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CDC Gateway to Health Communication & Social Marketing Practice

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created this webpage to give users access to sample health communication and social marketing materials and interventions.
http://www.cdc.gov/healthcommunication/Campaigns/index.html

Center for Community-Based Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Part of the Center for Population Sciences at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Center for Community-Based Research (CCBR) explores how social and physical environments influence cancer risk and works to reduce those risks through interventions. These interventions are developed and tested in a variety of settings, including work sites, low-income housing, community-health centers, and media institutions. They also seek to address disparities across the cancer control continuum, from prevention to survivorship.
http://www.community-based-research.org/

Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC)

The DF/HCC is the largest comprehensive cancer center in the world, bringing together the cancer research efforts of our seven member institutions: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital Boston, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute, and based in Boston, DF/HCC consists of more than 1,000 researchers with the singular goal of finding new and innovative ways to combat cancer.
http://www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/

Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS)

HINTS routinely collects nationally representative data about the American public's use of cancer-related information.
http://hints.cancer.gov/

IOM Unequal Treatment Report

The Institute of Medicine’s (IOM's) assessment of the extent of disparities in the types and quality of health services received by US racial and ethnic minorities and non-minorities explores factors that may contribute to inequities in care and recommends policies and practices to eliminate these inequities.
http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2002/Unequal-Treatment-Confronting-Racial-and-Ethnic-Disparities-in-Health-Care.aspx

Journal of Health Communication

Tables of contents available to all. Full text of articles available to subscribers only.
http://www.gwu.edu/~cih/journal/

The Health Communication Materials Database

The Health Communication Materials Database from The Media/Materials Clearinghouse gives access to the world's most comprehensive and rapidly growing collection of health communication materials.
http://www.m-mc.org/mmc_search.php

NCI Health Disparities Surveillance Research

This resource from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) provides statistics by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, as well as reports on cancer in specific minority and underserved populations.
http://surveillance.cancer.gov/disparities/

WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) created this committee to begin the process of acting upon the social and environmental causes of health inequities by advocating for political change.
http://www.who.int/social_determinants/en/

Updated on April 25, 2013
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