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Kentucky Health Notes

Kentucky Health Notes is a health information publication focusing on the health issues facing Kentuckians. Take a look at our first issue and check back often

KHN - Hip Fractures and Osteoporosis (PDF 111k)

Federal Resources for Heath Information

MayoClinic.com 
Mayo Clinic offers award-winning medical and health information and tools for healthy living.

Medline Plus
Consumer health materials and links, chosen and reviewed for quality by the National Library of Medicine.

Medline Plus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing 
What should you look for when evaluating the quality of health information on Web sites?

Healthfinder.gov 
Your guide to reliable health information, sponsored by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Helping to lead the way toward important medical discoveries that improve people's health and save lives, NIH scientists investigate ways to prevent disease as well as the causes, treatments, and even cures for common and rare diseases.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
The CDC maintains several departments concerned with occupational safety and health, such as the Center for Injury Prevention and Control, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Bilingual site (English and Spanish).

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) 
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. As one of 12 agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ supports health services research that will improve the quality of health care and promote evidence-based decision making.

National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) 
The National Committee for Quality Assurance is a private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. Since its founding in 1990, NCQA has been a central figure in driving improvement throughout the health care system, helping to elevate the issue of health care quality to the top of the national agenda.

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JACHO) 
JACHO works to improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations.

National Library of Medicine (NLM) 
The Library collects materials and provides information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and health care.

State Resources for Health Information

Department for Public Health
The Department for Public Health is responsible for developing and operating all public health programs and activities including those aimed at the prevention, detection, care and treatment of physical disabilities, illness and disease. 

Kentucky e-Health Network
e-Health works to adopt health information technology, such as electronic medical records in clinical settings, and build health information exchange networks for the secure and proper electronic exchange of health information. 

Kentucky Commission on Women
The Kentucky Commission on Women works to elevate the status of women and girls in the commonwealth, empowering them to overcome barriers to equity and expanding opportunities to achieve their fullest potential.

Division of Women's Health
The division is a clearninghouse for data and information on women's health issues. It maintains an online women's health resource center and routinely conducts women's health outreach and education.

Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs
The Commission plans, develops, provides and evaluates the statewide system of public care for children with special health care needs, serving children with physical disabilities from birth to age 21 through on-site and off-site clinics, therapies and related services.

Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
The Department promotes well-being by providing quality information, services and support for individuals and their families.


 

Last Updated 3/14/2014
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