Following is a list of freeware that provides tools and related resources for medical professionals engaged in public health and epidemiology. To learn more about a particular item, click on the item name. To download a software product or visit an interactive web site, click on "download" or "view," respectively. But first, please read our disclaimer and permissions page if you haven't already done so.

Advocacy and Policy Development Series (PH 431-437)
By The School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Illinois Public Health Preparedness Center offers competency-based, completely online courses for public health workers that are offered in a self-directed, instructor-led format. This series covers advocacy and policy development and includes the courses PH 431 to PH 437: What is Public Health Policy, Advocacy & Law?; Making Public Health Policy; Advocating Public Health Policy; Legal and Legislative Processes; Regulatory Processes of Public Health Law; Operational Processes of Public Health Law; and Evaluating Public Health Policy.
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AIDS Public Information Data Set Software
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). Data on reported AIDS cases.
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AIRNow Mobile App
By US Environmental Protection Agency. The AIRNow mobile application provides real-time air quality information that you can use to protect your health when planning your day. You can get location-specific reports on current air quality and air quality forecasts for both ozone and fine particle pollution (PM2.5). Air quality maps from the AIRNow website provide visual depictions of current and forecast air quality nationwide, and a page on air quality-related health effects explains what actions people can take to protect their health at different AQI levels, such as "code orange." Available for iPhone and Android.
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Anthrax eTool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. An illustrated, interactive web-based training tool on anthrax, an acute infectious disease caused by a spore-forming bacterium called Bacillus anthracis. Anthrax has received heightened attention recently because of its use as a biological warfare agent.
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Applied Epidemiology Series (PH 491-496)
By The School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Illinois Public Health Preparedness Center offers competency-based, completely online courses for public health workers that are offered in a self-directed, instructor-led format. This series covers applied epidemiology and includes the courses PH 491 to PH 496: What is Applied Epidemiology?; Frequency Measures Used in Epidemiology; Measures of Central Location and Dispersion; Organizing Epidemiologic Data; Public Health Surveillance; and Investigating Outbreaks.
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Cancer Statistics
By National Cancer Institute. Statistics on patterns and trends in various cancer types.
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CDC Wonder
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). Provides a single point of access to a wide variety of CDC reports, guidelines, and numeric public health data.
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Community Health Assessment Series (PH 421-427)
By The School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Illinois Public Health Preparedness Center offers competency-based, completely online courses for public health workers that are offered in a self-directed, instructor-led format. This series covers community health assessment and includes the courses PH 421 to PH 427: What is Community Health Assessment?; Applying Informatics to Community Health Assessment; Assessing Community Assets and Capacity; Community Risk and Protective Factors; Community Agenda Setting; Community Problem Solving; and Community Engagement.
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Comprehensive Clinic Assessment Software Application (CoCASA)
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). The Comprehensive Clinic Assessment Software Application (CoCASA) is a tool for assessing immunization practices within a clinic, private practice, or any other environment where immunizations are provided. CoCASA replaces all previous versions of CASA, VFC-CASA and Adult CASA (ACASA). CoCASA can be used for immunization assessments across the lifespan.
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Epi Info
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). With Epi Info and a personal computer, epidemiologists and other public health and medical professionals can rapidly develop a questionnaire or form, customize the data entry process, and enter and analyze data. Epidemiologic statistics, tables, graphs, and maps are produced with simple commands such as READ, FREQ, LIST, TABLES, GRAPH, and MAP. Epi Map displays geographic maps with data from Epi Info.
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EpiCalc 2000
By Mark Myatt. A statistical calculator that works with pre-tabulated data. Some of the functions available in EpiCalc will be of general use but they have been chosen to be of interest to persons working with data from a public health or epidemiological context.
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EpiData
By EpiData Association. A tool for simple or programmed data entry and for data documentation. After data have been entered, users can produce data listings as well as frequency tables (codebook) with summary descriptive statistics. Based on the file formats of Epi Info.
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EpiGram
By Mark Myatt. A program that can be used to produce diagrams for inclusion in articles and reports. It is called EpiGram because it was written to create epidemiological contact tracing and social network diagrams for inclusion in outbreak and other epidemiological reports. It is, however, a general purpose diagram creation tool.
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EpiInfo Add-ins
By Mark Myatt. Logistic regression and survival analysis for EpiInfo .REC files.
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FP Advisor
By Mark Myatt. The purpose of FP Advisor is to allow investigators to consider a wide range of disease possibilities (contained in the FP Advisor database) in a foodborne disease investigation. By entering known information such as the incubation period, specific symptoms, type of food, etc., the program will generate a limited list of disease possibilities. FP Advisor is based on the original dBase III program by Thomas E. Crook of the Food Service Sanitation Section of the Michigan State Department of Agriculture.
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Immunization Courses
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). CDC offers numerous education and training programs for healthcare personnel. A variety of topics and formats are available. All are based on vaccine recommendations made by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP). Physicians, nurses, health educators, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals are invited to apply for continuing education credits/contact hours, when available.
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Immunization Update 2012 (Webcast on Demand)
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). This is an edited version of the Immunization Update 2012 webcast, originally aired on August 16, 2012. It provides up-to-date information on the rapidly changing field of immunization. Continuing education credit available.
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International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9)
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the classification used to code and classify mortality data from death certificates. The ICD is designed to promote international comparability in the collection, processing, classification, and presentation of mortality statistics. This includes providing a format for reporting causes of death on the death certificate. The reported conditions are then translated into medical codes through use of the classification structure and the selection and modification rules contained in the applicable revision of the ICD, published by the World Health Organization.
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International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM)
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). The International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) is used to code and classify morbidity data from the inpatient and outpatient records, physician offices, and most National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) surveys.
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International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10)
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the classification used to code and classify mortality data from death certificates. The ICD is designed to promote international comparability in the collection, processing, classification, and presentation of mortality statistics. This includes providing a format for reporting causes of death on the death certificate. The reported conditions are then translated into medical codes through use of the classification structure and the selection and modification rules contained in the applicable revision of the ICD, published by the World Health Organization.
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International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM)
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). The International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification (ICD-CM) is used to code and classify morbidity data from the inpatient and outpatient records, physician offices, and most National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) surveys.
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International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)
By World Health Organization. ICF is a classification of health and health related domains that describe body functions and structures, activities and participation. The domains are classified from body, individual and societal perspectives. Since an individual's functioning and disability occurs in a context, ICF also includes a list of environmental factors. ICF is useful to understand and measure health outcomes. It can be used in clinical settings, health services or surveys at the individual or population level. Thus ICF complements ICD-10, The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems and therefore is looking beyond mortality and disease.
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Investigating an Outbreak: Pharyngitis in Louisiana
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). This award winning case study simulates an outbreak investigation in which the student is lead investigator and conducts epidemiologic detective work, leading to the source of the outbreak. Undertaking a variety of investigative activities, the student uncovers important information which leads to the source of the outbreak.
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MACH 2010 Population Atributable Risk Calculator (PARC) and Quick Risk Calculator (QuRC)
By University of Rochester Medical Center. Interactive learning tools developed to assist students in generating some basic epidemiological measures of exposure, outcome, and risk. Based on the marginal counts from a standard two-by-two table MACH (Maternal and Child Health) PARC/QuRC calculates: marginal proportions, the prevalence of exposures and outcomes, risk, exposure rates, odds ratio, relative risk, and the population attributable risk percentage.
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MediaLab OSHA Tuberculosis
By MediaLab, Inc.. This basic course tells how tuberculosis (TB) is spread; describes symptoms associated with TB; describes TB testing procedures; relates specific guidelines and CDC risk categories; and describes methods of TB control.
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Medical Algorithms: Parasitology & Medical Entomology
By Institute for Algorithmic Medicine. Contains medical algorithms (computation, formula, survey, or look-up tables) useful in parasitology and medical entomology. In MS Excel.
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Miscellaneous Statistical Utilities
By Mark Myatt. Miscellaneous statistical and epidemiological utilities (by Ray Simons and others).
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National Vital Statistics System
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). Statistics relating to birth, death, marriage, divorce, and fetal death in the United States.
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NPCR EDITS
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). Tools to improve the quality of data gathered by the public health community by standardizing the way data items are checked for validity. These tools can be built into interactive data collection systems to achieve real-time field-by-field editing during data entry. They can also be used in batch-editing processes for data already collected. EDITS provides software to support three types of data activities: defining standards for data quality, creating data collection processes, and analyzing data.
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OpenEpi
By Emory University. The Open Source Epidemiologic Statistics for Public Health (OpenEpi) is an Open Source effort to replace and extend the EpiTable and Statcalc programs in Epi Info with web-compatible programs and links in JavaScript. It consist of a series of programs for use in public health and provides a number of epidemiologic and statistical tools.
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PEPI for Windows (WinPepi)
By Mark Myatt. A Windows version of PEPI statistical software being developed by Joe Abramson.
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Program Development and Evaluation Series (PH 441-447)
By The School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Illinois Public Health Preparedness Center offers competency-based, completely online courses for public health workers that are offered in a self-directed, instructor-led format. This series covers program development and evaluation and includes the courses PH 441 to PH 447: What is Public Health Program Development & Evaluation?; Planning Public Health Programs; Developing Public Health Programs; Implementing Public Health Programs; Evaluating Public Health Programs; Outcome and Cost Evaluation; and Evidence-Based Program Decisions.
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Public Health Administration Series (PH 451-457)
By The School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Illinois Public Health Preparedness Center offers competency-based, completely online courses for public health workers that are offered in a self-directed, instructor-led format. This series covers public health administration and includes the courses PH 451 to PH 457: What is Public Health Administration?; Public Health Organizations; Information Management; Community Applications; Resource Management; Communications and Marketing; and Public Health Leadership.
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Public Health Image Library (PHIL)
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). PHIL is an extensive collection of still images, image sets, and multimedia files related to public health.
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Public Health Practice Series (PH 411-417)
By The School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Illinois Public Health Preparedness Center offers competency-based, completely online courses for public health workers that are offered in a self-directed, instructor-led format. This series covers basic public health practice and includes the courses PH 411 to PH 417: What is Public Health?; Understanding and Measuring Health; Population Based Prevention; Law, Government & Public Health; Core Functions & Public Health Practice; Public Health Infrastructure; and Public Health Interventions.
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Public Health Preparedness and Response Series (PH 461-467)
By The School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Illinois Public Health Preparedness Center offers competency-based, completely online courses for public health workers that are offered in a self-directed, instructor-led format. This series covers public health preparedness and response and includes the courses PH 461 to PH 467: What is Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response?; Bioterrorism Preparedness & Response; Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response Planning; Public Health Emergency Response Management; and Surveillance & Assessment in Public Health Emergencies.
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SampleLQ
By Mark Myatt. A sample size calculator for community-based LQAS (lot-quality assurance sampling) triage surveys.
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SampleXS
By Mark Myatt. A sample size calculator for cross-sectional surveys using simple random, systematic, or complex samples.
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Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). The Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis series consists of a total of nine modules that are separated into two separate courses. The first course, consisting of modules 1-5, provides basic information on TB. The second course, consisting of modules 6-9, provides more specific TB programmatic information. Continuing education credit available.
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SigmaD
By Mark Myatt. A computer (32-bit Windows) program designed to assist field workers when standardizing epidemiological measurements (e.g. of weight, height, and MUAC in anthropometric surveys).
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Smallpox and Vaccinia Laboratory Testing: A National Training Initiative Webcast
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). As part of the requirements to implement a national vaccination program, the Nation's laboratorians must be prepared to provide information about available laboratory testing of febrile rash illnesses to clinicians and others who use laboratory services. This program will explain the relationship and resources available in clinical and public health laboratories, indications for laboratory testing, the types and availability of testing, test interpretation, and specific specimen collection, handling, and transportation requirements. Originally broadcast January 29, 2003.
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Smallpox Preparedness: Considerations for Response Team Volunteers Webcast
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). State public health departments are working with local public health departments and hospitals to further develop their smallpox response plans, which include identifying healthcare workers and public health first responders to serve on Smallpox Response Teams. Pre-event vaccination of these Smallpox Response Teams will allow them to better protect the American public against smallpox attack. People who volunteer to receive the smallpox vaccine need to know 1) the conditions that increase the risk of a serious complication and how to assess if they should not be immunized, 2) instructions for caring for the smallpox vaccination site to avoid transmission of the vaccine virus to themselves or others, especially family or household members. This program will provide needed information to those people who are considering participation on a Smallpox Response Team. Originally aired January 9, 2003 and December 20, 2002.
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Smallpox Vaccination and Adverse Events Training Module
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). Provides health care personnel with a ready reference resource to help them properly evaluate different responses to vaccination and indications for treatment of patients with certain rare but sometimes serious complications. It also provides guidance regarding the vaccinia (smallpox) vaccine, contraindications to vaccination, and the vaccination method. Continuing education credit available.
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Smallpox: What Every Clinician Should Know (Webcast on Demand)
By University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Public Health. Although naturally-occurring smallpox was eradicated from earth in 1977, there is concern that smallpox virus could be used as a biologic weapon. The webcast on demand presents information on recognition and diagnosis of smallpox, management and reporting of a suspected case, and the characteristics and use of smallpox (vaccinia) vaccine.
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SOUNDEX
By Mark Myatt. The use of SOUNDEX codes provides an alternative to supplying surnames when confidentiality is required. This system is used by CDSC (the UK equivalent of CDC) for the HIV/AIDS Voluntary Confidential Reporting Scheme. Confidentiality is ensured as no SOUNDEX code is unique to a single surname. This makes it possible to share confidential data about (e.g.) sexually transmitted infections or psychiatric conditions without using surnames. SOUNDEX coding is suited to the public health surveillance of stigmatized diseases.
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STD*MIS
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). An application for State and local health departments to address the most common issues facing an STD program in its efforts to manage the data that it receives from labs, providers, clinics, disease intervention specialists (DIS), etc. Additionally, a mechanism is provided so that non-named case morbidity data, in electronic format, can be transmitted to CDC via the National Electronic Telecommunications System for Surveillance (NETSS).
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STELLAR: Systematic Tracking of Elevated Lead Levels and Remediation
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). A software application provided to State and local Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs (CLPPPs) with a practical means of tracking medical and environmental activities in lead poisoning cases. The intent of this application is to provide an electronic means of addressing the data that Programs receive from labs, providers, clinics and case management professionals.
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SUMA
By Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/World Health Organization (WHO). SUMA (relief SUpply MAnagement system) is a tool for the management of humanitarian relief supplies, from the time pledges are made by donors, to their entry into the disaster area and their storage and distribution.
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Toxicology Issues of Concern (TICs)
By EXTOXNET. Various toxicology issues of concern such as In Our Children's Food, Environmental Hormones, and E Coli Outbreak.
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Tuberculosis Training Materials
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. A training and outreach package on tuberculosis based on CPL 2.106, Enforcement Procedures and Scheduling for Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis. It consists of 51 PowerPoint slides and a PDF file of overhead transparencies.
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VFC/AFIX Evaluation Software Training
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). The VFC/AFIX Evaluation module training will prepare you to use this software on your computer for inputting data for 2005 site visits.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Immune System/AIDS
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on immune system/AIDS for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Web-based Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). The Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis series consists of a total of nine modules that are separated into two separate courses. The first course, consisting of modules 1-5, provides basic information on TB. The second course, consisting of modules 6-9, provides more specific TB programmatic information. The Web-Based Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis is an interactive course with features such as animation, study questions, case studies, and links to other TB-related sites. Continuing education credit available.
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Wired Communities: Putting the e in Public Health Webcast
By University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Public Health. Information and communications technology have become the cornerstones of public health practice in the 21st century. At a time when communities are preparing to respond to any public health crisis in a matter of hours and even minutes, the speed with which we communicate and access information becomes crucial. Online resources, innovative software, and sophisticated equipment provide the necessary tools, but it is the exchange of information that makes a difference in a wired community. Join us as we share the vision of Blacksburg, Virginia, a community that is improving the practice of public health by building relationships, investing in information technology, and communicating with the world. Originally broadcast January 31, 2003. Continuing education credit available.
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