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Global and Community Public Health

Resources for epidemiology, public health, health policy

Background Information

Health.gov  The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion presents information on dietary and physical activity guidelines, health literacy, quality and safety.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality part of DHHS, focuses on health quality and safety.

NIH Institutes and Centers  list of NIH's 27 research centers; many include fact sheets and statistical reports

HealthReach  From the National Library of Medicine, health information in many languages

SAMHSA  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation

  • World Bank Organization 
    Provides developmental assistance to developing countries; site describes projects, publications, research
  • World Health Organization 
    Priority site with links to global resources and publications.
  • Pan American Health Organization 
    Major international health organization whose aim is to strengthen national and local health systems and improve the health of the peoples of the Americas
  • CDC Global health CDC's Center for Global Health coordinates and manages the agency's resources and expertise to address global challenges such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, emergency and refugee health, non-communicable diseases, injuries, and more.
  • UNICEF Data UNICEF is a leading humanitarian and development agency working globally for the rights of every child. Child rights begin with safe shelter, nutrition, protection from disaster and conflict and traverse the life cycle: pre-natal care for healthy births, clean water and sanitation, health care and education.
  • The Campbell Collaboration   produces systematic reviews of interventions in behavioral and social sciences, including nutrition, social welfare and crime.
  • LILACS  Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information includes controlled clinical trials and resources in Spanish