Top 50 Free Public Health Resources Worth Bookmarking

Online resources for public health resources is growing, including government resources, online publications and global health initiatives. While you can find some lists hidden away in several government or educational resources, the ability to know what might be available may remain elusive. This list focuses on the top 50 free public health resources worth bookmarking, and the links represent a good portion of current available resources for your convenience.

Washington D.C.Government Resources

  1. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: AHRQ’s mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency and effectiveness of American health care.
  2. Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry: ATSDR serves the public by taking public health actions and providing health information to prevent exposures and diseases related to toxic substances.
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: The CDC provides health and safety information to the public, researchers and scientists and policy makers, among others.
  4. Department of Health & Human Services: HHS is the government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.
  5. Food and Drug Administration: The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, the nation’s food supply, cosmetics, products that emit radiation, and tobacco products.
  6. Healthfinder: Use this site to find services and information, to use personal health tools and to learn about health hazards and diseases.
  7. MedlinePlus: MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the NIH and other government agencies and health-related organizations.
  8. National Institutes of Health: NIH, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency.
  9. Office of the Surgeon General: The Surgeon General provides Americans with the scientific information on how to improve health and reduce illness and injury.
  10. Rural Assistance Center: This government resource carries information about rural health.
  11. Womens Health: This federal government resource focuses on women’s health and well being.

Public HealthPublic Health Associations

  1. American Association of Public Health Physicians: AAPHP was founded in 1954. It serves as the voice of physician directors of state and local health departments.
  2. American Public Health Association: The APHA is an organization of public health professionals that has been working to improve public health since 1872.
  3. American Social Health Association: For almost 100 years ASHA has provided information about sexually transmitted diseases/infections (STD/STIs).
  4. Association of Schools of Public Health: The ASPH promotes the efforts of schools of public health to improve the health of every person.
  5. Association of State and Territorial Health Officials: ASTHO is the national nonprofit organization representing the public health agencies of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia.
  6. Health Resources in Action: This is a nonprofit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts dedicated to promoting public health and advancing medical research.
  7. National Association of County & City Health Officials: NACCHO supports efforts that protect and improve the health of all people and all communities nationwide.
  8. Public Health Foundation: PHF is dedicated to achieving healthy communities through research, training, and technical assistance.
  9. Society for Public Health Education: SOPHE is an independent, international professional association made up of health education professionals and students.
  10. South Asian Public Health Association: SAPHA maintains one of the largest and most active network of professionals committed to South Asian health issues.

PrintMediaPublic Health Magazines and Journals

  1. American Journal of Public Health: AJPH is dedicated to publication of original work in research, research methods, and program evaluation in the field of public health.
  2. Berkeley Health Magazine: This is the magazine produced for the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health.
  3. BMC Public Health: This is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in the epidemiology of disease and the understanding of all aspects of public health.
  4. Carolina Public Health Magazine: This University of North Carolina magazine contains news about faculty research, public health professionals and partnerships.
  5. Emory Public Health Magazine: The Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University is an academic health science and service center focused on health care and public service.
  6. Johns Hopkins Public Health Magazine: This is the online magazine of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  7. Journal of Public Health: The Journal of Public Health invites submission of papers on any aspect of public health research and practice.
  8. Perspectives in Health Magazine: This magazine is published by the Pan American Health Organization.
  9. Public Health: The Royal Society for Public Health is an independent, multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of collective human health and well-being.
  10. The Open Public Health Journal: This is an open access online journal which publishes original research articles, reviews and short articles in the field of public health.
  11. UCLA SPH Magazine: The University of California offers news and more from their School of Public Health.
  12. Yale Public Health Magazine: This magazine originates from the Yale School for Public Health, offering information about this topic from around the globe.

LawPublic Health Policy

  1. Global Health Policy Center: The Center for Strategic & International Studies offers a strategy for U.S. engagement on global health issues.
  2. Journal of Public Health Policy: This journal is committed to providing a source of scholarly articles on the epidemiologic and social foundations of public health policy.
  3. Kaiser Family Foundation: This group tackles topics such as health reform, Medicaid, Medicare and insurance.
  4. National Association of Public Health Policy: NAPHP’s mission is to improve the health of the people of the U.S. by helping to develop health policy.
  5. National Health Policy Forum: This group’s mission is to cultivate a learning community among key senior staff in Congress, its support agencies, and the executive branch of the federal government to improve health policy-making processes.
  6. Public Health Policy: This site highlights the work of Dr. Kumanan Wilson and other researchers into this increasing important area of study.

GlobeGlobal Resources

  1. American International Health Alliance: AIHA’s partnerships and projects focus on public health challenges in developing and transitioning nations around the globe.
  2. Demographic and Health Surveys: The DHS program has collected, analyzed and disseminated data on population, health, HIV and nutrition through more than 200 surveys in over 75 countries.
  3. Family Health International: FHI is a global health and development organization that has been improving lives since 1971.
  4. Global Environment Facility: GEF unites 182 member governments, international institutions, nongovernmental organizations and the private sector to address global environmental issues.
  5. Global Health: This magazine’s goal is to improve the lives of people around the world primarily by reducing the burden of disease.
  6. Global Health Council: The Global Health Council is the world’s largest membership alliance dedicated to saving lives by improving health throughout the world.
  7. Health Action International: This organization works to increase access to essential medicines and to improve the rational use of medicines.
  8. Health Volunteers Overseas: Health Volunteers Overseas is a private non-profit organization dedicated to improving the availability and quality of health care in developing countries.
  9. USAID Global Health: USAID’s commitment to improving global health includes confronting global health challenges through improving the quality, availability, and use of essential health services.
  10. World Federation of Public Health Associations: Founded in 1967, this organization is the only worldwide professional society representing and serving the broad area of public health, as distinct from single disciplines or occupations.
  11. World Health Organization: WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.
Posted by Samantha Reno
on Jun 29, 2010

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