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Courses in the area of Health and Risk (HR) examine how health risks, practices, and outcomes relate to broader social, cultural and global relations.
Health & Risk Theme
Mobile x-ray testing program of the King County Tuberculosis League, n.d. From the Seattle Times. University of Washington Libraries, Special Collection Division 67-53
Subject guides with in-depth resources in a particular topic or area of emphasis:
Think Tanks Search (Google)
Think tanks are groups affiliated with universities, governments, advocacy groups, foundations, NGOs, and businesses that generate public policy research, analysis, and activity
Search through academic blogs in social sciences, sciences and the humanities
Find scholarly blogs in all fields of study
Northwest Health Law Advocates
Consumer voice in the health care debate. Great site for reports and resources, statistics, and local actions happening around health disparities in Seattle
Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness
Reports, statistics and local actions that revolve around housing and homelessness in King County
An independent news and commentary website with expertise from academics, edited by journalists.
Some key databases related to this theme are not limited to, but include the following. Those with the icon are available online through the UW Libraries.
Scholarly publications in applied life sciences disciplines. (CAB Direct)
Social and public policy literature from periodicals, government documents, books, and other sources.
Web of Science
Citation index for the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities.
Development and Change
An international interdisciplinary journal of development studies and social change. From the Institute for Social Studies, The Hague.
Global Society: Journal of Interdisciplinary Relations
Covers the new agenda in global and international relations from a range of disciplines, including international relations, political science, political philosophy, international political economy, international law, international conflict analysis and sociology.
Yale Global Online
Explores the implications of the growing interconnectedness of the world. A publication of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization.