Health Information Resources on the Internet
Website has a consumer or patient category
Website has a health professional focus
Hardin Meta Directory of Internet Health Resources
A well-maintained subject listing of health topics provides
links to quality medical informaiton on the Internet.
Department of Health and Human Services maintains this collection of
iformation from government agencies, unversities and non-profit
Librarians from a consorium of midwestern universities (CIC)
hand-select entries for this directory of health information.
Mayo Clinic's outstanding medical staff provide extensive information
about healthy living and prevention in addition to disease-specific
Medical Matrix is a free directory of selected medical sites
that meet strict criteria for quality and usefulness to healthcare
practitioners. Registration is required.
MedWeb: Biomedical Internet Resources
MedWeb is a catalog of biomedical and health related web
sites maintained by the staff of the Robert W.
Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library.
- NOAH: New York Online Access to Health
The City University of New York, in conjunction with the New York
Public Library and the New York Academy of Medicine, provide this
well-organized site with access to high quality health
- Teen Health: Information and Resources for High School
This webpage was created as a resource to provide relevant health information and educational materials
for high school students, parents, and educators. Medical databases for in-depth research and resources for medical
programs and careers are also included.
Established in 1988 as a national resource for molecular biology
information, NCBI creates public databases, conducts research in
computational biology, develops software tools for analyzing genome data,
and disseminates biomedical information - all for the better understanding
of molecular processes affecting human health and disease.
Explore this Web site for valuable cancer-related health
and to find out more about the work being conducted by
NCI-supported scientists throughout the country. For the general public
and health professionals, consumer-orientated information on a
wide range of topics as well as comprehensive descriptions of our research
programs are available. Scientists will find detailed information on
specific areas of
research and funding opportunities.
- Clinical Trials
ClinicalTrials.gov provides regularly updated information about
federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers.
ClinicalTrials.gov information includes the
trial's purpose, who may
participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.
- Genetics Home Reference
Genetics Home Reference provides consumer-friendly information about the
effects of genetic variations on human health.
- Household Products Database
Learn about products under your kitchen sink, in your garage, in your bathroom, and on the shelves in your
laundry room. Learn about what's in these products, about potential health effects, and about
safety and handling.
Information in the Household Products Database is taken from a variety of publicly available sources,
including brand-specific labels and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) prepared by manufacturers.
Use MedlinePlus to find information on conditions, diseases and wellness, hospitals and physicians,
and drug information. Interactive tutorials and videos are also available.
- National Library of Medicine Specialzed Information Services
The Specialized Information Services (SIS) Division of the National
Library of Medicine (NLM) is responsible for information resources and
services in toxicology, environmental health, chemistry, HIV/AIDS, and
specialized topics in minority health.
- Toxicology and Environmental Health
Databases and other resources related to toxicology and environmental
health. Features TOXNET.
- Chemical Information
Databases and other resources designed to help you search for
information by chemical name or structure. Features ChemIDplus.
Links to journal literature, clinical trials and treatment information,
meeting abstracts, and other scientific and consumer-related
- Directory of Health Organizations
Features DIRLINE and Health Hotlines.
- NIH Senior Health
NIHSeniorHealth makes aging-related health information easily accessible
for family members and friends seeking reliable, easy to understand online health information.
This site was developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and
the National Library of Medicine (NLM) both part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
ox Town uses color, graphics, sounds and animation to add interest to learning
about connections between chemicals, the environment, and the public's health.
Tox Town's target audience is students above elementary-school level, educators, and the general public.
Organizations & Agencies
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality research
provides evidence-based information on health care outcomes; quality; and
cost, use, and access.
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
The mission of the AAFP is to promote and maintain high quality
standards for family doctors who are providing continuing comprehensive
health care to the public.
American College of Physicians (ACP)
The mission of the ACP is to enhance the quality and effectiveness
of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice
American Medical Association
Select a category of information (students, health professional,
patient) from the menu on the left for informaiton on special topics,
The American Nursing Association (ANA)
ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of
nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in
the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by
lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues
affecting nurses and the public.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC serves as
the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and
control, environmental health, and health promotion and education
activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring
the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs,
biological products, medical devices, our nation's
food supply, cosmetics,
and products that emit radiation.
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
DHHS is the United States
government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans
and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least
able to help themselves.
- Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
The mission of the IDPH is to promote
the health of the people of Illinois through the prevention and control of
disease and injury.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health is the steward of medical and behavioral
research for the Nation. It is an Agency under the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services.
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP)
The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of
Public Health and Science, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services, work to strengthen the disease prevention and
health promotion priorities of the Department within the collaborative
framework of the HHS agencies.
World Health Organization (WHO)
The World Health Organization has as its main objective the
attainment by all peoples of the highest
possible level of health.
Last updated: Monday, 27-Oct-2008 11:28:46 CDT