Friday, October 3, 2014 11:30 am– 1:00 pm
Lobby of the TMC Library – 1133 John Freeman Blvd.
Provider: American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
Descriptions: This website is operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a U.S. medical society counting more than 93,700 family physicians, family practice residents and medical students as members. All information on this site is written and reviewed by AAFP physicians and patient education professionals.
Keywords: consumer health, diet, family practice, general health, healthcare professional, nutrition, pharmaceutical
Provider: Famous Quotes and Authors.com
Descriptions: A pleasant presentation of more than 25,000 quotes from more than 6,700 well-known authors. Search by topic, author, keywords, popularity... add an RSS feed for the Quote of the Day, or click to read a quotation at random. Disadvantage: the site is increasingly accompanied by advertising.
Keywords: culture, general reference, literature, poetry, popular, RSS feed, society
Provider: Federal Communications Commission
Descriptions: This federal agency's mission is: "To collaborate with the public safety community, industry and other government entities to license, facilitate, restore and recover communications services used by the citizens of the United States, including first responders, before, during and after emergencies by disseminating critical information to the public and by implementing the Commission's policy initiatives." The home page links to targeted sections for healthcare providers, persons with disabilities, first responders and 911 call centers. The website also clearly presents the reporting system to be followed in an emergency, including contact information of FCC officials. Sections on policy, emergency planning, hurricanes, pandemics, suggested planning activities for regions and states, links to state offices of emergency management, tips on communication in emergencies and more can be found here.
Keywords: decision support, disaster, emergency preparedness, information management, information technology, policy, public administration, safety, U.S. Government
Provider: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Descriptions: This FDA portal for the medical device industry and consumers links the user to information on medical devices (both approved and recalled), medical imaging and radiation safety, full text regulations, and more.
Keywords: biotechnology, consumer health, dosage, federal agencies, gateway, industry, medical devices, medical imaging, news, patient education, products, quality, radiation, safety, tests, U.S. Government
Provider: U.S. Government Printing Office
Descriptions: In Beta stage at this writing, FDsys is the new Government Printing Office (GPO) website, which will soon contain all the information from the old GPO site and will incorporate more up-to-date features, like the capability to search all content from a single search box. Presidential documents are posted here, often within days of their inception. This is the best location for finding Congressional bills, documents, hearings and reports, as well as the Congressional Record.
Keywords: books, database, federal agencies, federated search, full text, gateway, general reference, links, multidisciplinary, public administration, public affairs, search engine, U.S. Government
Descriptions: From health to forests, food consumption to criminal justice, this is an invaluable, user-friendly gateway to hundreds of government and agency sources for U.S. statistical data accessible by topic, geographic location, or federal agency. Links to the Statistical Abstract of the United States, also.
Keywords: census, culture, data, federal agencies, gateway, general reference, government, health statistics, maps, multidisciplinary, population, portal, social sciences, society, U.S. Government
Provider: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Descriptions: FEMA's website contains guidelines for stocking basic emergency supplies, protecting one's home, property and pets, communications, evacuation routes, as well as on participating in an evacuation, and on how to apply for post-disaster help, with forms for doing so. Includes the complete booklet, "Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness" as a free download.
Keywords: consumer health, disaster, emergency preparedness, federal agencies, images, maps, public health, U.S. Government
Provider: City of Houston Dept. of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: Local information on Influenza from the City of Houston, including where to get vaccinations, how to prevent the spread of the infection, and information for special segments of the population.
Keywords: consumer health, epidemic, H1N1, Houston, pandemic, public health, TX, zoonoses
Provider: Health and Human Services Commission's Information and Referral Network
Descriptions: This database contains comprehensive information about health and human services programs in Texas. This includes (but is not limited to) assistance for food, housing and shelter, education, legal, childcare, emergencies, physical and mental health, financial assistance, and transportation. The system is designed to inform you about the health and human services that are available in your community. Programs are geographically indexed by zip code, by city, and by county.
Keywords: consumer health, gateway, healthcare professional, social services, Texas
Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: This DHHS (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) website presents a wealth of information on the Avian and Swine Influenzas. This is, as the site declares, "one stop access to U.S. Government swine, avian and pandemic flu information." The site provides sections on: planning and preparation, from government to family level; tests, vaccines and medications; bird and animal issues; research activities; global activities; news and multimedia resources; economic impacts; and links to state government websites and contacts.
Keywords: biomedical research, communicable diseases, consumer health, epidemic, epidemiology, federal agencies, H1N1, infectious disease, news, pandemic, public health, tests, travel medicine, zoonoses
Provider: National Agricultural Library/US Food and Drug Administration
Descriptions: This website from the Food and Drug Administration and the National Agricultural Library is a starting point to a wealth of information on food and nutrition from governmental, professional and educational sources.
Keywords: allergy, consumer health, diabetes, diet, dietary supplements, education, food safety, general health, infant, nutrition, obesity, prenatal care, social services
Provider: American Medical Association (AMA)
Descriptions: FREIDA Online is a database with over 8,200 graduate medical education programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, as well as over 200 combined specialty programs. Some areas of the site require member login. Searching for GME specialty programs is free.
Keywords: graduate medical education, workforce
Provider: The Hastings Center
Descriptions: This online book from the Hastings Center is the collaborative effort of various Hastings Center writers and outside journalists. The Bioethics Briefing Book "seeks to inform debate surrounding thirty-six of the most controversial bioethics topics in the media today." Each chapter begins with an entry highlighting the debated points of the issue, and a comprehensive overview of its various facets follows. Links to information on relevant legislation, 2008 Presidential campaign and party platform positions and links to websites, news items and further reading resources are provided. A few of the topics covered are: gene patents; family-provided long-term care; nanotechnology; abortion; organ transplantation; and stem cells. This book is offered as a free download in .pdf format.
Keywords: biomedical ethics, biomedical research, biotechnology, bioterrorism, ethics, policy, public affairs, science, society, trend