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Women and Minority Health Online: Selected Quality Websites

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Introduction

General Links

African-American Health Links

Native American / Alaska Native Health

Asian-American Health Links

Hispanic-American Health Links


Introduction

The list is not intended to be comprehensive, but merely to highlight a few quality web sites selected based on the quality of contents, the authority of the publisher, and ease of use.



General Links
  • Multicultural Health Clearinghouse. Champaign, ILL: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2000.
    URL: http://www.mckinley.uiuc.edu/multiculturalhealth
    Viewed: November 20, 2001.
    Developed by University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, this site provides health information related to different racial and ethnic groups: African Americans, Asian/Pacific Islander Americans, International students, Latino/a Americans, and Native Americans.
  • The National Women’s Health Information Center. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Public Health Service’s Office on Women’s Health, 1998.
    URL: http://www.4woman.gov
    Viewed: November 20, 2001.
    Provides news and health information for women and minorities with monthly-featured articles on issues related to women’s health. In addition, it provides links to federal and other women’s health information resources. NWHIC issued a publication, Women of Color Health Data Book, http://www.4woman.gov/owh/pub/woc/, which reports the factors affecting the health of women of color, health assessment, and issues related to improving the health of women of color. Directly links to the Office on Women’s Health web site.
  • United States. Office of Minority Health. Office of Minority Health. Rockville, MD: OMH, 2000.
    URL: http://www.omhrc.gov
    Viewed: November 20, 2001.
    The Office of Minority Health is concerned with public health policies and programs that affect Afro-Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Hispanics, Asians and Pacific Islanders. OMH collects and analyzes data, plans conferences, and reports its findings on the disparities of health services to racial and ethnic minorities. The table of contents includes Publications, Data/Statistics, Federal clearinghouses, Health links, and Employment.


African-American Health Links
  • MEDLINEplus: African American Health. Bethesda, MD: U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2000?
    URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/africanamericanhealth.html
    Viewed February 28, 2001.
    A subset of MEDLINEplus health information selected by the National Library of Medicine for health consumers. This database contains extensive health information for African Americans. The contents cover news, research, nutrition, health prevention/screening, specific health conditions/aspects, treatment, organizations, statistics, children, teenagers, and women. You can also search by health topics, drug information, dictionaries, directories, and other resources.


Native American / Alaska Native Health
  • American Indian/Alaska Native Health Resource Sampler. [Los Angeles, CA?]: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region.
    URL: http://nnlm.gov/pnr/samplers/natamer.html
    Viewed: February 27, 2001.
    Lists web sites that provide general, culture, and health resources for Native American/Alaska Native. Also provides direct link to recent MEDLINE citations for Native Americans via PubMed.
  • MEDLINEplus: Native American Health. Bethesda, MD: U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2000?
    URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/nativeamericanhealth.html
    Viewed February 28, 2001. A subset of MEDLINEplus health information. The database has the same pattern as the MEDLINEplus: African American Health in design and contents presentation.


Asian-American Health Links


Hispanic-American Health Links
  • Hispanic Americans: Health. Louisville, KY: Ekstrom Library, Government Publications, University of Louisville, 2000.
    URL: http://www.louisville.edu/library/ekstrom/govpubs/subjects/hispanic/hispanichealth.html
    Viewed: November 20, 2001
    A subject guide on Hispanic American health in the Government Publications at the University of Louisville, Ekstrom Library. Links to related resources.
  • MEDLINEplus: Hispanic American Health. Bethesda, MD: U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2000?
    URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/hispanicamericanhealth.html
    Viewed: November 20, 2001
    This database covers the same topics as the one for African American Health.