A note of caution
With the amount of information on the internet today, it's easier than ever to investigate health topics online. Not every webpage you visit will contain trustworthy information, so be prepared to assess website reliability as you browse. Sites that end in .gov or .edu are likely to be reliable, as they represent government and academic sources. Sites that end in .com or .org are a bit harder to assess, but can still contain valuable information. If you come upon a website and are unsure of its reliability, check to see if its information is either written by experts or regularly reviewed by experts, or if it contains citations from scientific literature.
Public health resources at a glance
For assessing the reliability of online health information, visit MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing.
U.S. Health-Related Information and Data Sources
Databases from Government Organizations
UMD Centers and Programs for Research
Community Health Education Techniques and Best Practices
Ethnic and Minority Information Resources
Local Government Health Agencies
Gender/Age Related Resources