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Public health -- United States

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New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM)

The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) Medicine and Health Information Server progresses the Academy's role in the development of a quality health care system and in providing a forum for the formulation, review and analysis of policy issues affecting the public health, including, those relating to the HIV epidemic, adolescent health, and the interaction of pediatric poverty with social and...
Healthy People 2000 Review 1998-99

The latest report from the government's Healthy People Initiative shows mortality rates down for all targeted age groups, with significant declines in infant mortality rates throughout the nineties and a continuing decline in the mortality rates of those aged 15-24. According to the report, 59% of the objectives for Healthy People, 2000 have been met or are proceeding on schedule. However, "the...
Healthy People 2010

On September 15, Health and Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala released "Healthy People 2010 Objectives: Draft for Public Comment," which proposes more than 500 national objectives for improving the health of Americans by the year 2010. First began in 1979, Healthy People, a national initiative to prevent disease and foster better health, is widely used as a strategic management tool by the...
Child Health USA 2000

Released on October 16, this new report from the Health Resources and Services Administration examines 59 health status indicators and service needs of America's children. Topics covered include children's health insurance coverage, infant mortality, low birth weight, vaccinations, adolescent birth rates, sexually transmitted diseases and pediatric AIDS. The full text of the report can be...
Healthy People 2000 Final Review: National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives

The National Center for Health Statistics just released the seventh and final review of the Healthy People 2000 objectives. Healthy People 2000 is "the national health promotion agenda that guided Americans toward living longer and healthier lives" from 1990 until now (see the September 18, 1998 Scout Report for a discussion of Healthy People 2010). The final review reports on progress made on the... special coverage

This special site from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation brings users information about health policy in the context of the events following September 11. In particular, the site offers annotated links to Federal Government Resources, Publications and Reports, Organizations and Research Institutions, Public Opinion, State Resources, Kaiser Daily Health Policy Reports on Bioterrorism and the...
Trends in Racial and Ethnic-Specific Rates for the Health Status Indicators: United States, 1990-1998

The Department of Health and Human Service's report, "Trends in Racial and Ethnic-Specific Rates for the Health Status Indicators: United States, 1990-1998" traces the success of the US government's Healthy People 2000, a program intended to target and improve the health care needs of specific racial and ethnic groups in the United States over the course of the 1990's. Tracking performance by...
Obesity and Genomics: A Public Health Perspective

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Office of Genetics and Disease Prevention and Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, this Web siteis a collection of information on the relationship between obesity and genetics. It offers links to a variety of sources of information, including Web resources and journal articles on the problem of obesity, the relationship between...
State Health Facts Online

Provided by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, State Health Facts discloses important health and health policy information for all fifty states and US territories. Data are divided into ten categories -- demographics and the economy, health status, health coverage and uninsured, medicaid and CHIP, medicare, health costs and budgets, managed care and health insurance, providers and service use,...
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...
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