Sites of Interest
Presented below is a list of sites and their corresponding descriptions combined into related groups. To go to a site of interest click on the underlined name of the site appearing in green. To facilitate naviagtion through this page you can click on the name of the site group appearing in blue underneath this message, which will enable you to skip directly to the group of interest.
( State of North Dakota Health Information | Native American Tribes and Health Information | General Health Information | Health Data | Tobacco Prevention and Control | Obesity: Nutrition and Physical Activity)
State of North Dakota Health Information
- North Dakota Department of Human Services - Human Service Centers - Home
The North Dakota Department of Human Services provides mental health services, developmental disabilities services, social services, addiction counseling, vocational rehabilitation, and outreach and emergency services.
- North Dakota School Health & Drug Free Programs
The Coordinated School Health and Drug-Free Programs at the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction provides information and resources pertinent to all aspects of school health and drug-free school initiatives. This site provides online access to a variety of reports generated from North Dakota Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) data and School Health Education Profile (SHEP) information.
- North Dakota Department of Health Home Page
The North Dakota Department of Health's website provides a variety of information pertaining to community health issues including tobacco prevention and control, nutrition, diabetes, and reports generated from North Dakota Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (BRFS) data.
- Census Bureau Home Page
The U.S. Census Bureau's website provides all the up-to-date information from the 2000 U.S. Census. Demographic, economic, housing and other data from North Dakota and its counties can be accessed from this site.
- Health Tracking Factsheet in North Dakota
The nonprofit group Trust for America's Health stated mission is to protect the health and safety of all communities from current and emerging health threats by strengthening the fundamentals of our public health defenses. This page provides a health factsheet and report card for North Dakota.
- Kaiser Family Foundation State Health Facts Online
This page from the Kaiser Family Foundation's website contains the latest state-level data on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation.
- Chronic Disease Prevention | State Profiles | North Dakota
This page from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website provides the latest data pertaining to chronic disease prevention in North Dakota. Links to prepared factsheets and reports are available, as is information regarding North Dakota legislation, funding, statistics and data, and state-based programs and activities.
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Native American Tribes and Health Information
- Spirit Lake Nation
The home page of the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation.
- Turtle Mountain Chippewa
The home page of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.
- MANDAN, HIDATSA, & ARIKARA NATION
The home page of the Three Affiliated Tribes - The Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation.
- Standing Rock Sioux Nation
The home page of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
- Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe
The home page of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe (Weekly Newspaper).
- North Dakota Indians Affair Commission
The home page of the North Dakota Indians Affair Commission provides historical and current information and data and statistics pertaining to the tribes in North Dakota.
- IHS Trends in Indian Health 1997
Trends in Indian Health contains tables and charts describing the Indian Health Service program and the health status of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Information pertaining to the IHS structure, American Indian and Alaska Native demography, patient care, and community health are included. Historical trends are depicted, and comparisons to other population groups are made, when appropriate.
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General Health Information
- Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
The Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH) serves as the Secretary's primary advisor on matters involving the nation's public health. This site has links to a variety of useful offices including the: Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of HIV/AIDS Policy, Office of Minority Health, Office of the Surgeon General, Office on Women's Health, and President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. You can also access Healthfinder, the Best Practices Initiative, and Health People 2010 through this page.
- CDC's Adolescent and School Health Program
In 1988, CDC established the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), within which it created the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH). DASH seeks to prevent the most serious health risk behaviors among children, adolescents and young adults.
- CDC's Epidemiology Program Office
The website of the Epidemiology Program Office (EPO) within CDC contains a variety of health epidemiology information. EPO's mission is to strengthen the public health system by coordinating public health surveillance at CDC and providing domestic and international support through scientific communications, statistical and epidemiologic consultation, and training of experts in surveillance, epidemiology, applied public health, and prevention effectiveness.
- National Guideline Clearinghouse
The National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGCT) is a comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents produced by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Association of Health Plans (AAHP). The NGC mission is to provide physicians, nurses, and other health professionals, health care providers, health plans, integrated delivery systems, purchasers and others an accessible mechanism for obtaining objective, detailed information on clinical practice guidelines and to further their dissemination, implementation and use.
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- National Center for Health Statistics
The National Center for Health Statistics' website is a rich source of information about America's health. As the Nation's principal health statistics agency, it compiles statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of U.S. citizens.
- Current Population Survey
The Current Population Survey (CPS) is a monthly survey of about 50,000 households conducted by the Bureau of the Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The survey has been conducted for more than 50 years. The CPS is the primary source of information on the labor force characteristics of the U.S. population; however, supplemental questions addressing a variety of topics including health are also often added to the regular CPS questionnaire.
- Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), established in 1962, is an integral part of the infrastructure of social science research. ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction, and offers training in quantitative methods to facilitate effective data use. The primary mission of the ICPSR Web site is to provide to the social science research community efficient search capabilities, quick and easy access to data, information about ICPSR and its programs, and appropriate support and documentation.
- Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System
WISQARSTM (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is an interactive database system that provides customized reports of injury-related data.
- YRBSS - Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
The YRBSS was developed in 1990 to monitor priority health risk behaviors that contribute markedly to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States. This site currently contains the 2003 questionnaire and the 2001 data and reports.
- CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
The BRFSS, the world's largest telephone survey, tracks health risks in the United States. Information from the survey is used to improve the health of the American people. This site contains information, questionnaires, and data from 1990 to 2002.
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Tobacco Prevention and Control
- Media Campaign Resource Center (MCRC) Home Page
The Media Campaign Resource Center (MCRC) provides technical assistance and advertising media (television, radio, and print) to those creating anti-tobacco media campaigns. Their website includes a searchable, online database of anti-tobacco media that has been developed by a number of states and federal agencies and licensed by CDC for use in new campaigns (some media is available free of charge, but many have talent fees of various amounts).
- CDC's STATE: State Tobacco Activities Tracking & Evaluation
The State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System is an electronic data warehouse containing up-to-date and historical state-level data on tobacco use prevention and control. The STATE System is designed to integrate many data sources to provide comprehensive summary data and facilitate research and consistent interpretation of the data. The STATE System was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
- CDC's TIPS - Smoking and Tobacco Use
The Tobacco Information and Prevention Source (TIPS) is provided by the Office on Smoking and Health (OSH), a division within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion which is one of the centers within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. OSH is responsible for leading and coordinating strategic efforts aimed at preventing tobacco use among youth, promoting smoking cessation among youth and adults, protecting nonsmokers from environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), and eliminating tobacco-related health disparities.
- Investment In Tobacco Control State Highlights 2010
The CDC's State Highlights 2010 document analyzes programs and high impact strategies that have been rigorously evaluated. It also provides indicators for assessing tobacco control efforts in every state.
- CDC | Cancer Prevention and Control | State/Territory Cancer Data
The State Cancer Burden Data fact sheets contain data on lung cancer, colorectal cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer. They include the estimated number of new cancer cases and cancer deaths, and the age-adjusted mortality rates for cancer deaths by race for each state.
- Cancer Mortality Maps & Graphs
The Cancer Mortality Maps & Graph Web Site provides interactive maps, graphs (which are accessible to the blind and visually-impaired), text, tables and figures showing geographic patterns and time trends of cancer death rates for the time period 1950-1994 for more than 40 cancers.
- Cancer Control and Population Sciences
The Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) aims to reduce risk, incidence, and deaths from cancer as well as enhance the quality of life for cancer survivors. This website provides policy information and describes program activities in applied research, behavioral research, epidemiology and genetics research, surveillance research, and survivorship research. A variety of data and reports are also available as resources in cancer control initiatives, activities and programs.
- American Lung Association -- Tobacco Control -- Quitting Smoking Index
The American Lung Association® fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health. This page contains a variety of information about tobacco prevention and control including state policies and legislation, smoking cessation resources, and reports on topics like smoking and women, smoking and teens, and targeted populations such as Native Americans and other minority groups.
- Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights
Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights is the leading national lobbying organization dedicated to nonsmokers' rights, taking on the tobacco industry at all levels of government to protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke and youth from tobacco addiction. ANR pursues an action-oriented program of policy and legislation. Their website contains information about secondhand smoke, smokefree advocacy and ordinances, dirty tricks by tobacco companies, and youth prevention.
- National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration operates the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information. This website contains several tobacco-related publications.
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Obesity: Nutrition and Physical Activity
- Making Health Academic
Making Health Academic is a five-year project funded by CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH). The project provides capacity-building assistance, resources, and connections to help state officials, education leaders, health professionals, families, and community leaders across the nation establish Coordinated School Health Programs (CSHPs).
- Center for Weight and Health, U.C. Berkeley
The Center for Weight and Health facilitates interactions among researchers, policy makers, and community-based providers. Its mission is to provide leadership for the development of interdisciplinary, science-based solutions to body weight, health, and hunger-related problems. Among other things, the website contains: a) summaries and links for surveys that collect health and behavior data in California and nation-wide, and b) links pertinent to nutrition, physical activity, obesity and food security related programs, projects and materials.
- California Healthy Kids
This site contains a wealth of information about California's school health initiatives and programs. Although specific to California, the site contains many, many resources pertinent to school health anywhere.
- National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases conducts and supports research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health. Among other things this website contains information about diabetes, obesity, weight loss and control and minority health issues.
- CDC's Cardiovascular Health Program
CDC's Cardiovascular Health Program is part of the Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Its mission is to provide public health leadership to improve cardiovascular health for all, reduce the burden, and eliminate disparities associated with heart disease and stroke. This page has a plethora of information and resources related to cardiovascular health issues.
- Educational Programs That Work - 1995
This is a slightly dated (1995) report about educational programs that work (i.e., have some empirical support). This publication was created by the U.S. Department of Education. The programs reviewed are varied and address many issues including health and physical education.
- CDC's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity
CDC's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity takes a public health approach to address the role of nutrition and physical activity in improving the public's health and preventing and controlling chronic diseases. The scope of DNPA activities includes epidemiological and behavioral research, surveillance, training and education, intervention development, health promotion and leadership, policy and environmental change, communication and social marketing, and partnership development.
- The Obesity Society
The Obesity Society is the only obesity organization focused on changing public policy and perceptions about obesity. In only a few years we have become an authoritative source for policy makers, media, professionals and patients on the obesity epidemic. In this period of time we have established an impressive record of changing federal policy.
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides leadership for a national program in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood; blood resources; and sleep disorders. For health professionals and the public, the NHLBI conducts educational activities, including development and dissemination of materials in the above areas, with an emphasis on prevention. Among other things this site contains clinical practice guidelines for evidence-based treatment of obesity.
- Action for Healthy Kids
Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) is a nationwide initiative dedicated to improving the health and educational performance of children through better nutrition and physical activity in schools. An outgrowth of the 2002 Healthy Schools Summit, AFHK is composed of 51 state teams and a national coordinating and resource group. Its mission is to improve children's nutrition and physical activity in schools by collaborating with diverse stakeholders in advocating, promoting and implementing national and state initiatives.
- Community Nutrition Mapping Project
This site contains the community nutrition mapping project of the Community Nutrition Research Group (CNRG) at the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center (BHNRC) of the USDA, Agricultural Research Service (ARS). This particular page allows you to select a nutrient or a healthy eating pattern and view a U.S. map that shows the percentage of people in each state meeting the USDA recommendations.
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