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Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System - Training
<http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/about/index.htm>
CDC provides several training options from a 37-slide easy-to-understand Overview to a complete Operational and Users guide.

Glossary of Epidemiology Terms
<http://www.cdc.gov/ophss/csels/dsepd/SS1978/Glossary.html>
Developed by CDC for the Internet. The Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2nd edition, edited by J.M. Last, was helpful in providing a number of the definitions, according to the web site.

Glossary of Terms
<https://www.cihi.ca/en/nacrs_glossary_en.pdf>
Canadian Institute for Health Information.

Research Data Assistance Center (ResDAC)
<http://www.resdac.org/>
Provides technical assistance to researchers interested in using Medicare and/or Medicaid data.

State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC)
<http://www.shadac.org/>
SHADAC, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, helps states monitor rates of health insurance coverage and to understand factors associated with uninsurance. SHADAC provides targeted policy analysis and technical assistance to states that are conducting their own health insurance surveys and/or using data from national surveys.

TOXNET and Beyond: Using the National Library of Medicine Environmental Health and Toxicology Portal
<http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/toxnet_manual.pdf>


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