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The page links offer education, guidance, and insight concerning personal health and well being, social and psychological issues, and community matters. It is our intention and hope that the listed websites will offer help for families and individuals dealing with serious personal issues. These suggested websites are categorized accordingly. We have no affiliation with any of the listings below; the links are for informational purposes only. 

                   

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HEALTH:

www.medicare.gov/    The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare

www.healthfinder.gov/    healthfinder® is an award-winning Federal Web site for consumers, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services together with other Federal agencies. Since 1997, healthfinder® has been recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet. healthfinder® links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,700 health-related organizations.

www.nutrition.gov/    The accessibility of the database will make it easier for consumers to make healthy choices by providing important information to personal computers.

www.disabilityinfo.gov/    DisabilityInfo.gov is a comprehensive online resource designed to provide people with disabilities with the information they need to know quickly and easily. With just a few clicks, the site provides access to disability-related information and programs available across the government on numerous subjects, including civil rights, education, employment, housing, health, income support, technology, transportation, and community life.

www.hhs.gov/    United States Department of Health And Human Services

www.nih.gov/    Official website of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH is one of the world's foremost medical research centers. 

http://medlineplus.gov/    Welcome to MedlinePlus, a goldmine of good health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine. Health professionals and consumers alike can depend on it for information that is authoritative and up to date. MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 650 diseases and conditions.

Social / Psychological:

www.alcoholics-anonymous.org/    Alcoholism is a rough word to deal with. Yet nobody is too young (or too old) to have trouble with booze. That's because alcoholism is an illness. It can hit anyone; young, old, rich, poor, black, white. And it doesn't matter how long you've been drinking or what you've been drinking. It's what drinking does to you that counts. To help you decide whether you might have a problem with your own drinking, we've prepared these 12 questions. The answers are nobody's business but your own. If you can answer yes to any one of these questions, maybe it's time you took a serious look at what your drinking might be doing to you. And, if you do need help or if you'd just like to talk to someone about your drinking, call us. We're in the phone book under Alcoholics Anonymous.

www.drugabuse.gov/    Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research Based Guide: National Institute on Drug Abuse.

www.pcadv.org/publications/SS%20FYI.pdf    Policy Change Makes it Easier for Battered Women to Obtain Numbers

www.focusas.com/Hotlines.html  Crisis intervention is a process by which a counselor identifies, assesses, and intervenes with the individual in crisis so as to restore balance and reduce the effects of the crisis in his/her life. The individual is then connected with a resource and support network.

www.holysmoke.org/fem/fem0175.htm    LIST OF NATIONAL HOTLINES: FROM THE ADULT CHILDREN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION - COMPUTER BULLETIN  BOARD

COMMUNITY:

www.hud.gov/    HUD's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. To fulfill this mission, HUD will embrace high standards of ethics, management and accountability and forge new partnerships--particularly with faith-based and community organizations--that leverage resources and improve HUD's ability to be effective on the community level. [i.e. Housing choice vouchers allow very low-income families to choose and lease or purchase safe, decent, and affordable privately-owned rental housing.]

www.whitehouse.gov/government/fbei/grants-catalog-index.html     The following list of over 150 programs represents many of the programs, offered by various Federal agencies, of interest to small, faith-based and community groups. However, there may be other programs in these or other agencies that we have not yet listed. Additional programs will be added over time. Visit www.fbci.gov every now and then to search an updated list. You can also visit www.grants.gov and www.fedbizopps.gov.

www.sba.gov/    Small Business Administration-Mission: Maintain and strengthen the nation's economy by aiding, counseling, assisting and protecting the interests of small businesses and by helping families and businesses recover from national disasters.

www.firstgov.gov/Citizen/Find_Services.shtml  Our Vision: FirstGov.gov, the official U.S. gateway to all government information, is the catalyst for a growing electronic government. Our work transcends the traditional boundaries of government and our vision is global–connecting the world to all U.S. government information and services.

FOR the LOVE of our PETS:

www.lib.purdue.edu/vetmed/vmllinks.html    VETERINARY/MEDICAL LINKS BY SUBJECT: [Includes websites covering Pet care advice for owners.]

www.aspca.org/    Our mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. We offer national programs in humane education, public awareness, government advocacy, shelter support, and animal medical services and placement. Our New York City headquarters houses a full-service animal hospital, behavior center, adoption facility, and Humane Law Enforcement Department. We are a privately funded 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.

www.allaboutpets.org.uk/aboutus.html    "All About Pets" is Britain's national pet care advice and pet care information service, providing expert pet advice and support for pet owners.

SPECIFIC HEALTH CONDITIONS:

www.americanheart.org    The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. AHA has transformed itself from a scientific society into a voluntary health agency. The first step was in identifying the organization's strategic driving force in March 1995: Providing credible heart disease and stroke information for effective prevention and treatment.

Heart disease is the leading killer of Americans today; heart attack is its most visible sign. You'll find a complete explanation of what heart attack is, prevention guidelines, and patient information.

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www.cancer.org/    ACS Mission Statement: The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community- based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

International Mission Statement: The American Cancer Society's international mission concentrates on capacity building in developing cancer societies and on collaboration with other cancer-related organizations throughout the world in carrying out shared strategic directions.

www.alz.org/    The Alzheimer's Association Contact Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide information and referral. Anyone with questions or concerns about memory problems, dementia, or Alzheimer's disease can call us at 800-272-3900. The Contact Center is staffed with professionals who understand the disease and its impact. We connect callers to information about the disease, treatments, care strategies, and linkages to community programs.

For more in-depth support, we offer confidential care consultation. Our master's level clinicians provide decision-making support, crisis assistance, and education regarding a number of issues and concerns faced by people with dementia and their families.

* If you need assistance in Spanish or another language, we can provide access to translation services for as many as 140 languages and dialects. Call us anytime at 800-272-3900. 

± The health information page is a works in process.