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Public Health Research Guide: Resources for Public Health Educators

An introduction to resources that will assist in Public Health research.

International Health Statistics - National Library of Medicine

  • Canadian Statistics - (Statistics Canada)  - Summary tables are organized by Subject including Health, Population and Demography and Social Conditions.
  • Database of Promoting Health Effectiveness Reviews (DoPHER) - (Eppi-Centre UK)  - Focused coverage of systematic and non-systematic reviews of effectiveness in health promotion and public health worldwide. This register currently contains details of over 2,500 reviews of health promotion and public health effectiveness.
  • - (Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF))  - Global data on HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB and other key health and socio-economic indicators. The data are displayed in tables, charts, and color-coded maps and can be downloaded for custom analyses.
  • Health Indicators 2009 - (Canadian Institute for Health Information)  - Tenth in a series of annual reports containing the most recently available health indicators data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information and Statistics Canada. Presents national trends over time for selected indicators focusing on the following six themes: heart attacks and cardiac revascularization; stroke; women's health and men's health-selected surgical procedures; hip fractures; joint replacements; and preventing hospital admissions. Download PDF version.
  • Human Development Report (United Nations) - (United Nations)  - The Human Development Report (HDR) presents a wealth of statistical information on different aspects of human development. Links to other background materials, data resources and on-going debates and discussions on human development statistics.
  • Manitoba Centre for Health Policy - The Manitoba Centre for Health Policy(MCHP) is a research unit within the Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba (Canada) MCHP researchers benefit from collaboration with peers across Canada, the United States and Europe.
  • Social Science Data Archives - Europe - (Council of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA))  - List of data archives in Europe. Provides access to 25,000 data collections, delivering over 70,000 data collections per annum and acquiring a further 1,000 data collections each year.
  • United Nations Statistics Division (UN Data) - UN Data compiles and disseminates global statistical information, develops standards and norms for statistical activities, and supports countries' efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems.
  • WHOSIS Statistical Information System - (World Health Organization (WHO))  - An interactive database bringing together core health statistics for the 193 WHO Member States. It comprises more than 70 indicators, which can be accessed by way of a quick search, by major categories, or through user-defined tables.