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Professional Associations

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
URL: http://www.cdc.gov
The CDC is a government Agency which Has the following objectives....
Detecting and responding to new and emerging health threats, Tackling the biggest health problems causing death and disability for Americans, Putting science and advanced technology into action to prevent disease, and Promoting healthy and safe behaviors, communities and environment. It is a major source of health statistics gathered by the government and assorted health agencies. [5/16]
National Academy of Medicine
URL: http://nam.edu
Originally known as the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the NAM works to address critical issues in health, medicine, and related policy and inspire positive action across sectors. The NAM collaborates closely with its peer academies and other divisions  within the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.  [5/16]
World Health Organization
URL: http://www.who.int
The WHO is an international organization which directs and is a coordinating authority on international health within the United Nations’ system. The provide leadership on matters critical to health and engaging in partnerships where joint action is needed. They also monitor the health situation of the world and assess international health trends. [5/16]

Topics and Issues

Healthy People 2020
URL: http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020
The people of Healthy People 2020 try to identify nationwide health improvement priorities. They also increase public awareness and understanding of the determinants of disease and disability. Educating the public is also a major goal with the intent to take action to strengthen policies and improve health  practices. [5/16]
Taylor & Francis Online
URL: (subscription link for NEIT on and off campus)
Publishers of Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation (e-journal subscription available via Full Text Finder) and many other publications of myriad topics.  [11/16]
The Community Guide
URL: http://www.thecommunityguide.org
The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a free resource to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community. Programs have been reviewed for effectiveness and cost. [5/16]

Last updated 2016.05/JH