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This is a collection of databases, blogs, and other miscellaneous resources that deal with issues of public health, healthcare, and global health.

America’s Health Rankings provides an analysis of national health on a state-by-state basis by evaluating a historical and comprehensive set of health, environmental and socioeconomic data to determine national health benchmarks and state rankings. America’s Health Rankings employs a unique methodology, developed and annually reviewed and overseen by a Scientific Advisory Committee of leading public health scholars.

The Community Guide is a collection of evidence-based findings of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force). It is a resource to help you select interventions to improve health and prevent disease in your state, community, community organization, business, healthcare organization, or school.

Epidemiology Education Movement is a grass roots effort among a small but growing number of people with a personal passion and professional interest in integrating epidemiology and other public health science into elementary and secondary schools.

EthnoMed contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and related topics pertinent to the health care of immigrants to Seattle or the US, many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world.

Evidence Based Practice for Public Health involves using the best available evidence to make informed public health practice decisions. This website provides free online access to evidence-based public health (EBPH) resources, knowledge domains of public health, and public health journals and databases.

Global Bioethics is the English language blog of a collaborative bioethics project entitled 'Strengthening bioethics capacity and justice in health' funded by the Fogarty International Center. The project aims to promote research ethics and bioethics in Democratic Republic of Congo and Francophone Africa.

Health Evidence helps the public health workforce and policy makers search for, interpret, and apply research evidence to their local context. We began with the launch of the registry of reviews in March 2005 and in 2007 expanded to include training and consultation services.

Orphanet is a unique resource, gathering and improving knowledge on rare diseases so as to improve the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients with rare diseases. Orphanet aims to provide high-quality information on rare diseases, and ensure equal access to knowledge for all stakeholders. Orphanet also maintains the Orphanet rare disease nomenclature (ORPHAnumber), essential in improving the visibility of rare diseases in health and research information systems.

Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce is a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries which provides timely, convenient access to selected public health resources on the Internet.