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Behavioral and Mental Health

National Institute of Mental Health. (Central government and research resource for mental health).

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (Overview of services, programs, and trainings for mental health).

Autism Speaks. (Provides Autism Video Glossary, online Family Resource Guide).

National Institute on Drug Abuse. (Offers updated info on marijuana, including incidence, impact, and current research about the drug and its effects).

National Mental Health Information Center. (Provides info about mental health services, sponsored by SAMSHA).

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). (The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness)


American Cancer Society. (A 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).

American Institute for Cancer Research. (Discusses research on diet and cancer prevention).

National Cancer Institute.


Cardiovascular/ Heart

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). (Able to search on sample menus, create a diet, recipes, and the DASH diet menu).

American Heart Association. (Education and information on heart disease and related disorders).

The Children’s Heart Institute. (Online pediatric cardiology encyclopedia)


Care Navigation

Agency for Health Research and Quality. (Website for US Dept of Health and Human Serv. Advancing excellence in healthcare).

Caring Connections.

Family Care Alliance. (Provides care-giving information and advice (also in Spanish and Chinese).

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). (HRSA- an agency of the US Dept of Health and Human Services- primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for the underinsured, isolated and medically vulnerable).

HealthWell Foundation. (Non-profit organization designed to assist individuals with certain diseases to pay insurance co-pays, premiums, coinsurance or other out of pocket healthcare costs).

Partnership for Prescription Assistance. (Resources to find assistance for prescriptions).


Chronic Pain

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. (Offers a chronic pain info page).

National Headache Foundation. (Provides education and info resources, supports headache research and advocates for the understanding of headache as a legitimate neurobiological disease).

Complementary/Alternative/Integrative Medicine

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. (Provides educational information on complementary and alternative medicine).



American Diabetes Association (ADA). (Their mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by this disease. Available in English and Spanish).



National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. (Conducts and supports basic and clinical research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health.  Multiple reliable links and information in Spanish as well).

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. (Provides information and support networks for the sufferers and families of people with Anorexia).



American Society on Aging. (Provides resources for improving skills of people working with older adults).

Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing. (An evidence-based online resource for nurses in clinical and educational settings.  Online resource for the care of older adults).

National Center on Elder Abuse. (Nat’l resource center dedicated to the prevention of elder mistreatment).

National Council on Aging. (The National Council on Aging is a non-profit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC.  Mission - to improve the lives of older adults).


Hospice / Palliative Care

Get Palliative Care. (General information about palliative care and what to expect; includes directory of where to get palliative care in the US).

Hospice. (General information about hospice and what to expect, sections for patients and caregivers with specific info about bereavement).

Hospice Foundation of America. (Provides help to those who cope personally or professionally with terminal illness, death, or grief).

National Hospice and Palliative Care. (Consumer guides to hospice, Medicare hospice benefit, and end of life wishes).



National Kidney Foundation. (The major voluntary health organization dedicated to preventing kidney disease, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation).

Urology Care Foundation. (Provides a wealth of information on various urological disorders by urology experts).


Nursing and other Professional Associations

American Nurses Association (ANA). (The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation’s 2.9 million registered nurses (RNs).

North Carolina Nurses Association. (Professional association for all registered nurses in North Carolina).



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (Information for all diseases with resources and current research, research on new illnesses or new research on current illnesses).

Medline Plus.

National Library of Medicine. (Search engine for other government websites).

National Institute of Health (NIH). (The nation’s medical research agency).

North Carolina Health Information. (Excellent resource for medical conditions, dictionary and terms.  Has links to local services for reporting child abuse, etc.  Also has links to references and statistics).

United Way 2-1-1. (Info and referral search across USA).


Respiratory/Smoking Cessation

American Lung Association (ALA). (Dedicated to saving lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.  Provides info on conditions, research, smoking cessation).



American Academy of Dermatology. (Provide clinical expert advice on skin conditions).

Electronic Textbook of Dermatology. (Provides educational information on dermatological conditions).

National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). (Dedicated to helping people with rare diseases.  Info on prevention and treatment resources).

March of Dimes. (Dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality).


Stroke/Neurological Conditions

National Stroke Association. (Provides basic knowledge about stroke, risk factors, prevention and recovery; also available in Spanish).

American Stroke Association. (Education and information on stroke and related disorders).