Health Resources & Links

Resource Directory

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
An agency of the USDHHS. To prevent exposure and adverse human health effects and diminished quality of life associated with exposure to hazardous substances from waste sites, unplanned releases and sources of pollution present in the environment.

American Academy of Pediatrics
An agency that addresses the needs of children, their families, and their communities by supporting members through advocacy, education, research, and service.

American Dietetics Association

American Heart Association

American Lung Association, Lung Information Service Center
online ETS packet

American Medical Association
Information for physicians, health professionals or patients

Americans for Nonsmokers Rights
is the only national organization dedicated to nonsmokers' rights, taking on the tobacco industry at all levels of government to protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke and youth from tobacco addiction. ANR pursues an action-oriented program of policy and legislation.

Area Agency on Aging
Agency to assist older people and their families of Portage, Stark, Summit, and Wayne counties in achieving the highest quality of life through a responsive network of services and resources.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC is the federal agency that has ultimate responsibility for the control of disease in the US. This is the main web page for CDC from which the latest detailed information on any infectious disease can be found.

Children's Defense Fund
America's strongest voice for children. Mission: to Leave No Child Behind, and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

Consumer Product Safety Commission
An independent Federal regularity agency, CPSC helps keep American families safe by reducing the risk of injury or death from consumer products. Visit the website often to share lifesaving information. Go to "Report unsafe products" to send information on-line.

Drugalert
Consumer updates regarding prescription medications, their side effects and symptoms, and safety information.

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Food and Drug Administration
Information on food, drugs and more related issues.

FoodSafety
Gateway to government food safety information

Fruits & Veggies More Matters
A nonprofit organization designed to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables to 5 or more servings a day to improve health of Americans.

Healthy People
National health promotion and disease prevention initiative. Goals to increase the quality and years of healthy life and eliminate health disparities.

Journal of Emerging Infectious Diseases
This journal is published six times per year by the CDC. It is a peer reviewed journal tracking and analyzing disease trends in the US.

La Leche League International
dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breast-fed.

Mesothelioma Association
An organization formed to help those who have been affected by Mesothelioma. Its mission is to improve the life expectancy, and survival rate of patients affected by this aggressive cancer.

Mesothelioma Specialists
Information on the best doctors and cancer centers in your area.

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
This is the official weekly publication of the CDC. This report contains all the latest information of disease outbreaks in the US.

National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

National Cancer Institute
includes ETS Fact Sheet

National Institutes of Health
Links to all of the constituent institutes who provide health education materials on diverse topics, including AIDS, aging, child health, communication disorders, cancer, genetics, and others.

National Library of Medicine
World's largest medical library.

National Organization for Rare Disorders

NetWellness
Consumer Health Information

NSF International, The Public Health and Safety Company
Committed to public health, safety, and protection of the environment. Focus on food, water, indoor air, and environment. Develops national standards. Provides learning opportunities. Provides third party conformity assessment.

Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System

Ohio Department of Agriculture

Ohio Department of Health (ODH)

ODH Data Warehouse
Health related data is available for both the county and state levels from this Ohio Department of Health site.

ODH Infectious Disease Control Manual
This manual contains all information and requirements for reporting and managing communicable diseases in the State of Ohio.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Division of Water

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

Ohio Medical Reserve Corps
This is Ohios website for the Medical Reserve Corps. The state of Ohio has many MRC Units who have dedicated themselves to developing an MRC on a local level.

Pandemic Flu
The latest information on Pandemic Flu in the United States.

RN to BSN Online
A comprehensive directory of RN to BSN programs online.

Ready in 3

Safe Disposal of Household Items

Safe Kids Central Ohio
Provides safety information and resources and links to many local and national websites.

Safe Kids USA
This website provides the latest news, product recalls, and invaluable tips on how to keep your kids safe. Provides current registry of car seat.

United States Census Bureau

United States Department of Agriculture
Home page for United States Department of Agriculture

United States Environmental Protection Agency

Well Log- Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Obtain your well log from this location.