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Dentistry: Community Health Practice

A collection of dentistry resources from all dental-related LibGuides.

Public Health Organizations & Agencies

American Public Health Association

http://www.apha.org/

The American Public Health Association is the oldest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world and has been working to improve public health since 1872.

Public Health Foundation / Public Health Improvement Resource Center

http://www.phf.org/improvement/

The Public Health Improvement Resource Center provides over 500 resources and tools for evaluating and building the capacities of public health systems.

Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce

http://phpartners.org/

Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce is a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries which provides timely, convenient access to selected public health resources.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

http://www.ahrq.gov/

AHRQ is the lead scientific research federal agency charged with supporting research designed to improve the quality of healthcare.  AHRQ publishes annually the National Healthcare Disparities Report and National Healthcare Quality Report.

Healthy People 2020

http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topicsobjectives2020/

Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For 3 decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to: encourage collaborations across communities and sectors; empower individuals toward making informed health decisions; measure the impact of prevention activities. The Topics & Objectives site allows you to search the objectives by topic.  Each objective summary includes notes on data sources.

PHPartners: Public Health Dentistry Resources

Resource of the Month

Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care

http://www.dartmouthatlas.org/

For more than 20 years, the Dartmouth Atlas Project has documented significant variations in how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States. The project uses Medicare data to provide information and analysis about national, regional, and local markets, as well as hospitals and their affiliated physicians.  The site is widely used as a source for scholars, journalists, and policy makers. 

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