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Cancer Information Service
The Cancer Information Service is the National Cancer Institute's link to the public, interpreting and explaining research findings in a clear and understandable manner. The Cancer Information Service also assists organizations interested in developing education efforts to reach minority audiences and people with limited access to health care information or services.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Provides current health news, CDC publications, links to data & statistics and information on a number of different health topics and diseases: The Division of Adolescent and School Health.

Combined Health Information Database (CHID)
CHID is a bibliographic database produced by health-related agencies of the Federal Government. This database provides titles, abstracts, and availability information for health information and health education resources. CHID lists a wealth of health promotion and education materials and program descriptions that are not indexed elsewhere.

Community Tool Box
The Community Tool Box website is created and maintained by the University of Kansas Work Group on Health Promotion and Community Development in Lawrence, KS, and AHEC/Community Partners in Amherst, Massachusetts. Currently, the core of the Tool Box is the "how-to tools." These how-to sections use simple, friendly language to explain how to do the different tasks necessary for community health and development. For instance, there are sections on leadership, strategic planning, community assessment, advocacy, grant writing, and evaluation to give just a few examples. Each section includes a description of the task, advantages of doing it, step-by-step guidelines, examples, checklists of points to review, and training materials. Additionally, you will find links to hundreds of other helpful web pages and listservs in areas such as funding, health, education, and community issues.

Healthy People 2010 Information Access Project
Makes it easy to search PubMed for scientific journal articles related to achieving selected Healthy People 2010 objectives. A single click retrieves articles geared to 32 objectives in the following topics: Access to Quality; Health Services, Disability and Secondary Conditions; Food Safety, Public Health Infrastructure; Respiratory Diseases; and Environmental Health. Also includes links to relevant community and clinical preventive service guidelines and MEDLINEplus topics. PubMed is a National Library of Medicine database that provides access to over 11 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals.

HRSA Information Center
Provides publications, resources, and referrals on health care services for low-income, uninsured individuals and those with special health care needs.

Everything you every needed or wanted to know about health and wellness, including news & reports, "Ask Our Experts," quick references, and a local health directory.

Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council
PHC4 is an independent state agency responsible for addressing the problem of escalating health costs, ensuring the quality of health care, and increasing access for all citizens regardless of ability to pay.

Philadelphia Medical Society
This website provides a downloadable "Community Guide to Healthcare Resources" and other helpful instructional materials that seek to connect patients with information and services.

Philly Health Info
Philly Health Info is a major new initiative which reflects that commitment. Philly Health Info is a free, comprehensive and objective health information service for all residents of Greater Philadelphia. The centerpiece of Philly Health Info is a multifaceted Web portal, available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, providing access to the latest quality health and medical information, with an emphasis on regional resources and services. The Philly Health Info portal provides tools to expand the user’s knowledge of health issues and make informed decisions about their medical care.

To provide health care information to power decision-making and improve results for health care organizations and other clients.

The Guide to Community Preventive Services
The Community Guide tries to answer the part of this question which deals with community or "population based" interventions. The Community Guide, led by the independent Task Force on Community Preventive Services addresses a variety of health topics important to communities, public health agencies and health care systems. It summarizes what is known about the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of population based interventions designed to promote health, prevent disease, injury, disability and premature death as well as exposure to environmental hazards.

Trust for America's Health
TFAH is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to protect the health and safety of all communities, especially those most at risk of environmental and other public health threats. Their goal is to strengthen the nation's public health system through science-based research, community partnerships, education, and advocacy.

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