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Harnessing Global Information to Meet Local Needs
A Health Sciences Library and School of Public Health collaborative sub-contract with Local County Health Departments
     
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    In the News:
    Official Communication (CDC) - Press releases and topics of current interest to the public
    Flu Information - US Department of Health & Human Services: Questions and Answers, Vaccine Availability, Preventing the Flue, Price Gouging Issues, Press Releases
     
    From the National Library of Medicine
    Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce - an excellent and recommended source for public health information
    National Library of Medicine (NLM) databases and electronic resources
     
    Training Opportunities
    Public Health Information and Data: A Training Manual (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) - A manual to support training public health workers on information access and management.
    Public Health Training Network (PHTN) - is a distance learning network of people and resources that takes training and information to the learner. (CDC)
    Train.org (Public Health Foundation) - Database of nationwide learning opportunities for public health professionals .
     
    Sources for Information
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.
    Health Topic A to Z from the CDC
    US Department for Health & Human Services (HHS) - United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services
    HHS Office of the Surgeon General - Public Health Priorities, etc.
    FirstGov - the official U.S. gateway to all government information, is the catalyst for a growing electronic government
    Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
    Public Health Law Program - CDC's efforts to improve scientific understanding of the interaction between law and public health and to strengthen the legal foundation for public health practice.
    Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)
    Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS)
    Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation - is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the nation.
    Public Health Image Library (CDC) - offers an organized, universal electronic gateway to CDC's pictures: photos, illustrations, audio/visuals, animations.
    National Academy Press - created by the National Academies, it publishes numerous online, full-text books written by some of the leading experts in the field of public health.
     
    Statistical Data
    FedStats - gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies
    National Center for Health Statistics' (NCHS/CDC) - a unique public resource for health information–-a critical element of public health and health policy.
    U.S. Census Bureau - statistical information regarding the U.S. population--demographic and socioeconomic information
    PeriStats - perinatal statistics developed by the March of Dimes Perinatal Data Center. PeriStats provides free access to maternal and infant health-related data at the US, state, county, and city level.
     
    States & New York State
    FASTSTATS A to Z State and Territorial Data (CDC)
    State Health Facts - by the Kaiser Family Foundation a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the nation
    National Academy for State Health Policy - a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to helping states achieve excellence in health policy and practice.
    New York State Department of Health
    Putnam County Health Department
    Orange County Health Department
    Westchester County Department of Health
     
    International Organizations
    World Health Organization (WHO) - the United Nations specialized agency for health, a source for for global health statistics and reports.
    United Nation's Children Fund (UNICEF) - for reports and data on international public health information, with a focus on children.
    Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) - is an international public health agency with 100 years of experience in working to improve health and living standards of the countries of the Americas.
    Eurostat - The statistical office of the European Communities. Provides a broad range of european demographic information as well as health information.
     
    Updated 3/8/11 H. Lougee-Heimer