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Cancer Statistics Center

Provider: American Cancer Society

The Cancer Statistics Center website is a comprehensive, interactive resource for learning about the cancer burden in the United States. Produced by the American Cancer Society, the website provides detailed statistics on a range of topics, including:

  • The estimated numbers of new cancer cases and deaths in the current year
  • Current cancer incidence, mortality, and survival rates and trends
  • State-level risk factor and screening metrics

The website offers a new way to explore the data the Society publishes in its annual Cancer Facts & Figures report. The graphically-presented data is useful for cancer control advocates, journalists, public health agencies, policy makers, patients, survivors and the general public.

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Description: The CDC's home page is a well-organized portal to the wealth of resources it provides for the public, practitioners and first responders. Along the top of the page is a very complete index of the information CDC provides, with cross-referenced terms. Links to the Diseases and Conditions index and Emergency Preparedness, along with other frequently-sought resources, including MMWR, are posted prominently here on the CDC home page.
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CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response: Hurricane Information for Health Care Professionals

Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Description: This is the area of CDC's disaster resources for the use of health care professionals, dealing with infection control, public health surveillance, displacement and licensure issues, handling of human remains, and safety considerations for bringing equipment and facilities back into service after a hurricane or other disaster.
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CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response: Natural Disasters and Severe Weather

Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Description: The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) provides a website of useful fact sheets on the hazards of, and how to prepare for, natural disasters like floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires etc. with a particular focus on safeguarding health of people and pets in the aftermath of such events. Some sections are also posted in Chinese, Spanish, German, French, Vietnamese, Haitian Creole and Portuguese.
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CDC Radiation Emergencies Fact Sheets

Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Description: This sector of the CDC website on radiation emergencies is a prime resource on radiation disasters for public health professionals, emergency responders and individual healthcare practitioners. It presents patient and management information, guidelines and recommendations, and links to additional online training resources, including short videos. Some fact sheets contain general information suitable for the layman: being prepared, sheltering in place and other protective measures, facts about contamination levels and substances in food and water, the difference between contamination and exposure, and more.
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CDC Travelers’ Health

Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Description: Travelers’ Health provides information on required vaccinations, travel-related diseases and the latest news updates on disease outbreaks, for health care professionals and the general public. Under Resources, links to CDC podcasts on travel health topics are available.
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Center for Studying Health System Change

Provider: Center for Studying Health System Change
Description: The mission of the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) is to inform policy makers and private decision makers about how local and national changes in the financing and delivery of health care affect people. HSC strives to provide high-quality, timely and objective research and analysis that leads to sound policy decisions, with the ultimate goal of improving the health of the American public. The Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) is a nonpartisan policy research organization located in Washington, D.C. HSC designs and conducts studies focused on the U.S. health care system to inform the thinking and decisions of policy makers in government and private industry. In addition to this applied use, HSC studies contribute more broadly to the body of health care policy research that enables decision makers to understand change and the national and local market forces driving that change.
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CenterWatch: Clinical Trials Listing Service

Provider: CenterWatch
Description: In addition to furnishing information about clinical trials to patients and healthcare or research professionals, CenterWatch publishes newsletters, books and directories, and conducts custom research for patients and professionals. CenterWatch presents one set of resources targeted to patients and the general public, and another for medical and pharmaceutical professionals.
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Centre for Evidence Based Medicine

Provider: University of Oxford
Description: University of Oxford's CEBM (Centre for Evidence Based Medicine) is "a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the practice, teaching and dissemination of high quality evidence based medicine to improve healthcare in everyday clinical practice." On its website, CEBM provides open-access PowerPoint files of lectures and workshops; a YouTube Channel page featuring descriptions and links to instructive videos on the elements or steps in an evidence-based process, and on how to teach evidence-based practice; links to events and conferences; and links to other EBM-related resources and tools, such as medical calculators and critical appraisal worksheets.
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