Resources Licensed for the MGH Community
Health Reference Center from Infotrac. Access to this database is available
from PC's located in the Patient and Family Learning Center or by entering a
Mass. public library card number at the
Mass. Board of Library Commissioners web page.
UpToDate This database of
intended for healthcare professionals offers patient handouts for many of
its entries. Search for a topic and then look for a link that begins "Patient
Information". Many handouts are illustrated. Only available via computers on the Partners network.
Resources from MGH and Affiliated Institutions
ARCH: Access to Resources for Community Health
Based in the MGH Revere HealthCenter ARCH is a project of Treadwell Library,
MGH Community Health Associates, City of Chelsea Health Department and the
Massachusetts Prevention Center serving the Boston region.
Blum Patient and Family Learning Center
Health information for patients and their families and friends.
Cancer Resource Room
Information and access to MGH and community resources for cancer patients and
their families and friends.
Information for patients.
Consumer Health Reference Center
A Treadwell Library service formerly funded by the Massachusetts Board of
Library Commissioners. Links to major health sites, clinical trials, diseases
and disorders information, choosing a healthcare provider, Medline,
Massachusetts health information, support groups, organizations and toll free
numbers, and language resources. (With the suspension of funds (8/02), this
site is no longer updated.)
Cancer Patient Education (CaPE)
High quality full text information for cancer patients, some of it written by
MGH authors; a collaborative project between Treadwell Library and the MGH
Cancer Resource Room.
For information on alternative and complementary medicine please go
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
American Academy of Family Physicians
Includes 350 standardized factsheets on numerous topics for family health.
The Canadian Health Network.
The Canadian Health Network is a national, non-profit, bilingual web-based
health information service.Links to over 12,000 English and French,
quality-assured Canadian resources on 26 key health topics and population
groups. CHN does this through a unique collaborative network of
health information providers which includes Health Canada and non-profit
organizations,universities, hospitals, libraries and community organizations.
National Library of Medicine database providing information on current
clinical trials to patients, their families and members of the public.
- Following the Clues: a visit to the doctor and and the library Making a doctor's appointment, visiting a doctor, and finding current health information can be confusing activities for young children and for adults unfamiliar with the US healthcare system. These activities are especially difficult for those who cannot speak English and for those new to the English language. 11 min. video can be viewedin English, Spanish, or Sudanese.
Health Education Brochures in 24 Languages
This resource, from the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (University
of Utah)and the Utah Department of Public Health, offers
electronic access to over 200 brochures. The number of topics varies from
language to language but this is a rich resource.
Consumer health information web site from the United States government.
Topics from NIAMS The National Institute of Arthritis and
Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases offers patient information on
many related topics both in English and Spanish.
Massachusetts Physician Profiles.
A comprehensive look at over 27,000 physicians licensed to practice medicine in
Massachusetts from Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Board of Registration in
Information from Board Certified physicians.
Health information for consumers from the National Library of Medicine.This
resource includes in-depth web pages on disease topics, drug information and
interactive tutorials on health topics. Many resources are also available in
NIH Clinical Research Trials and You. This site will help people learn more about clinical trials, why they matter, and how to participate.
Pfizer Public Health Group
This website provides excellent information on health literacy initiaves
including guidelines and documents available for download.
for the Public Fact Sheets from the National Institutes of Health summarizing research
Last updated 7/24/07
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