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Resources by Topic: Public health

The Community Guide
Shares effective methods for improving population health and addressing public health issues using an informed, evidence-based approach from the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF).
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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PubMed Search: Public Health and Rural Health Services
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on rural public health topics published in the U.S.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System)
Interactive database system that provides fatal and nonfatal injury, violent death, and cost of injury data from a variety of sources. Offers fatal injury data available by metropolitan/nonmetropolitan status in the Fatal Injury Reports section. Fatal Injury Mapping section provides access to county-level data.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Wisconsin Public Health Profiles
Provides concise health and demographic information for each county in Wisconsin, regions of the state, and the state as a whole.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Department of Health Services
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State Traffic Safety Information
Provides state traffic safety data and statistics, including rural versus urban traffic fatalities and fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles driven. Covers fatalities information by alcohol-impaired driving, vehicle type, crash type, and person type. County profiles with more limited information are also available. Includes Native America traffic safety statistics by Native American fatalities, all fatalities on reservations, and Native American fatalities on reservations.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Emergency Medical Services (NHTSA EMS)
Contains educational opportunities, publications, news, and other emergency medical services resources, as well as background and updates on federal initiatives and programs. Includes information on the National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC).
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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State Offices of Rural Health Directory
Directory of the State Offices of Rural Health with contact information for key SORH staff. Maintained by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH).
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Rural Public Health Agencies Topic Guide
Provides an overview of rural public health agencies. Answers frequently asked questions about the availability, provision, funding, and workforce needs of rural public health agencies. Discusses local health department accreditation, education and training, and collaboration with healthcare providers to improve population health.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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US-Mexico Border Program
Information on the Border 2025 Program, a bi-national program to address the environmental and public health problems in the U.S.-Mexico border region.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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NACCHO Model Practices Database
Lists effective and innovative public health practices which are searchable by state, year, and size. Includes approaches used in rural areas.
Additional links: Previous Winners
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of County and City Health Officials
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