Resources: Health and Healthcare

Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School

“The mission of the Center is to help people understand that our health, and that of our children, depends on the health of the environment, and that we must do everything we can to protect it. The Center fulfills that mission by creating hands-on educational resources for public use focused on several critical programmatic areas.” Current programs focus on Biodiversity and Human Health, Healthy and Sustainable Food, and Climate, Health and Energy.”

Global Health Gateway, Kaiser Family Foundation

“The Kaiser Family Foundation’s global health gateway serves as an online clearinghouse for the latest data and information on the U.S. role in global health. It brings together original policy analysis and research from the Foundation, provides the new daily news synthesis, Daily Global Health Policy Report, tracks legislation through a new Policy Tracker, and features fact sheets, country-level data through Kaiser’s Global Health Facts, and more.”

World Health Organization

“WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.” This site provides fact sheets, interactive maps, and statistical information on a wide variety of health and health policy issues, including water quality, health promotion, infectious diseases, mental health, traditional medicine, environmental health, and urban health.