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Community Health and Emergency Resources

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Emergency Preparedness and Response - Centers for Disease Control

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CDC uses Twitter to reach out with timely health and safety information @CDCemergency 

New Hampshire Emergency Preparedness Resources

What to Do Before, During and After a Disaster
Governor's Office of Emergency Management 

Vermont Emergency Preparedness Resources

Just in Case - Be Ready Emegency Preparedness for People Who May Need Extra Assistance
 
 

National Health Resources

AARC - American Association for Respiratory Care 

AARP - AARP is a nonprofit organization, with chapters in every state, that provides access to resources especially relevant to seniors, including health care, caregiving, technology, housing, employment, Medicare, and Social Security.  

American Lung Association - The leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. 

Ask the Expert about Food Safety - USDA provides expert advice on food safety, nutrition, and SNAP benefits. 

Call 2-1-1 - Call 2-­­1-1 is a free and confidential call center and website service that helps people across North America find local resources. Dial 2-1-1 for live assistance or visit www.211.us website. Call center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Children’s Health (FDA consumer updates on children’s health) 

Consumer Information & Updates - U.S. Food and Drug Administration provides information on food, drugs, medical devices, radiation emitting products, vaccines, cosmetics, animal/veterinary, and tobacco products. 

COPD Foundation - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 

Find a Health Center Near You - Enter your address in the search box to find a health center near you.   

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. 

Glossary - The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) gives you an alphabetical and searchable list of word and terms related to health insurance and Health Care Reform. 

Health in Aging - Overseen by a team of experts on caring for older adults the content is based on resources that the American Geriatrics Society has developed for its professional members. 

Health Topics A to Z (Healthfinder.gov) 

HealthCare.gov - This site from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) provides information to help you take health care into your own hands and learn about Health Care Reform. 

Healthfinder.gov - This site from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) gives you information to help you and your loved ones stay healthy. 

Maintain a Healthy Weight - The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) offers information and tools to help Americans maintain a healthy weight.  

MyHealthFinder - online tool to help individuals find out about preventative services they may need in the coming year based on personal information such as sex and age. 

MyPlate - provides dietary guidance for all Americans with online tools and resources. 

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI provides science-based, plain-language information related to heart, lung, and blood diseases and conditions and sleep disorders. 

Medicare.gov - Official U.S. Government site for Medicare. 

Resources Database for Asian American, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders - The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) offers a variety of resources including fact sheets, research briefs, tool kits, and reports on health issues impacting Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. 

The Community Health Center Story - The Chronicles project honors the history of health centers and helps health centers tell their own unique stories. 

The Health Care Law and You - The Affordable Care Act (ACA) puts in place strong consumer protections, provides new coverage options, and gives you tools to make informed choices about your health. Learn about how the law affects you. 

Vaccines.gov - portal to information on vaccines and immunization for infants, children, teenagers, adults, and seniors. 

We Can! - Ways to enhance children's activity and nutrition.

Women’s Health Policy - The Kaiser Family Foundation provides information on coverage, affordability, and access issues that are important for women. 

Women’s Health - FDA consumer updates on women’s health. 

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE HEALTH RESOURCES 

Covering New Hampshire - NH Health Insurance Marketplace 

Find a Health Center in New Hampshire - Enter your address to find a Community Health Center near you. 

New Hampshire Department of Insurance - Federal and state information on health reform. 

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services - NH Medicaid and Federal Health Care Reform. 

New Hampshire Health Access Network - The New Hampshire Health Access Network is a voluntary effort by health care providers to improve access to health care for low-income children and adults statewide. NHHAN is not an insurance program. It is a discount program based on the applicant household's income and assets. 

New Hampshire Health Cost - HealthCost is a free tool, developed by the NH Insurance Department in 2007, that provides transparency on health costs. Claims data is used to determine the costs associated with procedures and services that are part of the HealthCost site.  

New Hampshire Legal Aid - Organizations and agencies dedicated to the ideal of equal access to justice working together to provide a range of legal services to New Hampshire's low income population.  

VERMONT HEALTH RESOURCES 

Children and Families - Vermont Department of Health. 

Child Safety - The Vermont Department of Health has adopted by reference the recall lists of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for all children’s products, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for car seat recalls. Lists are updated continuously as new product recalls are issued. 

Find a Health Center in Vermont - Enter your address to find a Community Health Center near you. 

Hearing Health - Just as every child is different, so are the signs and symptoms of hearing loss. Hearing screening is simple and painless. Early screening ensures children early access to services to help them reach their full potential. Contact your child's doctor if you have any concerns about your child's hearing.  

Immunizations - Vaccines are one of our nation's most successful and cost-effective public health tools. Immunizations are the single most important way to protect your family against serious and sometimes deadly diseases. Many of the diseases that vaccines prevent can’t be easily treated or cured. Some are especially dangerous for infants and young children as they spread easily from person to person. Even one infected person can cause an outbreak of diseases like measles and chickenpox. Vermont Department of Health works with providers and community partners to make sure children and adults receive the immunizations they need.

Vermont Association of Area Agencies on Aging - Association of five non-profit Area Agencies on Aging located throughout Vermont to respond to the needs and directions of older Vermonters and their families by offering information and assistance in many areas. 

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program - This program is designed to provide help with questions or concerns about Medicare related issues to those 65 and over or with disabilities. Trained counselors and volunteers are located in the Area Agencies on Aging. We are here to help you with any questions or problems you have with Medicare or other health insurance, including the Vermont State programs.

Vermont Department of Health - Public health is the system that works to protect and promote the health of citizens. It is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging a healthy life, and promoting physical and mental health. As part of the Agency of Human Services, the department works in concert with the departments of Mental Health; Children and Families; Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living; Corrections; and the Department of Vermont Health Access to improve the health and well-being of Vermonters. 

Vermont Department of Mental Health - The Department of Mental Health resides under the Agency of Human Services and has the same critical mission in mind: to improve the conditions and well-being of Vermonters and protect those who cannot protect themselves.  

Vermont Health Connect - Sign up for heatlh insurance, learn about health insurance and how to use your coverage to improve your health, and get the right amount of financial help by promptly reporting changes in your family or income. Consumer assisters available in-person or by free 800 telephone call. 

Vermont Law Help - This website provides general civil (non-criminal) legal information and helps you find free and low-cost civil legal aid, assistance and services in Vermont.