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Health -- United States

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View Resource President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports was created by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956 to encourage American children to lead healthier and more active lives. Over the years, Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson expanded the Council's mandate, adding emphases on Americans of all ages and a prime focus on sports. Their Web site contains information about some of...

https://www.hhs.gov/fitness/index.html
View Resource UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Founded in 1994, the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research is one of "the nation's leading health policy research centers and the premier source of health policy information for California." The staff at the Center includes nearly 60 full-time and part-time staff members, who work in consort with a number of departments and schools within UCLA, including the School of Public Health and the School...

http://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/Pages/home.aspx
View Resource Healthy Aging for Older Adults

This Web site from the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion -- part of the Centers for Disease Control -- provides online health information for older adults. Resources include downloadable publications, links to informative Web sites, and a Public Health and Aging Listserv. Readers interested in age-related public health issues and research should find this site...

https://www.cdc.gov/aging/
View Resource U.S. National Library of Medicine -- National Institutes of Health: Regional Medical Programs

This very comprehensive and interesting website on the Regional Medical Programs (RMP) of the 1960's and 70's was developed by the U.S. National Library of Medicine-National Institutes of Health. Of particular value to researchers is the archival database which "currently contains some 1,500 indexed and scanned documents, representing approximately 40,000 pages," and offers alphabetical,...

https://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/RM/
View Resource Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is a provisional series based on the compilation of data on specific diseases reported by United States government agencies and on reports about infectious and chronic diseases disasters, occupational diseases and injuries, and other injuries. Users can download current and archived...

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/
View Resource National Health Information Center-Health Information Resource Database

The National Health Information Center (NHIC) was created by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 1979. A primary NHIC service is the Health Information Resource Database which "includes 1,400 organizations and government offices that provide health information upon request. Entries include contact information, short...

https://health.gov/nhic/
View Resource Trust for America’s Health

With a genuine and informed concern for the American populace, the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that is “dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority.” By assembling a team of topical experts and policy analysts, they have been able to offer broad appraisals of the...

http://healthyamericans.org/
View Resource Out of Balance: Marketing of Soda, Candy, Snacks and Fast Foods Drowns Out Healthful Messages

Despite the best intentions of many public health educators and concerned parents, the obesity problem in the United States continues to grow. A number of organizations have been interested in looking at the role of advertising as a part of this process, and this particular 31-page report on the subject will be of interest to many. Jointly published by the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network and...

https://consumersunion.org/wp-content/uploads/2005/09/OutofB...
View Resource The Urban Institute: Five Questions

In the mid-1960s, President Johnson saw the need for independent nonpartisan analysis of the problems facing America's cities and their residents. The President created a blue-ribbon commission of civic leaders who recommended chartering a center to do that work and in 1968, the Urban Institute became that center. Today the Urban Institute analyzes policies, evaluates programs, and informs...

https://www.urban.org/research/publication/five-questions-pe...
View Resource Public Health Image Library

The goal of the Public Health Image Library (PHIL) is to offer "an organized, universal electronic gateway to the Center for Disease Control's pictures." The site welcomes public health professionals, laboratory scientists, students and the general public to use this material for reference, teaching, presentation, and public health messages. On its homepage, visitors can use the PHIL Quick Search...

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https://phil.cdc.gov/default.aspx