Care and Health
site focuses on tools to inform the public about health-related
issues. Here you will find resources that focus on research,
records, and the health-care industry.
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know about links that do not work, or about sources we should
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"The Lung Cancer Alliance is the only national non-profit
organization dedicated solely to advocating for people living
with lung cancer or those at risk for the disease. Our initiatives
aim to educate public policy leaders of the need for greater
resources for lung cancer research while changing the face
of lung cancer and reducing the stigma associated with the
disease. We offer unique patient education and support programs
focused on helping people directly affected by lung cancer."
Health Association, http://www.nrharural.org/
"The association’s mission is to improve the health
and wellbeing of rural Americans and to provide leadership
on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education,
research and leadership. The NRHA membership is made up of
a diverse collection of individuals and organizations, all
of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health."
"We [The Association of Schools of Public Health] publish
this peer-reviewed journal bi-monthly--six issues offering
articles in three main areas: public health practice, research,
and viewpoints/commentaries. In the past five years we have
tackled such topics as tobacco control, teenage violence,
occupational disease and injury, immunization, drug policy,
lead screening, health disparities, and many other key issues.
The Journal's authors are on the front line of public health,
and we present their work in a readable and accessible format."
of Health Care Journalists, http://www.healthjournalism.org/
"The Association of Health Care Journalists, Inc. is
an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing
public understanding of health care issues. Its mission is
to improve the quality, accuracy and visibility of health
care reporting, writing and editing. "
This site offers news about the safety of popular health &
Health and Human Services, http://www.hhs.gov/
"The Department of Health and Human Services is the 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."
This site is a good source for healthcare-related story ideas.
Shield Health Issues, http://bcbshealthissues.com/
Another source of ideas, but watch for slant from health insurance
by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
Compare how hospitals treat different medical conditions.
Office of Rural
Health Policy, http://ruralhealth.hrsa.gov/
(dir Marcia Brand---Clinton appointee retained by Bush folks---
long-term care, http://www.techforltc.org/ltc.cfm
"Technology for Long-Term Care is a free government funded
resource containing information on hundreds of technology
products to improve quality of life and care for people in
long-term care settings such as nursing homes, assisted living,
boarding care, and adult day care programs."
Health Record, http://www.myphr.com/
A guide to understanding your records.
Agency for Healthcare
Research and Quality, http://www.ahrq.gov/
This offers a variety of sites including information on funding
and health research.
Here you can find answers to various health care questions.
of Health, http://www.nih.gov/about/ethics_COI.htm
NIH offers material on conflicts of interest in research.
Medical Literature Guide," http://www.amedeo.com
This site lets you research medical topics and each week it
will email you bibliographic lists of new scientific literature
on those topics and links to abstracts of the articles themselves.
"Search the web's best health sites."
Search population and health data on 95 demographic variables
for 220-plus countries in the world. Provides stories on a
variety of trends.
Atlas of Children's
Health and the Environment,
The World Health Organization's atlas covers threats such
as contaminated drinking water, indoor smoke, and the presence
of dioxins and furans. A country-by-country breakout of the
estimated effects around the world is provided.
Foundation's Health Rankings, United
Find out where states rank nationally in health, and what
some states are doing to be ranked healthier than others.
Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues
helps non-metropolitan media define the public agenda in their
communities, through strong reporting and commentary on local
issues and on broader issues that have local impact. Its initial
focus area is Central Appalachia, but as an arm of the University
of Kentucky it has a statewide mission, and it has national
scope. It has academic collaborators at Appalachian State
University, East Tennessee State University, Eastern Kentucky
University, Georgia College and State University, Indiana
University of Pennsylvania, Marshall University, Middle Tennessee
State University, Ohio University, Southeast Missouri State
University, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill,
the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Washington and Lee
University, West Virginia University and the Knight Community
Journalism Fellows Program at the University of Alabama. It
is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and
the University of Kentucky, with additional financial support
from the Ford Foundation. To get notices of Rural
Blog postings and other Institute news, click here.