Topics: Public Health

In addition to the Health Care Statistics, Medical Images, and Government Agency information topics, other subject-specific online resources are available.
Comprehensive PH Sites
Cross-Cultural Issues
Health Care Associations
International Resources
PH Assessment Tools
PH News, Health Education & Promotion
Research Foundations

Public Health: Comprehensive Public Health Sites

Evidence-Based Practice for Public Health Project
Guide to free public health resources based on the level of evidence-based information provided.

Partners for Information Access for the Public Health Workforce
Indispensible listing of web resources for finding literature, statistics, meetings, training opportunities and people important in the field of public health.

Resource Guide for Public Health Preparedness
A gateway to freely available online resources including guidelines, factsheets, websites, research reports, articles and photographs that may be searched by keyword or browsed by topic.

Public Health: Cross-Cultural Issues

Cross Cultural Health Care Program

Society for International Education, Training and Research (on public policy)

Public Health: Health Care and Health Policy Associations

Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy

American Association of Public health Physicians (AAPHP)

American Hospital Association (AHA)

American Medical Association (AMA)

American Public Health Association (APHA)

Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP)

Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH)

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)

Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH)

Healthcare Financial Management Associatin (HFMA)

National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ)

National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

National Association of Public Hospitals & Health Systems

Pan American Health Organization

World Health Organization

Public Health: International Web Resources for Public Health

Dept of Health U.K.

Health Canada Online

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

International Occupational Safety and health Information Centre (ILO-CIS)

International Resources (APHA)


Public Health Sites by Country

The World Bank

United Nations

WHO Library (WHOSIS)

World Health Organizatin (WHO)

Public Health: Assessment Tools

Provides information about geographic information systems, examples of GIS mapping, and links to both free and commercial GIS software, including GIS viewers.

GIS and Public Health from National Center for Health Statistics
Geographic information systems (GIS) software is used to graphically map data in order to better identify geographic trends. Public health professionals use GIS tools to better identify health issues and problems of specific geographic areas. An electronic newsletter and specific maps are available.

MAPP (National Association of City and County Health Officials)
MAPP stands for "Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships." It is a community assessment and planning tool. Features include examples on how to perform such assessments and an opportunity to construct an illustrated community roadmap. Free registration is required.

Performance Standards Instruments
NPHPSP is a program developed by several cooperating public health organizations and the CDC. The program focuses on the assessment and evaluation of public health at various levels.

Public Health: News, Education and Promotion

Association of State and Territorial Directors of Health Promotion and Public Health Education
Healthfinder and Infectious Facts provide easy-to-find and easy-to-read patient education pages

Environmental News Network

Health Alert Network
CDC Health Alert News

Health Education Professional Resources
Bulletin boards, listservs, credentialing info, jobs and health educational materials produced by New York University

Healthy People 2010
A statement of national health objectives designed to identify the most significant preventable threats to health and to establish national goals to reduce these threats.

Martindale Center

Public Health for Kids
Department of Health and Human Services pages for kids.

An introduction to toxic chemicals and environmental health risks you might encounter in everyday life, in everyday places.

World Health News

Public Health: Research Foundations
The publications of the first six foundations below are included in the database, Policy File.

Commonwealth Fund

Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI)

Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

National Conference of State Legislatures


Urban Institute

Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)

Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS)

Health Dialog

Healthcare Association of New York State

Institute of Medicine

Kaiser Family Foundation


Lasker Foundation

Medical Outcomes Trust

National Health Law Program

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

United Hospital Fund