Resources for Researchers

Health Services

Warehouse of public health data from the Centers for Disease Control.

Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
Accrediting agency for schools of public health.

Directory of Health and Human Services Data Resources
Excellent directory of health datasets from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

DOLPHN (Data Online for Population, Health & Nutrition)
An online statistical data resource containing selected current and historial country-level demographic and health indicator data. The database was created for USAID.

Drug Rehab Centers
A free web information guide that connects addicts and their families with the help they need to put their lives together.

Drug and Alcohol Help
A comprehensive guide to drugs on campus. Information and help for students who struggle with addiction.

Elder Recovery Centers
Recovery Programs on Aging


Finding Health Information
From the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center

Mesothelioma Guide
Education and support for those with mesothelioma and their families

Mesothelioma Prognosis Network
Advocacy group that works to spread the awareness of asbestos-related diseases

National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA)

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)

Pennsylvania Bureau of Health Statistics

Recovery Experts
Substance abuse related resource providing information and helping individuals to find the right treatment center

Réseau Espérance de Vie en Santé (REVES)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

World Health Organization (WHO)

Health Care Policy

Health Policy and Administration Favorite Websites
From Penn State's Department of Health Policy and Administration.

A web site developed by the Kaiser Family Foundation providing data, literature, and news for health policy students and faculty.
Health policy resources from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Health Disparities

Addressing Health Disparities: The NIH Program of Action
National Institutes of Health strategic plan on health disparities.

American Indian Health
From the National Library of Medicine.

Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) Information Sources and Tools

Community Solutions to Health Disparities Database
Sponsored by the American Public Health Association.

Key Facts: Race, Ethnicity & Medical Care (Kaiser Family Foundation)
This chartbook is intended to serve as a quick reference on racial/ethnic disparities in health, health insurance coverage, and health care access and quality. The document highlights the best available data and research, providing a selective review of the literature.

Life Course Health Development: An Integrated Framework for Developing Health, Policy, and Research
By Neal Halfon and Miles Hochstein (Milbank Quarterly, vol. 80, no. 3, 2002)

Minority HIV/AIDS Initiative
From the National Institutes of Health Office of Minority Health. Includes conferences, data and statistics, and publications.

Multi-Cultural Health Resource Guides
From the Penn State Life Sciences Library.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Health Disparities Research

Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project Monograph

The Right to Equal Treatment
An Annotated Bibliography of Studies on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare, Their Causes, and Related Issues (from Physicians for Human Rights)

Translating Research into MCH Public Health Practice: Eliminating Health Disparities (University of Chicago conference)
Some presentations available online in the conference archives.

John E. Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health (NIH) center dedicated to scientific research and training to reduce global health disparities.

National Cancer Institute Health Disparities Research

National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD)

Office of Minority Health

Other Link Lists

WWW Virtual Library: Epidemiology

WWW Virtual Library: Public Health