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Presentations and Supplementary Material

Please note: All presentations are provided in PDF format, so you will need an Adobe Acrobat reader in order to view and print them. If you do not have the reader, you may download one for free at

Climate Change: Implications for Public Health - November 8, 2007

Howard Frumkin, M.D., M.P.H., Dr.P.H., Director, National Center for Environmental Health -
Climate Change and Public Health: Charting a Sustainable Future

Health and Immigration Symposium - October 16, 2007
Dr. Angelica Garcia Aviles, Health Department of Zacatecas, Mexico -
Epidemiology of Obesity in Mexico (in Spanish)



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Online Resources

Addiction Resource
Our goal at Addiction Resource is to provide free and valuable information to help individuals struggling with addiction, and to provide support to their loved ones

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
Promoting healthy lifestyles through high-quality programs in health, physical education, recreation, dance, and sport.

American Cancer Society 
ACS promotes health through education and awareness, and a focus on cancer and prevention. 

American College of Sports Medicine
ACSM advances and integrates scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.

American Physiological Society
The American Physiological Society (APS) is a nonprofit organization devoted to fostering education, scientific research, and dissemination of information in the physiological sciences. The society was founded in 1887 with 27 members. APS now has over 10,500 members. Most members have doctoral degrees in physiology and/or medicine (or other health professions).

American Public Health Association
APHA is a quality resource for public health professionals. With more than a century of achievements, APHA is on the forefront of disease prevention and health promotion.

Association of Schools of Public Health
The Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) is the only national organization representing the deans, faculty, and students of the accredited member schools of public health, and other programs seeking accreditation as schools of public health.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people &8211; at home and abroad providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health

Cerebral Palsy Guide

A national organization that helps families and individuals affected by cerebral palsy. We provide educational material about CP so that parents and caregivers can be better prepared for raising a child affected by this developmental disorder.

Our goal is to raise awareness to at least one new student a day and teach the truth about the most commonly abused street and prescription drugs.

Epidemiology (Public Health, Biosciences, Medicine)
This page is maintained by the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco.

The gateway to statistics from over 100 federal agencies in the United States.

Gatorade Sports Science Institute
Headquartered in Barrington, Ill., the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) is a research and educational facility established in 1988 to share current information and expand knowledge on sports nutrition and exercise science that enhance the performance and well-being of athletes. The materials and services of the institute are designed as educational tools for sports health professionals.

MEDWEB @ Emory University
MedWeb is a catalog of biomedical and health-related Web sites maintained by the staff of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library at Emory University.

Mesothelioma Guide
Information and help in dealing with this cancer caused by asbestos.

Multnomah County Health Department
The Multnomah County Health Department's Web site is filled with up-to-date information about local services and the health issues currently facing the Portland area.

National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems
Their mission is to provide national leadership in advocating, creating, and maintaining comprehensive, high-quality public health information systems that integrate vital records registration, public health statistics, and other health information.

National Association of County and City Health Professionals (NACCHO)
NACCHO provides education, information, research, and technical assistance to local health departments, and facilitates partnerships among local, state, and federal agencies in order to promote and strengthen public health.

National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity
The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity's mission is to unite the strengths of public, private, and industry efforts into collaborative partnerships that inspire and empower all Americans to lead more physically active lifestyles.

National Health Information Center
A health information referral service that puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers.

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) 
As the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning, the NSCA supports and disseminates research-based knowledge and its practical application to improve athletic performance and fitness.

Office of the Surgeon General
Since 1871, the Surgeon General of the United States has been the nation's leading spokesperson on matters of public health.

Oregon Department of Human Services
The Oregon DHS is the state's health and human services agency. DHS works closely with a wide network of local partners, serving more than 900,000 people in the state during 2001. The department's mission is "helping people to become independent, healthy and safe."

Oregon Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
Vision: To improve the health and well-being of every Oregonian.

Oregon Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
This Web site works to strengthen the disease prevention and health promotion priorities of the Department within the collaborative framework of the HHS agencies.

Oregon Public Health Association
The Oregon Public Health Association works to ensure that every Oregonian has the opportunity to live a healthy life. We do this by promoting laws, policies, and programs that protect the health of our families, communities, and workplaces. Our focus is on preventing disease and injury.

Partners in Information Access for Public Health Professionals
A collaborative project to provide public health professionals with timely, convenient access to information resources to help them improve the health of the American public.

President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (PCPFS) serves as a catalyst to promote, encourage, and motivate the development of physical fitness and sports participation for all Americans of all ages. PCPFS research digests are available at

Public Health And Social Justice
The website contains articles, slide shows, syllabi, and other documents relevant to topics in public health and social justice. References for most of the information contained in the slide shows can be found in the accompanying articles. This site is aimed at students, educators and the general public. It addresses the social, economic, environmental, human rights, and cultural contributors to health and disease.

Public Health Foundation
The Public Health Foundation is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving healthy communities through research, training, and technical assistance.

Public Health Institute
The Public Health Institute is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation, and around the world., who helps communities around the world become smoke-free and healthy.


Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)
With its primary focus on public health education, SOPHE provides leadership through a code of ethics, standard for professional preparation, research, and practice; professional development; and public outreach.

A peer-reviewed site for sport research that contains useful information about research design and statistical analysis.

U.S. Census Bureau
This site connects you to the nation's database of statistics from the Census.

World Health Organization (WHO) Statistical Information System
Health and health-related statistical information from the WHO Global Programme on Evidence for Health Policy.

World Health News
A news digest from the Center of Health Communication at the Harvard School of Public Health.

A list of local, nonprofit resources can be found on the Undergraduate Internships section of this site.