For more information on community, public, and/or global health, see the suggested Penn Research Guides developed by Penn librarians listed below. A number of external links to other health research websites are also provided.
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Suggested Research Guides Available via the Penn Libraries
Community Health Data BaseData sets, online data analysis tools, and reports from the biennial Philadelphia-area public health survey conducted by the Public Health Management Corporation. Curated by Lauris Olson.
Global Health ResearchResources in global heath, including articles and databases, books and journals, data and statistics, news, and web resources.
Health CommunicationOn this Annenberg Library Health Communication resource page, you will find resources to help you navigate the vibrant interdisciplinary field affectionately also known as Healthcomm. Health communication addresses the role of mediated communication to publics about the delivery of health care, the prevention of health risks, and the promotion of healthy behaviors. It also includes interpersonal communication between health care providers and patients. Curated by Sharon Black.
Office of Minority HealthThe mission of the Office of Minority Health is to improve the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities. The Office of Minority Health Resource Center was created in 1987. It is the nation's largest repository of information on health disparities issues.
Healthy People 2020: Data SearchHealthy People 2020 - which provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans - includes over 1,200 objectives to monitor and improve the health of all Americans over the decade. The objectives are organized into 42 topic areas, each representing an important public health area. Search by Topic Areas or by Data Sources.
County Health RankingsThe annual Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play. They provide a starting point for change in communities.
HealthIT.govA resource about Health Information Technology and its adoption. Provided by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), the principal federal entity charged with coordination of nationwide efforts to implement and use the most advanced health information technology and the electronic exchange of health information.
All of Us Research ProgramThe All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health. By taking into account individual differences in lifestyle, environment, and biology, researchers will uncover paths toward delivering precision medicine.
Health Infromation National Trends Survey (HINTS)HINTS collects nationally representative data routinely about the American public's use of cancer-related information. The HINTS data collection program was created to monitor changes in the rapidly evolving field of health communication. Useful for researchers, program planners, and social scientists.