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Public Health Professionals

Below you will find some helpful online resources from the National Library of Medicine for accessing public health information. Please click on the heading to see an expanded list of resources.

To access pre-formulated PubMed search strategies based on Healthy People 2020 objectives please visit Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce.
 


General Public Health Information


  • American Indian Health
    • Addresses the health and well-being of American Indians
  • Arctic Health
    • Research encompassing the health of the Arctic environment and our northernmost communities
  • HealthReach
    • Multilingual and multicultural public health information for those working with or providing care to individuals with limited English proficiency
  • Multicultural Resources for Health Information
    • Information about cultural competency, tools, health literacy, research, and policy
  • Health Information in Multiple Languages
    • Links to find consumer health information in languages other than English from MedlinePlus
  • Office of Minority Health Minority Population Profiles
    • These profiles provide detailed demographic, language fluency (where relevant), education, economic, insurance coverage and health status information, as well as full census reports for Black/African American, American Indian/Alaskan native, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations


Toxicology and Environmental Health Resources

  • Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET)
    • Databases on hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases
  • Hazardous Substances Databank (HSDB)
    • Comprehensive, peer-reviewed toxicological data and other information on chemicals
  • TOXLINE
    • References from the toxicology literature, including MEDLINE/PubMed and meeting abstracts
  • TOXMAP
    • Geographic representation of Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data with links to other TOXNET resources
  • ChemIDplus
    • Dictionary of chemical names, synonyms, and structures. Links to related NLM databases and other resources
  • Haz-Map
    • Occupational health database designed for health and safety professionals and for consumers seeking information about the adverse effects of workplace exposures to chemical and biological agents
  • MedlinePlus - Poisoning, Toxicology, Environmental Health
    • Consumer health resource with links to authoritative information on health topics

Not sure what database to use? Check out this helpful resource from the NLM's Specialized Information Services.


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