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US Geological Survey provides publicly available water quality information


USGS - science for a changing worldStreams, lakes, and reservoirs home pageGroundwater, aquifers, and wells home page. [Photo: Child drinking water.] Floods and droughts home page

The US Geological Survey Water Survey Web page provides hydrologic and water quality information including water data, publications, maps, recent water project information, and event information.


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February 5, 2011 Posted by | Educational Resources (High School/Early College(, Public Health | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

AIDS Education and Training Centers National Resource Center website

From the AIDS Education and Training Centers National Resource Center About Us Web page

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The AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) Program of the Ryan White CARE Act currently supports a network of 11 regional centers (and more than 130 local performance sites) that conduct targeted, multi-disciplinary education and training programs for healthcare providers treating persons with HIV/AIDS.

The AETCs serve all 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the six U.S.-affiliated Pacific Jurisdictions.

The mission of the AETCs is to improve the quality of life of patients living with HIV/AIDS through the provision of high quality professional education and training. The AETC Program is administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HIV/AIDS Bureau.

A few of the Web site’s features

  • Trainer Resources with self-study modules, adult learning training designs, teaching methods (including clinical, group, mentoring based) and training materials (as curricula and slide sets)
  • Clinician Resources with a manual, support tools (as pocket guide, charts, posters, and patient information)
  • Reference Materials with fact sheets, articles, and Web links.




February 5, 2011 Posted by | Consumer Health, Educational Resources (High School/Early College(, Finding Aids/Directories, Health Education (General Public), Librarian Resources, Professional Health Care Resources, Public Health | , , , , | 3 Comments

Ouch! – A BBC Website for and by Disabled People

Ouch! – It’s a Disability Thing

From the Ouch! About Page

Ouch! is a website from the BBC that reflects the lives and experiences of disabled people. It has articles, blogs, a very busy messageboard and an award-winning downloadable radio show – The Ouch Podcast). It’s aimed at those with a stakehold in disability: family, friends, professionals and, rather importantly, disabled people themselves – without whom all this would be a bit meaningless.

Some Other Features

The Play link has humorous drawings, comics, and articles.

The Motley Zoo comics features disabled animals such as animals that cannot go out to sea (owl and pussycat) because they are afraid of water.

A regular feature on accessible technology devices, such as the “Ouch! guide to audio description” and “TV help”.

A weekly Newsletter including disability news from the media and what’s new at Ouch!. Free subscription available.



Tech-interested visitors will enjoy Adrian Higginbotham’s regular feature on accessible technology devices, such as the “Ouch! guide to audio description” and “TV help”. Visitors can subscribe to the “Newsletter” to get a weekly brief on what’s new in disability news and what’s new on the site. The link to subscribe is on the bottom left side of the homepage. Visitors will want to check out the “Play” link, with its humorous drawings, comics and articles. The “Motley Zoo” comic depicts disabled animals, such as a shy peacock or the owl and the pussycat that can’t go out to sea because they have hydrophobia.



February 5, 2011 Posted by | Health Education (General Public) | , , , , , | Leave a comment


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