“The first wealth is health.”
– RALPH WALDO EMERSON, 1803-1882
Welcome. As Emerson said, “The first wealth is health.” Good health is the foundation for building a better future and is linked to our economy and national security. That’s what this website is all about–to provide you with a wealth of resources about health issues of importance to you and your family.
For consumers there are links to trustworthy, reliable health information, and a prescription for steps you can take towards a healthier future. For health care professionals, there is information on medical and public health issues, health reform, cutting edge scientific advances and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
Knowledge is power when it comes to the health of your family, business, community, our country and world. I hope this website is helpful to you.
Susan J. Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.A
Former U.S. Assistant Surgeon General
First Deputy Asst Secretary for Women’s Health
Rear Admiral, USPHS (ret.)
Clinical Professor, Georgetown and Tufts University Schools of Medicine
Senior Fellow, New America
Public Health Editor, The Huffington Post
Senior Medical Advisor, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research
Television Interview with Susan Blumenthal, M.D.
AILA Foundation Video Introduction of Susan Blumenthal, M.D.
White House Breast Cancer Speech
|Diseases & Conditions ADHD, Birth Defects, Cancer, Diabetes, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome…||Healthy Living Bone Health, Physical Activity, Immunizations, Genetics…|
|Emergency Preparedness & Response|
|Injury Prevention & Control Brain Injury, Child Abuse, Falls, Fires, Food Safety, Poisoning…|
|Environmental Health Air Pollution, Carbon Monoxide, Lead, Mold, Water Quality…||Travelers’ Health Destinations, Outbreaks, Travel Vaccinations, Yellow Book…|
|Global Health Outbreaks, Building Public Health Capacity, Fighting Diseases like HIV/AIDS…||National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health Asbestos, Chemical Safety…|
|HEALTH CARE REFORM||DATABASES AND RESOURCES|
|Summary of Final Health Reform Law This summary reflects provisions of the final comprehensive health reform law, the Patient Protection and Affordability Act, as modified by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act|
Biomedical journal literature from MEDLINE/PubMed
|Health Reform Implementation Timeline This timeline highlights the implementation dates for key provisions of the final health reform law.|
Health and drug information for patients, family and friends
|Side-by-Side Comparison of Major Health Care Reform Proposals The Foundation’s health reform comparison reflects provisions of the final health reform law, as well as earlier versions of the legislation considered by Congress and other comprehensive reform proposals put forwarded during the debate. The Foundation also has prepared detailed descriptions of the Medicare and Medicaid/CHIP provisions, and a summary of the coverage provisions in the law and other legislation.|
Interactive guide to common toxic chemicals, your health…
Free archive of life sciences journals
Drug and Treatment Studies
|Source: Kaiser Family Foundation||Source: National Library of Medicine|