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Biomedical Research: Non Profit and Professional Orgs
Recommended biomedical and statistical information resources: including government agencies, professional organizations, and subscription databases
Working in collaboration with other arms of the nation’s public health system, public health laboratories provide clinical diagnostic testing, disease surveillance, environmental and radiological testing, emergency response support, applied research, laboratory training and other essential services to the communities they serve.
An international research network that produces systematic reviews of the effects of social interventions in the areas of social welfare, crime and justice, and education. Persons interested in the ways in which qualitative research might play a role in reviews of social interventions should refer to Campbell guidelines and methods documentation.
One of ten Cochrane Methods Groups within the international Cochrane Collaboration. This group's primary concerns relate to increasing an awareness of the role of qualitative evidence in guiding health care practices; the development of approaches suitable for systematically reviewing qualitative evidence; and the training of reviewers in qualitative meta-synthesis. The group develops and supports methodological work on the inclusion in systematic reviews of findings from studies using qualitative methods and disseminates this work within and beyond the Collaboration's Review Groups
Makes detailed health and demographic information about each of the nation's 3,141 counties widely available and easily accessible. County-level reports measure each county against national averages, other counties with similar demographics, and Healthy People 2010 targets.
The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Ranking the health of nearly every county in the nation, the County Health Rankings illustrate what we know when it comes to what’s making people sick or healthy.The County Health Rankings show the rank of the health of nearly every county in the nation.
Designed to increase understanding and strengthen methods used by researchers in the variety of fields contributing to health services research. Includes extensive glossary, list of data sources (databases and data sets), suggested readings and presentation, and many other links.
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH) oversees 12 core public health offices — including the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Public Health Service Corps — as well as 10 regional health offices across the nation and 10 Presidential and Secretarial advisory committees.
Links to information in the following broad categories: research tips and tools; research methodology; research ethics and institutional review; statistics and data analysis; Web-based research; professional organizations; and more.
Statehealthfacts.org is a project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and is designed to provide free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data for all 50 states. Statehealthfacts.org provides data on more than 700 health topics and is linked to both the Kaiser Family Foundation website (www.kff.org) and Kaiser Health News (http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/).