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Health & Health Care

Reference Books on this Topic

The Dartmouth atlas of health care / the Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School.

REF G1201.E5 D3 1996

The health care system / Barbara Wexler.

REF RA395.A3 W47 2009

Mental health directory

REF RA790.6 .U52

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Web Sites on this Topic

Kaiser Family Foundation

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is an independent philanthropy focusing on the major health care issues facing the nation. The Foundation is an independent voice and source of facts and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the general public.  Contains statistics on Medicaid and the uninsured in each state of the United States. Links to resources on health policy, productive health and children, AIDS and HIV, and media programs. The organizations three main areas of support are Health Policy, Media and Public Education, and Health and Development in South Africa.

Health Data Tools and Statistics

Needless to say that many non-government mine the data for their own research. This site seems to do a nice job of gathering data from across the spectrum of health agencies from federal to local

NAHDO: National Association of Health Data Organizations

Lists sites with interactive datasets. Grouped by type of site or type of organization.

Managed Care Digest Series - Organization Web Sites A - Z

Pew Internet

Pew Internet is a reliable data publisher


For information at the local level:

OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development


For information at the international level:

World Health Organization

Center for International Health Information


Government Agencies

Environmental Protection Agency

Association Links:

Associations on the Net: Health and Medical Science Links

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

American Association for Respitory Care

American Cancer Society

American Diabetes Association

American College of Healthcare Executives

American Heart Association

American Hospital Association - Research and Trends

American Lung Association

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)

National trade association representing the health insurance industry.


(Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health)

The Endometriosis Association

Feminist Women's Health Center

Health Literacy

Nebraska Methodist College's website defines health literacy and has links to numerous resources including authors, consultants, speakers, state initiatives, easy-to-read resources, and numerous websites on this topic.

Health Research Group

International Women's Health Coalition

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

National, Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NIH)

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

National Osteporosis Foundation

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance

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