Websites – H
This is an alphabetical list of websites listed on Harris Library web pages.
Harvard Family Research Project
Sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the Project conducts research about programs and policies that serve children and families throughout the United States. The site’s Research Areas section provides information on the organization’s projects. The site also links to the Evaluation Exchange, a quarterly newsletter that includes articles from evaluators and practitioners. The Family Involvement Network of Educators (FINE), which is devoted to strengthening teacher preparation for family/community partnerships, is also represented on this site.
Health Information – National Institutes of Health
This site provides health information resources by the National Institutes of Health. The NIH mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. NIH works toward that mission by: conducting research in its own laboratories; supporting the research of non-Federal scientists in universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions throughout the country and abroad; helping in the training of research investigators; and fostering communication of biomedical information.
Health on the Net Foundation (HON)
Established in 1994, HON is a not-for-profit International Swiss Organization whose mission is to provide access to useful and reliable online medical and health information. A significant contribution of this organization is the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode), which was developed as a means of standardizing the
reliability of medical and health information available on the web. The HON code defines a set of principles that website developers should follow when creating a site containing medical or mental
health information. The HONcode section of the site provides a list of the recommended principles. This
section also includes the HONcode Hunt search box (keyword searches lead to approved HONcode sites) and the HONcode Site Checker. The home page also offers access to medical illustrations through the HONmedia feature.
This site is a gateway consumer health and human services information website from the United States government. It can lead you to selected online publications, clearinghouse, databases, websites, and support and self-help groups. This information can help you find and help you make better choices for yourself and your family about health and human services needs.
Is a site used to facilitate improvements in patient care, biomedical research, and education by employing state-of-the-art technology to make information access and coverage both thorough and easy, while maintaining the highest standards of academic and scientific integrity.
Healthy People 2010: Volume 26
This website links the user to the Substance Abuse section (volume 26) of the publication, Healthy People 2010. The publication is a “statement of national health objectives designed to identify the most significant preventable threats to health and to establish national goals to reduce these threats.” Volume 26 includes substance abuse statistics, statistical tables from the National Survey and Drug Abuse, and much more.
According to their website the Foundation’s mission is “to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values and a strong national defense.” The site includes commentaries and working papers on a variety of issues.
Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention
This is a U. S. Department of Education established Center, which provides nationwide support for campus alcohol and other drug prevention efforts. The Center works with colleges and universities throughout the country to develop strategies for changing campus culture and promote healthy lifestyles.
Produced by the Office of Policy Development and Research of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, this site offers a Bibliographic Database that provides access to abstracts of over 10,000 reports, books and articles on housing and community development issues. The full text of the annual
State of the Cities report is also available on the site, along with a related data system
focusing on 114 selected U.S. cities.
Human Development Report
This publication of the United Nations Development Programme provides comparative data for 174 countries in such areas as demographics, crime, gender gaps in employment and education, nutrition and many other topics. The report is in PDF format.
Human Service Information Technology Applications (HUSITA)
This is the home page for HUSITA, an international association of information technology innovators in human services. The site links primarily to resources related to the association itself.