Public Health Portals
- Directory of Epidemiology Societies
This site was created in conjunction with the first North American Congress of Epidemiology held in Toronto in 2001, and is a listing of links to 22 Epidemiology Societies around the world.
- Europa - Public Health
This link is the European Commission Public Health web site supported by the European Union Health and Consumer Protection Directorate-General. The mission of the EU Health and Consumer Protection Directorate-General is to help make Europe's citizens healthier, safer and more confident by keeping up to date the European Union’s laws on the safety of food and other products, on consumers' rights and on the protection of people's health. The Commission strives to improve public health in the European Union, to prevent human illness and diseases and to obviate sources of danger to human health. General information about the programs of the Commission appear on this site, as well as links to sites devoted to special topics such as Bioterrorism and HIV / AIDS.
- European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
ECDC is a European Union agency established in 2005 with a mission to “identify, assess and communicate current and emerging threats to human health posed by infectious diseases.” The site includes links to ECDC activities, publications, and health topics.
- Martindale's Public Health Center
This web site is the creation of Jim Martindale, a former consultant to the University of California, Irvine. It is a unique collection of links to four Public Health subgroups: Journals; Public Health Atlases, Cases, Courses, Videos/Movies; Laboratory Diagnostics & Protocols; and a Public Health Overview.
- Medical Society of the State of New York - Public Health
The Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) is an organization of approximately 30,000 licensed physicians, medical residents, and medical students in New York State. The Public Health portal on the MSSNY page includes resources divided into six categories: Health Alerts; Disaster Preparedness; Immunization; Public Health Concerns; Health Care Disparity; and Staying Healthy.
- National Health Policy Forum
NHPF is a non-profit based at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. “The National Health Policy Forum seeks to inform the public policy process by helping participants—federal health policymakers in the legislative and executive branches and in congressional support agencies—engage in rigorous, constructive, and respectful dialogue.” (see http://www.nhpf.org/about.cfm). NHPF produces Issue Briefs, Background Papers, and Basics reports to inform policymakers. A portal with links to other resources can be found at http://www.nhpf.org/links.cfm.
- Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce
The mission of the Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce is “Helping the public health workforce find and use information effectively to improve and protect the public's health.” The main topics linked from the portal home page are Health Promotion and Health Education; Literature and Guidelines; Health Data Tools and Statistics; Grants and Funding; Education and Training; Legislation and Policy; Conferences and Meetings; Finding People; Discussion and E-mail Lists; and Jobs and Careers.
- Public Health Policy (Canada) The Public Health Policy web site “provides a place for decision makers, policy analysts, students and other interested parties to find information about key issues impacting the provision of public health in Canada and internationally.” This web site is not produced or endorsed by the Canadian government, but rather highlights the public health work of Dr. Kumanan Wilson. The site includes links to Canadian Public Health Reports.
- Resources of Scholarly Societies
Public Health. This site, sponsored by the University of Waterloo Library (Ontario, Canada), is one of a set of subject pages in the Scholarly Societies Project, which facilitates access to websites of scholarly societies across the world. Links to websites of scholarly societies in Public Health (including epidemiology, infectious disease control, disease prevention, sanitation, health promotion, and environmental quality promotion) are listed on the web site. The web sites are assigned a “URL stability rank” (see more detail on the ranking formula at http://www.scholarly-societies.org/URL_stability_rank.html).
- Population Reference Bureau
The PRB focuses on four "core themes": Reproductive Health and Fertility; Children and Families; Population and the Environment; and Population Futures—Aging, Inequality and Poverty, Migration and Urbanization, and Gender. The PRB site has a collection of links divided into these core themes.
- Resource Guide for Public Health Preparedness
The Resource Guide for Public Health Preparedness is a gateway to freely available online resources related to public heath preparedness. Resources include expert guidelines, fact sheets, websites, research reports, articles, and other tools aimed at the public health community. All resources are cataloged and may be searched by keyword or browsed by topic.
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