Health Education and Health Promotion

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Healthcare411
Healthcare 411 is the news series created by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, that is designed to help inform people about the latest research findings, news and consumer information in health care.

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
Promotes healthy lifestyles through high quality programs in health, physical education, recreation, dance and sport. Site links to the International Electronic Journal of Health Education.

American Dental Association
Is a premier source of information on oral health issues for professionals and consumers. There is an extensive section on fluorides and community water fluoridation, as well as news, resources and links.

American Evaluation Association
Connects to special topic interest groups in evaluation, including health education, job postings, and conferences.

American Journal of Health Behavior
Presents titles and abstracts of current issues of the Journal.

American Medical Association
Provides current, useful information on HIV/AIDS as well as articles from current issues of JAMA.

American Public Health Association
Links to Association sections, caucuses, affiliates and related public health Web sites; presents action alerts, publication information, and conference announcements.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Covers epidemiological data through WONDER and NCHS; advises travelers on health precautions; lists job opportunities; publishes condition based health information; and lists distance learning programs offered through the Public Health Training Network (PHTN).

Centre for Health Promotion (University of Toronto)
Offers links, publications, announcements, and projects regarding four major centres: the North York Community Health Promotion Research Unit, the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (OTRU), the Quality of Life Research Unit and the Health Communication Unit.

Health Affairs
The policy journal of the health sphere
 is a valuable tool for practitioners, researchers, industry executives, and policymakers who have an immediate need for information on the nation's health system and its impact.  

Health Education Board for Scotland (HEBS)
Contains over 25,000 pages of health and statistical information for public and professional use, including leaflets, posters, graphs, and interactive exercises.

Health For All
How to achieve WHO's Health for All objectives.
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Health Promoting Universities - HPU
Promoting health within university communities.
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Health Promotion on the Internet
How to use information technology to promote health and social change.
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Health Promotion Research Internet Network
Discussion on health promotion research, evaluation, health care reform, and related topics.
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Health Promotion Research Network
From the Karolinska Institute offers numerous links to health promotion, health services, evidence-based medicine, and other sites.

Provides consumer health information documents produced by Federal agencies. 

Healthy Cities
Introduces the WHO "healthy city" concept and links to international sites demonstrating this approach.

International Union for Health Promotion and Education - IUHPE
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Institute of Health Promotion Research
At University of British Columbia (UBC)
contains a searchable listing of over 600 applications of the Precede/Proceed model for health education; UBC's annual Summer Institute information; the Sociobehavioral Cancer Research Network in Canada; and criteria and guidelines for participatory research. See also UBC's Department of Health Care and Epidemiology for further links to health promotion sites and research projects. and

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
inks to all its constituent institutes which provide health education materials on diverse topics, including AIDS, aging, child health, communication disorders, cancer, genetics, and others.

National Institute for Literacy
Discussions on health and literacy for health educators, literacy practitioners, and others.
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Physicians for Social Responsibility
Offers information on environmental health and violence pevention and supports advocacy efforts in these areas.

Together Rx Access
This site provides a free prescription-savings card for eligible residents of the United States and Puerto Rico who have no prescription drug coverage.

University of California Irvine Health Promotion Center
Offers information on corporate and community health promotion strategies and links to approximately 300 web sites on health promotion and disease prevention.

Veteran's Administration
Contains resources on patient education and innovations projects.

Western School of Health and Business Careers
Western is dedicated to providing quality programs that afford students the opportunity to advance personally, professionally and intellectually.

World Health News
An online news digest from the Center for Health Communication of the Harvard School of Public Health, is designed as a resource for an international audience of policy makers and journalists, as well as public health researchers, practitioners, and advocates. 

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