)
This Institute of Medicine report provides a framework for how education, training and research in schools of public health can be developed to meet the needs of future public health professionals and further the goal of improving the health of the population.
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Organizations, Associations, and Agencies
American Public Health Association (APHA)
"The oldest and largest organization of public health professionals in the world, representing more than 50,000 members from over 50 occupations of public health."
Association of Schools of Public Health
A national organization representing the deans, faculty and students of the accredited member schools of public health.
Institute of Medicine
"The Institute provides objective, timely, authoritative information and advice concerning health and science policy to government, the corporate sector, the professions and the public."
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
NCHS is a health statistics agency that is a part of is a part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Public Health Foundation
A national, non-profit organization dedicated to achieving healthy communities through research, training, and technical assistance.
World Health Organization
The United Nations specialized agency for health, includes health topics pages, WHO publications and a directory of specialized WHO Internet sites.
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Consumer Health Information
MEDLINEplus: Poisoning/Toxicology/Environmental Health
Online health information selected for the public by the National Library of Medicine. Includes news and government information.
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African Index Medicus
an international index to African health literature and information sources developed by the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA) with the technical support of the World Health Organization
African Journals Online (AJOL)
A database which includes over 70 African journals in the health sciences, agriculture, social sciences and science/technology.
CDC Wonder
A database that provides access to a wide variety of CDC reports, guidelines, and numeric public health data.
The Combined Health Information Database or CHID is a bibliographic database that provides titles, abstracts, and availabile information for health information and health education resources.
EnviroText is an on-line searchable library that provides you with easy access to environmental laws, regulations, and guidance as well as Native American Treaties and Constitutions.
Global Population Database
This database maps the populations of many countries around the world.
HazDat Database
HazDat, is the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry's Hazardous Substance Release/Health Effects Database. The database was developed to provide access to information on the emergency events the health of human populations.
LILACS - Latin American and Caribbean Literature on Health Sciences
A database that indexes more than 650 health-related journals, books, proceedings and other resources from Latin American and Caribbean countries.
Material Safety Data Sheets
A searchable database of ~ 250,000 MSDS files.
OSHA Regulations
A searchable table of contents of 29 CFR - Standards
The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program of the National Cancer Institute a source of information on cancer incidence and survival in the United States.
TOXNET Toxicology Data Network
TOXNET, at the National Library of Medicine, is a group of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas.
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Electronic Newsletters and Journals
BMC Public Health
A freely accessible journal from BioMed Central which publishes original research articles in all aspects of epidemiology and public health medicine.
The Nation's Health
The official newspaper of the American Public Health Association. Some articles are restricted to APHA members only.
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