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Searches the literature on global and public health issues. This is one of the most comprehensive databases for global and public health. Good for information on public health issues and policies.
Founded in 1937, the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD) provides a focus for meeting the challenge to improve oral health. AAPHD membership is open to all individuals concerned with improving the oral health of the public.
Bandolier collects good quality evidence under a variety of different headings. They search for systematic reviews of treatments, of evidence about diagnosis, epidemiology or health economics, and abstract it.
Provides quick demographic information, as well as links to programs, services, and legal assistance.
Data from state-wide telephone based health survey. Topics include health, housing, access to care, employment, insurance, food environment, etc. Access requires free AskCHIS account.
Systematic reviews, plain language summaries, and planned reviews in crime and justice, disability, education, international development, knowledge translation and implementation, nutrition, and social welfare.
Data and information specific to Medicare, Medicaid, or specific health care topics or settings of care.
This is the CDC's main site, with links to a myriad of popular topics, publications, and research tools. Provides access to complete information about the agency and its various components, as well as funding, statistics and publications.
This CDC publication gateway site provides free access to numerous government infectious disease publications such as Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
Constructed as a snapshot to identify health issues at the county level.
Contains links to freely available disaster medicine and public health documents including expert guidelines, research reports, conference proceedings, training classes, fact sheets, websites, etc. Good for up to date information about best practices.
Website providing quick access to statistics related to topics of importance to public health. Statistics created by U.S. government and state agencies. Website maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics.
Finding aid for pamphlets and publications from the LA County Department of Community Services 1956-1965.
Information about and created for the staff of the Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, 1887-1999. Includes photographs, documents, publications, training films, audio recordings, blueprints, and administrative records.
Data tools with descriptions and corresponding agencies involved in research and activities related to children and families.
Database for diagnosing infectious diseases. Includes differential diagnosis tool, current information on disease outbreaks, and epidemiological data.
The New York Academy of Medicine's publication of grey literature publications in health services research and selected public health topics. As of January 2017, this site is no longer updated, but the resources are still accessible.
Locate measurement instruments such as surveys, questionnaires, tests, surveys, coding schemes, checklists, rating scales, vignettes, etc. Scope includes medicine, nursing, public health , psychology, social work, communication, sociology, etc.
Includes information about grants available from HRSA's Bureau of Primary Health Care, the Bureau of Health Professions, Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, and the HIV/AIDS Bureau.
Latest edition of annual report on trends in health statistics published by the National Center for Health Statistics.
This US government website uses plain language to explain current laws and regulations relating to health insurance and health care in the United States.
Search through publicly available data from national agencies. Search through datasets or by topic (community, health, quality, medicare, hospital, inpatient, national or state).
Consumer health website from the Office of Diesease Prevention and Health Promotion with over 1,400 health topics linking to government and non-profit organizations.
An interactive world map noting current diseases, as well as breaking reports of infectious diseases.
Search data collected under the HealthyPeople2020 intiative with 1,200 objectives. National data with some information available at the state level.
An outstanding and comprehensive site providing in-depth information about HIV/AIDS.
The IARC Monographs identify environmental factors that can increase the risk of human cancer. These include chemicals, complex mixtures, occupational exposures, physical agents, biological agents, and lifestyle factors.
The Institute of Health Economics in Alberta Canada provides free access to web-based statistics generated by national and global agencies and research groups. Focus on Canadian and American statistics, with some international coverage.
Consumer-focused research evidence on safety of using medication while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Data, policy recommendations, and tools focused on child and family welfare curated by Anne E. Casey Foundation.
"Online access to reports, publications, and statistics related to public health in Los Angeles County. Instructions for obtaining birth and death certificates and finding health clinics."
This system provides health information on American Indians and Alaska Native Elders. Includes policy, consumer health, and caregiver information.
Health resource for older adults and their caretakers. Includes videos and health topics for older adults, and training resources for information providers.
Alphabetical listing of links to all NIH databases and resources. Search by subject as well.
Data collected by state cancer registries enable public health professionals to understand and address the cancer burden more effectively. CDC provides support for states to maintain registries that provide high-quality data.
Archive of California's legislative information for dates 1993 to the present. Files available by using the Downloadable Database.
Online access to health news, health policies, health statistics, and other reports from around the world. Topics include quality of care, spending, value for money, financial sustainability, economics of prevention and public health, and pharmaceuticals
Focuses on public policy, international relations, economic and social conditions. Includes articles, books, conference papers, government reports, and research reports, 1915-present.
Maternal and infant health data for the United States at the state or regional level. Developed by the March of Dimes Perinatal Data Center.
Interactive mapping tool for viewing and creating maps displaying economic, health, and social data.
This database includes journals and magazines covering an enormous range of health subjects, from sports injuries to women's health, from food and nutrition to midwifery, from eye care to dentistry.
In the medical field, access to the latest health care information is always essential, whether it's for students, researchers, medical professionals, hospital administrators, or even for patients and their families. This database addresses these diverse needs by offering a central access point to a variety of essential content. Health Research Premium Collection serves a wide range of users with a broad collection of journals, evidence-based resources, and full-text dissertations, and includes the top ProQuest health and medical databases.
Indexes photographs, illustrations and multimedia files held by the CDC. Most of the images in the collection are in the public domain. Check beneath each image for a fair use statement that will tell you if there are any restrictions on image usage. Great for finding photos to illustrate presentations.
PubMed provides access to millions of citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. This version is customized for USC users to find the full-text of articles.
Abstract database of social work literature from 1977 to present. Topics include homelessness, child and family welfare, AIDs, aging, substance abuse, community organization, and more.