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HED 170 (Personal and Community Health): Welcome

Resources that will support your research and presentations for this course.

Welcome

Why seek information and resources from other libraries?

While the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library offers a wide variety of resources to suit your research needs, we also understand that Distance Education students may especially need resources that are difficult to provide remotely.

We hope that this guide helps you locate libraries near you that can supplement the extensive resources already provided to you by the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library.

Follow the instructions below:

1) Find Books

Use this page to find print and ebook resources on your topic. 

2) Find Articles

This is where you'll find articles of information for your topic. There are multiple databases you can use, and you should them as they cover varied aspects of your topic. You'll also be able to find information about your profession, art, culture, and gender.

3) Find Reference/Background Information

Use this resource to find general information.

4) Find Images

If you need to have images for your presentation, there are very good resources to help you find ones that visually represent your topic.

5) Schedule an Appointment

Here's where you can schedule your group to meet with a Research Consultant at the Library.

Community Health Program

What is a Community Health Program?

According to the Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health, community health programs are locally based education and treatment programs available typically to individuals who are living in poverty and/or do not have health insurance coverage. Community health programs are usually non-profit and seek funding through health department programs, donations, and government grants. Community-based health programs are typically found in communities where the services are needed the most, and the services are tailored to the populations of residents.

Community health programs and clinics provide treatment, special clinics, education, and media campaigns that target a variety of issues affecting the health of a community. Many poor populations would have no other options for treatment without such neighborhood clinics and community health programs. Typical services include testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases; gynecological and obstetrical services; well-baby checks and immunizations; treatment of chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure; substance abuse programs; and general health promotion of good nutrition and weight management.

 

Health Finder

HealthFinder.gov    healthfinder.gov has resources on a wide range of health topics selected from over 1,600 government and non-profit organizations to bring you the best, most reliable health information on the Internet.  

HealthFinder Health Topics A-Z

MedLine Health Topics A-Z


Healthy People 2020

Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health