Created by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the "Active Living Research offers a range of tools and resources to help practitioners, policy-makers, and advocates create more activity-friendly environments. We have measures to assess schools, parks, streets, and other neighborhood settings to see how well they support physical activity; research summaries on how policies and environments can influence physical activity in schools, parks and recreation facilities, and other neighborhood settings; inspirational stories of real life policy and environmental change; and educational webinars, presentations, and videos.”
The CDC is the primary federal stakeholder for preventative health for the United States. The CDC gathers health status and behavior data through surveillance and surveys. The CDC promotes interventions with demonstrated effectiveness and provides public-health information about the scope of diseases and conditions on the health of Americans.
Healthy People 2020 provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. Contains many links to statistical data that represents benchmarks. The following topics are include din Healthy People 2020: Environmental Health, Occupational Health & Safety, and Social Determinants of Health.
Spearheaded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the Health Community Design Initiative focuses on improved community design as a means of combating asthma, diabetes, and obesity.
Includes links to CDC data and materials on environmental health-related topics including:Air Pollution & Respiratory Health, Air Quality, Asthma, Community Exposures to Hazardous Substances, Healthy Places Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals, and Water.
A collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries which provides timely, convenient access to selected public health resources, including environmental health.
Science.gov searches over 55 databases and over 2100 selected websites from 15 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results.
TOXMAP is a Geographic Information System (GIS) from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) that uses maps of the United States to help users visually explore data from the EPA's Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Superfund Programs. TOXMAP allows users to search for specific regions by city, state or zip code.