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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.

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