Resources to help you access the public health literature as well as links to titles from members of the Partners project.
See How to Access Journal Articles for strategies to access and obtain full text journal articles.
As news about the Ebola outbreak continues to dominate headlines, APHA has published the 20th edition of its Control of Communicable Diseases Manual as a key resource for public health professionals fighting infectious disease. (American Public Health Association (APHA))
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has launched a Web collecting initiative to capture and preserve selected born-digital content documenting the 2014 Ebola outbreak. (National Library of Medicine (NLM) U.S.)
The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) has announced the publication of a Health Education & Behavior (HE&B) supplement devoted to the latest research and practice to promote healthy aging. All articles in the HE&B supplemental issue are provided through open access.
The National Library of Medicine's PubMed Special Queries page now includes a link to a new MEDLINE/PubMed Population Health Special Query that is a PubMed search of relevant MeSH headings and text words combined strategically to retrieve PubMed citations. MeSH headings were selected with the assistance of members of the Institute of Medicine Board on Population Health and Public Health.
Search engine for finding published literature on genetic associations and other human genome epidemiology. The list of selected articles can be redirected to PubMed.
Online digital library of education research and information.
A growing list of evidence-based resources, linked to the 2020 goals.
Provides evidence on interventions that might be considered in the context of natural disasters and other major healthcare emergencies.
Focused coverage of systematic and non-systematic reviews of effectiveness in health promotion and public health worldwide. This register currently contains details of over 2,500 reviews of health promotion and public health effectiveness.
Gateway that allows users to search several key health and agriculture databases at one time.
Searchable registry of quality-rated systematic reviews evaluating the effectiveness of public health interventions.
Searchable database of articles from over 140 medical and allied health academic journals that have been critically appraised to identify those that are methodologically sound. Articles that pass this process are rated by clinicians for relevance and newsworthiness.
A collection of links to tools and resources on health disparities including a pre-formulated PubMed search on health disparities.
PMC, formerly PubMed Central, is a free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
The Population Health Special Query is a PubMed search of relevant MeSH headings and other text words to retrieve citations about health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group.
Online database comprised of millions of citations and abstracts for biomedical and health services literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. It encompasses those areas of the life sciences, behavioral sciences, health services research, chemical sciences, and bioengineering needed by health professionals and others engaged in basic research and clinical care, public health, health policy development, and related educational activities.
Provides summaries and full-text of selected systematic reviews on the prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions.
Bibliographic database for toxicology that provides information covering the biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals.
Pre-formulated PubMed search strategies to find peer-reviewed research to support the development of evidence-based interventions to achieve Healthy People 2020 objectives.
Pre-formulated PubMed search strategies to support achieving Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators objectives.
Learn how to order full-text articles through a local health sciences library.
This search tool allows access to journal article summaries, from 11 systematic reviews of the published health disparities literature.
Science.gov is a gateway to over 50 million pages of authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. government agencies, including research and development results. The advance search feature lets you search across PubMed, AGRICOLA and other databases.
SafetyLit provides abstracts of research reports relevant to preventing unintentional injuries, violence, and self-harm.
Systematic reviews in education, crime and justice, and social welfare.
Systematic reviews of primary research in human health care and health policy about the effects of interventions for prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.
Provides citations to agricultural literature.
The Global Health Library (GHL) provides access to information and scientific evidence on health, particularly in developing regions. The GHL is designed to create a global space to promote and connect local, national, regional and international flows of information on health.
The American Journal of Public Health is dedicated to original work in research, research methods, and program evaluation in the field of public health. Access to articles published in the last 10 years requires a member or subscriber password. (American Public Health Association (APHA))
Free full-text archive of AJPH-published research older than two years. (American Public Health Association (APHA), National Library of Medicine (NLM) U.S.)
Journal intended to advance practice-oriented learning in the fields of public health communication and social marketing. (George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Services)
Emerging Infectious Diseases is a peer-reviewed journal established expressly to promote the recognition of new and reemerging infectious diseases around the world and improve the understanding of factors involved in disease emergence, prevention, and elimination. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) is a peer-reviewed open access journal dedicated to the effect of the environment on human health. EHP is a publication of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS))
The journal features peer-reviewed articles related to the organization, financing, and delivery of public health services; the structure, operation, and management of public health delivery systems; the application of quality improvement methods in public health settings; and/or the impact of these endeavors on population health. (National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services and Systems Research, Public Health Practice Based Research Networks US)
Peer-reviewed, bimonthly journal that publishes authoritative empirical research and commentary on critical health issues of interest to a broad range of professionals whose work involves understanding factors associated with health behavior and evidence-based social and behavioral strategies to improve health status. (Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE))
Health Promotion Practice (HPP) publishes authoritative, peer-reviewed articles devoted to the practical application of health promotion and education. (Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE))
(Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA))
International, peer-reviewed journal that aims to advance the practice and research knowledge base of health sciences librarianship. Free full-text articles available in PubMed Central. (Medical Library Association (MLA))
The agency's primary vehicle for scientific publication of timely, reliable, authoritative, accurate, objective, and useful public health information and recommendations. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
Quarterly journal that addresses the art and science of teaching and learning, and how it contributes to the formation and ongoing development of the health promotion professional working in any site and with a range of populations. (Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE))
International, peer-reviewed, open-access general medical journal covering all areas in the medical sciences. (Public Library of Science (PloS))
Preventing Chronic Disease is a peer-reviewed electronic journal established to provide a forum for public health researchers and practitioners to share study results and practical experience. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
Provides access to a list free public health journals and journals categorized by public health knowledge domain. (Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School)
Peer-reviewed journal that offers articles in three main areas: public health practice, research, and viewpoints/commentaries. (Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS))
Free full-text archive of articles available in PubMed Central (Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH))
Health Promotion Practice, SOPHE's journal devoted to the practical application of health promotion and education. (Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE))
Publications and journals from the World Health Organization (WHO). (World Health Organization (WHO))
Weekly snapshot of CDC authored publications, as well as current literature on featured topics and health articles in the news. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
Digital archive of scientific public health research and literature produced by the CDC. CDC Stacks provides the ability to search the full text of all documents, browse journal articles by public health subjects, and explore the curated collections of documents on relevant topics. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
Publications from the Cochrane Public Health Group including peer reviewed journal articles, reports, and peer reviewed book chapters. (Cochrane Public Health Group (CPHG))
Monthly collection of journal links to recently published articles and reports with particular relevance for the public health communication community. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
A monthly newsletter on RWJF's projects and progress. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))
The AHRQ Electronic Newsletter is issued periodically and summarizes Agency research and programmatic activities. (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))
Designed to meet the needs of journalists and others who are interested in AHRQ's research
Sign up to receive eNewletters related to public health news, research, advocacy, and emergency preparedness. (American Public Health Association (APHA))
Newsletters from APHA Sections and Special Primary Interest Groups (SPIG). The newsletters provide articles on topics of interest to the Section/SPIG, links to relevant Web sites, information on obtaining professional resources, messages from the chair, and information on upcoming conferences and the APHA Annual Meeting. (American Public Health Association (APHA))
Weekly e-newsletter that includes the latest in ASPPH news, research developments, funding opportunities, member updates, and faculty awards. (Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH))
E-newsletter to keep informed about CCPH events, activities, and opportunities for involvement. (Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH))
The CDC Public Health Law News is a monthly e-mail digest of current, worldwide news stories, court opinions, announcements and special features related to public health law and legislation. The News is free and available to anyone with an interest in public health law. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
Offers information on how to get and stay healthy. Also reports on current FDA activities. (Food and Drug Administration (FDA))
(Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS))
A quarterly newsletter from the Public Health Informatics Institute, provides news and new publications on topics related to health information systems and the growing demand for integrated systems. (Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII))
Weekly electronic newsletter that provides timely reference to research, findings, policy developments, recently released publications, new programs, and initiatives affecting the maternal and child health (MCH) community. (Maternal and Child Health Library, Georgetown University)
Bimonthly e-newsletter that contains important information for local health departments and others in public health on NACCHO's events, program findings, public policy work, and new publications and tools. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))
This e-newsletter provides information about federal government activities that are relevant to local health departments. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))
A monthly newsletter from the National Institutes of Health. (National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Newsletter about resources, programs, and services of the National Library of Medicine. (National Library of Medicine (NLM) U.S.)
Newsletter for NLM online searchers that includes articles on PubMed, the NLM Gateway, and environmental health and toxicology resources. (National Library of Medicine (NLM) U.S.)
Newsletters published by Regional Medical Libraries of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM). (National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM))
News from the Public Health/Health Administration Section of MLA. (Medical Library Association (MLA))
Email publications highlighting current public health issues and how PHF, partners, and programs are providing targeted solutions. (Public Health Foundation (PHF))
Monthly newsletter about public health systems and services research (PHSSR). (Center for Public Health Systems and Services Research (CPHSSR) U.S.)
Provides access to PHINews, a quarterly newsletter that shares information about the CDC Public Health Information Network (PHIN). (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
Announcements of Agency products and projects and summaries of research findings from studies supported by AHRQ. (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))
SOPHE's News and Views, a bi-monthly newsletter on the latest trends, public policies, meetings and resources. (Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE))
Newsletter that provides regular updates about agency and program priorities and other public health initiatives important to CDC′s partners and affiliates. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
Provides updates on the This Is Public Health (TIPH) campaign. (Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH))
Home page for the collection of newsletters published on the web by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) U.S.)
Online news digest from the Center for Health Communication at the Harvard School of Public Health. The site covers critical public health issues from around the world. (Harvard School of Public Health)
AHRQ is developing scientific information for other agencies and organizations on which to base clinical guidelines, performance measures, and other quality improvement tools. Contractor institutions review all relevant scientific literature on assigned clinical care topics and produce evidence reports and technology assessments, conduct research on methodologies and the effectiveness of their implementation, and participate in technical assistance activities.
The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) and the National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR) measure trends in effectiveness of care, patient safety, timeliness of care, patient centeredness, and efficiency of care. The reports present, in chart form, the latest available findings on quality of and access to health care.
Reports on a variety of relevant microbiology topics. This section includes reports dedicated to Public Health.
APHA's Center for Public Health Policy develops and disseminates evidence-based policy materials in support of the Association's three priority issues: rebuilding the public health infrastructure, improving access to care, and eliminating health disparities.
This guide is geared toward state and local government leaders who want to promote healthy environments. It provides a broad range of perspectives and examples to support intersectoral collaboration for health.
Comprehensive source of information about state public health agency activities, structure, and resources. First published in 2007, the Profile aims to define the scope of state public health services, identify variations in practice among state public health agencies, and contribute to the development of best practices in governmental public health.
A variety of tools and resources from national organizations and experts to help state teams in the ASTHO Million Hearts Learning Collaborative implement evidence-based change strategies to improve blood pressure control.
Collection of stories that highlight promising and useful practices and implementation strategies developed by state and territorial health agencies.
Comprehensive guide that identifies knowledge gaps and describes research needs to promote well-being and improve health.
The second CDC report to examine some of the key factors that affect health and lead to health disparities in the United States.
CDC publications, resources, and information about requesting CDC records through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requester Service Center.
Digital archive of scientific public health research and literature produced by the CDC. CDC Stacks provides the ability to search the full text of all documents, browse journal articles by public health subjects, and explore the curated collections of documents on relevant topics.
Series of reports that offer recent data and calls to action for important public health issues.
Journals and CDC publications by topic.
Selected citations and links to publications published by Prevention Research Centers.
Report on improving access to population health and health services research data in Canada.
Delta Omega is the honorary society for graduate studies in public health. The Classics are important texts identified by the national council. They are generally out of print or not widely available in libraries. These documents can be retrieved off this website and viewed through Acrobat Reader.
The National Prevention Council Action Plan builds from the vision, goal, recommendations, and actions of the landmark National Prevention Strategy and supports a comprehensive federal approach to preventing sickness and disease by promoting health and wellness.
Comprehensive plan to help increase the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life. The strategy aims to move the nation away from a health care system focused on sickness and disease to one focused on wellness and prevention.
This November 2010 report details recent activities led by the Assistant Secretary for Health to identify priority areas for improvement of quality in the public health system.
Reports on the condition of children in America that groups federal statistics on children and youth under several domains: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health.
Provides the Materal and Child Health community with accurate and timely information on a broad range of topics.
Reports and testimonies from the U.S. Government Accountability Office. The reports can be browsed by date, topic, or agency.
Annual report on the health status and service needs of America's children. The report is a compilation of secondary data for many health status indicators, and provides both graphical and textual summaries of data and addresses long-term trends.
HRSA's Maternal and Child Health programs promote and improve the health of mothers, infants, children, and adolescents, including low-income families, those with diverse racial and ethnic heritages, and those living in rural or isolated areas without access to care. Publications include materials on health care, prenatal care and newborn screening, and preventive care and research.
This report provides detailed information about the public health workforce in all 50 states, 6 Territories, and the District of Columbia.
Annual report on the trends in the health status and service needs of women in the United States. It contains information on population characteristics, health status, health services utilization, and disparities.
This reports offers four alternative scenarios for the future of public health, and a series of recommendations for ensuring agencies that work to control communicable diseases, ensure food safety, promote health, and foster emergency preparedness and response are able to fulfill their mission.
Report from IOM that identifies 12 key indicators and 24 objectives that warrant priority attention for the implementation of Healthy People 2020 efforts to improve Americans' health.
To inform the public health community and all other sectors that contribute to population health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation commissioned the IOM to examine three major topics that influence the health of the public-measurement, laws, and funding. In this, the first of three reports, the IOM reviews current approaches for measuring the health of individuals and communities and suggests changes in the processes, tools, and approaches used to gather information about health outcomes and their determinants.
Reports to help decision makers in the public and private sectors acquire and use the best available evidence to inform policy for health care and population health.
The National Profile of Local Health Departments reports provide comprehensive and accurate descriptions of local health department infrastructure and practice.
Summarizes progress in the U.S. against cancer in relation to Healthy People 2010 targets set forth by the Department of Health and Human Services. The report includes key measures of progress along the cancer control continuum and uses national trend data to illustrate where advancements have been made.
The authors review strategies for electronic health records in Australia, Canada, England and New Zealand, and outlines key issues that must be addressed to maximize the contribution of national strategies for Electronic Health Records to population health monitoring and research.
Annual report on trends in health statistics. The report consists of a chartbook that illustrates major trends in the health of Americans, and a trend tables section of detailed data tables. Refer to Appendix I for data sources.
The Healthy People 2010 Final Review presents a quantitative end-of-decade assessment of progress in achieving the Healthy People 2010 objectives and goals over the course of the decade.
Link to NCHS publications such as data briefs, reports, etc.
Publications on national health policies that include Issue Briefs (concise, analytic reports on a wide range of health policy issues), Background Papers (comprehensive overviews of major issues that synthesize market analysis or research findings and describe the different schools of thought on a particular topic or program initiative), and Basics (short primers, designed to answer basic questions about programs and practices).
Registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world.
NIH Consensus and State-of-the-Science statements prepared by independent panels of health professionals and public representatives.
Provides access to reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities, including information on NIH expenditures and the results of NIH supported research.
Health Services/Technology Assessment Text is a searchable collection of large, full-text practice guidelines (including the Guide to Community Preventive Services), technology assessments and health information.
Searches multiple databases for information on meeting abstracts, health services research projects, health-related organizations, journal articles and books.
(National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
NNPHI program-specific files, reports, and publications.
Bimonthly publication that alerts readers to new grey literature publications in health services research and selected public health topics.
Web-based interactive anthology that provides behavioral and social science research methods and tools to address emerging challenges in public health.
The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) has pulled together key tools, research and reports, and resources for public health and health communication professionals.
Publications and ongoing work from the Office of Human Services Policy (HSP). HSP focuses on welfare, poverty, service delivery issues, data for research, policies affecting children, youth, and families, and economic matters affecting the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Reports of the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service focus the Nation's attention on important public health issues. Reports on tobacco use, nutrition, violence, and HIV/AIDS have heightened America's awareness of important public health issues and generated major public health initiatives.
Reports, resources, and tools about prevention and health promotion policies and practices.
Serial and reference publications that provide data and analysis on population and health. Publications include quarterly Population Bulletins, PRB Reports on America, and Policy Briefs.
Searchable database of Prevention Institute materials. The Prevention Institute promotes policies, organizational practices, and collaborative efforts to improve health and quality of life.
Provides resources to improve performance management to improve the publics health.
(Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of Public Health Science, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
Pocket guide containing quality improvement and planning tools specific for public health organizations.
The Public Health Informatics Institute's list of resources includes peer-reviewed research, research briefs, topic papers, policy briefs, case studies, and useful tools. Most resources are free for viewing or download.
Research publications from RAND Health including research briefs, reports, Congressional newsletters, and research commentaries.
Report prepared by Trust for America's Health with a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Research, data, program evaluations, and project reports from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and their grantees.
A report on the uninsured with chronic health conditions.
The SOPHE Knowledge Center (SKC) provides a consistent, efficient way for health education professionals to access materials relevant to their field and provide evidence-based support for positive changes in health, health policy, research, and/or practice.
Reports and chartbooks on rural health issues including Access to Care, Behavioral Health, Diabetes, Health Care Services, Maternal/ Perinatal Health, Child and Adolescent Health, Older Americans, Oral Health, Uninsured, and Border Health.
Publications on issues related to behavioral health, substance abuse, and mental health.
(Elizabeth Liddy, Anne Turner and Jana Bradley) - A report of the development of a natural language tool for retrieving information from the gray literature in public health.
This report highlights evidence-based disease and injury prevention programs that have saved lives and improved health. The evaluated programs include approaches designed to reduce tobacco use, injuries, asthma, alcohol abuse and sexually-transmitted infections, increase physical activity and improve eating habits.
Research reports to help inform Americans about the progress and vulnerabilities in our public health system.
A product of the unique collaboration between the meteorological and public health communities. It provides sound scientific information on the connections between weather and climate and major health challenges.
The EVIPNet portal provides access to policy briefs, reports, and research synthesis to promote the systematic use of health research evidence in policy-making.
Publications and journals from the World Health Organization (WHO).
The World Health Report, first published in 1995, is WHO's leading publication. Each year the report combines an expert assessment of global health, including statistics relating to all countries, with a focus on a specific subject.
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Library of Medicine (NLM) U.S., Partners Subcommittees)
Resources for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
Constellation of AAP policy documents including policy statements, clinical practice guidelines, and technical reports.
ACPM's Prevention Practice Committee coordinates the development of practice policy statements in areas of concern to College members. Practice policy statements provide guidance to clinicians.
Collection of online public health materials to help public health practitioners assess and carry out evidence-based public health strategies and interventions to meet their community's critical health needs.
The Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide) is a resource for evidence-based recommendations and findings about what works to improve public health.
Comprehensive web-based resources for exploring promising approaches to promote community health and development.
This resource contains 209 guidelines for effective Web design and usability and covers a wide range of Web site design issues, including home page design, page and site navigation, graphics and images, Web content organization, and effective Web content writing. Each guideline includes a "Strength of Evidence" rating that indicates how much research there is to support that guideline. It also includes a "Relative Importance" rating that shows how important that guideline is to the overall success of a Web site.
Provides links to evidence-based resources, journals, and databases for public health practice.
Online, searchable collection of practices across public health areas. This database allows you to benefit from your colleagues' experiences, to learn what works, and to ensure that resources are used wisely on effective programs that have been implemented with good results.
This site offers LHDs guidance for integrating Healthy People 2020, the National Prevention Strategy (NPS), The Community Guide, NACCHO's Health in All Policies (HiAP) framework, and the Community Health Improvement Planning (CHIP) Toolbox into a uniform approach for achieving health and wellness in the jurisdictions they serve.
Evidence-based recommendations on activities, policies, and strategies that can help prevent disease or improve health.
Health Services/Technology Assessment Text is a searchable collection of large, full-text practice guidelines (including the Guide to Community Preventive Services), technology assessments and health information.
The Effective Public Health Practice Project (EPHPP) is an initiative of the province of Ontario, Canada to provide high quality information in support of public health policy decision making. EPHPP conducts systematic reviews on the effectiveness of public health interventions, and summarizes recent, high quality reviews produced by others.
Searchable online registry of interventions supporting mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and mental health and substance abuse treatment.
e2 provides a comprehensive website for the public health nursing community ̶ a searchable database of evidence, practice tips, open forums, learning opportunities and resources. Using the best available evidence for practice, public health professionals can improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of public health nursing programs and services.
The RE-AIM framework is designed to enhance the quality, speed, and public health impact of efforts to translate research into practice.
HEN is an information service developed for public health and health care decision-makers in the WHO European Region. It comprises two services: responses to questions to support the decision-making process; and easy access to sources of evidence such as databases, documents and networks of experts.
This website provides links to international, U.S. government, state and local public health libraries, and to libraries from schools of public health. (Medical Library Association, Public Health/Health Administration Section)
Searchable directory of a nationwide network of health science libraries and information centers. The directory can be searched by state, type of library, and by services offered to the public including reference services, database search training, and delivery of full text journal articles. (National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM))
The CDC Public Health Library and Information Center (PHLIC) provides a full range of information services and products in support of public health research, policy and action. Through the headquarters library in Atlanta, GA and its eight branches, PHLIC serves CDC employees across the nation as well as those located internationally. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))