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Good Health Pointers to some important Public Health Resources

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Global Health Resources

Governments and Multi-National Organizations

United States Government
United Nations
Non-Governmental Organizations / Projects

Selected Resources for Specific Diseases

Cancer Prevention and Control
Communicable Diseases
Infectious Disease Prevention and Control
Smoking and Tobacco
Tropical Diseases
Vaccination and Immunization

Publications for Public Health Professionals
Guides and Catalogs of Public Health Resources

Health Science Degrees & Resources Online

Selected Resources by Subject Area

Disasters & Emergencies
Environmental Health
Epidemiological and Statistical Data
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Family Planning and Reproductive Health Resources
Health Law
Health Promotion / Disease Prevention
Injury and Safety
International Business and Industry
Mental Health
Micronutrient Resources
Nutrition & Hunger
Population & Reproduction
Rural Health
Travel Health Tools

Africa Health

Gateway/Starting Points

Essential Health Links
Africa (Stanford University)
Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine


Cochrane Library
Reproductive Health Library
WHO Global Health Library
TRIP Evidence
Google Scholar

Discussion/Email Lists


Full–text Articles/Books

Pubmed Central
BMJ Journals
Directory of Open–Access Journals
BioMedCentral Journals
Hesperian Health Guides


WHO Statistics
Demographic & Health Surveys

Continuing Education/Guidelines

Epidemiology Supercourse
International Guideline Library
WHO Guidelines
MSF Clinical Guidelines
Health Sciences Online
African Open Education



Child Health



http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/InSite - http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/hiv/index.php

Infectious Diseases


Mental Health http://www.who.int/mental_health/evidence/atlas/en/

Public Health


Reproductive/Sexual Health




Global Health Resources

Each of these links is a gateway to key electronic resources for public health professionals.



  • PubMed PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s free online search service offering access to nine million citations from the medical literature in Medline and Pre-Medline databases. Many citations include an abstract and links to full-text articles.

Governments and Multi-National Organizations

United States Government

Bilateral Agencies

United Nations

Non-Governmental Organizations / Projects

Electronic Publications of Special Interest to Public Health Professionals
  • ACP Journal Club, American College of Physicians: summaries and commentaries on selections from the biomedical literature.
  • AMA Publications: links to Web editions of JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) and archives of several other medical journals, American Medical News, Science News Summaries (including public health news), and Science News press releases of recent published research with abstracts. A brief one-time, no-cost registration process is required.
  • BMJ, the British Medical Journal.
  • EID: Emerging Infectious Diseases is published by the National Center for Infectious Diseases, CDC, international in scope, and intended for professionals in infectious diseases and related sciences.
  • Evidence-Based Medicine, the American College of Physicians and the BMJ Publishing Group: summaries and commentary on "significant evidence-based articles from the biomedical literature"; selections from print bimonthly journal.
  • Health Matters is an independent quarterly magazine about health politics and policy. It is non-profitmaking and has a principled editorial policy in support of the NHS and a reduction in health inequality both nationally and internationally. The magazine was launched in 1988 and has steadily built a strong reputation for clear, authoritative reporting and analysis.
  • International Journal of Epidemiology: contents and abstracts of current issues.
  • Journal Club on the Web, an on-line, interactive, general medical journal club, includes summaries of journal articles (mostly adult internal medicine) with comments and is authored and maintained by Michael Jacobson, MD, MPH, an internist/cardiologist.
  • Journal of Public Health Medicine: offers online contents and abstracts of current issues.
  • Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy from Merck & Co., a pharmaceutical company engaged in research: the Infectious Diseases, Disorders Due to Physical Agents, and Poisoning sections may be of particular interest to public health professionals [US].
  • Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), requires Adobe(TM) Acrobat(TM) Reader. An ASCII text version is available at the="gopher://cwis.usc.edu/11/The_Health_Sciences_Campus/Periodicals/mmwr">MMWR gopher site.
  • Nature Medicine, a monthly international biomedical research journal, offers tables of contents and article abstracts from recent issues.
  • New England Journal of Medicine, complete/partial text or abstracts of articles from current and past (1996) issues.
  • Science, the journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Guides and Catalogs of Public Health Resources

Selected Resources for Specific Diseases


Cancer Prevention and Control

  • Cancer - Contact information for member organizations, links to other organizations.
  • Cancer News on the Net, edited by Richard K.J. Brown, M.D.: links to news resources; information grouped by cancer type; articles accepted for review and Internet publication by editor.
  • National Cancer Institute, information for health professionals, basic researchers, and patients on all types of cancer, and guidelines for treatment including Treatment Protocols and patient information. The information is maintained and updated monthly by the National Cancer Institute [US].
  • Guide to Internet Resources for Cancer, University of Newcastle upon Tyne: includes links to resources grouped by type of cancer, medical specialty, country and language [UK].
  • OncoLink is a comprehensive resource for doctors and patients, including resources to help patients cope with the disease. Maintained at the University of Pennsylvania [US].
  • Mesothelioma Center is a one-stop resource on all asbestos issues ranging from occupational exposure to mesothelioma treatment options. It provides the latest, up-to-date information in the hopes of spreading awareness about the dangers of asbestos cancer.
Communicable Diseases

Diabetes Hepatitis

Infectious Disease Prevention and Control

  • UNAIDS - Good source for links to other AIDS organizations and institutions; 1996 statistics. The CDC AIDs Summaries are reprinted here.
  • HIV/AIDS Information - U.S. National Library of Medicine
  • CDC National Center for AIDS, STDs and Tuberculosis
    The U.S. National AIDS Clearinghouse database is here. Prevention and treatment protocols, statistical information and health education materials.
  • HEPNET - This site focuses on the needs of the medical community, providing updates on patient care issues, serology, new clinical papers and news releases, as well as links to many other excellent hepatitis related sites.
  • International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
    Contact information and a description of the organization.

Smoking and Tobacco
  • Arizona Cancer Center, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center.
  • Tobacco Control Archives, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF): papers, unpublished documents and electronic resources including the= Brown & Williamson Collection, documents consisting "primarily of scientific studies on the addictive nature of nicotine and other health effects of tobacco smoke."
Tropical Diseases Tuberculosis Vaccination and Immunization
  • The 1996="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov">Guide to Clinical Preventative Services includes a section on Immunizations and Chemoprophylaxis [US].

Selected Resources by Subject Area

Disasters & Emergencies

Environmental Health

Epidemiological and Statistical Data

Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Family Planning and Reproductive Health Resources

  • POPLINE - POPLINE provides citations with abstracts of the worldwide literature on population, family planning, and related health issues published since June 1997.
  • POPTECH - Source for evaluations of USAID projects.

Health Law

  • The Medical and Public Health Law Site, University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law: includes Law and the Physician: A Practical Guide, an electronic book, and Federal Regulations on Medicare Payments to Physicians, each organized as a searchable infobase [US].
  • Selected Internet Resources in Health Law and Policy, Saint Louis University School of Law Center for Health Law Studies: well-annotated links to health law resources arranged in categories [US].

Health Promotion / Disease Prevention Injury and Safety

International Business, Trade, Marketing and Industry Information

Mental Health

Micronutrient Resources

Nutrition & Hunger

  • Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP), U.S. Department of Agriculture: seeks to improve the nutritional status of the population by linking scientific research to the consumer.
  • Food and Nutrition Information Center, part of the National Agriculture Library [US].
  • International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation: "sound, scientific information on food safety and nutrition to journalists, health professionals, educators, government officials and consumers" [US].
  • International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS). The objects of the IUNS are:
    to promote advancement in nutrition science, research and development through international cooperation at the global level;
    to encourage communication and collaboration among nutrition scientists as well as to disseminate information in nutritional sciences through modern communication technology.
  • Internet FDA, U.S. Food and Drug Administration: food, drug and medical device safety and approval information including some FDA food and cosmetic documents in Russian and Spanish.
  • USDA Nutrient Values. (click the indexes)
  • Total Nutrition Truth at Brown University [US].
Population & Reproduction
  • Demography and Population Studies (Australian National University): a list of the leading information sources for researchers in the field of demography.
  • Office of Population Affairs (OPA), Dept. of Health and Human Services: adolescent pregnancy trends, grant information, family planning and reproductive health care resources, legislation [US].
  • US Agency for International Development (USAID) supports the stabilization of population growth and the promotion of health; USAID Web site.
Rural Health Travel Health


updated: 24 April, 2014

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