The American Medical Association consumer web site contains valuable
information related to many chronic diseases and health-related conditions.
Facts regarding specific conditions, general health, and family focus topics,
including a variety of interactive personal health assessments can be found
The mission of the CDC is to promote health and quality of life by preventing
and controlling disease, injury, and disability. The Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC), located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, is an agency
of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Healthfinder is a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services. The focus is on the best and latest information for a consumer
audience. This site is also a very good source of additional links for continuing
a search for more detailed information.
PlanetHealth is a worksite wellness promotion site. This site is provided
by HSG Health Systems Group Limited, a company committed to worksite wellness
worldwide. Within the site there is information on current news, research,
products and information, and a variety of free assessment tools related
to worksite wellness.
This site documents the U.S. goals and objectives for the year 2010
in terms of health and fitness. The goals provide researchers and professionals
with targets for their health promotion efforts. A very valuable reference
This site delivers information to meet individual needs by offering
diverse resources and information dealing with health and wellness. There
is an entire health assessment section that provides many different tools
for profiling health risk, personalized fitness and nutrition plans, cancer
awareness, and others.
Fitness Online - (interactive health calculator on lifestyle behaviors)
A site for personal health information, and interactive tools for calculating
many health and fitness related variables. RiskCalc Online provides a personalized
evaluation of your overall health. The fee for RiskCalc Online is $5.95.
The customer is provided with a comprehensive 10 page health profile.
A questionnaire that assesses general health components and compares
individual results with more than 8,000 other questionnaire takers. This
site is testing the feasibility of collecting health data using the Web.
Participants not only get personal health information, but also participate
in an experiment.