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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 Sources

Data Sources

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. 

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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 Health Information Websites

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

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Disasters and Emergencies

Below are library and government resources that address the topic of disasters and emergencies. Additional book information can be found by doing an eBooks search on your specific topic from the library homepage. 

eBooks

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Environmental Health

Below are library and government resources that address the topic of environmental health. Additional book information can be found by doing an eBooks search on your specific topic from the library homepage. 

eBooks

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Food Safety and Nutrition

Below are library and government resources that address the topic of food safety and nutrition. Additional book information can be found by doing an eBooks search on your specific topic from the library homepage. 

eBooks

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Disease Outbreaks

Below are library and government resources that address the topic of disease outbreaks. Additional book information can be found by doing an eBooks search on your specific topic from the library homepage. 

eBooks

Websites

Vaccinations

Below are library and government resources that address the topic of vaccinations. Additional book information can be found by doing an eBooks search on your specific topic from the library homepage.

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