Thursday, April 14, 2011

National Library Week and Links of Interest

This week we are celebrating National Library Week with a theme of "Create your own story @ your library."
To that end I'd like to share some links that tell a few stories...

Mapping Maternity Care and Birth Outcomes - this site tells a story that we are all too familiar with...the rising c-section rate and cost of maternity care.  It provides a variety of statistics for the U.S. and other developed countries.  The interactive state statistics are particularly interesting.

The CDC Division of STD Prevention has several publications available for free.  Help tell patients and others about STD treatment guidelines, STD facts, and statistics.  Some publications are available in Spanish as well.

Also from the CDC is a page on health literacy. This information is aimed at all people and organizations that communicate with people about their health.  Some of this information is also broken down by state.

If you haven't checked out the Healthy People website, be sure to take a look.  The list of topics and objectives for 2020 is here.

What stories do you have to tell?