The Community Preventive Services Task Force recently posted new information on its website: "Physical Activity: Built Environment Approaches Combining Transportation System Interventions with Land Use and Environmental Design." (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
This 24-page annual review examines the status of federal public health funding for states, state public health funding, and key health facts to help highlight the need to invest more in improving health and increasing the impact of funding to achieve measurable impact. (Trust for America's Health (TFAH))
Addictive Behaviors is now accepting submissions for a special issue, Prevention and Treatment of Opioid Overdose and Opioid-Use Disorders. Papers may include epidemiological, laboratory-based, or community-based research on prevention and/or treatment of opioid overdose, misuse of opioids (prescribed or illicit), and opioid-use disorders. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))
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.
Provides resources of interest to the public health community, including links to hot topics, publications and news resources. Topic pages are free to everyone. Publications and journals are only freely accessible to Minnesota public health professionals.
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.
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.
Searchable bibliographic database of scholarly journal articles, technical reports, and theses relevant to preventing and researching unintentional injuries, violence, and self-harm from researchers who work in the more than 30 distinct professional disciplines including agriculture, anthropology, architecture, economics, education, engineering specialties, ergonomics and human factors, faith scholars, health and medicine, law and law enforcement, psychology, social work, sociology, and other fields.
Science.gov is a gateway to 60 databases and over 2200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including research and development results. The advance search feature lets you search across PubMed, AGRICOLA and other databases.
The Global Index Medicus provides access to information and scientific evidence on health, particularly in developing regions. It is designed to create a global space to promote and connect local, national, regional and international flows of information on health.
An independent, peer-reviewed, monthly publication dedicated to disseminating clinical information to managed care physicians, clinical decision makers, and other healthcare professionals. (American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) US)
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))
The 2017 volume of the Annual Review of Public Health, online today, is published open access under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA) license. This influential content is now freely available to read, reuse, and share. Additionally, all 37 back volumes (1980-2016) are now free to read. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))
Published by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), APPJ brings out high quality, evidence-based and forward-looking articles relevant for population policies and programmes in Asia and the Pacific.
An open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on the epidemiology of disease and the understanding of all aspects of public health, with a special focus on the social determinants of health, the environmental, behavioral, and occupational correlates of health and disease, and the impact of health policies, practices and interventions on the community. (BioMed Central)
An open-access, bilingual online, scientific peer-reviewed journal published by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). It is geared to both clinicians and public health professionals and publishes the latest statistics on infectious disease trends in Canada, advisory committee statements, original research and rapid communications. (Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC))
An independent, peer-reviewed, bilingual journal that strives to advance public health research and practice in Canada and around the world, thus contributing to the improvement of the health of populations and the reduction of health inequalities. Articles are open-access six months from publication. (Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA))
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)
The mission of the Harvard Public Health Review (HPHR) is to improve health at the local, national, and international levels. To that end, HPHR will publish content grounded in thoughtful evaluation of evidence and research that addresses issues of health equity. (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)
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))
An open-access, peer-reviewed publication which aims to serve as a focal point for debates and exchange of knowledge and experience in the entire field of preventive medicine among researchers in a global context.
The IJTLD is the reference for clinical research and epidemiological studies on tuberculosis, and the only peer-reviewed journal dedicated to lung health worldwide, including TB-HIV and non tuberculosis related respiratory diseases such as asthma, acute respiratory infection, COPD, child lung health and the hazards of tobacco and pollution. There is a 6-month embargo on open-access content.
An open-access journal from the National Institute of Infectious Diseases which publishes bimonthly on basic research on infectious diseases relevant to humans in the fields of bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, medical entomology, vaccination, and toxicology, pathology, immunology, biochemistry, and blood safety.
A bi-monthly, peer-reviewed journal that presents original research, research reviews, case studies, and clinical perspectives on the treatment of AIDS around the globe. (International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC))
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))
JVDI is devoted to all aspects of veterinary laboratory diagnostic science, including anatomic pathology, bacteriology/mycology, clinical pathology, epidemiology, immunology, laboratory information management, molecular biology, parasitology, public health, toxicology, and virology. Content is open access after a 12-month embargo. (Sage US)
Open-access, online journal dedicated to publishing content on low- and middle-income countries, including reproductive, maternal, neonatal, and child health; adolescent health; infectious diseases, including neglected tropical diseases; non-communicable diseases; mental health; the global health workforce; health systems; health policy; and public health. (The Lancet)
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))
Obesity is the official journal of The Obesity Society. Available in print and online, Obesity is dedicated to increasing knowledge, fostering research, and promoting better treatment for people with obesity and their loved ones. All content is made free access after a one year embargo. (Obesity Society)
The Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública/Pan American Journal of Public Health (RPSP/PAJPH) is a free-access, peer-reviewed monthly journal, published as the flagship scientific and technical periodical publication by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). (Pan American Health Organization (PAHO))
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))
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))
The journal is specialized in the several interdisciplinary areas of the public health, with emphasis in epidemiology, and published bimonthly since 1967 in February, April, June, August, October and December.
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))
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))
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))
Quarterly publication that offers businesses useful resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on different topics including chronic health threats and major emergencies. (CDC Foundation)
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))
News for health centers, HIV/AIDS programs, rural health, maternal and child health, health information technology and to stay informed of HRSA grant opportunities. (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA))
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))
A monthly electronic newsletter of the National Coordinating Center for PHSSR & Public Health PBRNs from 2009 and 2014. (Public Health Services and Systems Research and the Practice-Based Research Networks (PHSSR/PBRN))
The Healthy Living chartbook is part of a family of documents and tools that support the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR). This chartbook includes a summary of trends across measures of healthy living and figures illustrating select measures of healthy living.
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.
Supplemental open-access issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine provides a look at the CDC's Prevention Research Centers (PRC) Program, a network of 26 academic institutions dedicated to moving discoveries into the communities that need them.
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.
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
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.
This glossary lists terms commonly used by Medicaid professionals in order to facilitate communication and understanding among other public health professionals. Terms with a particular relevance to public health or that represent "hot button" issues to Medicaid partners have expanded discussion and links to provide further context.
A toolkit designed to help health department professionals have better access to electronic health records from healthcare facilities during disease outbreaks. Toolkit provides examples of best practices and quotes, and resources based on experiences and perspectives from public health stakeholders, through health department staff interviews, steering committee member meetings, and input from the project team.
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.
Included are search filters for Pubmed, OVID Medline, Embase, PSYCInfo filters on: Systematic Reviews/Meta-Analysis/Health Technology Assessment, Randomized Controlled Trials, Guidelines, Economic Evaluations/Cost/Economic Models, Health Utilities/Quality of Life, Narrow Economic filter.
The CDC National Health Report offers a snapshot of our nation's health, highlighting recent successes and challenges in fighting critical health problems in the United States. The report finds Americans are living longer, healthier lives, but suggests that more work is needed to ensure that all Americans can achieve optimum health.
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.
Report provides a snapshot of objective progress toward meeting targets halfway through the 10-year initiative, providing a roadmap for the second half of the decade. This 820-page report provides detailed progress and health disparities data, as available, for over 1,200 objectives.
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.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) U.S.
The HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities outlines goals and actions the Department of Health and Human Services will take to reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities.
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.
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
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.
Reports on the state of well-being and how Americans feel about and experience their daily lives. Improving well-being has been shown to lower healthcare costs, increase worker productivity, and enhance organizational and community competitiveness.
Georgetown University, Georgetown University, National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health (NCEMCH)
Provides toolkits, resource guides (including knowledge paths), and briefs (family, resource, and evidence) contains recent, high quality materials for staying abreast of new developments and conducting further research. The resources include links to websites, electronic publications, databases, discussion groups, and other materials.
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
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. Included here are National Survey of Children's Health, National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs, Child Health USA, and Women's Health USA.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai USA, World Health Organization (WHO)
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.
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.
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
Health in All Policies (HiAP) is a framework for considering health in processes and decisions throughout government, and developing mechanisms that institutionalize these conditions. This report provides the results of a qualitative assessment of LHDs, along with best practices and recommendations for future research and practice.
Provides a means for local health departments to share their experiences and demonstrate the value of public health. Stories from the Field can be used to support advocacy, peer learning, and collaboration with state and federal partners.
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.
National Cancer Institute, NIH (NCI), World Health Organization (WHO)
This monograph, a collaboration between the National Cancer Institute and WHO, examines the current research and evidence base surrounding the economics of tobacco control-including tobacco use, tobacco growing, manufacturing and trade, tobacco product taxes and prices, and tobacco control policies and other interventions to reduce tobacco use and its consequences.
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.
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).
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.
Provides information and data on the current status of objectives within each of the Healthy People 2020 Topic Areas. The Progress Reviews discuss barriers and challenges faced in achieving targets and explore strategies and opportunities for meeting national health goals.
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.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) US
This collection of articles and opinion pieces provides insights into PCORI's work to advance patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research. The collection includes papers, articles, and commentaries written by researchers working on PCORI-funded projects and by PCORI staff, members of our Board of Governors and Methodology Committee, and others who are following our work.
Quality training materials for public health, healthcare, community health, and other health professionals at an affordable price. Materials are available in a variety of formats, including print-based and computer-based programs; resource manuals; physician guides; and patient brochures.
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.
Resource provides an overview of legal epidemiology and policy surveillance and its relationship to traditional public health law. Additionally, it provides policy surveillance resources and legal recommendations from federal guidance documents.
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.
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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.
Report summarizes the Community Health Worker (CHW) Core Consensus (C3) Project, which offers recommendations for national consideration related to CHW core roles (scope of practice), core skills, and core qualities (skills and qualities are collectively defined as competencies). It also looks at how roles have changed and future trends.
This book is a collection of fictionalized case studies of everyday ethical dilemmas and challenges often encountered in the process of conducting global health research in Africa where the effects of global, political and economic inequality are particularly evident.
Report provides a better understanding of the role public health law reform can play in advancing rights to health. Additionally, it highlights the issues surrounding public health law reform and gives guidance on the process of developing public health laws.
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 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.
This resource presents an overview of the state health department's role in informing policy and lays out several policy options for states and other partners to consider when working to create the context for healthy children and families.
This website is aimed at those who participate in CHI work within hospitals and health systems, public health agencies, and other community organizations. It provides vetted tools and resources for community health improvement.
Compendium provides an overview of minimum standards for data collection, best practices and guidelines for health care organizations in implementing standardized data collection, training tools and webinars, and articles and books.
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.
This guide will discuss the rationale and describe the steps to implement a working partnership between Health Systems and Community Based Organizations - from planning through implementation, based on existing successful programs.
Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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.
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
This guideline covers making people aware of how to correctly use antimicrobial medicines (including antibiotics) and the dangers associated with their overuse and misuse. It also includes measures to prevent and control infection that can stop people needing antimicrobials or spreading infection to others.
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.
This tool was prepared by the Center for Sharing Public Health Services and the Network for Public Health Law to assist in developing legal agreements that govern cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) arrangements.
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, HHS (ODPHP)
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.
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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.
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))
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)
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))