Public Health Resources

Discussion and E-mail Lists

            Resources to support e-mail communication among public health colleagues. The News page also provides links to help you stay informed.

AHRQ Electronic Newsletter  The AHRQ Electronic Newsletter is issued periodically and summarizes Agency research and programmatic activities. (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS)

AHRQ Email Updates  Sign up for updates from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS)

APHA Health Communication Working Group (HCWG) Listserve  Sign up to receive quarterly newsletters from the Health Communication Working Group (HCWG), which is part of the APHA's Public Health Education and Health Promotion (PHEHP) section. (American Public Health Association (APHA))

ASTHO Public Health Weekly Email  Sign up to receive ASTHO Public Health Weekly by email. (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO))

ASTHO Blog  Blog to communicate credible, timely information on issues important to state and territorial public health and to demonstrate the relevance and effectiveness of state and territorial public health agencies. (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO))

Big Cities Health Coalition Podcast  Podcast on issues relevant to the health of large urban areas. (Big Cities Health Coalition)

Bringing Health Information to the Community  Blog focused on health information issues related to the community, especially underserved communities. (National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM))

CDC Email Updates  Free email subscription service for users to receive notifications when new information is available. Users create a subscription profile to get updated information on items of interest. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

CDC's Env-Health Listserv  CDC's Env-Health Listserv was created to enable Environmental Health professionals to share information. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Communities of Practices (CoPs)  CoPs provide a collaborative framework for public health professionals to work together to identify and leverage best practices and standards. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Community Tool Box eNewsletter  Subscribe to receive news and information from the Community Tool Box. (Community Tool Box)

Community-Based Participatory Research Listserv  The CBPR e-mail community was created through a partnership between Community-Campus Partnerships for Health ( and the Wellesley Central Health Corporation ( to serve the growing network of people involved and interested in CBPR and other types of community-academic research partnerships. People from community organizations, colleges and universities, public and private funding agencies, decision makers and policy makers, and others are all encouraged to subscribe. (University of Washington)

Culture of Health Blog  This blog shares thoughts and ideas around creating a "culture of health." (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))

DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB Discussion List  This email discussion forum is for librarians, information specialists, and other professionals interested in disaster health information outreach to their communities. As a participant in this listserv, you can stay informed about current disaster-related resources, connect to colleagues in the field, engage in information exchange and learn about new ideas, trends, training opportunities, and conferences in the area of disaster health information. (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

Dental Public Health Listserv  Email list to facilitate discussion of issues relating to Public Health as it relates to dental issues. The list is limited to public health professionals and policy makers interested in dental issues. This list is not affiliated with any professional organization or group. (University of Pittsburgh)

Dialogue4Health  Web-based platform for public health professionals to interact and discuss provocative subjects from a multi-sectoral perspective. (Public Health Institute)

EPA News Releases  Sign up to received news releases from EPA. Can get email or RSS updates. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

FDA E-mail Updates  Free e-mail alert service allows users to receive important FDA news and information as it becomes available. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)

FDA MedWatch E-List  Medical product safety alerts delivered via e-mail. The alerts provide concise and timely information about drugs and medical devices. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)

Genomics & Health Impact Update  (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Global Health NOW  Global Health NOW is an essential daily read for the global health community. The Monday-Friday email aggregates and summarizes news stories and other vital information from around the world. It offers a quick scan with links to the day's critical stories. (Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health)

HRSA E-mail Updates  Sign up to receive email updates on HRSA topics of interest. (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS)

Healthy People E-mail Updates  Get the latest information on Healthy People 2020. (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), HHS)

Indian Health Services STD Newsletter  This listserv provides a method for sharing information with subscribers on STDs, public health, and population health activities, as well as conferences, meetings, and trainings that are relevant to individuals practicing in Indian Country. (Indian Health Service (IHS))

Listservs from the National Center for Health Statistics  NCHS set up several electronic distribution lists, or listservs. The lists provide e-mail announcements to list members regarding updates, releases, or technical assistance. (National Center for Health Statistics, CDC)

MEDLIB-L: An Email List for Medical Librarians  Email discussion list that provides a forum for MLA members and other health sciences information professionals. (Medical Library Association)

NACCHO Voice: The Word on Local Health Departments  Blog for local health department leaders and staff. The blog covers a wide range of topics, such as accreditation, emergency preparedness, and chronic disease prevention. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))

NASEM Email Updates  Subscribe to customized email updates from NASEM. (National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM))

NLM Email Lists  Service which allows users to subscribe to announcement and discussion lists hosted by the National Library of Medicine. Users can receive list postings, access list archives, and post messages to a list. NLM also offers RSS feeds, podcasts, and webcasts. (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

NLM Outreach and Specific Populations Branch Email Updates  Provides health information professionals, librarians, advocates, health care professionals, students, and others with an opportunity to share information and discuss outreach to specific populations through quality information, capacity building, and community engagement. (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

NLM Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Email Updates  Email updates on on SIS's resources, services, and outreach in toxicology and environmental health. (National Library of Medicine, Specialized Information Services Division)

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Listserv  This listserv provides announcements about NICHD news releases and media events, outreach, education campaigns, and other items of interest. (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH)

PHF Email Newsletters  Email publications highlighting current public health issues and how PHF, partners, and programs are providing targeted solutions. (Public Health Foundation (PHF))

Public Health Economics  The blog of Glen P. Mays, F. Douglas Scutchfield Endowed Professor of Health Services and Systems Research at the University of Kentucky. (University of Kentucky)

Public Health Matters Blog  Perspective and personal experiences shared by the public health community working on the front lines of emerging infectious diseases and public health preparedness. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Public Health Partners (PHPartners) Email Updates  Sign up for email updates on the latest news and information on public health topics of interest. (Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce (PHPartners))

Public Health Partners News  Public health news and announcements. (Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce (PHPartners))

Public Health Systems Research Information Community  Use twitter for discussion on U.S. public health system through the lens of a PHSR evidence base. (AcademyHealth)

Radiation Event Medical Management (REMM) Email Updates  Automated emails on content updates, new functionality, and bug fixes, sent about twice a year. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS))

SNAP-Ed Success Stories  The SNAP-Ed State Spotlights brings the latest news and resources to your inbox (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA))

South Asian Public Health Forum  SAPHF was established in 1999 to improve communication among public health professionals, who have interest in South Asia (Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Maldives).

Stay Connected with Healthy People  Receive updates on information on upcoming webinars and public meetings, tools, and new media resources about Healthy People 2020. (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), HHS)

Subscribe to CDC Email Updates  (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

ePublic Health Blog  Blog to facilitate dialogue among local public health (LHD) professionals interested in e-public health and informatics. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))