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Library Research Guides

Community Health Nursing

Provides resources for students to understand and complete the requirements of the course, including participation in the class blog, the community assessment paper and the aggregate (scholarly) paper.

Resources

I need to: Example questions:  Resources to consider:
To find health statistics and demographic data. What percentage of children in the U.S. are overweight or obese? 

Is Michigan making good progress on improving childhood immunization rates?

 

American FactFinder

County Health Rankings

Social Explorer

World Bank Open Data

FastStats A to Z

Michigan Dashboards

 

To find international data, statistics and background information.  

What percent of Botswana's rural population has access to water?

What is the average life expectancy for a woman in India?

 

World Bank Open Data

WHO Country Profiles

 

To find health disparities and health education information.

How many people identified a hospital, emergency room, or clinic as their primary source of care?

What kinds of interventions have been implemented to reduce new cases of chronic kidney disease?

 

 

   Health Disparities Guide

   AHRQ Innovation Exchange

   MedlinePlus

   NHRQDRNet

   HealthyPeople.gov

 

To find relevant information about the people who make up a community.

What states have the largest Asian-American population?

Is Michigan's divorce rate higher than the national average?

 

N456 Research Guide: Populations

Office of Minority Health Data & Statistics

MDHHS Vital Records

 

To do a basic literature search. What research is being done on improving access to healthcare for senior citizens?

 

Pubmed

CINAHL 

Scopus

Google Scholar @ UM