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Contents of this page

Current Awareness
Databases / Links
Food Related Illness
Guidelines
Health Promotion
History
Images
Immunisation
Organisations
Publications
Screening

 



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Selected Internet Resources – Public Health




“The basic resource of a nation is its people. Its strength can be no greater than the health and vitality of its population. Preventable sickness, disability and physical or mental incapacity are matters of both individual and national concern.”
John F. Kennedy

 


Current Awareness



bulletHarvard World Health News – From the Harvard School of Public Health covers international public health issues


bulletHealth Protection Report – An electronic bulletin from the Health Protection Agency. It has a weekly section of public health news and other pages of routine
microbiological and epidemiological data and reports

bulletMorbidity & Mortality Weekly Report

 

 


Databases / Links



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Clinical and Health Outcomes Knowledge Base

– “This is a one-stop source of all information on health outcomes generated by NCHOD. It includes comparative data for 700 health and local government organisations in England plus advice on how to measure health and the impact of health care. Data that may potentially identify an individual have been removed from the internet version
(see disclosure letter)

. The NHS version allows NHS staff access to such data”.

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Community Health Profiles

– Local Authority Health Profiles are designed to show the health of people in local authorities across England. These cover all but two of the 388 local authorities, including county councils, district councils, unitary councils and London boroughs. City of London and Isles of Scilly are not covered due to data limitations

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Health -EU Portal – Official public health portal of the EU. Provides a wide range of information on health related activities.

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Global Atlas of Infectious Diseases-


“In a single electronic platform, the WHO’s Communicable Disease Global Atlas is bringing together for analysis and comparison standardized data and statistics for infectious diseases at country, regional, and global levels. The analysis and interpretation of data are further supported through information on demography, socioeconomic conditions, and environmental factors. In so doing, the Atlas specifically acknowledges the broad range of determinants theinfluence patterns of infectious disease transmission. Over the next year, the system aims to provide a single point of access to data, reports and documents on the major diseases of poverty including malaria, HIV/AIDS,
tuberculosis, the diseases on their way towards eradication and elimination (such as guinea worm, leprosy, lymphatic filariasis) and epidemic prone and emerging infections for example meningitis, cholera, yellow fever and anti-infective
drug resistance. The database will be updated on an ongoing basis and in addition to epidemiological information, the system aims to provide information on essential support services such as the network of communicable diseases collaborating centres, the activities of the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network among others.”



Food Related Illness




bulletMedlineplus: Food Contamination and Poisoning

 

Guidelines


bulletInfection Control – Guideline from NICE

Health Promotion


Local Information



Bedfordshire Health Promotion Agency
Gilbert Hichcock House
21 Kimbolton Road
Bedford MK40 2AW
Telephone: 01234 792054

 



History

bulletInfluenza Digital Archive – The 1918-1920 Influenza Pandemic Escape Community Digital Document Archive

Images



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Public Health Image Library
– An extensive collection of images related to public health
 

 

Immunisation

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Immunisation – Up-to-date information on vaccines, disease and immunisation in the UK from the Department of Health


bulletVAERS (Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System) – U.S. site “provides a
nationwide mechanism by which adverse events following immunization (AEFI)
may be reported, analyzed and made available to the public. The VAERS Web
site also provides a vehicle for disseminating vaccine safety-related information to parents/guardians, healthcare providers, vaccine manufacturers, state
vaccine programs, and other constituencies”


Organisations

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Centres for Disease Control and Prevention – U.S. government agency


bulletEuropean Centre for Disease Control

bulletHealth Protection Agency – U.K


bulletRoyal Society for Public Health

The
RSPH
is an independent charity formed in October 2008 with the merger of the Royal Society of Health and the Royal Institute of Public Health


bulletWorld Health Organisation
(WHO)

 

 

Publications


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Choosing health : making healthcare choices easier
– This White Paper sets out the key principles for supporting the public to make more healthier and informed choices in regards to their health. The Government will provide information and practical support to get people motivated and improve emotional wellbeing and access to services so that healthy choices are easier to make



bulletEpidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Diseases. 8th ed. – Public Health Foundation 2004

 


bulletEthnic Disparities in Health and Health Care: a focused review of the evidence and selected examples of good practice – Eastern Region Public Health Observatory, 2004

bulletEthnicity and Health: indications of public health in the English regions – Association of Public Health Observatories, 2005

bulletEvidence from Systematic Reviews of Research Relevant to Implementing ‘The Wider Public Health Agenda

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Guide to Clinical Preventive Services

– “Includes U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations on screening, counselling, and preventive medication topics and includes clinical considerations for each topic. This new pocket guide provides general practitioners, internists, family practitioners, pediatricians, nurses and nurse practitioners with an authoritive source for making decisions about preventive services”

bulletNo Ifs No Buts : improving services for tobacco control – Healthcare Commission, 2007

bulletOur Health, Our Care:making it happen – DOH 2006

bulletTackling Health Inequalities: a programme for action – DOH, 2003

 

Screening


bulletUK Screening Portal



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National Screening Programmes
Bowel Cancer

Breast Cancer

Cervical Cancer

Diabetic Retinopathy

Fetal Anomaly

Newborn Bloodspot

Newborn Hearing

Vascular Risk

Page last updated 19 July 2010
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