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Health Consumers:
  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) - One of the 13 major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), provides news, health topics A-Z, data & statistics, information on publications, software, training employment and more.
  • Drugwatch.com - Information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide.
  • Medline Plus - Access to extensive information about specific diseases, and links to dictionaries, lists of hospitals and physicians, health information in Spanish and other languages, and clinical trials
  • National Health Information Center  - A health information referral service, established by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
  • NIHSeniorHealth.org - Health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.
  • Nutrition Government - Access to all US Gov. web site of nutrition.
  • PubMed - “PubMed® from the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, provides free access to MEDLINE and links to full text articles when possible.  PubMed comprises more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.”
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Guidelines/Policies:
  • Health Hippo (from FindLaw) - A collection of policy and regulatory materials related to health care, including congressional testimony, legislation, and recent [court] decisions impacting managed care.
  • Healthy People - by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans.
  • National Guideline Clearinghouse - A public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, an initiative of of the Agency for Health care Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Statistics:

  • American Fact Finder - Your source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data from U.S. Census Bureau.
  • Data and Statistics, CDC - Provides scientific data and surveillance on diseases, as well as health statistics.
  • FASTATS - National Center for Health Statistics - Quick access to health-related topics such as vital statistics, disease statistics, morbidity and mortality arranged in an A-Z listing.
  • KIDS COUNT Data Center - "A project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, KIDS COUNT is the premier source for data on child and family well-being in the United States"
  • State Health Facts Online - "State-level data on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation..." for all states and U.S. territories, from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
  • State of the Cities Data Systems (SOCDS) - Provides data for individual Metropolitan Areas, Central Cities, and Suburbs.
  • World Health Report - An annual report on human health around the world, including research on health risks, diseases, and disabilities, from the UN World Health Organization (WHO).
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