Health Promotion and Screening

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force – Recommendations

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) conducts scientific evidence reviews of a broad range of clinical preventive health care services (such as screening, counseling, and preventive medications) and develops recommendations for primary care clinicians and health systems.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force – Search for Recommendations

Very interesting mechanism to retrieve recommendations from the USPSTF Preventive Services Database according to the patient’s characteristics.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force – A and B Recommendations

List of preventive services that have a rating of A or B from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force that are relevant for implementing the Affordable Care Act.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force – Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2014

The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services provides summaries on U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening, counseling, and preventive medication topics and includes clinical considerations for each topic.

Institute of Medicine Reports – Public Health

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is an independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of U.S. government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public.

The National Academies Press – Public Health and Prevention

The National Academies Press publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics including books in Public Health and Prevention.

DCP2 – Disease Control Priorities, 2nd edition

Published in 2006 by the World Bank, this extensive 1440-page report is the main resource from The Disease Control Priorities Project (DCPP) and provides a complete reference for global health and health care.

DCP3 – Disease Control Priorities, 3rd Edition

The Disease Control Priorities Project (DCPP) examines priority conditions in low-and middle-income developing countries and assesses their public health significance and the cost-effectiveness of preventive and patient management interventions. The volumes on: 1) Cancer; 2) Essential Surgery; 3) Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health; and 4) Mental, Neurological, and Substance Use Disorders - are already available for free download, the other volumes will be published in a near future.

Meducation – Public Health

Meducation is a vast educational platform for medical professionals and students with learning topics in most medical specialties and including Public Health topics. Free registration is required.

Geneva Foundation – Free Medical Journals in Public Health

The Geneva Foundation is an amazingly well organized directory of links organized by diseases and conditions mostly on gynecology and obstetrics. There is also an excellent link directory on free medical journals in all specialties, including Public Health journals.

Healthy People 2020 – Tools and Resources

Healthy People 2020 is a nationwide health-promotion and disease-prevention strategy set by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Healthy People 2020 – Topics and Objectives

Access more than 1,200 objectives across 42 topic areas

The Community Guide

The Community Guide - What Works to Promote Health is a website that houses the official collection of all Community Preventive Services Task Force. The Task Force was established in 1996 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to identify population health interventions that are scientifically proven to save lives, increase lifespans, and improve quality of life.

NICE Public Health

Public health resources on The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), including guidance, systematic reviews of research, implementation tools and practical examples from people working in the field.

Public Health England

Public Health England is responsible for making recommendations across all clinical areas to protect and improve the nation’s health.

NCCPH Canada – National Collaborating Centres for Public Health

The six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health in Canada translate existing knowledge to produce and exchange relevant, accessible, and evidence-informed products with researchers, practitioners, and policymakers. Each NCC has its own website and related resources.

Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) has been established by the Public Health Agency of Canada to develop clinical practice guidelines that support primary care providers in delivering preventive health care.

Public Health Agency of Canada

Public Health Agency of Canada Disease Prevention and Control Guidelines.

Canadian Best Practices Portal

Provided by The Public Health Agency of Canada, this Portal is a compilation of multiple sources of trusted and credible information with resources and solutions for promoting health and preventing diseases for populations and communities.

Canadian Best Practices Portal – Public Health Topics

This section provides information on surveillance, strategies and effective interventions on important public health topics.

CMA Guidelines in Community and Preventive Medicine

Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Clinical Practice Guidelines on Community and Preventive Medicine.

Choosing Wisely – American College of Preventive Medicine

United States specialty societies representing more than 500,000 physicians developed lists of things physicians and patients should question in order to improve care and eliminate unnecessary tests and procedures.

RACGP Red Book

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Guidelines for Health Promotion and Screening.

RACGP SNAP Guidelines

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) SNAP Guide helps GPs tackle the most important behavioral risk factors that affect the health of the Australian community. SNAP stands for: 1) S quit Smoking; 2) N better Nutrition; 3) A moderate Alcohol; 4) P more Physical activity.

Medscape News – Public Health & Prevention (free registration required)

Medscape News is a vast free medical resource and includes articles reviews from the medical literature in Public Health.

Medscape Education – Public Health & Prevention (free registration required)

Medscape Education is a vast free medical resource and includes continuing medical education content in Public Health.

CDC Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion page provides Information on the prevention of a vast range of topics such diabetes, cancer, physical activity, oral health and more.

CDC Healthy Living

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthy Living page provides Information on a vast range of health topics such as obesity, physical activities, nutrition, mental health, aging and more.

CDC-TV

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) videos on health promotion.

Cleveland Clinic – Preventive Medicine

Cleveland Clinic Disease Management Project Preventive Medicine Chapters.

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