Relevant Links for Researchers


Administration on Aging

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.

Regularly updated with new information on research breakthroughs, clinical trials, recalls, and warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make consumers aware of the risks of certain medications and medical devices, to give them a better chance for quality of life.

Elder Recovery Centers
Recovery Programs on Aging.


National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA)

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)

National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Pennsylvania Bureau of Health Statistics

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 — Specific Resources

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.

Health Disparities — Organizations

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

Reproductive Health

Family Care International

Professional Associations

American Public Health Association (APHA)

Other Link Lists

WWW Virtual Library: Epidemiology

WWW Virtual Library: Public Health