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Community Health Initiative - Phoenix (CHIP)

This is a subject guide to assist first and second year medical students (MSI and MSII) with resources when they are rotating in clinics in the Community Health Initiative - Phoenix program (CHIP).

Health Sciences Librarian UACOM-Phoenix

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Naomi Bishop
University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix
Phoenix Biomedical Campus, A347

Health & Wellness Websites

Healthfinder - is a government website that has personal health tools, activity and menu planners, health calculators, Health A-Z, an encyclopedia of over 1600 health topics, quick guides to healthy living, and health widgets. You can send an e-card to people that you think would be interested in the information you foundand you can also receive email updates from healthfinder. You can access the information on Facebook, thru a tweet or an RSS feed. Healthfinder information comes in either English or Spanish.

Kidshealth - is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years. On a typical weekday, the website gets more than 700,000 visits. One of the things that makes KidsHealth special is that it's really three sites in one: with sections for parents, for kids, and for teens. Kidhealth is part of The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media.


Lab Tests Online - has been designed to help a patient or family caregiver, to better understand the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases. Medical professionals can use Lab Tests Online as a quick reference tool or as a resource for keeping up with advances in laboratory science. Lab tests can help both to save lives and to improve the quality of life. The website is produced by American Association for Clinical Chemistry.


MedlinePlus  – is a website that offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for FREE. It is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. It is created by the National Library of Medicine and brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues you can understand.


National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - The mission  is to define, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary and alternative medicine interventions and their roles in improving health and health care. NCCAM is one of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Natonal Child Traumatic Stress Network - established by Congress in 2000 to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events. NCTSN is a unique collaboration of academic and community-based service centers whose mission is to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for traumatized children and their families. NCTSN is funded by the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services through a congressional initiative: the Donald J. Cohen National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative.


Food and Nutrition Information Center - is a leader in online global nutrition information. It is located at the National Agricultural Library of USDA, the FNIC Web site contains over 2500 links to current and reliable nutrition information. This website is a one-stop location where users can browse all food and nutrition related resources by subjects such as lifecycle nutrition, diet and disease, weight and obesity and dietary supplements.