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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Evidence-based information on health care outcomes; quality; and cost, use, and access.
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
Information about how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulated biological products.  Topics include blood, therapeutics, vaccines, cellular and gene therapy, allergenics, and tissues.
Center for Disease Control (CDC) Leading federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people, including Data and StatisticsHealth Topics A-Z and Traveler's Health.
Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction (CERHR)
Current information about potentially hazardous effects of chemicals on human reproduction and development.
Department of Health & Human Services
United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves
EthnoMed Information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and related topics pertinent to the health care of immigrants to Seattle or the US, many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world.  Site maintained by the University of Washington.
Images from the History of Medicine (IHM). Accesses the nearly 60,000 images in the prints and photograph collection of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). The collection includes portraits, pictures of institutions, caricatures, genre scenes, and graphic art in a variety of media, illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine.
John Snow  - Historical Giant in Epidemiologist
Devoted to the life and times of Dr. John Snow (1813-1858), a legendary figure in the history of public health, epidemiology and anesthesiology.
MEDEPORTAL Free peer-reviewed publication service and repository for medical and oral health teaching materials, assessment tools, and faculty development resources.
National Center for Biotechnology Information 
Creates public databases, conducts research in computational biology, develops software tools for analyzing genome data, and disseminates biomedical information, including the Human Gene Map
Research aimed at improving human health and fighting disease.
National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC)
Public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
National Institutes of Health The National Institutes of Health (NIH), is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.
National Library of Medicine The Library collects materials and provides information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and health care and is the world's largest medical Library.
National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region
Regional headquarters for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine which collaborates with academic, hospital, and community libraries, and with health agencies and organizations, to ensure that quality health information is accessible to health care providers and consumers throughout Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. PNRML staff develop user guides to online health information resources, provide training in Internet search skills, exhibit at health professional and community health meetings, and speak and write about health information.
OFFICE OF MINORITY HEALTH "The mission of the Office of Minority Health (OMH) is to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities."
ONCOLOGY NURSING SOCIETY A professional organization of over 35,000 registered nurses and other healthcare providers dedicated to excellence in patient care, education, research, and administration in oncology nursing.
ONCOLOGYSTATS Website "integrates a multitude (over 100) of authoritative professional cancer information sources, such as peer-reviewed research, news and regulatory updates, a professional drug monograph and interactions database, chemotherapy regimens, and conference coverage into one easy-to-use online destination."
Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man
Catalog of human genes and genetic disorders authored and edited by Dr. Victor A. McKusick and his colleagues at Johns Hopkins and other institutions.
Performance Measurement in Selected Public Health Programs Performance measures for all of its health and human service programs.  Performance measurement is needed as a management tool to clarify goals, document the contribution toward achieving those goals, and document the benefits received from the investment in each program.
STANFORD HEALTH LIBRARY Programs feature prominent doctors presenting the latest health research.  Titles are available to:
          download itunes or view streaming
State and Local Health Departments
List is maintained by the CDC
Surgery at a glance Comprehensive, illustrated guide to surgical procedures, including possible complications, recovery time, etc.  Site has minimal fee for one-time viewing or annual subscription.
USDA/Food Safety Research Information Office  

The food safety information needs of consumers, researchers, and industry are addressed by three food safety programs at NAL. Information on these programs can be found at "Food Safety at the NAL". These food safety programs work side-by-side with the award-winning Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC).

Virtual Hospital  The Apprentice's Assistant (TM) which provides information  about a wide range of problems and procedures for health care providers and patients is a service of  University of Iowa Health Care.
Visible Human Project Complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the male and female body using CT, MRI, and anatomical images. There is a cost to obtain the images.

World Health Organization (WHO)


United Nations specialized agency for health.  Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.


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