Friday, October 3, 2014 11:30 am– 1:00 pm
Lobby of the TMC Library – 1133 John Freeman Blvd.
Provider: DHHS (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
Descriptions: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Disasters and Emergencies page covers specific types of natural and man-made disasters, and is a portal linking to information resources for citizens, health professionals, federal, state and local governments, and businesses.
Keywords: bioterrorism, communicable diseases, consumer health, disaster, emergency preparedness, federal agencies, public health, U.S. Government
Provider: United States Environmental Protection Agency
Descriptions: This website emphasizes the Environmental Protection Agency's pledge to "protect human health and the environment." The latest EPA news is featured here, but more importantly, the site provides numerous in-depth topic sections: acid rain, asbestos, global warming, hazardous waste, human health, oil spills, etc.. Click at upper right to read the EPA's website in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese or Korean. Some topics include links to the text of relevant laws and regulations.
Keywords: bioethics, biohazard, chemicals, consumer health, current events, environmental, federal agencies, government, healthcare, healthcare policy, law, nature, news, policy, public affairs, public health, toxins, U.S. Government
Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: The Food and Drug Administration states the main points of its very broad mission as: "...protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation's food supply, cosmetics and products that emit radiation." This website presents a large amount of useful consumer information and health-related news, as well as providing a public account of the FDA's many activities and efforts on behalf of the citizenry.
Keywords: animal, biohazard, chemicals, clinical trials, consumer health, drugs, environmental, federal agencies, general health, law, legal, licensing, products, public affairs, public health, research, toxicology, U.S. Government, veterinary medicine, wellness
Provider: U.S. Geological Survey
Descriptions: The USGS researches, monitors trends, and provides impartial scientific information on geologic topics, from Earth's ecosystems and environment to natural hazards like volcano and earthquake activity, floods, storms and drought, to the impacts of climate and land-use change on natural resources, to the geomagnetic field and meteorite activity.
Keywords: data, disaster, disease, environmental, federal agencies, general reference, geology, geoscience, hurricane, maps, microbiology, minerals, natural sciences, news, pandemic, reports, research, science, scientist, seismology, statistical, U.S. Government, weather
Provider: Kaiser Family Foundation
Descriptions: This interactive site provides news, facts, and statistical data on significant health topics and indicators across the globe. Data may be retrieved and organized by health topic or country and a data sheet may also be created which compares up to five countries on an unlimited number of indicators.
Keywords: AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), data, data analysis, demographics, disease, health statistics, maps, mashups, public health, statistical
Provider: National Library of Medicine
Descriptions: From the website: "The purpose of NLM's Unified Medical Language System® (UMLS) is to facilitate the development of computer systems that behave as if they "understand" the meaning of the language of biomedicine and health. To that end, NLM produces and distributes the UMLS Knowledge Sources (databases) and associated software tools (programs) for use by system developers in building or enhancing electronic information systems that create, process, retrieve, integrate, and/or aggregate biomedical and health data and information, as well as in informatics research."
Keywords: electronic health record, informatics, medicine, NLM, subject headings
Provider: United Nations
Descriptions: This is the United Nations website devoted to the UN's and its partners' activities in response to the global AIDS epidemic and in support of its goal of halting and reversing the spread of AIDS by 2015. Information on care, support, testing, counseling, prevention, research, societal and cultural issues are to be found here, as well as free full text publications relating to all aspects of the epidemic.
Keywords: AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), health services, health statistics, international, population, public health, social services
Provider: UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
Descriptions: This is the website of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
Keywords: astronomy, international, multicultural, multidisciplinary, multilingual, natural sciences, social sciences
Provider: United Nations
Descriptions: UNICEF is the division of the United Nations devoted to the health, welfare and human rights of children worldwide. Statistical information, treatment guidelines and policy documents are available here. The report, The State of the World's Children 2009, can be downloaded from the UNICEF website.
Keywords: child, health services, health statistics
Provider: United Way Houston
Descriptions: The United Way supports the needy through its many sub-agencies and service centers in the Greater Houston area, all of which are listed here. Disaster recovery is one of the many needs addressed by this charity. United Way's 2-1-1- helpline can be dialed from the website, and emailing questions via the website is also an option.
Keywords: disaster, jobs, multilingual, poverty, social services, women, workforce
Provider: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Descriptions: uScience is a new pilot repository of classroom-tested and peer-reviewed instructional resources for undergraduate-level science courses, to be focused primarily on human health issues. The uScience site is an expansion of MedEdPORTAL that facilitates faculty experimentation with new instructional strategies. Each resource found in the uScience collection is a complete learning unit, including activities, presentation, data, resources, instructor guide and with some, assessment. Each resource is peer-reviewed for content and instructional effectiveness. The first resources made available include units in cellular and molecular biology, anatomy and physiology, evolutionary biology, chemistry and physics.
Keywords: anatomy, biology, chemistry, education, faculty, images, medicine, open access, physics, physiology, science, student, video
Provider: Medical Library Association
Descriptions: This resource provides tips on how to judge whether a website purveying medical information is trustworthy and authoritative. It also presents links to high quality sources of such information. The guide "...outlines the collective wisdom of medical librarians who surf the web every day to discover quality information in support of clinical and scientific decision making by doctors, scientists, and other health practitioners responsible for the nation's health."
Keywords: consumer health, education, ethics, information literacy, Internet, libraries, medicine
Provider: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Descriptions: This website provides the Annual Operating Budget Report for the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for fiscal years 2004 to the present. General salary information is also included by school and department.
Keywords: business, public affairs, reports, Texas