MyPlate is part of a larger initiative based on 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans to help consumers make better food choices. The ChooseMyPlate.gov website features practical information and tips to help Americans build healthier diets.
The health services research arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A health educator will be interested in the section for Consumers & Patients. This section will help patients choose wisely when it comes to their health care.
Recognized as the primary producer of knowledge bases in public health. Resources at this site include: CDCWonder, CDC Data and Statistics, MMWR, Hazardous Substance/Health Effects Database and Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response.
The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, of drugs, medical devices, foods and cosmetics. This website contains information for consumers, patients, health professionals, health educators, state and local officials, kids, teens, women and much more.
The premier provider of medical information. The NLM produces:
MedlinePlus - Over 700 health topics in English & Spanish
Haz-Map - Health and safety information on job related exposures to chemicals
Tox Town - Guide to commonly encountered substances in the environment
TOXMAP - This site maps the release of chemicals into the air, water and ground
A project developed through a collaboration of U.S. Government agencies, public health organizations and health sciences libraries. The goal is to provide a portal to health information tailored to the public health workforce.