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Best Health Sites

Overview

Looking for additional health information on the Internet? This collection of web links, organized by site type, will help you find the health information you're looking for.

Education and Hospital Sites

Mayo Clinic
Consumer health information from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

FamilyDoctor.org
Sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians, this site includes a wealth of health and medical information, including a library of videos on different health issues, produced by a team of physicians, journalists and documentary producers.

KidsHealth
Produced by the Nemours Center for Children's Health Media, this site offers three categories of information: for kids, for teens and for parents. The kids' section includes answers to things like why girls should play sports and why some kids are left-handed. The teens' section includes topics such as studying and preparing for college, learning to drive, and the risks associated with trying drugs and alcohol.

Kaiser Health News
Kaiser Health News, sponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation, is an editorially independent nonprofit news organization dedicated to in-depth coverage of healthcare policy and politics. It provides coverage of health policy issues and developments at the federal and state levels, in the healthcare marketplace and healthcare delivery system.

Government Sites

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people.

Health.gov
This site is coordinated by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The site offers dietary guidelines, physical activity guidelines, and information about health literacy, healthcare quality and patient safety.

HealthFinder.gov
A guide to reliable consumer health and human services information, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Institutes of Health
One of the health agencies of the U.S. Public Health Services which, in turn, is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The NIH is composed of 27 separate components, mainly institutes and centers, NIH is the lead federal research institute dedicated to the nation's health.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
The top health agency for the state of Colorado.

Larimer County Department of Health and Environment
The county health department's mission is to promote a healthy community and reduce unnecessary suffering caused by preventable disease, disability or death.

Local Sites

HealthInfoSource
This website provides up-to-date, local health information and is sponsored by the Health District of Northern Larimer County and the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment.

Consumer Fact Sheets, Colorado State University Cooperative Extension
The CSU Cooperative Extension Office offers fact sheets on a variety of topics related to families, housing, finances and more.

News

Health District Compass
The Health District of Northern Larimer County's quarterly publication with local health information.

Statistics

Health Statistics, HealthInfoSource
This topic includes links to websites for local, state and national health statistics.

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