UpToDate, a database of research-based information for clinical care, now allows users to link directly from references in each UpToDate topic review to the full text of the articles cited. Not all articles are available online, and a few online articles are not available at UVM and FAHC, particularly older articles. Keep in mind that UVM does own these older journals, but in their original hard copy format. Please contact Dana Library if you have any trouble accessing a journal article.
Librarians from the Disaster Information Management Research Center at the National Library of Medicine have compiled helpful lists that allow you to follow Haiti health information on Facebook and Twitter.
The following Twitter and Facebook sources are providing substantive health information along with situational awareness news. They are also listed on the Haiti Earthquake page from NLM at http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/haitiearthquake.html#a4.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
Twitter: CDCEmergency, http://twitter.com/CDCemergency.
Facebook: CDC, http://www.facebook.com/CDC.
World Health Organization:
Twitter: whonews, http://twitter.com/whonews.
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/World Health Organization (WHO):
Twitter: pahowho , http://twitter.com/pahowho.
Twitter: PAHO Emergency Operations Center. pahoeoc, http://twitter.com/pahoeoc .
Twitter: PAHO public health, equity and human development. eqpaho, http://twitter.com/eqpaho .
Facebook: PAHO-WHO, http://www.facebook.com/PAHOWHO.
These relief and government organizations are providing primarily situational awareness news, with perhaps some health information content. Some sites cover all the news from an organization, not limited to Haiti.
America.gov (US State Department):
Twitter : http://twitter.com/americagov.
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/ejournalUSA.
US Agency for International Development (USAID):
Twitter: USAID: http://twitter.com/usaid_news & USAID Haiti: http://twitter.com/USAID_Haiti.
U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery:
USNS Comfort [hospital ship]:
USS Normandy [participating in Haiti relief]:
Voice of America (VOA) News:
US Dept of Health and Human Services. HHS.gov :
US Southern Command [responsible for US military response in Haiti]:
World Health Organization:
International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (IFRC):
American Red Cross:
Doctors Without Borders:
Partners In Health:
As many know, Vermonters have been responding to the crisis in Haiti, including those here at UVM and FAHC. The recent earthquake has created a complex disaster situation. The National Resource Center on Advancing Emergency Preparedness for Culturally Diverse Communities provides valuable information on the emergency itself, cross cultural competence and translated materials.