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Research Resources: Subject Guides: Public Health

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General Resources

Community Health Data Base
The Community Health Data Base provides local data that are community-based rather than resource-based; data that can be examined by different levels of geography, including census tract, health district, Minor Civil Division, and ZIP code; and longitudinal data that can be used as a baseline to measure changes in health, social status and access to care over time. The Online Data Tool includes access to over 900 health indicators for all Southeastern Pennsylvania (SEPA) ZIP codes, each county in SEPA, and the SEPA region as a whole. For Mac Users - Please use Safari or Google Chrome as your browser.

Hardin Meta Directory
As the name "meta directory" implies, Hardin MD is a "list of lists"; its purpose is to provide easy access to comprehensive resource lists in health-related subjects. It includes subject listings in large "one-stop-shopping" sites, such as MedWeb and Yahoo, and also independent discipline-specific lists. Hardin MD subject pages indicate the length of lists in each subject, making it easy to see at a glance which lists are most comprehensive.

Your source for timely, reliable and relevant humanitarian information and analysis. Their goal is to help you make sense of humanitarian crises worldwide. To do this, they scan the websites of international and non-governmental organizations, governments, research institutions and the media for news, reports, press releases, appeals, policy documents, analysis and maps related to humanitarian emergencies worldwide.

Scirus: for scientific information only

UNAIDS: The Joint United Nations Programme of HIV/AIDS

World dataBank
A data source that includes information on the global economy, finance, gender, education, health, natural resources, and environmental indicators. This resource, published by the World Bank, contains statistical data for over 600 development indicators and time series data from 1960 to the latest compiled for over 200 countries as well as 18 country groups. Databases include: World Development Indicators, Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, Africa Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millenium Development Goals.

World Development Indicators - see World dataBank

World Health Organization

Yahoo Health Links

Government Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Contains general health information, travel alerts, statistical information and links to publications and software.

A goldmine of good health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine.

National Institutes of Health
Contains links to health information, research news, funding opportunities, and related health organizations.

Public Health and Science
Information from the Office of Public Health and Science and links to other government health agencies.

Vital Statistics of the United States
Access to statistical data that includes natality, mortality, marriage and divorce.

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