American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Provides on-line resources to give you rapid access to information about the mental retardation and disabilities field.
American Journal of Public Health
The online version of the well-regarded print publication, this a great resource for scientific research and offers a valuable listserve option.
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Policy-relevant Web site with research and analysis of emerging legislation and policy ideas and a unique focus on people with low incomes. Also an outstanding source of research and analysis of trends in Medicaid.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the 13 major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which is the principal agency in the United States government for protecting the health and safety of all Americans. This web page offers publications and other health related information.
Center for Health Improvement
Provides research on improving population health and encouraging healthy behavior.
Center for Studying Health System Change
An excellent source of new research on trends in insurance coverage, healthcare costs, and trends in local healthcare markets across the country. The site is particularly well organized for researchers and policymakers.
Child and Adolescent Health and Development
This site focuses health, growth, and development outcomes for children and youth between the ages of 0 and 19, and includes a link to the Lancet's new series on newborn survival and numerous other health and child development resources.
Clinical Trials
Created by the National Library of Medicine, provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research involving human beings.
Community Tool Box
A clearinghouse of resources for promoting community health and development, the Tool Box provides practical skill-building information on more than 250 topics.
Dietary Guidelines
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is published jointly every 5 years by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Guidelines provide authoritative advice for people two years and older about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases.
Drug Interaction Checker
This site contains prescription drug information for consumers & professionals.
Epilepsy Therapy Development Project
An excellent epilepsy resource but also contains information about psychotropic drugs and epilepsy, developmental disabilities, and co-existing disorders.
Families USA
Offers resources on health policy issues, Medicaid, and access to health care.
The Web site's SmartBrief offers late-breaking news in health and health funding.
This is a comprehensive website providing current best practice information on care of older adults.
Global Health Council
The Web site of the Global Health Council, a membership alliance dedicated to improving health throughout the world, provides key global health news updates on the front page (also available via a free weekly newsletter). It also is a source of evidence-based information and links to program evaluation resources.
Global Health Reporting
This site is intended primarily to serve journalists in health reporting. A wonderful resource for up-to-date information concerning HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, with particularly useful country- and disease-specific headlines and webcasts.
Institute of Medicine
Provides access to unbiased, evidence-based, and authoritative information and advice concerning health and science policy to policymakers, professionals, leaders in every sector of society, and the public at large.
International Journal of Nursing in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
The International Journal of Nursing in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is dedicated to provide all nurses with free ongoing learning opportunities that are easily accessed, current and relevant to their education and experience, enabling them to provide quality nursing services and support to people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families worldwide.
Join Together Online
The leading source of daily news, funding leads, research and policy analysis, program strategy ideas, and other essential information for groups working to reduce, prevent, and treat alcohol and other drug addictions. Join Together Online offers extensive Web resources, daily and weekly e-mails, and free content syndication to over three hundred Web sites.
Lab Tests Online
A public resource on clinical lab testing.
An Internet gateway for timely safety information on the drugs and other medical products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Merck Manuals
This web page provides Merck Manuals free on line.
National Center for Health Statistics
Offers a wealth of statistical information about the health of Americans.
National Institute of Health
Dedicated to providing information on the U.S. government's nearly $30 billion annual investment in health research, including information on current projects, funding opportunities, and long-term plans and strategies, as well as programs for training medical scientists.
National Library of Medicine:
Offers resources specifically for healthcare professionals, including biomedical journal literature and information about clinical research studies for patients.
National Organization for Rare Disorders
NORD provides information about diseases, referrals to patient organizations, research grants and fellowships, advocacy for the rare-disease community, and Medication Assistance Programs that help needy patients obtain certain drugs they could not otherwise afford.
National Women's Health Information Center
This site offers a database full of useful information about women and women's health issues.
On-Line Medical Dictionary
A free online medical dictionary search engine.
Open Society Institute
The Open Society Institute, a private operating and grantmaking foundation based in New York City , serves as the hub of the Soros foundations network, a group of autonomous foundations and organizations in more than fifty countries. OSI and the network implement a range of initiatives that aim to promote open societies by shaping government policy and supporting education, media, public health, and human and women's rights, as well as social, legal, and economic reform.
OSHA -Occupational Safety & Health Administration
OSHA's mission is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health.
Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce
Produced through a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries, the Partners site brings together hundreds of resources to help the public health workforce find and use information effectively.
The drug information on PDRHealth is written in lay terms and based on the drug information found in the Physicians Desk Reference (PDR).
An online drug index.
State Health Facts
Contains Health data for each state.
Urban Institute
Provides up-to-date research on children's health coverage.
World Health Organization
A good source for news about a range of health issues, especially those affecting the developing world. Also offers links to free technical documents on related subjects.

Specific Conditions Resources


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
This Foundation's Global Health Program focuses on reducing global health inequities by accelerating the development, deployment, and sustainability of wide-scale health interventions that will save lives and dramatically reduce the disease burden in developing countries.
David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Works to ensure opportunities for all children to reach their potential, to protect reproductive rights and stabilize world population, to conserve and restore the earth's natural systems, and to encourage the creative pursuit of science.
Kaiser Family Foundation
Provides information on a variety of health topics, including HIV/AIDS; its daily updates are an excellent way to keep abreast of the news.
Commonwealth Fund
The Commonwealth Fund supports independent research on health and social issues and makes grants to improve healthcare practice and policy. The Fund is dedicated to helping people become more informed about their health care, and to improving care for vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, low-income families, minority Americans, and the uninsured. The Fund's two national program areas are improving health insurance coverage and access to care, and improving the quality of healthcare services. An international program in health policy is designed to stimulate innovative policies and practices in the United States and other industrialized nations.
Avon Foundation
Focuses on their new Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program, and the fight against breast cancer through the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade. From 1992 through 2004, the Avon crusade raised and distributed more than $350 million in fifty countries for access to care and finding a cure for breast cancer, with a particular focus on the medically underserved.
National Kidney Foundation
The National Kidney Foundation is the major voluntary health agency dedicated to preventing and treating kidney disease, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by the disease, and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
The mission of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening, and treatment.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to improving the health and health care of all Americans, RWJF works with a diverse group of organizations and individuals to identify solutions and achieve meaningful and timely change. The foundation seeks to assure that all Americans have access to quality health care at reasonable cost; to improve the quality of care and support for people with chronic health conditions; to promote healthy communities and lifestyles; and to reduce the personal, social, and economic harm caused by substance abuse -- tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs.