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Introduction.

This guide provides resources that support study and work in public health. These include places to find supporting statistics that often drive public health policy changes and the creation of public health interventions. In addition, resources for specific health topics are presented. 

Data and Government Information

Data Websites

In public health, you are often asked to locate statistics for different populations or diseases. In most cases, government organizations are the ones who compile these statistics. Here are some of the most commonly-used websites for public health statistics. If you need additional resources, you can also try using an advanced Google search on your topic and limit to the domain of .gov. This will also bring up information from things like state health departments. 

Data Library Databases

The library also offers two statistics databases that may provide additional information for public health topics. 

Finally, additional information to support public health topics can be found in various government information portals. Check the next tab for some commonly used ones. 

Government Websites

Below are some of the most commonly-used government websites for health information. Once on the website, search keywords for your topic. 

Public Health Resources by Topic

Disasters and Emergencies

Below are library and government resources that address the topic of disasters and emergencies. You can find additional eBooks on this topic by doing a search on the library homepage.

Here are some example search statements:

disasters
emergency preparedness 

eBooks

Websites

Environmental Health

Below are library and government resources that address the topic of environmental health. You can find additional eBooks on this topic by doing a search on the library homepage.

Here are some example search statements:

environmental health
air pollution

eBooks

Databases

Websites

Food Safety and Nutrition

Below are library and government resources that address the topic of food safety and nutrition. You can find additional eBooks on this topic by doing a search on the library homepage.

Here are some example search statements:

food safety
nutrition

eBooks

Websites

Disease Outbreaks

Below are library and government resources that address the topic of disease outbreak. You can find additional eBooks on this topic by doing a search on the library homepage.

Here are some example search statements:

disease outbreaks
infectious disease

eBooks

Websites

Vaccinations

Below are library and government resources that address the topic of vaccinations. You can find additional eBooks on this topic by doing a search on the library homepage.

Here are some example search statements:

vaccines
immunization

eBooks

Websites

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