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AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association)

Provider: American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

AHIMA is a professional organization advocating standards for the confidentiality and security of the patient medical record or personal health record, health information exchange, and the integrity of information practices. The organization’s position statements on these and other matters pertaining to health information management and records management are available to read here. AHIMA also provides links to educational and career resources for those considering careers in health information management and for those already in the field.

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AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

Provider: AHRQ

AHRQ conducts and supports health services research on clinical outcomes, quality, cost, use of resources, and access to care. Findings from AHRQ-supported health services research are used by clinicians, patients, health system leaders, and others to help them make more informed health care decisions. Many resources are provided here, including a free health information technology toolbox.

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Allen Brain Map

Provider: Allen Institute for Brain Science

The Allen Institute for Brain Science uses a unique approach to generate data, tools and knowledge for researchers to explore the biological complexity of the mammalian brain. This portal provides access to high quality data and web-based applications created for the benefit of the global research community.

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Alzforum (Alzheimer Research Forum)

Provider: Alzheimer Research Forum

This site contains and links to a huge number of resources for the Alzheimer researcher. Features include: a live discussion forum; citations to the latest papers (linking to PubMed); an international listing of institutes and laboratories; separate links for news on drugs, conferences and research; clinics information for the consumer; and more items too numerous to list here. It also provides links to the AlzSWAN Knowledge Base (see separate website listing) and its tutorials, and a collection of special seminars, on-line journal club discussions, recorded talks and other presentations that describe a variety of scientific hypotheses about the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease.

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American Academy of Neurology

The American Academy of Neurology website provides a wealth of resources for the professional: an online community, CME opportunities, news, links on legislation affecting neurology, practice guidelines, position statements, podcasts, and sections devoted to neurologic specialties. Medical students, residents and fellows get special attention. Medical and PhD students who do not want a subscription to the Academy’s journal can still register for free access to certain features of the website. Some resources, podcasts, for instance, are available only to AAN members. A section for patients and caregivers promotes greater understanding of neurology, and provides information on diseases and disorders, as well as links to further information.

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American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Facts

Provider: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

The AAMC posts online some of the useful data it gathers on US medical education– enrollment, matriculation and residency applicants by school, specialty and gender. Links are provided for purchase of its other indispensable data compilations. “Through its many programs and services, the AAMC strengthens the world’s most advanced medical care by supporting the entire spectrum of education, research, and patient care activities conducted by our member institutions.”

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American Hospital Association

Provider: American Hospital Association

The American Hospital Association conducts an annual survey of hospitals in the United States. While the website does not include all the data found in the current edition of AHA Hospital Statistics, the Fast Facts section contains a representative sample. Includes current and historical data on utilization, personnel, revenue, expenses, managed care contracts, community health indicators, physician models, and more. The website also includes access to online versions of many AHA studies and reports and online hospital directories.

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American Indian and Alaska Native Health

Provider: National Library of Medicine/National Institute of Health

This website is designed as an “information portal to issues affecting the health and well-being of American Indians.” The website provides links to information on health topics, statistical information and health programs and services for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Also includes links to tribal government websites and information on traditions and practices of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

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American Nurses Association (ANA)

Provider: American Nurses Association

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is a full-service professional organization representing 2.9 million U.S. registered nurses (RNs) via 54 constituent member associations. ANA advances the nursing profession by “fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.” Includes career resources, continuing education resources and links. Note: Membership sign-up is required for access to many of the resources here.

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American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Provider: ANCC, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association

From the website: ANCC’s internationally renowned credentialing programs certify nurses in specialty practice areas, recognize healthcare organizations for nursing excellence through the Magnet Recognition Program®, and accredit providers of continuing nursing education. In addition, ANCC offers an array of informational and educational services and products to support its core credentialing programs… Review and resource manuals, review seminars, and web-based learning all support individuals who are on the path to certification.

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American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA)

Provider: American Nursing Informatics Association

ANIA’s Mission is to provide networking, education and information resources that enrich and strengthen the roles of nurses in the field of informatics. The website provides links to educational institutions offering programs in nursing or health informatics, provides a job bank for the specialty, and posts its conference information.

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American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

Provider: AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)

This website has tabbed sections of resources on occupational therapy for the professional, the educator, the researcher, the student or prospective student, and the consumer. Resources for researchers and professionals are restricted to AOTA members. The consumer area provides monthly series of earlier podcasts under the general heading, “Living Life To Its Fullest,” covering a variety of topics ranging from home safety to brain injury.

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American Psychoanalytic Association

Provider: American Psychoanalytic Association

From the website: The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), the oldest national psychoanalytic organization in the nation, was founded in 1911. APsaA, as a professional organization for psychoanalysts, focuses on education, research and membership development. In addition to the national organization, APsaA’s membership includes 29 accredited training institutes and 42 affiliate societies throughout the United States. Since its founding, APsaA has been a component of the International Psychoanalytical Association, the largest worldwide psychoanalytic organization.

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American Red Cross- Texas Gulf Coast Region

Provider: American Red Cross

This site provides location and contact information for Red Cross area chapters and indicates how to get help after a disaster, including an international service for finding family members. A number of downloadable, printable brochures are provided in English and Spanish, to aid citizens in preparing for various kinds of disaster situations.

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Astrobiology Web

Provider: SpaceRef

Astrobiology seeks to understand the origin of the building blocks of life, how these biogenic compounds combine to create life, how life affects – and is affected by the environment from which it arose, and finally, whether and how life expands beyond its planet of origin.

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Benchmarks for Scientific Literacy- Project 2061

Provider: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Project 2061

From the website: “Project 2061’s benchmarks are statements of what all students should know or be able to do in science, mathematics, and technology by the end of grades 2, 5, 8, and 12… Project 2061 promotes literacy in science, mathematics, and technology in order to help people live interesting, responsible, and productive lives. In a culture increasingly pervaded by science, mathematics, and technology, science literacy requires understandings and habits of mind that enable citizens to grasp what those enterprises are up to, to make some sense of how the natural and designed worlds work, to think critically and independently, to recognize and weigh alternative explanations of events and design trade-offs, and to deal sensibly with problems that involve evidence, numbers, patterns, logical arguments, and uncertainties.”

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Best Evidence Medical Education (BEME) Collaboration

Provider: Association for Medical Education in Europe

The BEME Collaboration is a group of individuals and institutions committed to the promotion of “Best Evidence Medical Education.” Contributors publish systematic reviews of medical education itself, with the aim of giving educators a best-evidence basis for their curriculum design decisions. This site includes complete, published reviews with summaries (“guides”) and reviews in progress. These materials may be useful as models for systematic review-writing, as well as for their conclusions about effective medical education methods.

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Better Data for Better Health

Provider: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

This website contains data sets, reports and rankings that include information on the quality of care delivery, patient outcomes, and patient feedback on physicians, hospitals, and cost. A “data hub” provides interactive graphics of state populations broken out by ethnicity, educational attainment, and age group for a number of healthcare measures, such as rates of the uninsured, portion of state budgets spent on healthcare, healthcare quality, and more. The focus of this website is discussion and demonstration of how “big data” can serve to improve health care in the United States.

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BioEd Online: Biology Teacher Resources from Baylor College of Medicine

Provider: Baylor College of Medicine

BioEd Online is an award-winning life sciences educational resource from Baylor’s Center for Educational Outreach. Designed for teachers and their students from elementary to high school level, it contains engaging multimedia teaching and course materials, including lesson demonstrations, on genetics, neuroscience, viruses, environmental science and more topics. Resources include a library of downloadable slide sets, as well as videos, podcasts and .pdf teaching guides. BioEd Online is edited by a distinguished group of Baylor College of Medicine faculty and staff, and funded by NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Education and others. The website also features a series of video presentations for K-8 students on life science experiments in space, funded by NASA and sponsored by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute. Although all courses are free to HISD teachers and Baylor-affiliated faculty and staff after obtaining a log-in, full access to some requires a subscription for other users. Teacher contact-hour certification available for more advanced courses.

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Biology Project

Provider: University of Arizona

The Biology Project is an interactive online resource for learning biology, developed at The University of Arizona, providing information useful for students ranging from secondary education level to medical school. Some materials are available in Spanish and Italian translation.

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Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH)

Provider: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technology in Health

Created in 1989 by Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial governments, CADTH provides evidence, analysis, advice and recommendations to aid in healthcare decision-making.

CADTH also provides a downloadable, updating checklist for searching evidence-based grey literature, Grey Matters, available on its home page.

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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)

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 Radiation Emergencies Fact Sheets

Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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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CEBM (Centre for Evidence Based Medicine)

Provider: University of Oxford

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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CenterWatch: Clinical Trials Listing Service

Provider: CenterWatch

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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Provider: Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)

This website comes from the nonprofit organization ISMP (Institute for Safe Medication Practices) in partnership with the FDA, the American Hospital Association, the Joint Commission of Healthcare Organizations and others. The ISMP aims to help prevent medication errors through collecting and analyzing reports of medication-related hazardous conditions, near-misses, errors, and other adverse drug events and making the information available to consumers and the health care community. Consumers are encouraged to contribute information here via a forum for reporting medication errors. This site offers a feature (free registration required) called “Get Your 60 Second Medication Check,” which lists potential side effects, treatment duplication and drug interactions for various medications. Patient information inserts are also available full text, in .pdf format.

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COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics)

Provider: Committee on Publication Ethics

COPE is a forum for journal editors and publishers of peer-reviewed journals, facilitating discussion of all aspects of publication ethics. It also advises editors on handling cases of research and publication misconduct, providing open-access flowcharts that are useful guides to the steps for action in such cases. COPE also makes available its codes of conduct and best practices guidelines for journal publishers and editors, as well as the records of all cases that have been discussed by the committee since its inception in 1997. An open-access newsletter features a “case of the month” and reports news regarding ethical issues, including article retractions. There are downloadable presentations given at COPE seminars. Many of the materials publicly available on this site may well be of equal interest to authors. For those who join COPE, even more resources are available, including online learning opportunities.

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Provider: University of North Texas Libraries/U.S. Government Printing Office

The CyberCemetery was established in 1997 to archive the websites of U.S. Government agencies, committees, commissions, departments etc. that would otherwise have disappeared from the Internet when the organizations became defunct. It also serves as a depository for content of more enduring government websites that is either eliminated or replaced by each new administration. Search or browse this collection of agencies, etc. by name, date of expiration or branch of government, or use keywords in the search box.

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Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC)

Provider: National Library of Medicine

DIMRC is tasked with the effective collection, organization, and dissemination of health information for natural, accidental, or deliberate disasters. DIMRC is committed to providing this essential information as part of the Federal effort to help prepare, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the adverse health effects of disasters in conjunction with Federal, State, local government, private organizations, and local communities. Included with this resource is the Resource Guide for Public Health Preparedness.

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Provider: U.S. Government agencies is a secure, user-friendly U.S. Government web portal that consolidates disaster assistance information in one place. If you need assistance following a presidentially declared disaster— which has been designated for individual assistance— you can now to go to to register online. Local resource information to help keep citizens safe during an emergency is also available. Currently, 17 U.S. Government agencies, which sponsor almost 60 forms of assistance, contribute to the portal.

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Provider: International DOI Foundation

DOI, or Digital Object Identifier, is a standardized system for providing actionable, persistent and interoperable links to “objects,” the scope of which was originally limited to online documents, but which term is now applied in this context to online data sets, videos and other formats and types of information containers. Every resource relevant to DOI’s is either present in or linked to from this website, for instance: FAQ’s, a detailed handbook, fact sheets and white papers; links to DOI registration agencies like DataCite and CrossRef; and links to browser tools that facilitate and expand the usefulness and applicability of the Digital Object Identifier.

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Encyclopedia of Life

Provider: Encyclopedia of Life

The Encyclopedia of Life is a work in progress that aims to dynamically synthesize biodiversity knowledge about all known species: taxonomy, geographic distribution, genetics, evolutionary history, morphology, behavior, ecological relationships, and importance for human well being. As it becomes more complete, it may serve as the primary resource for scientists, natural resource managers, conservationists, teachers, and students around the world. The EOL’s creators and contributors believe that “…its encompassing scope and innovation will have a major global impact in facilitating biodiversity research, conservation, and education.” The EOL is staffed by both scientists and non-scientists working from museums and research institutions around the world.

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European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies

Provider: European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies

Convened by the European Commission, this group is composed of fifteen experts who examine various ethical questions of new science and technologies. View opinion papers and statements on topics like cloning and nanomedicine. Papers are available in European languages. All past publications of the group are posted here, along with copies of their newsletter, “Ethically Speaking.”

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Eye Resources on the Internet

Provider: Association of Vision Science LIbrarians

This is a curated, comprehensive alphabetical list of university ophthalmology departments, opthalmological societies, authoritative consumer resources provided by respected medical entities, websites devoted to particular eye diseases, and even mailing lists and newsletters.  It is international in scope. There is no search box, so browse A-Z, or use the “Find” feature of your browser to locate keywords.

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FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

Provider: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

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.

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Finding Help in Texas

Provider: Health and Human Services Commission's Information and Referral Network

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.

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Genes to Cognition Online

Provider: Dolan DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Genes to Cognition (G2C) Online examines thinking and disorders of thinking across six levels of analysis: Genes ~ Biochemicals ~ Cells ~ Brain ~ Cognition (Behavior) ~ Environment. This interactive resource focuses on cognitive disorders, cognitive processes, and research approaches. A dynamic map of a network of connected topics facilitates exploration of a library of more than 750 unique items. A linear Selected Items menu above each map can be used to tour selected content. Links to other sites, to video short lectures and to news items are included. This site also has a blog. Note: Adobe FlashPlayer required for full use.

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Provider: Kyoto University Bioinformatics Center

GenomeNet is a network of database and computational services for genome research and related research areas in biomedical sciences, operated by the Kyoto University Bioinformatics Center. The service was first developed at Kyoto University as part of a group of research projects begun in 1991 under the Japanese human genome program. It includes bioinformatics tools in sequence, chemical and genome analysis; community databases dealing with cyanobacteria, bacillus subtilis, and gene expression profiles; ontologies; and more. The KEGG database, which has its own entry in this list, is a part of GenomeNet.

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GetBodySmart: An Online Examination of Human Anatomy and Physiology

Provider: Scott Sheffield

The intended purpose of this site is to provide “a fully animated and interactive eBook about human anatomy and physiology,” appropriate for students as well as lecturers. The site’s developer has more than 20 years experience teaching the material at the university level. GetBodySmart is designed “help explain the body’s complex physiological interactions and illustrate its important anatomical landmarks.” Diagrams and drawings, as well as free quizzes and tutorials are included. General subject divisions include: skeletal system, muscle tissue physiology, muscular system, nervous system, circulatory system, respiratory system, urinary system, and histology.

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Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases

Provider: The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases is an advocacy initiative dedicated to raising the awareness, political will, and funding necessary to control and eliminate the most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)--a group of disabling, disfiguring, and deadly diseases affecting more than 1.4 billion people worldwide who live on less than $1.25 a day.

The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases is an advocacy initiative dedicated to raising the awareness, political will, and funding necessary to control and eliminate the most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)–a group of disabling, disfiguring, and deadly diseases affecting more than 1.4 billion people worldwide who live on less than $1.25 a day.

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Provider: U.S. Government Printing Office

The new Government Printing Office (GPO) website 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, the Congressional Record, Supreme Court decisions and more.

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Provider: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services/ is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards. This site does not cover individual/personal financial assistance grants.

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Grey Literature Report

Provider: New York Academy of Medicine Library

The Grey Literature Report is a bimonthly publication of The New York Academy of Medicine Library focused primarily on health services research and public health topics. Grey literature includes non-conventional, non-commercial publications and ephemera: pre-prints, statistical or technical reports, technical standards and specifications, theses, conference proceedings, translations, bibliographies, and government reports and documents. Search for content by title, author or keyword. Many or most of the publications are freely available online, with links provided.

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Hastings Center Bioethics Briefings

Provider: The Hastings Center

The Hastings Center Bioethics Briefings contains overviews of issues in bioethics of high public interest, such as abortion, brain injury, organ transplantation, physician-assisted death, and stem cell research. The chapters, written by leading ethicists, are nonpartisan, describing topics from a range of perspectives that are grounded in good scientific and ethical facts. They each include experts to contact and resources.

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Provider: National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health

Multilingual, multicultural health information and patient education materials about health conditions and wellness topics from the National Library of Medicine. Learn about diseases, causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention. Materials may be available as printable documents, audio, and video.

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HIPAA Disclosures for Emergency Preparedness – A Decision Tool

Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

To guide you in determining how the Privacy Rule applies to the disclosure in question, this tool focuses on the source of the information being disclosed, to whom the information is being disclosed, and the purpose of the information being disclosed. To make your determination, go to the question that is most relevant to your emergency preparedness planning need and follow the information flow to find the appropriate answer.

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History of Vaccines

Provider: The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

The History of Vaccines is an award-winning informational, educational website created by The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, one of the oldest medical societies in the United States. Timelines, articles and a gallery enhance the reader’s knowledge and understanding of how vaccines work and the history of their development.

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Instructions to Authors in the Health Sciences

Provider: Mulford Health Science Library, University of Toledo

An invaluable time-saver, this index lists (and links to) the author submission guidelines of thousands of health and life science journals.

Internet Archive

Provider: Internet Archive (nonprofit organization)

The Internet Archive, a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts, holds a great many free diversions, and many of these are educational– full-text books, university lectures, music, films, photography and software. There is also the Wayback Machine, for viewing earlier versions of websites: “Browse through 85 billion web pages archived from 1996 to a few months ago.” In collaboration with the National Federation of the Blind, Internet Archive now also provides free access to more than a million books for blind, sight-impaired and dyslexic readers.

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Kaiser Family Foundation website

Provider: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

This interactive site provides U.S. and global health news, facts, and statistical data on significant healthcare policy issues, trends and indicators. Health disparities and costs, the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, private health insurance, HIV/AIDS, women’s healthcare policy and other topics are presented via data, data analysis, polling, news and opinion. Kaiser Health News is also a part of this website, accessible from the “Our Work” tab under Journalism.

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Provider: Nemours Foundation

KidsHealth is the largest, most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from prenatal care through adolescence. Created by The Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health Media, KidsHealth provides accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information. KidsHealth has created separate areas designed for children, teenagers and parents. Includes thousands of original in-depth features, articles, animations, games and resources developed by experts in pediatric and adolescent healthcare.

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MCH Library (Maternal & Child Health Library at Georgetown University)

Provider: Georgetown University

The MCH Library develops knowledge paths, bibliographies, and other information resources. It is provided by the Mary C. Egan Maternal and Child Health Library, one of six Georgetown University libraries. This gateway site offers a compilation of maternal-child health information updated frequently, and also offers paths to information available from other websites. A Community Services Locator feature guides users to sources of support for mothers and children on the local level, in areas like child care, education and special needs, family and parenting issues, health, and financial support.

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Medical Product Safety Network (MEDSUN)

Provider: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

MEDSUN “…is an adverse event reporting program launched in 2002 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). The primary goal for MedSun is to work collaboratively with the clinical community to identify, understand, and solve problems with the use of medical devices. Over 350 health care facilities, primarily hospitals, participate in the entire MedSun network.” There are MEDSUN sub-networks for various conditions and clinical settings in which medical devices are commonly used: HeartNet, HomeNet, KidNet (neonates), LabNet, SightNet and TissueNet.

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MedPix Medical Image Database

Provider: US National Library of Medicine

MedPix® is a free open-access online database of medical images, teaching cases, and clinical topics, integrating images and textual metadata including over 12,000 patient case scenarios, 9,000 topics, and nearly 59,000 images. Our primary target audience includes physicians and nurses, allied health professionals, medical students, nursing students and others interested in medical knowledge.
The content material is organized by disease location (organ system); pathology category; patient profiles; and, by image classification and image captions. The collection is searchable by patient symptoms and signs, diagnosis, organ system, image modality and image description, keywords, contributing authors, and many other search options.
In addition to searching and browsing images and cases, the MedPix® website provides free AMA Category 1 CME credits online. Earn up to 30 minutes of CME with each completed case.
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My Family Health Portrait

Provider: Office of the Surgeon General and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NIH)

A family health history can help to identify genetic health risks. This website enables consumers to create a personal online family health history, which can then be saved to one’s own computer to print or to share with other family members or health care providers. Privacy is assured- the data entered is available only to the user.

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Provider: Network for Computational Nanotechnology

Supported by the National Science Foundation, this site is designed for and by the nanotech research community, providing tools and support for nanotech theory, modeling and simulation, and a forum in which to share knowledge within and between different nanotech research areas. This site is also a good resource for teachers, supplying curriculum items in the form of images, videos and learning modules.

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Nanotechnology at NIH

Provider: National Institutes of Health

This website from the National Institutes of Health demonstrates what nanotechnology is; provides information about potential applications of nanotechnology in detecting, preventing, and treating illnesses; describes some of the research being conducted in the United States; and offers links to nanotechnology resources on the web.

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National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)

Provider: National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship is the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy organization in the country, advocating for quality cancer care for all Americans and empowering cancer survivors. NCCS believes in evidence-based advocacy for systemic changes at the federal level in how the nation researches, regulates, finances, and delivers quality cancer care. NCCS organizes Cancer Advocacy Now!™, a legislative advocacy network that engages constituents across the country in federal cancer-related issues. Patient education is also a priority of NCCS.

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National Guideline Clearinghouse

Provider: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Watch the AHRQ website for information on the possible revival of the National Guideline Clearinghouse, for which funding was eliminated in August of 2018.

National Hurricane Center

Provider: NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

The National Hurricane Center website provides interactive satellite and radar maps, frequently-updated land and marine advisories, and (in the presence of active storm systems)updated forecasts based on its aerial reconnaissance findings. Three- and 5-day outlooks, likely landfall ranges (“cones”), wind speed prediction maps and storm surge projections are featured. Many links to other authoritative and relevant emergency planning resources are provided from this site. There is a downloadable blank hurricane tracking map available, and RSS feed is provided.

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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Provider: NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)

An agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) “…conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.” Publications and reports, information on clinical studies, and general information on conditions and diseases falling within its scope of research. NIAID’s scope has expanded to also include biodefense/bioterror issues in recent years.

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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Provider: National Institutes of Health

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) conducts and supports research on a broad spectrum of metabolic diseases: diabetes, obesity, inborn errors of metabolism, endocrine disorders, mineral metabolism, digestive and liver diseases, nutrition, urology and renal disease, and hematology. Health information for the public (in English and Spanish) and details about research and funding are included here.

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National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Provider: NIGMS - National Institute of General Medical Sciences

“The mission of [NIGMS] is to support research that increases understanding of life processes and lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.” NIGMS provides training and career grants, including a grants and opportunities program for minorities. This website is a gold mine for educators, providing scientist interviews, short films on special topics, an image database, posters, fact sheets, even interactive games. One can access or sign up for Biomedical Beat, the free NIGMS online newsletter, as well as order many other free publications. For researchers there is a blog, NIGMS Feedback Loop, that keeps one up to date on funding opportunities and future plans.

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National Institute of Mental Health: Mental Health Topics

Provider: NIH National Institute of Mental Health

From the website: Mental disorders are common health conditions. Information about the signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for: * Anxiety Disorders * Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, ADD) * Autism Spectrum Disorders (Pervasive Developmental Disorders) * Bipolar Disorder (Manic-Depressive Illness) * Borderline Personality Disorder * Depression * Eating Disorders * Generalized Anxiety Disorder * Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) * Panic Disorder * Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) * Schizophrenia * Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder) Getting Help: Locate Services Locate mental health services in your area, affordable healthcare, NIMH clinical trials, and listings of professionals and organizations.

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National Pesticide Information Center

Provider: Oregon State University and US Environmental Protection Agency

NPIC provides comprehensive, objective scientific information on pesticides and related topics to enable citizens to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use. The website provides links to many resources, including MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets); product label information; fact sheets from various government agencies; contact information for manufacturers; EPA regulations; and emergency resources.

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Provider: NeedyMeds

This website provides information about assistance available to help with the cost of generic and brand-name drugs, as well as links to disease-based programs providing financial assistance with health care costs.

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Provider: Elsevier

This collection of images by Frank Netter, M.D. and other excellent medical illustrators is the online version of the CIBA collection. Some collections can be browsed here, along with two texts: Netter’s Concise Atlas of Orthopaedic Anatomy and Netter’s Head and Neck Anatomy for Dentistry. Note: Although many of these illustrations can be viewed free of charge, downloading them- for use in presentations or for publication, for instance- can only be done at a substantial cost.

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Neuroscience Information Framework 3.1

Provider: National Institutes of Health

The Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) is a semantically-enhanced portal to a dynamic inventory of Web-based neuroscience resources. An initiative of the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research, NIF enhances discovery and access to often unindexed but publicly available research data, datasets, software and tools in the deep web, as well as linking to PubMed records and open-access literature. The NIF Project provides the NIF Registry, Antibody Registry, Drug Related Gene Database, neuroscience ontology and a way to contribute to it (via the NeuroLex wiki) and semantic tagging services. NIF Navigator, a customizable, stand-alone search tool for incorporation into websites or wikis, draws query results from all the NIF’s own components and from other sites and accessible databases. The valuable resources at NIF are too numerous to be described adequately here.

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Neuroscience Online: an electronic textbook for the neurosciences

Provider: Dept. of Neurobiology and Anatomy, UT Medical School, Houston

This online, interactive courseware for the study of neuroscience is provided by the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. The project is being developed under the direction of the Department Chair and Editor, John H. Byrne.

A companion resource to this textbook, Neuroanatomy Online, has been created in collaboration with Medical Neuroscience course director, Nachum Dafny, and is easily accessible from the text.

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NIH Health Information

Provider: National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Developed by NIH, the U.S. Government’s health research agency, this site provides links to articles, research, news, and guides to finding reliable Internet health information. The site is divided into sections on body systems, health and wellness, conditions and diseases, and procedures. Also provides information organized according to user category: children and teens, men, women, minorities, and seniors.

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NIH Public Access Policy

Provider: National Institutes of Health

Here the NIH furnishes details of the Public Access policy as mandated in Division G, Title II, Section 218 of PL 110-161 (Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008) and answers frequently asked questions about compliance, submission of articles, etc. Authors writing about their research, if funded wholly or in part by the NIH, would do well to check this website. Revisions to the implementation guidelines of the policy have already been made, and further revisions may be made in the future.

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NIH VideoCasting and Podcasting

Provider: Center for Information Technology, National Institutes of Health

This is a service of the NIH’s Center for Information Technology, a growing, searchable collection of National Institutes of Health and Health and Human Services streaming videos and podcasts. Thousands of lectures (including some Grand Rounds), meetings and special events are made available here. Most are open for worldwide public viewing (RealPlayer required.) A minority are restricted to agency employees and clearly marked as such. Lectures and events are also presented live via this site. Reading the FAQ section and testing before playing to an audience is advised. These presentations average about an hour in length and span a wide array of topics.

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NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)

Provider: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

The NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) website links or provides direct access to information on hazardous substances, permissible exposure limits and emergency procedures, as well as on other occupational safety issues. NIOSH publishes Alerts and a downloadable Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards, its Manual of Analytical Methods, and databases like the Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances.

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NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)

Provider: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

The NIST website outlines the role of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in establishing standards that enhance many areas of American life, including the health care industry, for example: statistics, calibration and other measurement tools, screening and diagnostics, information science and optical physics. Drilling down to division level, one can read about the various research projects under way and some full-text articles on these are freely available. NIST is also the source for official, precise time in the United States.

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Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)

Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/NIH

“The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) provides guidance and interpretation of the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, supports educational programs, and monitors compliance with the Policy by Assured institutions and PHS funding components to ensure the humane care and use of animals in PHS-supported research, testing, and training…”

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Open WetWare

Provider: MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

“OpenWetWare is an effort to promote the sharing of information, know-how, and wisdom among researchers and groups who are working in biology & biological engineering. OWW provides a place for labs, individuals, and groups to organize their own information and collaborate with others easily and efficiently. In the process, we hope that OWW will not only lead to greater collaboration between member groups, but also provide a useful information portal to our colleagues, and ultimately the rest of the world.”

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OpenStax Textbooks

Provider: OpenStax project

Openstax is a collaborative repository environment from Rice University for the storage, creation and publishing of online educational materials, primarily college-level textbooks. The course material, using xml, is packaged in stand-alone, modular format, in order to facilitate the compilation of educational materials according to the needs of individual learners.

“Dr. Richard Baraniuk founded OpenStax (then Connexions) in 1999 at Rice University to provide authors and learners with an open space where they can share and freely adapt educational materials such as courses, books, and reports… There are tens of thousands of learning objects organized into thousands of textbook-style books in a host of disciplines, all easily accessible online and downloadable to almost any device, anywhere, anytime.”


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Partners in Animal Health

Provider: Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Partners in Animal Health was established in 2005 by Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. The program’s mission is to improve animal health and well-being through the creation and distribution of innovative educational materials for veterinary professionals and pet owners. All text and videos geared to pet owners are freely available, while videos for veterinary students and veterinarians may require a subscription.

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PharmGKB: Pharmacogenomics Knowledge Base

Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Stanford University

PharmGKB’s mission is “to collect, encode, and disseminate knowledge about the impact of human genetic variations on drug response. We curate primary genotype and phenotype data, annotate gene variants and gene-drug-disease relationships via literature review, and summarize important PGx genes and drug pathways.”

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Provider: PHPartners Editorial Board

Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce is a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries which provides timely, convenient access to selected public health resources on the Internet. Collaborating organizations include: the American Public Health Association, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medical Library Association, National Library of Medicine, and the Public Health Foundation. The site serves as a portal for information compiled with the intention of helping the public health workforce find and use information effectively to the end of improving and protecting the public’s health. The site provides links to information in several categories, including: health promotion and education; literature and guidelines; health data tools and statistics; grants and funding; and education and training.

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Podcasts from the University of Oxford

Provider: University of Oxford

A collection of about 600 predominantly audio, and some video, files of lectures by and interviews with Oxford University faculty. Of particular interest are those from the Medical Sciences and the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Divisions, including several podcasts on Darwin. (Instead of clicking the hyperlink title of a listing, click on the “show media items” button to see individual podcasts under that heading.)

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PRIM&R: Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research

Provider: Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research

Via publications and press releases, accreditation, education and networking activities funded through memberships, this organization promotes the ethical treatment of human and animal research subjects. Some of the white papers and general information are freely accessible, but much of the site is restricted to PRIM&R members.

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Provider: RAND Corporation

COMPARE (Comprehensive Assessment of Reform Efforts) is a project of RAND Health, a division of RAND Corporation (a private, nonprofit research company.) COMPARE provides “…information and tools to help policymakers, the media, and other interested parties understand, design, and evaluate health policies.” COMPARE synthesizes existing knowledge, delineates the policy options already on the table, and analyzes and creates projections of proposed policies’ effects, whether intended or unintended, on our healthcare system.

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Ready America

Provider: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

“Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed” are the main headings here. Content is viewable in twelve languages other than English. Numerous checklists, brochures and documents are available for free download, to help citizens of diverse population groups in planning and preparing for a wide variety of disaster situations.

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Research 101

Provider: University of Washington Information Literacy Learning

This is an interactive tutorial on the basics of doing research, appropriate for use by secondary school and college undergraduate students. Addresses topic choice, primary and secondary sources, evaluation of information sources, and more.

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Provider: National Institutes of Health/National Center for Research Resources

This website from Department of Health and Human Service’s Clinical and Translational Science Awards consortium is for researchers recruiting subjects, and for those who would like to volunteer to participate in clinical and other health studies. (University of Texas Health Science Center Houston’s Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences and UT Medical Branch’s Institute for Translational Sciences are members of CTSA.) Institutions and potential volunteers register here; personal information of volunteers is kept secure. “Anyone can join ResearchMatch. Many studies are looking for healthy people… while some are looking for people with specific health conditions. ResearchMatch can help ‘match’ you with any type of research study, ranging from surveys to clinical trials, always giving you the choice to decide what studies may interest you.”

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ROARMAP (Registry of Open Access Repository Mandates and Policies)

Provider: University of Southhampton, UK

The Registry of Open Access Repository Mandates and Policies (ROARMAP) is a searchable international registry documenting (and charting the growing numbers of) open-access mandates and policies adopted by universities, research institutions, and research funding organizations and their sub-units which require or request that researchers provide access to their peer-reviewed research articles via open-access repositories.

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Science at Creative Commons [formerly Science Commons]

Provider: Creative Commons

From the website: “The more we understand about science and its complexities, the more important it is for scientific data to be shared openly. It’s not useful to have ten different labs doing the same research and not sharing their results; likewise, we’re much more likely to be able to pinpoint diseases if we have genomic data from a large pool of individuals. Since 2004, we’ve been focusing our efforts to expand the use of Creative Commons licenses to scientific and technical research.”

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Provider: Elsevier

Scirus is a search engine focused on science only: “With over 370 million scientific items indexed at last count, it allows researchers to search for not only journal content but also scientists’ homepages, courseware, pre-print server material, patents and institutional repository and website information.” The materials linked to Scirus, aside from Elsevier’s own resources, come from American Physical Society, Nature Publishing Group, BioMed Central, Sage, Royal Society Publishing, NASA and many others.

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Provider: Nature Education

Scitable is a free website with international participation; its current focus is on all aspects of genetics. Created for educators and students working at the graduate and undergraduate levels, it may well be accessible enough for some high school students. Includes many free articles within “topic rooms,” and offers blogging, the ability to post questions, opportunities to contribute as writer or mentor, and formation of groups for discussion or curriculum. Free registration required for full participation.

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SNOMED International

Provider: SNOMED International

SNOMED International is a not-for-profit association that develops and promotes use of SNOMED CT to support safe and effective health information exchange. SNOMED CT is a clinical terminology and is considered to be the most comprehensive multilingual healthcare terminology in the world… Each year, avoidable deaths and injuries occur because of poor communication between healthcare practitioners. The delivery of a standard clinical language for use across the world’s health information systems can therefore be a significant step towards improving the quality and safety of healthcare.

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SQUIRE (Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence)

Provider: SQUIRE

The SQUIRE guidelines for reporting on quality improvement in healthcare were first introduced in 2008 and a revision (SQUIRE 2.0) was published in BMJ Quality & Safety in September of 2015. These guidelines set a publication standard outlining the essential components and structure of a solid report on quality improvement interventions. An auxiliary “Explanation and Elaboration” document provides in-depth examples and further guidance. Relevant for authors and editors.

SQUIRE receives support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in the USA and from The Health Foundation in the UK.

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Stem Cells at the National Academies

Provider: National Academy of Sciences

“Stem cell research is being pursued in the hope of achieving major medical breakthroughs. Drawing on expert scientists, doctors, bioethicists, and others, the National Academies have examined the potential of stem cell technologies and provided a forum for discussing the ethical implications of stem cell research. Explore this Web site for information on stem cell basics, the National Academies’ Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research, current activities, related activities, and related reports.”

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Surgical Planning Laboratory

Provider: Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

From the website: “The main research of the SPL is to develop post-processing methods for digital medical imaging data and to use these methods for answering real-life questions.” Contains an image gallery, full-text access to publications, downloadable tutorials and software. Brigham & Women’s Hospital is a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

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Technology Informatics Guiding Educational Reform (TIGER) Initiative

Provider: TIGER Initiative

From the website, the new vision statement: “To enable nurses and inter-professional colleagues to use informatics and emerging technologies to make healthcare safer, more effective, efficient, patient-centered, timely and equitable by interweaving evidence and technology seamlessly into practice, education and research fostering a learning healthcare system.” Some of the organizations involved in the TIGER initiative include the Alliance for Nursing Informatics, the American Nurses Association, the AACN, and the Association of Nurse Executives. Readers are free to join the effort or simply keep up with developments by reading the teams’ WIKIs.

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Texas Department of Public Safety: Hurricane Preparedness

Provider: Texas Department of Public Safety

This State of Texas site contains full-text documents and links to other helpful websites like weather alert sources. Advice to communities launching public awareness campaigns on hurricane preparedness is provided here, along with documents addressing issues like preparation for evacuation, securing one’s home and property, facts about inland flooding, information on post-storm environmental hazards like asbestos, storm effects by wind strength, etc.

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Texas Department of State Health Services

Provider: Texas Health and Human Services System

A very broad spectrum of useful health-related resources and information for Texas residents is presented or linked to by this website. Browse or search for information on state regulations, diseases, statistics, consumer product safety, food and drug safety, immunization, professional licensing, social services- and much, much more.

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Texas Department of State Health Services Center for Health Statistics

Provider: Texas Health and Human Services System

“The DSHS Center for Health Statistics was established to provide a convenient access point for health-related data for Texas. Our objective is to be a source of information for assessment of community health and for public health planning. Our data are used to support research, grant applications and policy development and to provide rapid needs response to health emergencies.” Statistical data provided by region in spreadsheet format.

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Texas Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)

Provider: Texas A&M University

This Agricultural Extension website provides easy links from its home page to pages devoted to drought, hurricane, wildfire, influenza and disaster recovery resources. It provides valuable information not only for urbanites, but supplies advice to farmers and ranchers on securing crops and providing for livestock, and for seeking assistance from the federal government.

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Texas Medical Board

Provider: Texas Medical Board

This is the official website of the Texas Medical Board, providing information for licensing of physicians, physician assistants, and acupuncturists in the state of Texas. Their stated mission is “to protect and enhance the public’s health, safety and welfare by establishing and maintaining standards of excellence used in regulating the practice of medicine and ensuring quality health care for the citizen of Texas through licensure, discipline, and education.”

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Texas Online: Emergency Preparedness

Provider: State of Texas

The State of Texas portal site’s emergency preparedness section provides advice and a detailed list of resources on preparing family, home and vehicle for a storm; getting assistance for people with special needs; evacuating; and accessing government resources for recovery. Links to its related pages on coping with other types of natural disasters are available here.

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Texas Statutes

Provider: State of Texas/Texas Legislative Council

Searchable database of Texas law. Look up the Texas Code section by section, or search by keyword for a term in all or in specific sections, and find your term highlighted wherever it appears within the full text of results. Download full text in pdf or zip file format.

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Provider: Library of Congress

Until the end of 2014, the Library of Congress will continue to provide this searchable portal to a wide range of Congressional documents and activities– directories, bills and resolutions, committee reports, treaties, the Congressional Record’s Daily Digest, the U.S. Code, primary historical resources like the Federalist Papers– and also links with other sites, most notably, the official gateway to all US government information. After 2014, the new site for all this information will be (currently ).

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Treatment Advocacy Center

Provider: Treatment Advocacy Center

The Treatment Advocacy Center is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating barriers to the timely and effective treatment of severe mental illness. The organization promotes laws, policies and practices for the delivery of psychiatric care and supports the development of innovative treatments for and research into the causes of severe and persistent psychiatric illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This site provides a guide to each state’s laws governing the eligibility criteria that must be met for commitment for inpatient and outpatient mental illness treatment. A “Library” of free documents is also filterable by state and topic. A searchable section called “Preventable Tragedies” chronicles incidents involving individuals with neurobiological disorders.

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Turning the Pages Online

Provider: National Library of Medicine

An online archive of medical texts from the 15th to the 17th centuries, including Vesalius’s De Humani Corporis Fabrica and Robert Hooke’s Micrographia. System requirements posted in a tab at the top; Macromedia Flash Player or its equivalent required.

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U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts Beta

Provider: United States Census Bureau

QuickFacts provides various local-level views of community characteristics through key demographic variables. Search by U.S. city or town, county, state or ZIP Code. This data can support efforts to tailor health education and communication to particular audiences, so they receive critical public health information in a format that is relevant, intelligible and timely.

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Disasters and Emergencies

Provider: DHHS (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

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.

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Provider: United States Environmental Protection Agency

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.

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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.

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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Provider: U.S. Geological Survey

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.

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UNAIDS (Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS)

Provider: United Nations

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.

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User’s Guide to Finding and Evaluating Health Information on the Web

Provider: Medical Library Association

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.”

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Wellcome Library

Provider: Wellcome Library

“Through its collections and services, the Wellcome Library provides insight and information to anyone seeking to understand medicine and its role in society, past and present… Collections of books, manuscripts, archives, films and pictures on the history of medicine from the earliest times to the present day.” Items that may be of particular interest: the Turning the Pages interactive feature [note: requires Shockwave] and a digitized collection of Francis Crick’s papers on consciousness, soon to be viewable online.

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WHO (World Health Organization)

Provider: WHO

“WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.” Included: information on various health and disease topics; statistical information; documentation on WHO projects; country-specific information; WHO publications.

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Who Named It

Provider: Ole Daniel Enersen is quick-reference dictionary of medical eponyms. It offers short definitions of the diseases, disorders, syndromes, medical procedures etc. to which these persons’ names have been lent, and varying degrees of biographical information. Search by surname, condition or country, or search by category of disorder.

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World Institute on Disability

Provider: World Institute on Disability

From the website: “The World Institute on Disability is an internationally recognized public policy center organized by and for people with disabilities. It works to strengthen the disability movement through research, training, advocacy and public education to help people with disabilities throughout the world enjoy increased opportunities to live independently.”

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