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CDC Vital Signs
Vital Signs reports cover an important health threat and what can be done to drive down the disease.
County Health Rankings and Road Maps
From the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Measures health factors of every county in the United States.
Kaiser State Health Facts
Allows users to do custom health reports for states and compare statistics.
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
The nation's principal health statistics agency.
NLM Products and Services
From the National Library of Medicine. Includes access to all resources and services provided by the NLM.
Statistics Resources, HSHSL Guide
By the University of Maryland Sciences & Human Services Library
American College Health Association (ACHA)
Through advocacy, research and education, ACHA stands at the forefront of issues that impact the health and wellness of our college students. ACHA represents over 1,100 institutions of higher education, representing the collective health and wellness needs of 10 million college students. ACHA serves nearly 3,000 individual college health and wellness professionals and leaders of all disciplines united together to advance the health and wellness of college students.
American Public Health Association (APHA)
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is a large organization that spans a multitude of providers in public health, including physicians, nurses, health care administrators, health educators, psychologists, and pharmacists. Due to its size, APHA has influence over federal policy regarding the health and well-being of all populations and all individuals. APHA tackles an array of health-related issues, from climate change to nutrition, through scientific studies published in their pee-reviewed publications and advocacy efforts.
American School Health Association (ASHA)
The American School Health Association (ASHA) is a vital organization for practitioners in school health. Health educators, physical education teachers, counselors, nurses, and administrators are among the providers represented by ASHA’s membership. The mission of ASHA is to create an environment in every school in which every student can learn and succeed.
Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH)
ASPPH is the voice of accredited academic public health, representing schools and programs accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). (Their) mission is to strengthen the capacity of members by advancing leadership, excellence, and collaboration for academic public health. (Their) members are CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health as well as schools and programs in applicant status for CEPH-accreditation.
Eta Sigma Gamma (ESG)
Eta Sigma Gamma (ESG) is the national health education honorary society. Individual chapters in universities across the country provide extra-curricular education, research, and service opportunities to health education majors at the undergraduate and graduate level to maintain high standards of the discipline. As of September 2015, Salisbury University is home to the Epsilon Xi chapter of ESG. Students lead this chapter with the assistance of a faculty mentor. ESG membership provides access to student scholarships, networking at professional conferences, opportunities to publish in ESG’s peer-reviewed journals, and a multitude of service endeavors.
National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC)
The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) is the organization in charge of creating and maintaining excellence in the health education workplace and professional preparation of health educators. NCHEC is home to the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam, which is becoming the gold standard for a qualified health educator in any setting. Some states and individual employers have mandated their health educators be CHES certified. The Community Health program at Salisbury University prepares students to successfully take and pass the CHES exam. NCHEC is a great resource for study guides, exam information, and CE opportunities.
Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)
The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) is emerging as the leading "home-base" organization for Health Educators in all settings, such as government, non-profit, university, work-site, elementary and secondary schools, and health care. SOPHE's annual meetings allow members to network with leaders, scholars, students, and practitioners, as well as provide an opportunity to earn CE credits for certifications like CHES. SOPHE's three peer-reviewed journals provide access to cutting-edge scientific exploration, professional practice, and pedagogy.
Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE)- Health Education
SHAPE America offers an array of programs, products, and services for the health educator in a school setting including elementary, middle school and high school.
Trust for America's Health
Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that promotes optimal health for every person and community and makes the prevention of illness and injury a national priority. TFAH works with traditional and new partners on high impact health issues. (They) report on and recommend evidence-based programs and policies that make prevention and health equity foundational to health and community systems at all levels of society.
World Health Organization
WHO's primary role is to direct international health within the United Nations' system and to lead partners in global health responses.
Video Tutorial: Internet Sources
Evaluating Web Content
Websites need to be evaluated before using them for academic research. Although there is a lot of high quality information available on the internet, it can be buried. Use these websites to help you sort out the good from the bad: