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In this section you will find a variety of online links and resources compiled by the NEDARC staff.

Online links to Federal and Non-Federal organizations found on NEDARC's website are provided solely as a service to our visitors. Links to Non-Federal organizations do not constitute an endorsement of these organizations or their programs by NEDARC or the Federal Government, and none should be inferred.

 

Children with Special Health Care Needs

Non-Profit Resources
Champions for Inclusive Communities 05-2011

Champions for Inclusive Communities (ChampionsInC) was a national center designed to support communities in organizing services for families of children and youth with special health care needs. The ChampionsInC project ended June 2010.

 

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Data Sources

GIS (Geographic Information System) / Mapping Data
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) 11-2006
ATSDR portal to other online GIS data resources.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Mapping Information Platform 05-2011
Map hazards within your community for free.
Free Batch Geocoding 12-2009
Create a map in seconds using your own data exported in from Excel. This website allows you to copies any kind of address from Excel and paste into it. It will then validate the data. The data will then be plotted on a map, printed, downloaded to Google Earth, or saved as a webpage.
Geographic Info System Lab at MIT 11-2006
Hyperlink to their GIS links page to find new sources.
Geography Network Explorer 11-2006
A resource library for GIS information. (A search engine for GIS related material)
Geospatial Multi-Agency Coordination (GEOMAC) 11-2006
A resource for real time monitoring of wildland fires.
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Geospatial Data Warehouse 11-2006
Create your own maps online using their data.
National Center for Health Statistics 05-2011
GIS Reports and Maps on healthcare issues.
NOAA- Operational Significant Event Imagery 11-2006
The Operational Significant Event Imagery team produces high-resolution, detailed imagery of significant environmental events.
Risk Assessment and Mitigation Strategies (RAMS) 11-2006
BLM (Bureau of Land Management)- RAMS provides a consistent process for developing prevention and fuels management programs through mapping flora-biosurveillance.
Tiger Maps Census Information 11-2006
Have the US census data already in map shape files for your use. (ESRI shape files)
TopoZone 11-2006
TopoZone has worked with the USGS to create the Web's first interactive topo map of the entire United States. You can register for free on their "My TopoZone" feature which lets you personalize your TopoZone usage and save your own map preferences. TopoZone has every USGS topographic map, orthophotomap, and aerial photograph in the entire United States.
US Geological Society (USGS) 11-2006
Map recent earthquakes throughout the country. (Interactive)
National Data Sources
**National Data Resources Suggested List** 9-2006
Many organizations provide national data sources for injury, illness, death, and criminal justice data. Most of these datasets are accessible on the Internet. Some allow you to access pre-defined reports or query an existing database. Others allow you to download the data and calculate your own statistics. Some national repositories also provide state level information. Browse this page on our website for a list of national resources and how you can utilize them.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Data Sets 11-2006
A significant amount of data covering multiple topics.
Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS)
05-2011
Fatal Accident Reporting System. Police-collected crash data sponsored by NHTSA.
Health Data for All Ages 12-2006
This site presents tables that provide CDC health statistics for infants, children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. You can customize tables with any or all of the following characteristics: age, gender, race/ethnicity, and geographic location.
Inventory Of National Injury Data Systems 11-2006
A list of 44 different federal data systems operated by 16 difference agencies and 3 private injury registry systems that provide nationwide injury-related data. Each data system is listed along with the agency or organization and associated web sites. You can get additional information about survey/surveillance methods and findings by clicking on the URL. Data systems are organized according by topic.
National Archive of Criminal Justice Data 10-2006
The mission of the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) is to facilitate research in criminal justice and criminology, through the preservation, enhancement, and sharing of computerized data resources; through the production of original research based on archived data; and through specialized training workshops in quantitative analysis of crime and justice data.
National Center for Health Statistics - Data Warehouse 10-2006
Links to various data sources and datasets from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) CODES 11-2006
NHTSA Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System (CODES) website. Data and links to other sites.
NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) State Data System 11-2006
Crash information from 1990-1999.
NREPP - National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices 03-2007
NREPP is a searchable database of interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders. SAMHSA has developed this resource to help people, agencies, and organizations implement programs and practices in their communities.
NVSS - Mortality Data from the National Vital Statistics System 01-2007
The vital statistics general mortality data are a fundamental source of demographic, geographic, and cause-of-death information. This is one of the few sources of comparable health-related data for small geographic areas and a long time period in the United States.
US Census FactFinder 11-2006
Various demographic data according to geographic area. Multiple links and downloadable data.
International Data Sources
APOLLO WP2: The Burden of Injuries in the EU 10-2006
The aim of Apollo WP2 is to produce evidence relevant to European policy makers on the burden of injuries together with information on the efficiency of relevant injury prevention interventions.
EU Injury Database 10-2006
The Injury Database (IDB) is an internet database set up by DG SANCO under the Injury Prevention Programme in 1999, in order to provide central access to the data collected in the Member States under the EHLASS Programme (European Home and Leisure Accident Surveillance System). IDB is the only data source in the EU that contains sufficient detail for developing preventive action against the rising tide of home and leisure accidents in Europe. The purpose of the IDB is to facilitate injury prevention in the Member States and at EU level - through trans-national aggregation and harmonization of data, and through reporting and benchmarking.
International Collaborative Effort (ICE) on Injury Statistics 10-2006
The mission of the Injury ICE is to improve international comparability and quality of injury data. The ultimate aim is to provide the data needed to better assess the causes and consequences of injury, differences in injury occurrence over time and place, and the most effective means of prevention and control.
Regional Core Health Data Initiative 10-2006
The Regional Core Health Data Initiative includes 108 essential health indicators to quantitatively characterize the health situation of 48 countries and territories of the Region of the Americas for the period 1995-2005. With this Table Generator System, you can construct tables by any combination of indicator(s)/country(ies)/year(s).
Other Non-Profit Data Sources
AHRQ/HCUP Injury Data 12-2006
In collaboration with the Children’s Safety Network’s Economics and Data Analysis Resource Center (CSN EDARC) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the West Virginia University Injury Control Research Center( WVU ICRC) is pleased to provide the following state-specific injury data tables.
Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health 10-2006
The Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health provides online access to survey data that allows users to compare state, regional, and nationwide results – plus resources and personalized assistance for interpreting and reporting findings.
Kids and Cars 12-2009
Data resource that collects data on incidents involving child being backed over by vehicles in drveways and parking lots.
National Survey of Children's Health - Data Resource Center 12-2006
The Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health is a project of the CAHMI supported by Cooperative Agreement 1-U59-MC06980-01 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources.
StateHealthFacts.org 07-2007
Statehealthfacts.org is a project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and is designed to provide free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data on all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the United States. Statehealthfacts.org provides data on over 500 health, health care, and health policy topics.

 

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Disaster Preparedness

Government Resources
Lessons Learned Information Sharing 10-2006
A secure, national, online network of Lessons Learned and Best Practices designed to help emergency response providers and homeland security officials prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism. Recently, the site launched a new School Emergency Planning page. This page houses a wealth of resources on the topic of school emergency planning, including after-action reports, documents, templates, plans, related links, recent news, upcoming conferences, and more.
Pediatric Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness 11-2006
A Resource for Pediatricians -This new comprehensive report serves as a practical resource that pediatricians can consult in planning for and responding to natural disasters and bioterrorist events. The accompanying 35-page summary highlights significant parts of the report for quick reference.
Providing Mass Medical Care with Scarce Resources 12-2006
Providing Mass Medical Care with Scarce Resources: A Community Planning Guide provides community planners—as well as planners at the institutional, State, and Federal levels—with information on planning for and responding to a mass casualty event (MCE).
What's Your RQ? 02-2007
Just how prepared is the entire nation for an emergency like a terrorist attack? And how prepared are you and your family for an emergency in your community, like a power outage, major weather conditions, or a natural disaster?
Other Resources
Report “A State-based Analysis of Public Health Preparedness Programs in the United States” 11-2006
The report “A State-based Analysis of Public Health Preparedness Programs in the United States” appears in the November-December 2006 issue of Public Health Reports.

 

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EMS

EMS Resources
National Association of EMS Physicians 11-2006
The National Association of EMS Physicians™ is an organization of physicians and other professionals partnering to provide leadership and foster excellence in out of hospital emergency medical services.
American College of Emergency Physicians 11-2006
The American College of Emergency Physicians promotes the highest quality of emergency care and is the leading advocate for emergency physicians, their patients, and the public.

 

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EMSC

HRSA
HRSA EMSC 08-2010
The Federal EMSC Program is designed to ensure that all children and adolescents, no matter where they live, attend school, or travel, receive appropriate care in a health emergency. It is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
NRC
EMSC National Resource Center (NRC) 12-2006
The Emergency Medical Services for Children Program is a national initiative designed to reduce child and youth disability and death due to severe illness and injury.
State EMSC Sites
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital EMSC Program 8-2005
The Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMS-C) Education program is part of the Emergency Department at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Florida EMSC Program 10-2006
EMSC has been active in the Florida EMS system for several years, with the help of a group of dedicated EMS and pediatric health care providers. The lead agency is the Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.
Kentucky EMS for Children Project 9-2006
Kentucky EMS For Children Project (KYEMSC) is to assist EMS field providers to improve their pediatric skills and to become child advocates in the larger sense – by increasing public awareness of EMSC and by coalition building in local communities to increase the health and safety of the children of the Commonwealth.
Mississippi EMSC for Children 8-2005
Mississippi EMS strives to maintain and promote the highest standards of pre-hospital care for the citizens and visitors of Mississippi.
Ohio EMSC for Children 8-2005
Ohio EMSC, housed within the Division of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at the Ohio Department of Public Safety, was created to incorporate pediatric issues into all aspects of the EMS system.
Utah EMSC for Children 12-2006
The EMSC Program is housed at the Utah Office of EMS and is part of Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City.
State EMS Protocols
Idaho 4-2007
The state of Idaho has posted their off-line medical direction treatment guidelines, called Pediatric/Adult Patient Care Guidelines, on their website
Maine 12-2009
This is the newest version of the Maine EMS Protocols (effective July 1, 2008). Printed copies are available for sale at a cost of $6.00 (+ .30 tax, if applicable) per copy, which includes postage.
Maryland 12-2009
The Maryland Medical Protocols for Emergency Medical Services Providers, Effective July 1, 2009. Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems.
New Jersey 12-2009
Emergency Medical Dispatch Guidecards, New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services.
New York 12-2009
Statewide Basic Life Support Adult & Pediatric Protocols EMT-B and AEMT, Effective August 1, 2003 and updated February 2007.
North Carolina 12-2009
Editable Procedure and Policy Documents & EMS Protocols Template.
Utah 12-2006
Utah pediatric off-line protocol guidelines were developed in partnership by Primary Children’s Medical Center and Utah Department of Health Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program.
Washington 8-2005
Washington State Department of Health Publications and Reports.

 

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Government Agencies

Health and Safety Agencies
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) 9-2005
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. Information from AHRQ's research helps people make more informed decisions and improve the quality of health care services. AHRQ was formerly known as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 8-2005
CDC has remained at the forefront of public health efforts to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities, and environmental health threats.
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) 8-2005
HRSA provides national leadership, program resources and services needed to improve access to culturally competent, quality health care.
Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) 8-2005
MCHB strives for a society where children are wanted and born with optimal health, receive quality care and are nurtured lovingly and sensitively as they mature into healthy, productive adults.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) 8-2005
The Institute plans, conducts, fosters, and supports an integrated and coordinated program of basic research, clinical investigations and trials, observational studies, and demonstration and education projects. Research is related to the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart, blood vessel, lung, and blood diseases; and sleep disorders.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 8-2005
NHTSA is responsible for reducing deaths, injuries and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) 8-2005
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness.
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NICHD 8-2005
The mission of the NICHD is to ensure that every person is born healthy and wanted, that women suffer no harmful effects from reproductive processes, and that all children have the chance to achieve their full potential for healthy and productive lives, free from disease or disability, and to ensure the health, productivity, independence, and well-being of all people through optimal rehabilitation.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) 8-2005
NIH is the nation's medical research agency – making important medical discoveries that improve health and save lives.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 8-2005
The NIMH is the lead Federal agency for research on mental and behavioral disorders. Their mission is to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior.
The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) 8-2005
The National Institute of Nursing Research supports clinical and basic research to establish a scientific basis for the care of individuals across the life span-from management of patients during illness and recovery to the reduction of risks for disease and disability, the promotion of healthy lifestyles, promoting quality of life in those with chronic illness, and care for individuals at the end of life.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) 8-2005
NIDA supports over 85 percent of the world's research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. NIDA supported science addresses the most fundamental and essential questions about drug abuse, ranging from the molecule to managed care, and from DNA to community outreach research.
National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) 8-2005
The National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) has served as a framework to guide occupational safety and health research - not only for The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) but for the entire occupational safety and health community.
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 8-2005
The Department of Health and Human Services is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
United States Department of Labor - Occupational Safety & Health Administration 8-2012
Safety and Health Topics pages provide access to selected occupational safety and health information. The subjects of these pages include specific workplace hazards, as well as individual industries. Numerous OSHA and non-OSHA references are evaluated on a given subject to determine which are consider most important in reducing occupational injuries and illnesses. With the continued support of our users, OSHA's Safety and Health Topics Pages provide assistance for complying with OSHA standards, enabling employers to ensure safer workplaces.

 

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Grant Writing

Funding Opportunities
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 8-2005
AHRQ’s research agenda is designed to be responsive to the needs of consumers, patients, clinicians and other providers, institutions, plans, purchasers, and public policymakers for the evidence-based information they need to improve quality and outcomes, control costs, and assure access to needed services. This PA expresses AHRQ priority interests for ongoing extramural grants
for research, demonstration, dissemination, and evaluation projects...
Grants.gov 8-2005
Grants.gov allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies. Grants.gov is THE single access point for over 1000 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies. The US Department of Health and Human Services is proud to be the managing partner for Grants.gov, an initiative that will have an unparalleled impact on the grant community.
Grant Search & Information 8-2005
Portal to a variety of grant information including possible funding sources.
Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) 8-2005
Maternal and Child Health Application Information includes program summaries, expected application availability, application deadline, projected award numbers and amounts and contacts.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) 8-2005
Funding opportunities thru the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) 8-2005
The overall goal of NIOSH is the prevention of illnesses, injuries, and deaths caused by hazards on the job. Recognizing the valuable contributions of extramural scientists and educators to this endeavor, NIOSH sponsors research and training through its extramural programs, which complement the Institute's intramural programs.
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NICHD 12-2009
Funding opportunities thru the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) 8-2005
Grants & funding opportunities thru the National Institutes of Health.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 12-2009
Grant & funding opportunities available thru the National Institute of Mental Health.
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) 12-2009
Research and funding opportunities thru the National Institute of Nursing Research.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) 8-2005
Securing funding for NIDA grants and contracts.
Guidelines
All About Grants 8-2005
Guidelines for writing grant proposals for NIH.
Tutorials
Completing Grant Application Packages Demonstration for Grants.gov 12-2009
A tutorial about the electronic grant submission process on grants.gov.
Writing Process
GrantProposal.com 8-2005
Steps through many aspects of the grant-writing process. By Elizabeth Brunner.
Grants and Grant-Writing 8-2005
Geared towards new grant applicants or junior faculty members. By John O'del.
Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal 8-2005
Written by S. Joseph Levine of Michigan State University. Covers basics of grant writing.
The Research Assistant 8-2005
A great resource for learning the basic components of grant writing

 

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Injury Prevention

Research, Reduction, and Prevention
Ambulatory Health Care Data 12-2009
Some statistics on injury related visits to emergency departments. They are based on data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.
American Academy of Pediatrics - Resources to help cope with the aftermath of the tragedy at Virginia Tech University 04-2007
The AAP has assembled a collection of resources to help parents, teachers, students, schools, and pediatricians cope with the aftermath of this terrible event. Additional resources are provided on violence prevention, school safety, and promoting mental health. Please contact your pediatrician for more information.
American Academy of Pediatrics - Violence Intervention and Prevention Program Database 11-2006
A database of pediatric injury prevention and intervention programs. Links to a variety of online resources from websites to program materials.
BoosterSeat.gov 02-2007
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announces the availability of a new roll-call video, titled “Booster Seats – The Missing Link.” The goal of the video is to assist law enforcement agencies in enforcing booster seat use requirements now in effect in more than two-thirds of the states and the District of Columbia. The video provides details about the need for booster seat use, as well as moving personal accounts about booster seats (including longtime booster seat advocate Autumn Alexander Skeen), and suggestions for how best to enforce these new requirements.
Childhood Agricultural Safety Network 10-2006
The Childhood Agricultural Safety Network was formed to raise awareness and change behaviors to help keep children safer on the farm. Tractors are the leading cause of fatal injuries to children on farms. Downloadable posters, logos and fact sheets are available on this website.
Child Safety Seats 05-2011
Portal to several links about the use of car safety seats for children - includes links to Universities, the CDC, Safe Kids, etc. Thanks to Ms. DiCaprio's fourth grade from the Pine Mountain School District in California for pointing this resource out to NEDARC!
Childhood Agricultural Safety Network 12-2006

The Childhood Agricultural Safety Network (CASN) was formed to strengthen partnerships and collaborations of national organizations dedicated to keeping children safe on the farm. These organizations represent the agricultural community, child injury prevention, and minority-serving associations.

Centers for Disease Control - Global Road Safety Week 2007 05-2007
Globally, people ages 0-25 years account for more than 40% of the nearly 1.2 million road traffic deaths that occur each year. Events will be hosted around the world with the slogan, “Road Safety is No Accident” to highlight the roles of individuals, organizations, governments and societies in road traffic safety.
Centers for Disease Contol & Prevention (CDC) Data Sets 11-2006
Specific injury information provided by the CDC.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Wonder 11-2006
WONDER provides a single point of access to a wide variety of reports and numeric public health data.
Consumer Products Safety Commission 11-2006
Multiple publications on hazardous products and situations.
Every 15 Minutes 02-2007
The Every 15 Minutes Program offers real-life experience without the real-life risks. This emotionally charged program, entitled Every 15 Minutes, is an event designed to dramatically instill teenagers with the potentially dangerous consequences of drinking alcohol. This powerful program will challenge students to think about drinking, personal safety, and the responsibility of making mature decisions when lives are involved.
Get on Board with Child Safety! 10-2006
Get on Board with Child Safety! is a national injury prevention (IP) campaign spearheaded by the Dorel Juvenile Group's Safety 1st brand and the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI). Its primary goal is to educate parents, caregivers, and consumers nationwide about the changes they can make to prevent unintentional injuries in and around the home and on the road.
Harvard Injury Control Center
8-2005
The primary focus of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center is on the interdisciplinary study of the causes and etiology of injury and its application for the development and evaluation of prevention and intervention strategies and policy.
Infant Passenger Safety: Guidance for Parents 1-2007
in consideration of the concerns parents and pediatricians may have about protecting infant passengers, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued “Infant Passenger Safety: Guidance for Parents."
Intermountain Injury Control Research Center 8-2005
The Intermountain Injury Control Research Center (IICRC) is a research facility at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah dedicated to reducing the incidence and severity of injury in public health.
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (Center for Injury Research and Policy) 11-2006
The Center for Injury Research and Policy is one of 12 injury centers funded, in large part, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center on Injury Prevention and Control.
Make Roads Safe 05-2007
Make Roads Safe is the campaign for global road safety. Every six seconds someone is killed or maimed on the world’s roads.
NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) State Traffic Safety Information 12-2009
Website for quick access to traffic safety facts with state traffic safety information for 2008.
NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) EMS Outcomes Report 12-2009
NHTSA final report on EMS outcomes. (Evidence-based medicine)
NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) General Estimates System (GES) 12-2009
Sample data of police crash records. (You will need to read the manual and download the data)
NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) National & State Fatality & Injury Data 12-2009
Website with multiple links to other websites about crashes.
National Institute of Allergies & Infectious Disease 12-2009
List of publications on different topics such as AIDS, TB, SARS, West Nile Virus.
National Center for Injury Prevention & Control 11-2006
Create your own maps online using their data.
National Institutes of Health 11-2006
This website serves as a launching point to find information from various topics. (Injuries & Wounds)
National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) 11-2006
Work in progress. Has some links and publication listings.
National Violent Injury Statistics System (NVISS) 11-2006
Work in progress. Has some links and publication listings.
PECARN 11-2006
PECARN conducts research on the prevention and management of acute illnesses & injuries in children & youth of all ages. 
RAMS (Risk Assessment and Mitigation Strategies) 11-2006
BLM (Bureau of Land Management)- RAMS provides a consistent process for developing prevention and fuels management programs through mapping flora-biosurveillance.
Safe Kids Worldwide 8-2005
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer of children 14 and under.
State and Territorial Injury Prevention Directors Association (STIPDA) 8-2005
The State and Territorial Injury Prevention Directors Association (STIPDA) is a national non-profit 501c3 organization of professionals committed to strengthen the ability of state, territorial and local health departments to reduce death and disability associated with injury and violence.
SafetyLit 11-2006
Injury Prevention Literature Update - an online source for recent research about injury prevention.
US Bureau of Labor Statistics 11-2006
Current injury, illness, and fatality data.
US Geological Society (USGS) 11-2006
Map recent earthquakes throughout the country. (Interactive)
Youth Suicide 12-2006
Center for Disease Control and Prevention Website on Youth Suicide: Suicide (i.e., taking one’s own life) is a serious public health problem that affects even young people. For youth between the ages of 10 and 24, suicide is the third leading cause of death. It results in approximately 4600 lives lost each year. The top three methods used in suicides of young people include firearm (47%), suffocation (37%), and poisoning (8%).

 

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IT Resources

Database
The Database Journal 8-2005
Information for professionals on a variety of database sources.
DBA Support 8-2005
Discussions, tutorials, and resources for the Oracle DBA.
SQL
A Gentle Introduction to SQL 8-2005
An interactive SQL tutorial. Including online access to SQL engines running MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle and Access.
Microsoft TechNet - Newsgroup: SQL Server 8-2005
Submit your MS SQL Server questions here, or browse to see if someone has already asked the question.
SQLCourse.com 8-2005
Introduction to SQL from SQLCourse. Includes table basics, inserting data, deleting data, etc.
SQLCourse2.com 8-2005
Advanced SQL Course Tutorial. Includes table joins, group by, order by, aggregate functions, etc.
SQL Tutorial 8-2005
BayCon Groups SQL Tutorial. Includes creating tables, selecting data, updating data, and deleting data.

 

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NEMSIS

National EMS Information System
National EMS Information System (NEMSIS) 8-2005
The National Association of State EMS Directors is working with its federal partners at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Trauma/EMS Systems program of the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Maternal Child Health Bureau to develop a national EMS database
Current Listing of NEMSIS Compliant Software 12-2009
The National EMS Information System Technical Assistance Center is pleased to announce that the following EMS Software Packages have achieved NEMSIS Compliance.
National EMS Information System (NEMSIS) Data Dictionary 12-2009
The NEMSIS NHTSA Version 2.2.1 Data Dictionary provides over 400 definitions that can be implemented by an EMS system.

 

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Patient Safety

Government Resources
10 Patient Safety Tips for Hospitals 11-2006
Medical errors can occur at many points in the health care system, particularly in hospitals. These 10 tips for hospitals resulted from findings resulting from studies by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), which has funded more than 100 patient safety projects since 2001.
Improving Patient Safety Through Simulation Research 11-2006
Simulation provides a safe environment for health care practitioners, teams, and systems to improve the safety of health care without placing patients at risk. These projects will inform providers, health educators, payers, policymakers, patients, and the public about the effective use of simulation in improving patient safety.
Medical Errors & Patient Safety 02-2007
AHRQ has devoted an entire section of its web site to serve as an online clearinghouse for patient safety resources. Here you will find, among other things: (1) Mortality and Morbidity Rounds on the Web, an online journal and forum on patient safety and health care quality that features expert analysis of medical errors reported anonymously by its readers and interactive learning modules on patient safety and (2) the Patient Safety Network, a web resource that provides recent research and timely publications, educational videos, as well as upcoming conferences on patient safety.
Patient Safety News 1-2007
FDA Patient Safety News is a televised series for health care personnel, carried on satellite broadcast networks aimed at hospitals and other medical facilities across the country. It features information on new drugs, biologics and medical devices, on FDA safety notifications and product recalls, and on ways to protect patients when using medical products.
TeamSTEPPS 12-2009
TeamSTEPPS is an evidence-based teamwork system aimed at optimizing patient outcomes by improving communication and other teamwork skills among healthcare professionals. TeamSTEPPS includes a comprehensive suite of ready-to-use materials and training curricula necessary to successfully integrate teamwork principles into all areas of your healthcare system.
Patient Safety Program (PSP)- Dept of Defense (DoD) 12-2009
The DoD PSP was designed with the goad of establishing a culture of patient safety and quality within the military health system.
Other Resources
National Patient Safety Foundation 02-2007
The National Patient Safety Foundation is the indispensable resource for individuals and organizations committed to improving the safety of patients.

 

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Pediatrics

General
American Academy of Pediatrics 8-2005
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) – an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
Best Children's Hospitals 2011-12 - Pediatrics (US News & World Report) 05-2011
To create the 2011-12 rankings, U.S. News surveyed nearly 180 pediatric centers to obtain clinical data and asked 1,500 doctors in 10 pediatric specialties where they would send the sickest children. In all, 76 hospitals ranked in one or more specialties.

 

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Quality Improvement

General
A Leadership Guide to Quality Improvement for Emergency Medical Services Systems 9-2005
This "Leadership Guide to Quality Improvement for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems" was developed to serve as a template for EMS managers who want to establish and maintain a program for continuously monitoring and improving the quality of patient care and support services in all parts of the EMS system. It encourages EMS leaders to integrate continuous quality improvement practices as essential parts of normal EMS routines. Published July, 1997.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) 9-2005
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. Information from AHRQ's research helps people make more informed decisions and improve the quality of health care services. AHRQ was formerly known as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.
Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement 9-2005
To rise to the challenge of the international quality revolution, the Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement (CQPI), a research center, was founded in October of 1985 by Professor George E.P. Box and the late Professor William G. Hunter at the University of Wisconsin.
Institute of Healthcare Improvement 9-2005
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is a not-for-profit organization driving the improvement of health by advancing the quality and value of health care. Founded in 1991 and based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, IHI offers comprehensive products and services.
Online Quality Resource Guide 9-2005
A portal to a directory of management improvement related sites - hosted by Clemson University.
President's Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry 9-2005
The President`s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry completed its work on March 12, 1998... The Commission was created by President Clinton to "advise the President on changes occurring in the health care system and recommend such measures as may be necessary to promote and assure health care quality and value, and protect consumers and workers in the health care system."

 

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Research

National Organizations
BioMedSearch 04-2010
BioMedSearch contains PubMed/MedLine publications (including some data that NIH chooses not to display), plus additional journals and a collection of theses and dissertations that are not available elsewhere for free, making it the most comprehensive biomedical search on the web.
Clinical Research Guide (NHLBI, NIH, DHHS) 02-2007
Preparing, submitting and managing a clinical research award can be challenging. This site is designed to guide potential investigators in organizing a clinical research application and to provide information on conducting a study and maintaining an award.
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) 10-2006
The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) provides leadership and support for a comprehensive program of research related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities. All of our programmatic efforts are aimed at improving the lives of individuals with disabilities from birth through adulthood.
MedlinePlus 11-2006
MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.
PubMed (Medline) 10-2006
PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources.
Other Resources
Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative 12-2006
The mission of the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative is to ensure that children, youth and families are at the center of quality measurement and improvement efforts in order to advance a high quality consumer-centered health care system.
Merck Manual 11-2006
A series of healthcare books for medical professionals and consumers. As a service to the community, the content of "The Manuals" is now available in enhanced online versions as part of The Merck Manuals Online Medical Library.
Milbank Memorial Fund 12-2006
The Milbank Memorial Fund is an endowed operating foundation that works to improve health by helping decision makers in the public and private sectors acquire and use the best available evidence to inform policy for health care and population health.
NurseGroups.com 2-2010
Nursing resources on the Internet. This site lists general nursing information, nursing regulations and requirements by state or program, types of nurses, nursing related newsgroups and mailing lists, and medical resources around the world.

 

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Software Vendors
** NEDARC does not endorse any commercial software packages. This list is provided as a convenience.

EMS Data Collection Software
NEMSIS Compliant Software 12-2009
NEDARC encourages organizations to use EMS data collection software that is compliant with the National EMS Information System (NEMSIS). Visit this site to view packages that are both gold and silver compliant with the new national standard.
GIS (Geographic Information System) / Mapping Software
Bradshaw Consulting Group 12-2009
Designers of the Mobile Area Routing and Vehicle Location System (MARVLIS) application.
Caliper Online Maps 11-2006
Create your own maps online using their data. Caliper also provides custom application and turnkey system development services, iincluding web page creation.
Centers for Disease Control - EPI Info 11-2006
With Epi Info™ and a personal computer, epidemiologists and other public health and medical professionals can rapidly develop a questionnaire or form, customize the data entry process, and enter and analyze data. Epidemiologic statistics, tables, graphs, and maps are produced with simple commands such as READ, FREQ, LIST, TABLES, GRAPH, and MAP. Epi Map displays geographic maps with data from Epi Info™.
ESRI 11-2006
ESRI designs and develops leading geographic information system (GIS) technology. GIS is an important tool—one that helps shape the world around us.
Mapinfo 11-2006
MapInfo location intelligence enables you to answer a fundamental, yet complex question faced by nearly all organizations: Where?
StoutSolutions 11-2006
Makers of the FirstWatch early warning syndromic surveillance system.

 

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Statistical Links

Calculators
Excel Calculator (Howard M. Corneli)
8-2005

These work in Excel to calculate sample size or power for typical clinical studies, the CI of a proportion, the CI of a difference in two proportions, and the chi-squared test or sensitivity and specificity from a 2x2 table. You can download these one at a time in zip or plain Excel formats, or you can download them all in a zip file. A Read_Me file contains more info.

Variety of Calculators 8-2005
Some statistical calculators hosted by the Physics department of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University.
General
Statistics on the Web 8-2005

This is a list of statistics resources compiled by Clay Helberg.

Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics - STATS (STeve's Attempt to Teach Statistics) 7-2006
The STATS pages are a collection of articles/publications by Steve Simon and edited by Linda Foland. This site is rich in information.
Glossaries
StatSoft Electronic Textbook Glossary 8-2005
StatSoft, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is now one of the largest, global providers of analytic software worldwide.
STEPS Glossary Web Version 8-2005
STEPS Glossary Web version revised and updated Sep 97 by Stuart G. Young.
Jokes
World of Statistical Humor! 8-2005
Gary C. Ramseyer's First Internet Gallery of Statistics Jokes.
Textbooks
HyperStat Online Textbook 8-2005
Online textbook mangaged by David Lane is an Associate Professor of Psychology, Statistics, and Management at Rice University
Electronic Statistics Textbook by StatSoft 8-2005
Electronic Statistics Textbook offers training in the understanding and application of statistics. The material was developed at the StatSoft R&D department based on many years of teaching undergraduate and graduate statistics courses and covers a wide variety of applications, including laboratory research (biomedical, agricultural, etc.), business statistics and forecasting, social science statistics and survey research, data mining, engineering and quality control applications, and many others.
SticiGui© 8-2005
This online text was written for a "terminal" introductory class in Statistics for Business, Social Science, or liberal arts; that is, this is the first and last class in Statistics for most students who take it. The site is authored by Philip B. Stark, Professor of Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley.
SURFSTAT australia 8-2005
The SurfStat project started in 1994 with the brave but naive intent of making an existing set of course notes available online as hypertext. It has since grown to include an extensive glossary, interactive exercises, JavaScript functions replacing statistical probability tables, and the beginnings of a set of Java applets demonstrating statistical concepts through dynamic graphics. It is the primary learning resource for students taking STAT101 at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

 

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Traffic Safety

General
BoosterSeat.gov 12-2006
U.S. Department of Transportation's Buckle Up America & Boosterseat.gov website.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 8-2005
NHTSA is responsible for reducing deaths, injuries and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes.
Guidelines for Developing Traffic Safety Education Materials for Spanish-speaking Audiences (pdf) 10-2006
The Children’s Safety Network (CSN) is pleased to offer a new document, “Guidelines for Developing Traffic Safety Education Materials for Spanish-speaking Audiences”. The guidelines – which address planning, creating, disseminating, and evaluating educational materials – are designed for organizations seeking to develop culturally and linguistically appropriate traffic safety educational materials for Latinos.
Utah CODES - Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System 8-2005
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) funded Utah, along with six other states, to conduct probabilistic record linkage, a method for combining databases, to study motor vehicle crashes in conjunction with other healthcare databases.

 

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Trauma

General
American Trauma Society (ATS) 8-2005
The American Trauma Society (ATS) is a leading spokes organization for trauma care and trauma prevention in the United States.
The National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC) 11-2006
The National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC) offers free and low-cost trauma training and technical assistance to publicly-funded programs and systems. NCTIC also provides education and outreach, a speakers bureau, and resources to stimulate and support change to address the trauma experienced by so many survivors.
The National Trauma Databank 10-2006
The NTDB is the largest aggregation of trauma registry data ever assembled. It contains over 1.5 million records from trauma centers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The goal of the NTDB is to inform the medical community, the public, and decision makers about a wide variety of issues that characterize the current state of care for injured persons.
The National Trauma Registry Dataset (NTR) 12-2009
Offering technical assistance on the implementation and tracking of the new standardized National Trauma Registry Dataset.

 

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