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Nursing Theory:

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Health Consumers:
  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) - One of the 13 major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), provides news, health topics A-Z, data & statistics, information on publications, software, training employment and more.
  • Drugwatch.com - Information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide.
  • National Health Information Center  - A health information referral service, established by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
  • NLM Gateway - National Library of Medicine, provides a global search function for Pubmed, Pubmed Central, and Medline Plus. It is an excellent place to begin a search of health-related government information.
  • Medline Plus - Access to extensive information about specific diseases, and links to dictionaries, lists of hospitals and physicians, health information in Spanish and other languages, and clinical trials.
  • Nutrition Government - Access to all US Gov. web site of nutrition.
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Guidelines/Policies:
  • Health Hippo (from FindLaw) - A collection of policy and regulatory materials related to health care, including congressional testimony, legislation, and recent [court] decisions impacting managed care.
  • Healthy People - by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans.
  • National Guideline Clearinghouse - A public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, an initiative of of the Agency for Health care Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Statistics:

  • American Fact Finder - Your source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data from U.S. Census Bureau.
  • Data and Statistics, CDC - Provides scientific data and surveillance on diseases, as well as health statistics.
  • FASTATS - National Center for Health Statistics - Quick access to health-related topics such as vital statistics, disease statistics, morbidity and mortality arranged in an A-Z listing.
  • KIDS COUNT Data Center - "A project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, KIDS COUNT is the premier source for data on child and family well-being in the United States"
  • State Health Facts Online - "State-level data on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation..." for all states and U.S. territories, from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
  • State of the Cities Data Systems (SOCDS) - Provides data for individual Metropolitan Areas, Central Cities, and Suburbs.
  • World Health Report - An annual report on human health around the world, including research on health risks, diseases, and disabilities, from the UN World Health Organization (WHO).
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