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The University of Arizona

MPH Phoenix Student Resources: Public Health Information on the Web

Environmental Health

Multilingual Resources




MyPlate is part of a larger initiative based on 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans to help consumers make better food choices. The website features practical information and tips to help Americans build healthier diets.



Health Promotion and Education Resources


   Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ):

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.

  Centers for Disease Control (CDC):

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.

   Food and Drug Administration (FDA):

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.

   National Library of Medicine (NLM):

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


Partners in Health Information Access for Public Health Professionals

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.



International Health


Public Health Librarian