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HCR 570: Introduction to International Health Systems, Professions, and Research

Introduces systems of international healthcare delivery, professions that provide healthcare delivery, and international research principles and practices.

Useful Links for HCR 570

International Health Organizations 

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Program - Mission is to ensure that technology based health solutions are created and delivered to those who need them most.

Doctors for Global Health - A private, not-for-profit-organization promoting health, education, art and other human rights throughout the world.

Eurasia Health - A clearinghouse of freely available resources contributed, created and translated by a worldwide community of health professionals focusing on Central and Eastern Euroope.

Global Health Council - World's largest membership alliance dedicated to saving lives by improving health throughout the world.

Pan American Health Organization- An international public health agency working to improve health and living standards of the countries of the Americas.

SateLLIFE -  In countries where connectivity is out of reach, FHI 360-SATELLIFE uses technology to connect health workers to each other and to up-to-date clinical and public health content.  FHI360-SATELLIFE is a leader in responding to the information needs of health care providers in the developing world.

World Health Organization - Directing and coordinating authority fo health within the United Nations system. Responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

Additional Websites

Libguides from other academic libraries 

Marymount University | Global Health | See tabs Websites, Videos

Northwestern | International Resources in Health

University of Washington |International Health Data & Statistics

Top Research Databases for HCR 570

CINAHL: Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature. Leading research from publications in the fields of nursing and allied health from 1982 to the present.

The Cochrane Library: A collection of databases that contain high quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. Cochrane reviews represent the highest level of evidence on which to base clinical treatment decisions.

Popline: Covers population, family planning and related health issues. Topics include human fertility & contraception, maternal and child health, AIDS in developing countries, program operations and evaluation, demography, vital statistics.

PubMed: The primary database of information in the medical and health sciences fields. A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Includes over 17 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s.

Country Information

CIA The World Factbook
  - Country, people, and geographical information.

Demographic & Health Surveys - World's primary information source pertaining to men, women and families living in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Primarily funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Other Resources

Coordinating Office of Global Health
 - Improve health worldwide by providing leadership, coordination, and support for Centers for Disease Control's global health activities in collaboration with the CDC's global health partners.

Emerging Infections Network - Links public health professionals in the Asia Pacific through regular email bulletins and an extensive website.

EthnoMed - Site providing information on cultural beliefs, health topics by culture, health information relevant to refugees and imigrants. - Develops U.S. policy and strategy positions related to health issues.

International Health - This topic is available through the MedlinePlus website sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and National Institiutes of Health.

John Hopkins Center for Global Health - Harnesses the expertise of its dedicated health and medical professionals in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Medicine and School of Nursing to address a myriad of global health challenges.

MercyCorps - merged with NetAid, a non-profit organization that works to empower young people in the U.S. to fight global poverty.

National Patient Safety Agency - improve patient safety by enabling the NHS (National Health Service, in the United Kingdom) to learn from patient safety incidents.

PharmWeb - Comprehensive international pharmaceutical information provided by professional organizations. Users may receive country-specific information via email about drug recalls or drug interactions.

ReliefWeb -  ReliefWeb is your source for timely, reliable and relevant humanitarian information and analysis.

Science and Development Network - A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing reliable and authoritative information about science and technology for the developing world.

University of California Berkeley Sheldon Margen Public Health Library - list of global and international health resources.

United Nations Development Programme - An organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. In 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges.

World Health News - Website covers critical public health issues from around the world. Designed to be a resource for an international audience of policy makers and journalists as well as public health researchers, practitioners, and advocates.

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