- http://www.nursingworld.org/ - American Nurses Association, Nursing World - "The ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public."
- http://www.meddent.uwa.edu.au/teaching/acq - Answering Clinical Questions - "These modules are a guide to the UWA approach to answering clinical questions, an evidence based practice approach."
- http://consultgerirn.org/ - ConsultGeriRN.org - "ConsultGeriRN.org is the geriatric clinical nursing website of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, New York University College of Nursing. ConsultGeriRN.org is an evidence-based online resource for nurses in clinical and educational settings."
- http://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/drugportal.jsp?APPLICATION_NAME=drugportal - Drug Information Portal - "The NLM Drug Information Portal gives users a gateway to selected drug information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and other key U.S. Government agencies."
- http://www.iowanursingstudents.org/ - Iowa Association of Nursing Students - "The Iowa Association of Nursing Students (IANS), the Iowa chapter of the NSNA, is a professional organization comprised of students preparing for RN licensure."
- http://www.iowanurses.org/ - Iowa Nurses Association - "The professional organization of Registered Nurses in Iowa" website provides information on public policy, the foundation, membership, career resources, and continuing education credits.
- http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ - Medline Plus - "MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand."
- http://www.nih.gov/ - National Institutes of Health - "The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services External Web Site Policy, is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives." Find health information, information on grants & funding, news & events, and research & training.
- http://www.ninr.nih.gov/ - National Institute of Nursing Research - This institution is "dedicated to improving the health and health care of Americans through funding of nursing research and research training."
- http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ - National Library of Medicine - "The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is the world's largest medical library. The Library collects materials and provides information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and health care."
- http://www.nsna.org/ - National Student Nurses Association - "Founded in 1952, NSNA is a nonprofit organization for students enrolled in associate, baccalaureate, diploma, and generic graduate nursing programs. It is dedicated to fostering the professional development of nursing students."
- http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/nhhc - Nursing, History and Health Care - From the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, this website provides readers with a nursing timeline, a history of nurses, institutions, and caring, information on home care, nursing education, and workforce issues.
- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/ - Pub Med Central - "PubMed Central® (PMC) 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)."
Complementary & Alternative Therapies
- http://www.ahna.org/ - American Holistic Nurses Association - "American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) promotes the education of nurses, other health care professionals, and the public in all aspects of holistic caring and healing."
- http://www.csh.umn.edu/modules/index.html - Center for Spirituality and Healing, University of Minnesota - This website leads users through a series of modules, covering a wide range of topics related to spirituality and healing. "Healthcare providers will learn about complementary therapies and healing practices in this informative series." Content is periodically update, though users are encouraged to look for more recent clinical studies.
- http://www.healthinsite.gov.au/topics/Complementary_and_Alternative_Therapies - Health Insite, Complementary and Alternative Therapies - From HealthDirect Australia, Health Insite is committed to providing reliable, up-to-date health information.
- http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/alternative-medicine/PN00001 - Mayo Clinic's page on complementary and alternative medicine - Mayo Clinic is a trusted voice in the medical community. This page offers general information on complementary therapies along with references.
- http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/complementaryandalternativetherapies.html - Medline Plus section on Complementary and Alternative Therapies - Medline Plus provides information on a wide range of types of therapies and includes general overviews, reference information, research, videos, and more.
- http://nccam.nih.gov/ - National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - "The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)."
- http://www.ahrq.gov/ - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) - "The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. As 1 of 12 agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ supports research that helps people make more informed decisions and improves the quality of health care services."
- http://www.ahrq.gov/ - Association for Health Care Research and Quality - "The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. As 1 of 12 agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ supports research that helps people make more informed decisions and improves the quality of health care services."
- http://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/drugportal.jsp?APPLICATION_NAME=drugportal - Drug Information Portal - "The NLM Drug Information Portal gives users a gateway to selected drug information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and other key U.S. Government agencies."_
- http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/default.htm - Food & Drug Administration Consumer Information - Find consumer updates, publications, recalls & alerts, and other health resources discussing food, drugs, medical devices, vaccines, blood & biologics, animal & veterinary topics, cosmetics, radiation-emitting products, and tobacco products.
- http://healthhotlines.nlm.nih.gov/ - Health Hotlines - "The National Library of Medicine is pleased to offer this online database of health-related organizations operating toll-free telephone services. The database also includes information on services and publications available in Spanish."
- http://hpd.nlm.nih.gov/ - Household Products Database, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - "What's under your kitchen sink, in your garage, in your bathroom, and on the shelves in your laundry room? Learn more about what's in these products, about potential health effects, and about safety and handling."
- http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/consumer-health/ - Mayo Clinic Consumer Health - Find information on diseases & conditions, symptoms, drugs & supplements, tests & procedures, and healthy living.
- http://pillbox.nlm.nih.gov/ - PillBox Beta - "Pillbox was developed to aid in the identification of unknown solid dosage pharmaceuticals. The system combines high-resolution images of tablets and capsules with appearance information (imprint, shape, color, etc.) to enable users to visually search for and identify an unknown solid dosage pharmaceutical. This system is designed for use by emergency physicians, first responders, other health care providers, Poison Control Center staff, and concerned citizens."
- http://www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu/ - UCLA Center for Health Policy Research - The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research is one of the nation's leading health policy research centers and the premier source of health policy information for California.
- http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/ - Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion - "The USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) works to improve the health and well-being of Americans by developing and promoting dietary guidance that links scientific research to the nutrition needs of consumers."
- http://www.healthypeople.gov - HealthyPeople.gov - "Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For 3 decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to: encourage collaborations across communities and sectors; empower individuals toward making informed health decisions; measure the impact of prevention activities."
- http://www.physicalfitness.org/ - National Association for Health and Fitness - The NAHF mission is "to improve the quality of life for individuals in the United States. NAHF does this through its members by: promoting physical fitness, sports and healthy lifestyles, fostering new State Councils and Coalitions in every state and US territory; networking and support among existing Governors' Councils on Physical Fitness and Sports and local community coalitions; championing environmental and policy support for active living, encouraging and sharing innovation in the States."
- http://www.healthcare.gov/prevention/nphpphc - National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council - "The National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council (National Prevention Council), called for by the Affordable Care Act, provides coordination and leadership at the federal level and among all executive agencies regarding prevention, wellness, and health promotion practices. It is composed of the heads of 17 federal agencies and chaired by Surgeon General Regina Benjamin."
- http://www.nutrition.gov/ - Nutrition.gov - "Nutrition.gov provides easy access to vetted food and nutrition information from across the federal government. It serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers."
- http://www.hhs.gov/ash/ - The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health - "The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health oversees 14 core public health offices — including the Office of the Surgeon General and the US Public Health Service Corps — as well as 10 regional health offices across the nation and 10 Presidential and Secretarial advisory committees."
- http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/shrl/QuickSearch.aspx - Smoking and Health Resource Library - "The Smoking & Health Resource Library....contains abstracts of articles from medical and professional journals; books and book chapters; dissertations; reports; conference proceedings and conference papers; government documents from federal, state, local, and foreign entities; fact sheets and policy documents from U.S. and international nonprofit organizations; and other documents. New Citations added to the database in the last eight weeks are also available. New Citations include recently published tobacco-related articles from peer-reviewed journals of behavioral, scientific, and medical literature."
- http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/sickaroundtheworld/countries/models.html - Healthcare Systems, The Four Basic Models - This resource, from PBS, discusses the four basic models of healthcare systems. "There are about 200 countries on our planet, and each country devises its own set of arrangements for meeting the three basic goals of a health care system: keeping people healthy, treating the sick, and protecting families against financial ruin from medical bills. But we don't have to study 200 different systems to get a picture of how other countries manage health care. For all the local variations, health care systems tend to follow general patterns."
- http://www.whitehouse.gov/healthreform - Health Reform in Action, The White House - Find recent news, information on myths & facts related to healthcare, the new health law, materials geared toward consumers, and information about healthcare reform organized by state.
- http://www.kaiseredu.org/ - KaiserEDU.org - "KaiserEDU.org is a website of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. The Kaiser Family Foundation, a leader in health policy analysis, health journalism and communication, is dedicated to filling the need for trusted, independent information on the biggest health issues facing our nation and its people." Of particular interest may be the Issue Models section: http://www.kaiseredu.org/Issue-Modules.aspx
- http://www.nashp.org/ - The National Academy for State Health Policy - "The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) is an independent academy of state health policymakers. We are dedicated to helping states achieve excellence in health policy and practice. A non-profit and non-partisan organization, NASHP provides a forum for constructive work across branches and agencies of state government on critical health issues."
- http://www.nhpf.org/ - National Health Policy Forum - "The National Health Policy Forum offers a range of educational programming designed to help congressional and federal agency staff become better informed about current health policy issues. Over a 40-year history, the Forum has become highly regarded for objective analysis and the dissemination of timely, policy-relevant information."
- http://www.unesco.org/new/en/social-and-human-sciences/themes/bioethics/ - Bioethics, UNESCO - Find information on ethics, science, and society through this UNESCO website. Learn about bioethics, the human genome & human rights, human genetic data, and find publication information along with other related resources.
- http://www.who.int/topics/ethics/en/ - Ethics, World Health Organization - "Ethics is concerned with moral principles, values and standards of conduct. The field of health and health care raises numerous ethical concerns, related to, for example, health care delivery, professional integrity, data handling, use of human subjects in research, and the application of new techniques, such as gene manipulation."
- http://library.umassmed.edu/ebpph/ - Evidence Based Practice for Public Health - "Evidence-based practice for public health involves using the best available evidence to make informed public health practice decisions. This website provides free online access to selected evidence-based public health (EBPH) resources, knowledge domains of public health, public health journals, and bibliographic databases. Selected EBPH resources are arranged along a pathway of evidence to allow public health practitioners to easily find and use the best evidence to develop and implement effective interventions, programs, and policies. The evidence-based pathway links to evidence-based guidelines, systematic reviews, filtered searches of the literature, and to best practices in public health."
- http://www.scu.edu/ethics/links/links.cfm?cat=HEALTH - Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University - This website provides users with links to information on healthcare ethics, including information on various associations and organizations, stem cell research, cloning, codes of ethics for healthcare professionals, medical ethics, health privacy, and many more topics. Also helpful are the pages further detailing Cloning and Stem Cell Research, Science and Research Ethics, and End-of-Life Ethics.
- http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/physician-resources/medical-ethics.page - Medical Ethics, The American Medical Association - "An important division of the AMA, the Ethics Group works to improve patient care and the health of the public by examining and promoting physician professionalism. If you’re looking for guidance or insight to ethical issues in medicine today, the AMA Ethics Group offers relevant resources to help you such as the Code of Medical Ethics."
- http://www.americashealthrankings.org/Default.aspx - America's Health Rankings, United Health Foundation -
- http://www.idph.state.ia.us/ - Iowa Department of Public Health - "The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) partners with local public health, policymakers, health care providers, business and many others to fulfill our mission of promoting and protecting the health of Iowans."
- http://www.nashp.org/ - National Academy for State Health Policy - "The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) is an independent academy of state health policymakers. We are dedicated to helping states achieve excellence in health policy and practice."
- http://www.phf.org - Public Health Foundation - "The Public Health Foundation (PHF) is dedicated to achieving healthy communities through research, training, and technical assistance. For more than 40 years, this national, non-profit organization has been creating new information and helping health agencies and other community health organizations connect to and more effectively use information to manage and improve performance, understand and use data, and strengthen the workforce."
- http://www.whatispublichealth.org/ - What is Public Health? - "'What is Public Health?' was created to answer three questions: what does public health encompass? What impact does public health have on our lives? What types of careers are available in the field of public health?" Learn more about "the various roles public health professionals play each day to ensure a healthy American public."
- http://www.wfpha.org/ - World Federation of Public Health Associations - "The WFPHA is an international, nongovernmental organization composed of multidisciplinary national public health associations... WFPHA’s mission is to promote and protect global public health. It does this throughout the world by supporting the establishment and organizational development of public health associations and societies of public health, through facilitating and supporting the exchange of information, knowledge and the transfer of skills and resources, and through promoting and undertaking advocacy for public policies, programs and practices that will result in a healthy and productive world."
US and World Health Statistics
- http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/FASTATS/default.htm - Center for Disease Control and Prevention Fast Stats - "The FastStats site provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance and is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages."
- http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/hdi.htm - Center for Disease Control and Prevention Health Data Interactive - "Health Data Interactive presents tables with national health statistics for infants, children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Tables can be customized by age, gender, race/ethnicity, and geographic location to explore different trends and patterns."
- http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/VitalStats.htm - Center for Disease Control and Prevention Vital Stats - Vital Stats is "a collection of vital statistics products including tables, data files, and reports that allow users to access and examine vital statistics and population data interactively" with "prebuilt tables and reports for quick access to statistics...[users] can use the data files to create your own tables--choosing from over 100 variables."
- http://www.childstats.gov/americaschildren/index.asp - Forum on Child and Family Statistics, ChildStats.gov - The Forum's annual report, America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, provides the Nation with a summary of national indicators of child well-being and monitors changes in these indicators over time. In addition to providing data in an easy-to-use, non-technical format, the purpose of the report is to stimulate discussions among policymakers and the public, exchanges between data providers and policy communities, and improvements in Federal data on children and families.
- http://www.measuredhs.com/ - Measure DHS, Demographic and Health Surveys - The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) program has collected, analyzed, and "disseminated accurate and representative data on population, health, HIV, and nutrition through more than 260 surveys in over 90 countries."
- http://www.unicef.org/statistics/index.html - UNICEF Statistics and Monitoring - "UNICEF measures the situation of children and women and tracks progress through data collection and analysis. It maintains and updates global databases and promotes dissemination of evidence-based data for planning and advocacy. UNICEF is the lead United Nations (UN) agency responsible for the global monitoring of the child-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)."
- http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/ - United States Census Statistical Abstract - "The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web."
- http://www.who.int/en/ - World Health Organization - "WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends." It provides information on health topics, data and statistics, media resources, publications, and more. For more statistical information, check out the Global Health Observatory: http://www.who.int/gho/en/