very cool: NetEpt
Free, open source, network-enabled tools for epidemiology and public health practice
Public health is an area of endeavour concerned with protecting and improving the health of sub-groups of the population (or the entire population), rather than with the care of individual patients.
Epidemiology is the study of factors affecting the health and illness of populations, and serves as the foundation of almost all public health health practice.
NetEpi, which is short for "InterNet-enabled Epidemiology", is a collaborative project to create a suite of free, open source software tools for epidemiology and public health practice which make full use of the Internet. Anyone with an interest in population health epidemiology or public health informatics is encouraged to examine the current suite of tools and to contribute to their further development. Contributions which involve formal and/or informal testing of the tools in a wide range of circumstances and environments are particularly welcome, as are offers of assistance with design, programming and documentation tasks. We are also happy to talk to potential sponsors of the NetEpi projects.