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Public Health: General Guide

Resources covering a range of topics for public health related interests.

Healthy People 2020

How do I cite Healthy People 2020?

The suggested citation information (but not APA format) for Healthy People 2020 main site is:

Healthy People 2020 [Internet]. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion [cited [Date URL was accessed]]. Available from: [Specific URL]. 

What this tells us is that the author is a Group Author. A URL to the page should be included. If it is a page that will change over time, then a date should be included. 

 

Following APA 7th edition, if I were to use this https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/immunization-and-infectious-diseases it would look like this in APA style 7th edition:

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (n.d.). Immunization and Infectious Diseases. https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/immunization-and-infectious-diseases

Other Health Related Sites

NIMH

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/site-info/citing-nimh-information-and-publications.shtml

AIDSinfo

https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/guidelines/related/how-to-cite

HHS.gov, SurgeonGeneral.gov, HealthCare.gov or Flu.gov Web pages

You may cite content from an HHS website by using the date, page title, and the URL.

https://www.hhs.gov/answers/hhs-administrative/how-do-i-cite-hhs-website-pages/index.html

CDC

Citing CDC 

With Author names:

Cullen, K. A., Ambrose, B. K., Gentzke, A. S., Apelberg, B. J., Jamal, A., & King, B. A. (2018). Notes from the Field: Use of Electronic Cigarettes and Any Tobacco Product Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2011–2018. MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 67(45), 1276–1277. https://doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6745a5

No author names, organization instead:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (1999). Control of infectious diseases. MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 48(29), 621–629. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10458535

 

MMWR is a publication series, once published in print. Treat it like a journal with the author being the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/about.html

APA Style Sources-7th ed updates