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Global Health: Biosocial Model (ANT 338W)

Dr. Carol Worthman, Fall 2016

Asthma

State Health Organizations

Rhode Island Department of Health
Enter “asthma” in the search box to find related info. Also, look for Asthma on the Topics & Programs page from the home page and on the Data page.

Ohio Department of Health
Look for asthma in the A-Z Index and try entering "asthma" in the search box to find related information.

Oklahoma State Department of Health
Look for asthma in the A-Z index.

Oregon Health Authority
Try the A-Z topics list and don't forget to check the Data and Publications section.

Alabama Department of Public Health
Look for asthma in the A-Z Index and be sure to check the Publications section.

Florida Department of Health
Look for asthma in the A-Z topics and don't forget to look for data and reports under the asthma topic. Also use the site search box to find related information.

Information from the CDC

Also try...

Social Change and Health: Russia vs. U.S.

Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RMLS) from the Carolina Population Center, UNC

Access to data collected by the RMLS is restricted to researchers/projects meeting certain criteria, which are beyond the scope of this assignment. However, many research reports and articles have been written using this data and many of these could be useful to you.

U.S. Health Data

  • CDC Wonder is a portal to numerous studies concerning health-related topics such as AIDS/STDs, risk behaviors (the Behavioral Risk Surveillance System), mortality, and natality statistics.
  • For more resources see the US Statistics section.

Least Developed Countries (LDCs), UN-OHRLLS

International Health Statistics
See the International Health Data section of this guide for several helpful resources. You might find resources from the World Health Organization (e.g. WHO's Global Health Observatory, and WHO Global Infobase), the UNDP (e.g. Human Development Reports, Indices & Data, Publications about the Russian Federation), and the World Bank Data especially useful.

Mental Health

INTERNATIONAL

  • 2001 World Health Report; Mental Health: New Understanding, New Hope
    Published annually by WHO, the World Health Report is WHO's leading publication. Each year the report combines an expert assessment of global health, including statistics relating to all countries, with a focus on a specific subject. The main purpose of the report is to provide countries, donor agencies, international organizations and others with the information they need to help them make policy and funding decisions.
  • Also search in databases such as: PsycINFO, PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service International), Global Health (CABI) using search terms such as your country/region and "depression". Also try searching for these terms in the area studies databases related to your country. I found some very good articles that included statistics as well as analysis for different countries.

 UNITED STATES

  • Also check out organizations such as: Mental Health America (a non-profit that deals with mental health issues).
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