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  • Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
    The Agency for Health Care Research Quality (AHRQ) mission is to improve quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. Go to Clinical Information for Evidence-based Practice information.

  • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
    To prevent exposure and adverse human health effects and diminished quality of life associated with exposure to hazardous substances from waste sites, unplanned releases, and other sources of pollution present in the environment.

  • American Nurses Association
    A full-service professional organization representing the nation's 2.9 million Registered Nurses.

  • American Public Health Association
    APHA brings together researchers, health service providers, administrators, teachers, and other health workers in a unique, multidisciplinary environment of professional exchange, study, and action.

  • Association of Schools of Public Health
    Providing a focus and a platform for the enhancement of existing and emerging academic public health programs.

  • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
    The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) is the national non-profit organization representing the state and territorial public health agencies of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia.

  • California Board of Registered Nursing
    The Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) is a state governmental agency established by law to protect the public by regulating the practice of registered nurses.

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    We focus on four elements essential to an effective, vibrant and strong community public health presence: the public health workforce, organizational effectiveness, the scientific capacity of public health laboratories, and the systems that manage public health information and knowledge.

  • Connect Los Angeles
    Connect LA is a community website dedicated to linking underserved neighborhoods to important information and resources. In partnership with residents, agencies, employers and community based organizations, ConnectLA is working to increase and improve the online information relevant to low-income and communities of color

  • Health-Evidence-Canada
    This is a web site designed to provide quality research evidence to public health decision makers, saving your time by searching, screening, and rating the systematic review evidence to compile it in a free, searchable online registry.

  • Healthy People 2010
    Healthy People 2010 challenges individuals, communities, and professionals-indeed, all of us- to take specific steps to ensure that good health, as well as long life, are enjoyed by all.

  • Healthy People 2010 Information Access Project
    The purpose of this site is to make information and evidence-based strategies related to the Healthy People 2010 objectives easier to find. The National Library of Medicine and the Public Health Foundation staff have worked together to develop pre-formulated search strategies for selected Healthy People 2010 focus areas.

  • International Council of Nurses
    ICN is a federation of 129 national nurses' associations (NNAs), representing millions of nurses worldwide. ICN works directly with these member associations on the issues of importance to the nursing profession.

  • Minnesota Dept. of Health, PHN Practice for the 21st Century
    National Satellite Learning Conference-Learning Materials

  • National Association of County and City Health Officials
    NACCHO provides education, information, research, and technical assistance to local health departments and facilitates partnerships among local, state, and federal agencies in order to promote and strengthen public health.

  • National Guideline Clearinghouse
    The National Guideline Clearinghouse" (NGC) is a comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents. NGC is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NGC was originally created by AHRQ in partnership with the American Medical Association and the American Association of Health Plans (now America's Health Insurance Plans [AHIP]).

    The NGC mission is to provide physicians, nurses, and other health professionals, health care providers, health plans, integrated delivery systems, purchasers and others an accessible mechanism for obtaining objective, detailed information on clinical practice guidelines and to further their dissemination, implementation and use.

  • National Environmental Health Association
    "To advance the environmental health and protection professional for the purpose of providing a healthful environment for all."

  • National Health Information Center
    The National Health Information Center (NHIC) is a health information referral service. NHIC puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers. NHIC was established in 1979 by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), Office of Public Health and Science, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Partnership for Prevention
    Partnership for Prevention is a membership organization of businesses,nonprofit organizations and government agencies advancing policies and practices to prevent disease and improve the health of all Americans.

  • Public Health Training Network
    The Public Health Training Network (PHTN) is a distance learning system that takes training to the learner. PHTN uses a variety of instructional media ranging from print-based to videotape and multimedia to meet the training needs of the public health workforce nationwide.

  • SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A.
    SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. is a nationwide organization dedicated to providing up-to-date information about child passenger safety information including extensive information about car seats and laws about car seat use.

  • Public Health Grand Rounds
    In Public Health Grand Rounds, the "patient" is defined as the community and the "presenting problem" is defined as a public health issue challenging the community and requiring its informed response.

  • U.S. Census Bureau
    The collector and provider of timely, relevant, and quality data about the people and economy of the United States.

  • World Health Organization
    Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.World Health Organization.


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