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West Virginia Bureau for Public Health

West Virginia Bureau for Public Health

The WVBPH website provides information on vital records, community and rural health services, environmental standards, epidemiology, licensing and certification, emergency care system, threat preparedness and family health in the state of West Virginia.
Subject: Regional & Country Information–North America–United States–Southeast (Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, District Of Columbia); Health & Medical Sciences–Public Health–U.S. State Departments Of Health

20 Questions on Genetically Modified Foods

20 Questions on Genetically Modified Foods

The World Health Organization answers the top twenty questions about genetically modified (GM) foods. This resource provides information about what GM foods are, why they are produced, how they are regulated, and potential effects on humans and the environment. This resource offers an excellent introduction to GM foods, as well as links to more in- …
Subject: Science & Technology–Agriculture & Aquaculture; Health & Medical Sciences–Public Health

Public Health & Prevention

Public Health & Prevention

This Medscape site features “Resources Centers” on numerous topics including: addiction, depression, geriatrics, hepatitis C, sports medicine, etc. Other resources here include continuing medical education, conference coverage, patient education, library of free journals, and discussion boards.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Public Health; Health & Medical Sciences–Preventive Medicine

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report is a CDC publication which includes provisional data “based on weekly reports to CDC by state health departments.”
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Public Health; Health & Medical Sciences–Health & Medical Sciences News; Health & Medical Sciences–Diseases, Disorders & Syndromes

CDC WONDER

CDC WONDER

The CDC WONDER–Wide-ranging ONline Data for Epidemiologic Research– homepage states, “WONDER provides a single point of access to a wide variety of reports and numeric public health data.” This includes 40 text-based and numeric databases. Public-use available datasets available on WONDER include information on, “mortality (deaths), cancer incid …
Subject: Regional & Country Information–North America–United States; Health & Medical Sciences–Public Health; Reference–Census Data & Demographics

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

From the CDC’s NCIPC website: “The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) works?? to reduce morbidity, disability, mortality, and costs associated with injuries.” Information available on this site includes: injury fact sheets, the Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS), injury maps, and downloadable …
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Public Health; Health & Medical Sciences–Injuries

U.S. Health Policy Gateway

U.S. Health Policy Gateway

Professor at the Duke Center for Health Policy maintains this web portal which is intended for the U.S. health policy community, media and general public. It includes five components: What’s What In Health Policy, Who’s Who in Health Policy, Area Health Profiles/Comparisons, Health Policy Reference Desk, and Key Health Policy Issues.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Health And Medical Sciences Blogs; Health & Medical Sciences–Public Health

NCBI Bookshelf

NCBI Bookshelf

The National Center for Biotechnology Information’s Bookshelf “provides free access to over 700 texts in life science and healthcare,” all of which are authored and edited by medical professionals. Users can browse, retrieve, and read Bookshelf’s content, as well as discover related information and research.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Public Health; Health & Medical Sciences–Medical Research; Health & Medical Sciences–Health Care Issues; Health & Medical Sciences–Diseases, Disorders & Syndromes

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

The DHHS website provides information on vital records, health statistics, child care and child support resources, disease control information, environmental health and licenses and certifications in the state of New Hampshire.
Subject: Regional & Country Information–North America–United States–New England States (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont); Health & Medical Sciences–Public Health–U.S. State Departments Of Health

Arkansas Department of Health

Arkansas Department of Health

The ADH website provides information on vital records, environmental standards, health standards, data and research, veteran’s affairs, disease and injury prevention in the state of Arkansas.
Subject: Regional & Country Information–North America–United States–Southcentral (Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee); Health & Medical Sciences–Public Health–U.S. State Departments Of Health

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Provides information on vital records, public health statistics and data, emergency planning and preparedness, the MassHealth insurance program and other programs offered through the Office of Health and Human Services in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Subject: Regional & Country Information–North America–United States–New England States (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont); Health & Medical Sciences–Public Health–U.S. State Departments Of Health

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

The WDHS website provides information on vital records, health programs and services, health care providers, prescription drug savings, disability determination, filing public complaints and licensing and certifications in the state of Wisconsin.
Subject: Regional & Country Information–North America–United States–Midwest -Eastern (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin); Health & Medical Sciences–Public Health–U.S. State Departments Of Health

World Health Organization Statistical Information System

World Health Organization Statistical Information System

The WHOSIS Web site (WHO Statistical Information System) provides core health statistics and epidemiological data as well as information presently available in the World Health Organization. More than 70 indicators, along with their definitions, can be accessed via a quick search.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Public Health; Health & Medical Sciences–Health Care Issues

The Scorecard: The Pollution Information Site: Health Effects

The Scorecard: The Pollution Information Site: Health Effects

“Using information from scientific sources and regulatory agencies, Scorecard provides listings of the chemicals that can cause cancer, harm the immune system, contribute to birth defects, or lead to any of nine other types of health impacts. Chemicals whose health hazards are widely recognized by authoritative scientific organizations are separate …
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Public Safety; Health & Medical Sciences–Public Health; Science & Technology–Environmental Sciences & Ecology; Health & Medical Sciences–Diseases, Disorders & Syndromes

Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs

Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs

Part of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, this site promotes worldwide health communication in the area of reproductive health. Find over 450 reproductive health, population and development organizations; the POPLINE database of citations on population, family planning, and related health information; and full text articles on th …
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Women’s Health; Health & Medical Sciences–Sexuality–Contraception; Health & Medical Sciences–Public Health; Health & Medical Sciences–Health Care Issues