Health Sciences: Additional Online Resources

Affordable Care Act The Affordable Care Act puts consumers back in charge of their health care. Under the law, a new “Patient’s Bill of Rights” gives the American people the stability and flexibility they need to make informed choices about their health
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging Leading Age’s Consumer Hub offers information and support to help people make the most of the aging experience. This includes a directory of not-for-profit organizations committed to meeting people’s needs and preferences as they age.
American Geriatrics Society The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a not-for-profit organization of close to 6,000 health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people. The Society provides leadership to healthcare professionals, policy makers and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy.
American Nurses Association The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation’s 3.1 million registered nurses through its constituent member nurses associations and its organizational affiliates. The 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.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Geographic Profile Series U.S. Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment, 2012. Free
Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ten Field offices reorganized in February 2007 moving from a geography-based structure to a Consortia structure based on the Agency’s key lines of business: Medicare health plans, Medicare financial management, Medicare fee for service operations, Medicaid and children’s health, survey & certification and quality improvement.
Data Set Directory Of Social Determinants Of Health At The Local Level This directory contains an extensive list of existing data sets that can be used to address the social determinants of health. The data sets are organized according to 12 dimensions, or broad categories, of the social environment. Each dimension is subdivided into various components
Directory of Health Organizations From U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Directories Health Professionals, Facilities, and Services MedlinePlus provides links to directories to help you find libraries, health professionals, services and facilities. NLM does not endorse or recommend the organizations that produce these directories, nor the individuals or organizations that are included in the directories.
Global Health: Science and Practice Global Health: Science and Practice (GHSP) Journal welcome you to our no-fee, open-access, peer-reviewed, online journal. GHSP aims to improve health practice, especially in low- and middle-income countries, by publishing current research and program experiences. GHSP is a unique journal because it focuses on the lessons learned and the “how” of global health programs; lessons and details that are often buried in grey literature. Free
FASEB: Quality Life Through Research FASEB’s members are scientific societies that share a common vision for the advancement of research and education in biological and biomedical sciences. They are listed below in ascending chronological order. From U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Find services & information; locate a doctor, health center, organization or public library.
Health Organizations A collection of organizations providing health information in alphabetical order or by topic, from MedlinePlus.
Health Resources And Services Administration. Primary Care  the Health Center Program Health centers are community-based and patient-directed organizations that serve populations with limited access to health care
Healthy People 2020 Healthy People provide science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For 3 decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to encourage collaborations across communities and sectors, empower individuals toward making informed health decisions and measure the impact of prevention activities
Healthy People 2020. Data Sources The Healthy People 2020 interactive data tool, allows users to explore the data and technical information related to the Healthy People 2020 objectives.
Institute Of Medicine The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is an independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public.
National Association Of Community Health Center Community Health Centers serve the primary health care needs of 23 million patients in over 9,000 locations across America. They play  a crucial role in the nation’s health care system, providing affordable health services for millions of uninsured, the working poor and newly jobless Americans
National Cardiovascular Disease Surveillance The CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention’s Data Trends & Maps online tool allows you to
search for and view health indicators related to Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. You can search on the basis of a specific location or a health indicator.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Search the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NASA Science:Earth The purpose of NASA’s Earth science program is to develop a scientific understanding of Earth’s system and its response to natural or human-induced changes, and to improve prediction of climate, weather, and natural hazards. Visit NASA images at:
People & Planet provides a global review and internet gateway into the issues of population, poverty, health, consumption and the environment. It is published by Planet 21, an independent non-profit company and a registered British charity recognized by the United Nations.
Social Determinants of Health Maps Socioeconomic status, transportation, housing, access to services, discrimination by social grouping (e.g., race, gender, or class), social or environmental stressors Free
United States Census Bureau: Health and Nutrition United States Census Bureau. The 2012 Statistical Abstract. Health & Nutrition: Health care Resources. Nursing Homes, Beds, Residents, and Occupancy Rate by State. Community Hospitals, Hospitals, Active Physicians and Nurses by State.
United States Census Bureau: Education United States Census Bureau. The 2012 Statistical Abstract: Education. This section presents data primarily concerning formal education as a whole, at various levels, and for public and private schools. Data shown relate to the school-age population and school enrollment, educational attainment, education personnel, and financial aspects of education. In addition, data are shown for charter schools, computer usage in schools, distance education, and adult education.
U.S. Department Of Health & Human Services. National Partnership For Action To End Health Disparities To support community efforts in the goal of ending health disparities and promoting health equity, the Office of Minority Health has released the new NPA Toolkit for Community Action. Through this toolkit, community members will have the information and resources they need to help engage fellow citizens and local media as they spread the word about health disparities and educate others about the impact disparities have in the lives of individuals and the greater impact on society.
USGS Volcano Hazards Program The overall objectives of the Volcano Hazards Program are to advance the scientific understanding of volcanic processes and to lessen the harmful impacts of volcanic activity.
U.S. Department Of Veterans Affairs.  The VA health care system has grown from 54 hospitals in 1930, to include 152 hospitals; 800 community based outpatient clinics; 126 nursing home care units; and 35 domiciliaries. VA health care facilities provide a broad spectrum of medical, surgical, and rehabilitative care.
Vaccination Coverage in the United States Vaccination coverage – that is, estimates of the number of people who have received particular vaccines – is measured at national, state, and local levels. Several surveys are used to identify groups at risk of contracting vaccine-preventable diseases; to stimulate efforts to increase coverage and to evaluate how well the efforts work.
Women, Infants and Children Program WIC is a federally-funded health and nutrition program for women, infants, and children.  WIC helps families by providing checks for buying healthy supplemental foods from WIC-authorized vendors, nutrition education, and help finding healthcare and other community services.  Participants must meet income guidelines and be pregnant women, new mothers, infants or children under age five.  In California, 84 WIC agencies provide services locally to over 1.45 million participants each month at over 650 sites throughout the State. Free
World Health Organization 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.
World Health Organization. Data And Statistics Global Health Observatory. WHO’s portal providing access to data and analyses for monitoring the global health situation
World Health Organization. Health Topics The pages linked to below contain links to WHO projects, initiatives, activities, information products, and contacts, organized by health and development topics.
World Health Organization. Social Determinants Of Health What are social determinants of health? The social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. These circumstances are shaped by the distribution of money, power and resources at global, national and local levels.
World Watch Institute Worldwatch Institute delivers the insights and ideas that empower decision makers to create an environmentally sustainable society that meets human needs. Worldwatch focuses on the 21st-century challenges of climate change, resource degradation, population growth, and poverty by developing and disseminating solid data and innovative strategies for achieving a sustainable society.