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General Resources

ASPR TRACIE TECHNICAL RESOURCES
The ASPR TRACIE Technical Resources domain includes two main components, the Resource Library and the Topic Collections. This domain is a compilation of resources from numerous contributors, including existing databases from the National Library of Medicine and other government agencies. It contains up-to-date disaster medical, healthcare system preparedness, and public health preparedness materials.

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION 
Fact sheets, journal articles and statistics related to public health and safety.

DISASTER LIT: RESOURCE GUIDE FOR DISASTER MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH
Disaster Lit is a database of links to disaster medicine and public health documents available on the Internet at no cost. Documents include expert guidelines, research reports, conference proceedings, training classes, factsheets, websites, databases, and similar materials selected from over 700 organizations for a professional audience. Materials are selected from non-commercial publishing sources and supplement disaster-related resources from PubMed and MedlinePlus

KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION
A leader in health policy analysis and health journalism, the Kaiser Family Foundation is dedicated to filling the need for trusted information on national health issues. Kaiser is a non-profit organization focusing on national health issues, as well as the U.S. role in global health policy. Unlike grant-making foundations, Kaiser develops and runs its own policy analysis, journalism and communications programs, sometimes in partnership with major news organizations.

MEDLINEPLUS
Organized by health topic, contains authoritative information from government agencies. Drug information, a medical encyclopedia, and assistance with searching the medical literature for health questions.

NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Offers consumer and practitioner-oriented information on CAM practices and issues, research materials (including a CAM-focused search of PubMed), funding, training, and clinical trials. Part of the National Institutes of Health.

NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS
Data on vital events and information on health status, lifestyle and exposure to unhealthy influences; the onset and diagnosis of illness and disability and the use of health care.

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
US government steward of medical and behavioral research. Reports, research documents, statistics, clinical trials, and consumer health materials. NIH institutes and centers also focus on specific health topics.

NCBI BOOKSHELF
The National Center for Biotechnology Information offers this collection of searchable biomedical books and government reports.

TOXMAP: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH MAPS
TOXMAP is a Geographic Information System (GIS) from the National Library of Medicine that uses maps of the United States to help users visually explore data from the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Toxics Release Inventory and Superfund Program.

U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
US regulatory agency; site includes news, product recalls, laws and other documents, hot topics, and a vast collection of other materials.

WHO GLOBAL INDEX MEDICUS
The Global Index Medicus (GIM) provides worldwide access to biomedical and public health literature produced by and within low- and middle- income countries. The main objective is to increase the visibility and usability of this important set of resources. The material is collated and aggregated by WHO Regional Office Libraries on a central search platform allowing retrieval of bibliographical and full text information.

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
United Nations research reports, publications, statistics, news, and much more information on a wide range of health topics. For additional material on any area of the world, visit the World Health Organization regional offices web sites.

Critical Appraisal Resources

CRITICAL APPRAISAL SKILLS PROGRAMME (CASP) CHECKLISTS
This set of eight critical appraisal tools are designed to be used when reading research, these include tools for Systematic Reviews, Randomised Controlled Trials, Cohort Studies, Case Control Studies, Economic Evaluations, Diagnostic Studies, Qualitative studies and Clinical Prediction Rule.

PRISMA STATEMENT, CHECKLIST, AND FLOW DIAGRAM
The aim of the PRISMA Statement is to help authors report a wide array of systematic reviews to assess the benefits and harms of a health care intervention. PRISMA focuses on ways in which authors can ensure the transparent and complete reporting of systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

Drug References

PDRHEALTH
Thomson Healthcare, publisher of the Physicians' Desk Reference, provides this free site geared toward consumers. Includes information on drugs, drug interactions, and more.

RXLIST- THE INTERNET DRUG INDEX
RxList provides information about prescription and non-prescription drugs, herbs, and supplements. Key features are the searchable index (by generic or brand name) and a pill identifier tool.

Specialty References

ORGANIZATIONS BY TOPIC
Comprehensive organization list by NIH and MedlinePlus.

ORTHOINFO
Information is presented by body site and category. Covers injury prevention, osteoarthritis, sports and exercise, joint replacement, tumors, and more.

UROLOGY CARE FOUNDATION
The official foundation of the American Urological Association. Excellent resource for urological research and patient information.

Professional Organizations

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS (AAPA)
Founded in 1968, the American Academy of Physician Assistants is the national professional society for physician assistants. It represents a profession of more than 100,000 certified PAs across all medical and surgical specialties in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the majority of the U.S. territories and the uniformed services.

ACCREDITATION REVIEW COMMISSION ON EDUCATION FOR THE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, INC. (ARC-PA)
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant is the accrediting agency that protects the interests of the public and physician assistant profession by defining the standards for physician assistant education and evaluating physician assistant educational programs within the territorial United States to ensure their compliance with those standards. The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Bryant University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Bryant University. 

NATIONAL COMMISSION ON CERTIFICATION OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS
NCCPA is the only certifying organization for physician assistants in the United States. Established as a not-for-profit organization in 1974, NCCPA is dedicated to assuring the public that certified physician assistants meet established standards of clinical knowledge and cognitive skills upon entry into practice and throughout their careers. All U.S. states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories have decided to rely on NCCPA certification as one of the criteria for licensure or regulation of physician assistants.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
PAEA is the only national organization representing physician assistant educational programs in the United States. Currently, all of the accredited programs in the country are members of the Association. PAEA provides services for faculty at its member programs, as well as to applicants, students, and other stakeholders.

RHODE ISLAND ACADEMY OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS (RIAPA)
The mission of the RIAPA is to empower physician assistants through advocacy and education; providing resources for physician assistants as well as the community in the pursuit of excellence for team-based medicine.

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