VCU Libraries

Research Guides

Healthcare Policy and Research

This research guide gives an overview of library research resources which will be helpful as you work towards your Doctoral degree in Healthcare Policy.

Useful Websites

  • Public Health resources on the web  
      
    Compiled by Sheldon Margen Public Health Library. An example of a subject page with interesting and useful sites in public health. Special features include lists of sites by health topic and extensive lists of electronic publications.
  • Partners in Health Information for the Public Health Workforce
    This is a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations and health sciences libraries. The aim is to provide timely, convenient access to selected public health resources on the Internet. Information is organized into public health domains and other topics. There are also links to current public health news.
  • Martindale's Virtual Public Health Center  
      
    Martindale's is described as a "multimedia specialized information resource".
  • Google
    Search the internet.
  • Public Health Law Materials
    A compilation of materials by CDC that are related to public health law and registration. There is information about Bioterrorism, outbreaks and incidents, natural disasters and other public health topics.
  • Virginia Center for Healthy Communities
    A resource that can be used to find and illustrate 114 local population, health, and economic indicators.
  • The Disparities Solution Center  
      
    The Disparities Solutions Center is part of Massachusetts General Hospital. It develops and implements strategies that advance policy and practice to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health care.
  • Disaster Medicine and Public Health Literature
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services pages with disaster management information. The pages include web pages, journals, databases and MeSh terms for searching PubMed for disaster medicine and preparedness.
  • Public Health Data and Geography
    Information on how the CDC uses GIS to help make public health decisions based on associations between data and geography.
  • African-American HIV/AIDS Resource Center
    The Body's complete African American HIV/AIDS resource center which was created with support from Bristol-Myers Squibb.
  • Evidence-based Healthcare and Public Health
  • Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)
    CDC's collection of state-specific, population-based data on maternal attitudes and experiences before, during, and shortly after pregnancy.
  • Public Health Law 101
    Public Health Law 101 is a competency-based foundational training course for public health practitioners, students, and others.