Research and publication resources

Health-Evidence.ca (Canadian Institutes of Health Research)
This systematic review site aims to support public health practitioners and decision-makers. Its searchable online registry is a reliable source of current research which can be used to shape evidence-informed decisions.

UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
The Center shares its research in a number of ways including reports, policy briefs, fact sheets, journal articles, newsletters, and online tools.

Directory of Open-Access Journals
This service offers free, quality controlled, scientific and scholarly journals on all subjects and in many languages.

EBSCOhost
Originally founded to serve the library industry, EBSCO now offers databases and tools in a variety of fields. Their health care databases, include high-quality health solutions, such as point-of-care synthesized evidence, patient education materials, medical research databases, and more.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Publications and Research
RWJF produces research and data about the complex health and health care issues facing the United States. They publish program evaluations and reports at the end of many projects.

CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report — United States, 2011
The report provides scientific support for efforts to implement policies, programs, professional best practices, and individual actions to reduce disparities. The report addresses disparities at the national level in health care access, exposure to environmental hazards, mortality, morbidity, behavioral risk factors, disability status and social determinants of health. The findings in the full report, an executive summary, presentation, and 23 fact sheets can be used to intervene at the state, tribal, and local levels to best address health disparities and inequalities.  

U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM) PMC
PubMed Central® (PMC) is a free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). Launched in February 2000, PMC was developed and is managed by NLM’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). PMC contains a repository of nearly 2 million journal articles for visitors to access at no cost.