David & Lorraine Cheng Library

William Paterson University of New Jersey

Public Health Resources

General Health Sites and Directories

Healthfinder
A gateway consumer health information site from the US government. Provides links to databases, websites, publications, government agencies, support groups.
http://www.healthfinder.gov
Health on the Net
Not-for-profit international foundation dedicated to rating medical/health Internet sites.
http://www.hon.ch
NOAH, New York Online Access to Health
Consumer health information available in English and Spanish.
http://www.noah-health.org

| Top of page |

Health Statistics

United States

National Center for Health Statistics
Data is provided by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the principal source for statistical health information in the US.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs
FASTATS
Provides federal statistical information by health-related topic.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats
Fedstats
Gateway to statistics collected and published by over 100 federal agencies.
http://www.fedstats.gov
Current Injury, Illness and Fatality Data
Data collected by the US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.
http://www.bls.gov/iif/home.htm
State Health Facts Online
Health and health policy information for all 50 states and US territories provided by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
http://www.statehealthfacts.kff.org/cgi-bin/healthfacts.cgi?

| Top of page |

New Jersey

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
http://www.state.nj.us/health/
Communicable Diseases
Data collected by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.
http://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/stats.htm
Healthy NJ
This site produced by UMDNJ provides a wealth of information for health professionals and consumers.
http://www.healthynj.org/nj/njhealthstats.html

| Top of page |

Government Information

Administration on Aging
http://www.aoa.dhhs.gov
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov
Food and Drug Administration
http://www.fda.gov
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
http://www.cms.hhs.gov
Healthy People 2010
http://www.healthypeople.gov
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
http://nccam.nih.gov
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
http://www3.niaid.nih.gov

| Top of page |

Associations and Organizations

American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org
American Heart Association
http://www.americanheart.org
American Medical Association
http://www.ama-assn.org
American Public Health Association
http://www.apha.org
Arthritis Foundation
http://www.arthritis.org
World Health Organization
http://www.who.int

| Top of page |

Selected Topics

Aging

AARP Guide to Internet Resources Related to Aging
http://www.aarp.org/internetresources/
Administration on Aging
http://www.aoa.dhhs.gov
Aging Statistics
http://www.agingstats.gov
Elderweb
Links organized for professionals and caregivers.
http://www.elderweb.com

| Top of page |

AIDS

AEGIS: AIDS Educational Global Information System
Comprehensive HIV-related Web site with links to up-to-date news services, legal information and government agencies.
http://www.aegis.com/
AIDS Info
Contains links to FDA information, public and private organizational sites, news, clinical trial information, and treatment information including experimental drugs and other therapies.
http://aidsinfo.nih.gov
Critical Path AIDS Project
Provides links to a full range of prevention, treatment, referral, and research information relative to HIV.
http://www.critpath.org

| Top of page |

Alternative Medicine

Ask Dr. Weil
Interactive site focusing on alternative medicine, mind/body interactions, medical botany.
http://www.drweil.com
Health World Online
A comprehensive information resource on alternative health and complementary medicine.
http://www.healthy.net
QuackWatch
Non-profit organization established to combat health-related fraud, fads, myths and questionable products and theories.
http://www.quackwatch.org/

| Top of page |

Healthcare Policy Resources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Office of Health and Human Services agency devoted to supporting health care research.
http://www.ahcpr.gov
HealthGrades, Inc.
Consumer-oriented site offering information (and ranking) about the quality of health care offered by hospitals, physicians, and health care plans in the United States.
http://www.healthgrades.com/
Health Hippo
Collection of policy and regulatory materials related to health care.
http://hippo.findlaw.com/hippohome.html
Managed Care Resources
http://www.umdnj.edu/others/Managed.html

| Top of page |

Multicultural Health

Center for Healthy Families and Cultural Diversity
This site is sponsored by UMDNJ and provides links to cross-cultural health information, resources and bibliographies to promote culturally responsive healthcare for diverse populations.
http://www2.umdnj.edu/fmedweb/chfcd/
Office of Minority Health
Under the umbrella of the US Department of Health and Human Services, this site provides links to disparity data, federal publications, minority population data and is available in both English and Spanish.
http://www.omhrc.gov/
Diversity Rx
This site is a clearinghouse of information providing resources, models and best practices for meeting the language and cultural needs of minorities, immigrants, refugees and other diverse populations.
http://www.diversityrx.org

| Top of page |

Nutrition

International Food Information Council Foundation
Focuses on science-based information and research about food safety and nutrition issues. For health professionals and others who provide information to consumers. Information is available in English and Spanish.
http://ific.org/
Harvard University's Nutrition Source
A good source of information and resources about diet and nutrition especially in relation to diseases such as cancer and diabetes.
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/
Arbor Nutrition Guide
Provides a comprehensive list of nutrition resources.
http://www.arborcom.com
Nutrition.gov
This government resource makes obtaining federal government information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety, easily accessible in one place.
http://www.nutrition.gov
The Blonz Guide to Nutirition, Food Science and Health
A complilation of nutrition, food, fitness, and health resources by Ed Blonz, PhD., nutrition scientist and award-winning, nationally syndicated health comlumnist.
http://www.blonz.com
Food and Nutrition Information Center
Excellent resource for diet and health related information.
http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic

| Top of page |

Women's Health

National Women's Health Information Center
Sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services, this site provides information on more than 800 topics, including indicators and statistical information about the health and well being of women and girls. Site is primarily in English with some selected topics available in Chinese and Spanish.
http://www.4woman.gov/
National Women's Health Resource Center
http://www.healthywomen.org
The Obstetrics & Gynecology Network
http://www.obgyn.net

| Top of page |

Compiled by Victoria Wagner
Access Services Librarian
Library Liaison to the Community Health Department
Last Updated: September 12, 2008