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Resources by Topic: Public health

Health Reporter
Quarterly newsletter of the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) providing updates on current NIHB programs and information on other important tribal health issues.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: National Indian Health Board
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Public Health Digest
National Indian Health Board (NIHB) newsletter that shares the latest developments in tribal public health, as well as project updates, upcoming events, and informative articles on relevant tribal public health topics.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: National Indian Health Board
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Health Extension Toolkit
Intended for a wide audience and designed as a tool for states to use as they collaborate to improve the quality of primary care practices as well as community health, using a model based on the agricultural Cooperative Extension Service. Includes chapters on engagement, the Health Extension model, primary care, population health, and sustainability, and features profiles on lead states Pennsylvania, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Oklahoma.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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CDC WONDER
Provides access to wide range of public health data, including mortality data for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas. Also offers access to birth and fertility rates by county.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Directory of Local Health Departments
Contact information for local public health departments. Browse by state or search by zip code.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: National Association of County and City Health Officials
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EPA Enforcement and Compliance History Online
Access to community-level information on facilities and their compliance with environmental regulations. Includes information on air emissions, surface water discharges, hazardous waste, and drinking water systems.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Analyze Trends: EPA/State Drinking Water Dashboard
Access to data on public water systems regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act program. Includes information on which public water systems are regulated, inspections, violations, and enforcement actions. To access information on specific water systems, select a state and then click Export under each chart to see which systems have been inspected, have violations, and so on.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Fatality Facts: Urban/Rural Comparison
Presents characteristics and differences of fatal motor vehicle crashes between rural and urban areas, with trend data since 1977.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: Highway Loss Data Institute
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National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) AtlasPlus
Provides access to state and county-level data on HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Also includes data on the social determinants of health and state-level data on the rural population.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health
Online peer-reviewed journal published monthly focusing on multicultural and environmental aspects of health and human services in the Hawaiian Islands and Pacific Rim region.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
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