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Public Health –Links and Open Access Indian Resources

  • Government of India Health Sector Directory: http://goidirectory.nic.in/sectors_categories.php?ct=ST016: List of all government departments, institutions, councils and bodies in health sector in India
  • Ministry of Health & Family Welfare: http://www.mohfw.nic.in/ The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare comprises the following departments, each of which is headed by a secretary to the government of India: Department of Health & Family Welfare, Department of Ayush, Department of Health Research, Department of AIDS Control
  • Planning Commission: http://planningcommission.gov.in/sectors/index.php?sectors=hea: Plan documents, reports, perspectives, statistics on health sector
  • National Institute of Health & Family Welfare: http://www.nihfw.org/
  • National Health Systems Resource Centre: http://nhsrcindia.org/resources.php NHSRC is a technical Support Institution with National Rural Health Mission, under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government Of India. The resource section has documents - protocols, formats, training material, tour reports and reports from operational research/ evaluation studies etc, developed by the NHSRC on various health systems and programmes.
  • NRHM Health Statistics Information Portal http://nrhm-mis.nic.in/: NRHM Health Information MIS: Information regarding the Health Indicators of India, being compiled from varied information sources such as National Family Health Survey (NFHS), District Level Household Survey (DLHS), Census, SRS and performance statistics
  • Indian Council of Medical Research: http://icmr.nic.in/Publications/Publications.html: ICMR is the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research
  • National Child Health Resource Centre (NCHRC): ‘Repository on Maternal Child Health’ is a guide to Child Health and related Maternal Health information relevant to Public Health in India. It provides access to efficiently search, organize and share latest information.
  • National Aids Control Organisation: http://www.nacoonline.org/NACO: National AIDS Control Organisation is a division of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare that provides leadership to HIV/AIDS control programme in India through 35 HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Societies
  • World Health Organisation India: Health information resources section http://whoindia.org/en/Section111.htm
  • National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP): Nodal agency for the prevention and control of vector borne diseases i.e. Malaria, Dengue, Lymphatic Filariasis, Kala-azar, Japanese Encephalitis and Chikungunya in India.
  • OpenMED@NIC http://openmed.nic.in/ OpenMED@NIC is an open access archive for Medical and Allied Sciences. Here authors / owners can self-archive their scientific and technical documents. For this they need to register once in order to obtain a user id in OpenMED@NIC system. However, no registration is required for searching the archive or viewing the documents.
  • Journals, Research Studies and Libraries : http://india.gov.in/citizen/health/journal_research.php

Useful Sites –Public Health Resources on Internet

  • Knowledge for health http://www.k4health.org/free-journal-access
  • Global Health Data http://www.globalhealthfacts.org/
  • HARDIN MD: Free Medical Journals in Pubmed- Diseases and Conditions
  • HINARI Access http://extranet.who.int/hinari/en/browse_journal_subject.php?subj=public_heath
  • Medical and Health Library http://nzdl.sadl.uleth.ca/cgi-bin/library.cgi?a=p&p=about&c=mhl
  • World Environmental Library http://nzdl.sadl.uleth.ca/cgi-bin/library?a=p&p=about&c=envl
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health http://www.camh.net/About_Addiction_Mental_Health/CAMH_Library/libraryelectronicjournals.html
  • Association of Schools of Public Health http://www.asph.org/document.cfm?page=600
  • Databases of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/library/databases/
  • ClinicalTrials.gov : It is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world http://clinicaltrials.gov/
  • Cochrane Library: Over 6,000 full text Cochrane reviews and protocols (html & PDF format) Medline Plus
  • http://medlineplus.gov this is one of the National Library of Medicine’s premier sites to help find health information of interest for the general public. A health educator, working on various community health issues, will find authoritative and current information on over 650 diseases and conditions. MedlinePlus also includes extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information. There are also lists of hospitals, clinics, and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary – all information that can assist community members become more informed about their health
  • healthfinder® http://healthfinder.gov : healthfinder® is an award-winning federal Web site, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services together with other federal agencies. Since 1997, healthfinder® has been recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet. healthfinder® links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,700 health-related organizations. Many of the materials are written in Spanish.
  • Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce http://phpartners.org : This site provides a wealth of information for public health workers, including health educators. It is a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries devoted to providing quality information to improve the practice of those in public health. Contributions to this site have come from several key players in the field of public health. A health educator can find information for the public on health issues such as diabetes and hepatitis, information on toxic substances, information on hoaxes and rumors, as well as images and illustrations depicting illnesses among the populace.
  • Nutrition.gov http://www.nutrition.gov : Nutrition.gov is a federal Web site that provides easy access to all online federal government information on nutrition. This national resource makes obtaining government information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety, easily accessible in one place. Community members can find information on healthy eating, the food guide pyramid, dietary guidelines, dietary supplements, fitness and how to keep food safe
  • National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC) http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov : The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC) is an information dissemination service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NDIC was established in 1978 to increase knowledge and understanding about diabetes among patients, health care professionals, and the general public
  • NOAH: New York Online Access to Health http://www.noah-health.org NOAH provides access to high quality full-text consumer health information in English and Spanish that is accurate, timely, relevant, and unbiased. In 1994 four New York City library organizations joined together to establish this single Web site for reliable consumer health information.
  • Multilingual Health Information http://nnlm.gov/train/chi/multi.html : This page is a useful compilation of Web sites offering non-English language health information. This information is organized on the National Training Center and Clearinghouse Web site, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, National Library of Medicine
  • CHID: http://chid.nih.gov : CHID is a bibliographic database produced by health-related agencies of the federal Government. This database provides titles, abstracts, and availability information for health information and health education resources. It has wealth of health promotion and education materials and program descriptions that are not indexed elsewhere. The database covers 12 topics and has been available to the public since 1985.
  • Tox Town http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov Tox Town provides an introduction to toxic chemicals and environmental health risks that may be encountered in everyday life, in everyday places. It was created by the National Library of Medicine’s Specialized Information Services Division in October, 2002. It is a companion to the extensive information in the TOXNET collection of databases that are typically used by toxicologists and health professionals. This is an excellent resource for health educators who are asked to find easy-to-understand information about environmental toxins in their community

Public Health- World/International Resources

Free Open Source Resources

Journals of Public Health

List of Public Health Libraries

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