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Community Health & Epidemiology: Links & Organizations

Population and Community Health Organizations

* - Strongly recommended site

Saskatchewan

Government of Saskatchewan - Health: General government website on the state of health, health initiatives, and more, in Saskatchewan

Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence:Research organization focused on women's health through community-based research. Check out their Publications page for reports, chapters, presentations and more.

* The Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU): A population health research organization that work on three theme areas (Aboriginal Health, Rural Health, and Healthy Children). Also involved in program evaluation and means to address health disparities.

Saskatchewan Health Authority

Canada

Population Health Intervention Research Initiative for Canada :  aims to increase the quantity, quality and use of population health intervention research.

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC): Federal agency responsible for public health in Canada.

* Institute of Population Health and Public Health: A division of CIHR. Information on successful projects, funding programs, and more is given.

Public Health Physicians of Canada (PHPC/MSPC)

United States

Population Health Forum: An organization of health activists that hold forums, develop curriculum, and provide instruction on population health. O n their website they include pop-quizzes, book chapters, presentations, and more.

* Population Research Bureau: Analyzes a variety of demographic data and presents findings in an easy-to-understand format. Its work is focused on the following themes: Reproductive Health and Fertility; Children & Families; Population and the Environment; Population Futures; and Strategic Approaches

Trust for America's Health: A non-profit, non-partisan organization that aims to make disease prevention a major priority.

US Department of Health and Human Services

  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (formerly the Office of Public Health and Science): Federal offices that oversees 14 core public health offices (e.g., Office of the Surgeon General, Office On Population Affairs).

International

European Public Health Alliance: A 'network of NGOs and other not-for-profit organisations working in the field of public health in Europe.'

Pan American Health Organization: An international public health agency affiliated with the WHO that is 'working to improve health and living standards of the countries of the Americas.' Each country in the Americas has its own research page. PAHO also has extensive publications, statistics, and research reports available.

World Health Organization (WHO): Agency of the United Nations that focuses on improving and promoting the general health of people worldwide. It is also the leading public health authority, and has extensive resources available online.

Featured Resource

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