Health Promotion and Education: Web Resources

A Marriott Library guide created to help faculty, staff, students, and researchers interested in health promotion and education.

Web Resources

Utah-Specific

Utah Health Policy Project

Utah Department of Health 

Office of Health Disparities (Utah Department of Health)

Starting Points

MedlinePlus

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institutes of Health

familydoctor.org
Health information from the American Academy of Family Physicians

Healthfinder® 

Institute of Medicine
Part of the National Academy of Sciences, provides "unbiased, evidence-based, and authoritative information and advice concerning health and science policy..."

Kaiser Family Foundation

MayoClinic.com 

National Bureau of Economic Research 

Rand 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 

World Health Organization (WHO)
Health agency of the United Nations.

 

Associations

American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB) 

America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH®)

American Medical Association 

American Public Health Association (APHA)

International Union for Health Promotion and Education (the IUHPE)

National Environmental Health Association 

Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)

Evidence Based Practice (EBP) / Evidence Based Medicine (EBM)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) 

Health Services/Technology Assessment Text (HSTAT) 

Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre)

Database of Promoting Health Effectiveness Reviews (DoPHER)


Evidence Based Medicine
Subject guide from Johns Hopkins University on Evidence Based Medicine.

LHS Peoria EBM- Levels of Evidence3
Tutorial on using Evidence Based Medicine from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

National Guideline Clearinghouse

Netting the Evidence http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/ir/netting/
From the University of Sheffield in the UK, a good starting point for finding journals, databases, and organizations on EBP.

 

 

Government Reports and Publications

Healthy People.gov (Healthy People 2020)

Health, United States, 2005 http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/hus.htm
"Presents key findings from the major data systems of the National Center for Health Statistics" including trends over time information by "age group, sex, race and Hispanic origin, geography..."

Healthy People 2000 http://odphp.osophs.dhhs.gov/pubs/hp2000/
This is an historical archive of this report that has been continued by the Healthy People 2010.

Healthy People 2010 http://www.health.gov/healthypeople/

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) http://nces.ed.gov/
Education statistics from the United States Department of Education

Statistical Abstract of the United States http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/


Other Links

Global Health: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Grey Literature Report http://www.nyam.org/library/greyreport.shtml
From the New York Academy of Medicine, provides links to publications not published by commercial groups.

  National Bureau of Economic Research http://www.nber.org/
16 Nobel Prize winners have been researchers at this nonprofit, non partisan research organization. Documents include:
--THE IMPACT OF STATE PHYSICAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS ON YOUTH PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND OVERWEIGHT (May 2005)
--THE INCIDENCE OF THE HEALTHCARE COSTS OF OBESITY
-- NBER Bulletin on Aging and Health

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