Monday, March 14, 2011

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The mission of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is "to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats."

Resources and tools the CDC offer include:

Diseases & Conditions
Including ADHD, Birth Defects, Cancer, Diabetes, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Flu, Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, STDs

Emergency Preparedness & Response
Including Bioterrorism, Chemical & Radiation Emergencies, Severe Weather

Environmental Health
Including Air Pollution, Carbon Monoxide, Lead, Mold, Water Quality, Climate Change

Life Stages & Populations
Including Infant & Child, Men, Minorities, Pregnancy, Seniors, Women

Healthy Living
Including Food Safety, Bone Health, Physical Activity, Immunizations, Genetics, Smoking Prevention

Injury, Violence & Safety
Including Brain Injury, Child Abuse, Falls, Fires, Poisoning, Suicide, Youth Violence

Travelers' Health
Including Destinations, Outbreaks, Travel Vaccinations, Yellow Book

Workplace Safety & Health
Including Asbestos, Chemical Safety, Construction, Mining, Office Environments, Respirators

Multimedia Information and Tools

Data and Statistics

Information in Multiple Languages

You can find a link to the CDC's website on the UCSF Patient Health Library's Health Information Websites page along with many other health information resources.