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Web Sites Worth Watching
Psychiatric Services 1999; doi:
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Psychiatric Services offers a monthly listing of mental-health-related Web sites and other sites of interest. The list changes monthly as new sites are identified, existing sites add new features, and different categories of sites are included. We'd like maintaining the list to be an interactive process, so tell us about your favorite sites or what you'd like to be able to find on the Web. You can reach us by e-mail at psjournal@psych.org.

National GAINS Center for People With Co-Occurring Disorders in the Criminal Justice System—www.prainc.com/gains/The GAINS center is operated by Policy Research, Inc., of Delmar, New York, in collaboration with the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, with sponsorship of several federal agencies, including the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and the Center for Mental Health Services. The GAINS center gathers and disseminates information about effective mental health and substance abuse services for people with co-occurring disorders who come in contact with the criminal justice system. The center's Web site offers several free publications, including summaries of key treatment issues and the elements of an effective jail diversion program, a fact sheet on the prevalence of co-occurring disorders in the criminal justice system, and full-text papers detailing screening and assessment approaches and intervention strategies.

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry—www.aaap.org In addition to general information about the association and membership, the site includes tables of contents, author guidelines, and subscription information for the association's newsletter and journal, American Journal on Addictions.

American Society on Aging—www.asaging.org The site offers information about ASA, a learning center, and publications listings. A section called "networks" addresses the effect of aging in multiple areas, such as in business, in gay and lesbian and multicultural populations, and in religion and spirituality.

HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report—www.cdc.gov/nchstp/hiv_aids/stats/hasrlink.htm This publication from the Centers for Disease Control offers free access to all contents. It contains tabular and graphic information about U.S. AIDS and HIV case reports, including data by state, metropolitan statistical area, mode of exposure, sex, race and ethnicity, age group, vital status, and case definition category.

Health Affairs—www.projhope.org/ha/ Users can access the full text of the current issue for free, search an index of past issues, browse past tables of contents, and read and submit personal essays.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development—www.nichd.nih.gov/ This department of the National Institutes of Health strives to ensure that every child is born healthy and grows up free from disease and disability. The site includes news releases, information about funding, resources for use by researchers, and a clearinghouse of publications.

Medical World Search—www.mwsearch.com Visitors can use plain-English terms to search the full text of nearly 100,000 Web pages from thousands of medical sites chosen by experts.

All Health—www.allhealth.com An outgrowth of one of the first online health communities, All Health is now one of the Web's most visited health sites. It features magazine-type coverage of health news, on-line support groups, and databases of articles by experts on a wide range of conditions.

Mental Health Statistics Improvement Program—www.mhsip.org Visitors to the site can learn about MHSIP's efforts to develop standards for mental health data and gain access to documents in the MHSIP library.

Women Halting Online Abuse—whoa.femail.org Designed to educate the Internet community about on-line harassment, how to protect oneself, and how to empower victims of harassment. The site encourages users to make suggestions and formulate voluntary policies that Internet systems can adopt in order to create harassment-free environments.

American Psychiatric Association—www.psych.org Currently provides information on the 2000 APA election schedule, campaign guidelines, and candidate information.

American Psychiatric Publishing Group—www.psychiatryonline.org All visitors may view abstracts, information for contributors, and tables of contents from APPG journals. Full text of each journal is available to psychiatryonline subscribers.

American Psychiatric Press,Inc.—www.appi.org Includes information on the title of the month and APPI's electronic library and a catalog of APPI books and periodicals.




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