Public Health Nursing

A Collaboration with OHSU

This web site has been designed by the OHSU Library staff after input from two public health nurses focus groups. It is a work in progress, and we would like your feedback. Funding for this project came from an award from the National Library of Medicine.


Professional Research

Ovid (MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, etc.)
Evidence-Based Public Health
General Reference

Professional Research resources


Basic Health Information

Child and Teen Health
Men's Health
Senior's Health
Women's Health



American's Health Rankings
CDC Data and Statistics
Federal Statistics
Kaiser State Health Facts
National Center for Health Statistics
Oregon Department of Education. Reports: Profiles
Oregon Vital Statistics County Data

Statistics/Demographics resources


Drug Information/Toxicology

Household Products Database
MedlinePlus: Drug Information
Oregon Poison Center

Drug Information/Toxicology resources


Public health nursing links

American Public Health Association (APHA)
APHA Nursing Section
Northwest Center for Public Health Practice
Oregon Public Health Association (OPHA)
Oregon School Nurse Association
Pacific Northwest Chapter of The Society for Public Health Education (PNW SOPHE)
Refugee Health Information Network

Public health nursing links


Hot links/other useful sites

Prenatal and Newborn Resource Guide for Oregon Families
Oregon Office of Rural Health
Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce
OHSU Resources for Non-OHSU Oregon Licensed Health Professionals
Vaccination/Immunization Schedules

Hot links/other useful sites


Health Departments

Oregon county health department directory
State of Oregon Public Health
State of Oregon Health Services
ASTHO (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials)



Federal Register
Oregon Administrative Rules
Oregon Blue Book
Oregon Revised Statutes
Thomas: Legislative Information on the Internet

Program Planning

Cancer Control Planet
Community Toolbox
Framework for Program Evaluation (CDC) (PDF)
Guide to Community Preventive Services
Health Policy Guide
Making Health Communication Programs Work (The Pink Book)
Measuring the Difference: Guide to Planning and Evaluating Health Information Outreach


How to find health information on the Web

A User's Guide to Finding and Evaluating Health Information...
Finding Reliable Health Information Online
How to Evaluate Health Information on the Internet: Questions...

Links on How to find health information on the Web


Education and Training

Oregon MPH Program - Epidemiology and Biostatistics
OHSU School of Nursing Online Master of Public Health
School of Community Health - Portland State University

Education and Training resources