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Industry Council for Development

The primary goal of the Industry Council for Development (ICD) is "to improve public health through practical partnership projects aimed at food safety and nutrition goals." Although the ICD is a private organization, it has official relations with the World Health Organization and the Food and Agricultural Organization. The ICD works with these organizations on practical action-oriented projects...
National Institutes of Health: Research Matters

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) generates thousands of pieces of important research every year, and even the most dedicated individual would be hard pressed to keep track of all these items. The Research Matters site from NIH makes this all a snap, as users can peruse the latest news releases from their many different research divisions. To get started, first-time visitors may want to look...
Better Data, Better Health

As of late, there has been extended discussion about the ways in which better data can improve public health problems such as obesity, rising health care costs, and other areas of concern. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is intimately concerned with the possible applications of "big data", and this site offers some fine commentary and reporting on this situation. A good place to start is the...
Research & Publications: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) creates dozens of research reports every year for use by the general public, journalists, and public health specialists. As its site notes, "we continue to support a variety of forms of research to inform both our grantmaking and broader health-related policy." On the site, visitors can look over the Data Center which contains dozens of data sets via the...
WHO: Public Health and Environment

The World Health Organization (WHO) has crafted this site that is dedicated to “public health, social and environmental determinants of health (PHE).” On the site, visitors can look over the WHO’s publications and news releases, along with multimedia features and event listings. Guests should start by browsing the Publications which contain timely reports on pharmaceuticals in drinking-water and...
Discovery's Edge

The Mayo Clinic is one of the most well-respected medical facilities in the world, so it makes sense for them to have a great online publication to celebrate their work. Designed as a general interest publication, Discovery's Edge offers "insight into the process and progress of medical science in support of the world's largest group medical practice." Visitors can explore the user-friendly site...
WHO: World Health Statistics

The World Health Organization (WHO) provides a vast array of materials on global public health statistics for policy makers, journalists, and other such folks. On the site, visitors can look over reports dating back to 2005 and they are welcome to download specific sections or the entire report if so desired. Reports are usually available in at least three languages (French, Spanish, and English)...
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