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The following web resources were selected by librarians:
"Data, tools, and stories to improve communities and inspire change."
Database of Interventions (CDC Community Health Improvement Navigator)
Identify interventions that work in four action areas—socioeconomic factors, physical environment, health behaviors, and clinical care.
Grey Literature Report
The report is a publication produced by the The New York Academy of Medicine between 1999 - 2016, alerting readers to new grey literature publications in health services research and selected urban health topics. As of January 2017, the Grey Literature Report website and database is discontinued and no longer updated, but the resources remains accessible.
Health Research and Educational Trust
Website of HRET whose goal is to advance ideas and practices beneficial to health care practitioners, institutions, consumers, and society at large. The trust's principal activities focus on identifying, exploring, demonstrating, and evaluating key strategic health care issues affecting innovative health care delivery systems, educating the field about the implications of changing health policies and developing strategies for community health improvement. Site includes descriptions of HRET's numerous health research projects as well as numerous HRET research reports in PDF format.
MedPix Medical Image Database
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Merck Manual: Consumer Version
"Find information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, written in everyday language."
Information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers. Maintained by Registered Dietitians at the Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) located at the National Agricultural Library (NAL), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Portal offers free access to research and development (R&D) results and scientific and technical information from scientific organizations across 13 federal agencies.
Access to international resources and national/regional level policies, strategies, laws and service standards for mental health, substance abuse, disability, general health, NCDs, human rights and development, and more recently children and youth, and older persons. Over 4000 documents from over 170 countries.