ABC Health & Wellbeing
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's online gateway to health.
ABC Health News
American Academy of Family Physicians
Behind the Headlines (NHS)
Behind the headlines provides an unbiased and evidence-based analysis of health stories that make the news. The service is intended for both the public and health professionals.
Better Health Channel (Victorian Government Site)
Beyond Blue, the National Depression Initiative
Centre for Health Communication and Participation (La Trobe University)
The Centre for Health Communication and Participation was established within the Australian Institute for Primary Care at La Trobe University in April 2009, springing from the work of the Cochrane Consumers and Communication Review Group. The Centre's mission is to improve communication with and participation by consumers and carers, through evidence-informed policy and decision making.
Child Health Library (PMH)
* ConnectGroups - Support Groups Association WA Inc is the peak body for support groups across the state
Consumer and Patient Health Information Section of the US Medical Library Association (CAPHIS)
Top 100 List of Web Sites You Can Trust.
Consumer, Carer and Community Participation and Information (Victorian Dept of Human Services)
Includes information on how to write consumer health information resources.
Database of Uncertainties about the Effects of Treatments (DUETs)
* DIPEx Database of Individual Patient Experiences - this website has been replaced by HealthTalkOnline and YouthHealthTalk
* Diversity Health Institute Clearinghouse
A central access point for Australian multicultural health services, resources, research, training, and events. Funded by the NSW Government.
Google Health News
Having a Baby in WA (WNHS)
A new website for prospective parents with information on pregnancy care and birth options in Western Australia.
Health Consumers' Council of Western Australia Inc
An independent community based organisation, representing the consumers' 'voice' in health policy, planning, research and service delivery. The Council advocates on behalf of consumers to government, doctors, other health professionals, hospitals and the wider health system.
Health News Review
"HealthNewsReview.org is an attempt to help improve the accuracy, balance and completeness of news stories that make claims about new ideas in health care."
An Australian Government initiative, funded by the Department of Health and Ageing. It aims to improve the health of Australians by providing easy access to quality information about human health.
The information on healthtalkonline is based on qualitative research into patient experiences, led by experts at the University of Oxford. These personal stories of health and illness will enable patients, families and healthcare professionals to benefit.
Improving health by reducing harm from misleading drug promotion.
InsideRadiology - Radiology Information for all Australians
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR)
The largest and most-visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. Created by The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, the award-winning KidsHealth provides families with accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information they can use.
Lab Tests Online Australasia
The site is the product of a collaboration of professional societies representing the lab community and is designed to help the patient to better understand the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases.
Media Doctor (Australia)
"Media Doctor is a website dedicated to improving the accuracy of media reports about new medical treatments. Media Doctor reviews current news items about medical treatments, assesses their quality using a standardised rating scale and presents reviews of good and bad examples of reports on this website. It is anticipated that these independent and objective critiques will improve journalistic practices in reporting new medications and treatments in Australia."
MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. (US)
Multicultural Mental Health Australia (MMHA)
Provides national leadership in building greater awareness of mental health and suicide prevention amongst Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC) [Australia]
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine [US National Institutes for Health]
The Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). One of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
* National Health Services Directory (NHSD) (Australia)
* National Organization for Rare Disorders [US]
A unique federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare "orphan" diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them. NORD is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and service.
* Patient Education (Clinical Key)
* Patient Handouts (MD Consult)
All 10,000 patient handouts are easily customizable, allowing physicians to provide additional instructions and contact information on each handout. These handouts can be printed and distributed to patients. Most are written at a sixth- to eighth-grade reading level and are 1 to 2 pages in length. Spanish versions are also available for key topics.
Public Health Agency of Canada
Specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports.
* Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Consumer / Carer Versions of Guidelines
Royal College of Psychiatrists
A series of leaflets for the general public on common mental health issues.
Travellers' Health, including the Yellow Book [US Centers for Disease Control]
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WA Register of Developmental Anomalies (WARDA)
Women and Newborn Health Library (KEMH)
This is a website about young people’s real life experiences of health and lifestyle. This is not just a website about the medical facts, this is about real people and real lives.