Here are some useful links to help you deal with health care issues.
Emergency Preparedness | Chronic Disease | Health & Wellness | Cancer Support
Health Data | Professional Associations | Caregiver Resources |
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American Lung Association
- The official website of the American Lung Association provides a wide range of information on lung disease, asthma, tobacco use, air pollution, self-help and statistics.
Breast & Cervical Cancer Program
- "Let No Woman Be Overlooked" - A free screening for breast and cervical cancer for women 18-64 through the New Hampshire Dept. of Health & Human Services Office of Community and Public Health.
Chemotherapy and Beyond
- A nonprofit program of the Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative, authored by the Cleveland Clinic. Scott Hamilton's chemotherapy site offers chemo information for cancer patients and their families, caregivers and friends.
Jen's Friends Cancer Foundation
- A local cancer foundation that provides support to those with cancer, especially with the financial hurdles associated with cancer treatment.
National Cancer Institute
- The National Cancer Institute is the lead federal agency for research on the causes, prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Their website contains information about the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.
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Caring for Your Parents
- The Caring for Your Parents
Web site contains a wealth of online resources for people caring for aging parents, other relations, or friends. The site is also valuable for those who expect to become caregivers—or are planning for their own future as they age. Here you can find: Caregiver's Resources
: An online handbook that provides information and advice on a wide range of topics, including Finances
, Health Care
, and Caring for the Caregiver
Family Caregiver Alliance
- Family caregiving is typically at the core of what sustains frail elders and adults with disabilities, yet caregivers often make major sacrifices to help loved ones remain in their homes. Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)—founded over 30 years ago in 1977—serves as a public voice for these caregivers, illuminating the daily challenges they face, offering them the assistance they so desperately need and deserve, and championing their cause through education, services, research and advocacy.
- healthfinder.gov is a government Web site offering information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy.
Home Health Compare
- Home Health Compare that provides detailed information about Medicare-certified home health agencies. New home health agencies may not appear for several months after being approved by Medicare.
Hospice Foundation of America
- Hospice Foundation of America provides leadership in the development and application of hospice and its philosophy of care with the goal of enhancing the U.S. health care system and the role of hospice within it.
- The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare
National Council on Aging Benefits Check-up (Benefits eligibility)
- Developed and maintained by The National Council on Aging
(NCOA), BenefitsCheckUp is the nation's most comprehensive Web-based service to screen for benefits programs for seniors with limited income and resources.
National Family Caregivers Association
- The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of diagnoses, relationships and life stages to help transform family caregivers' lives by removing barriers to health and well being.
Faith in Action
- Faith in Action
brings together people of many faiths to help their neighbors in need. Faith in Action
volunteers shop, cook, drive or just check in on the millions of Americans with long-term health needs.
Seniors Count NH
- Seniors Count is a perfect example of the success of combining efforts on the local community level to support the frail elderly. Seniors Count is a citywide collaborative community initiative involving many organizations partnering together to raise awareness, leverage resources and coordinate services for the at-risk elderly members of our community.
ServiceLink (a NH consumer network)
- Established in 2000, ServiceLink is a statewide network of locally administered community-based resources for seniors, adults with disabilities and their families. ServiceLink is a free information, referral, and assistance, with local offices in 13 communities and with many satellite offices throughout New Hampshire. ServiceLink answers questions and connects users to the appropriate services that support healthy and independent living.
United Hospital Fund "Next Step In Care" website
- Next Step in Care provides information and advice to help family caregivers
and health care providers
plan safe and smooth transitions for patients.
Drug Information, Side Effects & Interactions| Drugwatch.com
- DrugWatch.com offers detailed information about side effects caused by various medications. A side effect or adverse effect may occur as a reaction to a medication or as a result of incorrect dosage or interactions with other medications. The comprehensive side effect pages provided by DrugWatch.com enable patients to understand the risks associated with certain medications.
- Llinks to the top bachelor of science in nursing degrees. Use the links next to the school to request free information from the college about the degee programs it provides.
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AsthmaNow: NH Asthma Control Program
- This is a website that brings together information and resources to educate and support people in New Hampshire with an interest in asthma. A collaborative effort of the NH Asthma Control Program, American Lung Association of New Hampshire, Chronic Conditions Information Network of Vermont and New Hampshire (CCIN), and Southern NH Area Health Education Center (AHEC).
American Liver Foundation
- The American Liver Foundation was created in 1976 by the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD). The mission: to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.
National Kidney Foundation
- The National Kidney Foundation, a major voluntary nonprofit health organization, is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
- The mission of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke is to reduce the burden of neurological disease. NINDS is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Cerebral Palsy Research and Organizations
- This is a site containing links and site summations for Cerebral Palsy research and organizations Cerebral Palsy research and organizations.
National MS Society
- Discover the facts about MS: what it is, who gets it and why, symptoms, diagnosing, Treatments, FAQ's, Glossary of Terms
- The Alzheimer's Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer research.
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Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
- The CDC's Emergency Preparedness & Response web site. This site is intended to increase the nation's ability to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.
NH Communicable Disease Control & Surveillance
- The NH Department of Health & Human Service's Communicable Disease Control & Surveillance website. The Surveillance unit maintains the mandatory reportable disease system and is responsible for collecting, analyzing, interpreting and reporting NH infectious disease data.
US Government Pandemic Planning
- One-stop access to U.S. Government avian and pandemic flu information. Managed by the Department of Health and Human Services.
World Health Organization
- The World Health Organization's Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response website.
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American Heart Association
- The official website of the American Heart Association provides a wide range of information on heart disease, heart health, self-help and statistics.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
- Official website of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that runs Medicare, Medicaid, and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).
Mayo Clinic Health Info
- An excellent source of accurate, reliable and easy-to-understand health information on the Web. Find information fast on diseases and conditions or browse featured articles, tools, recipes and timely topics.
- Health information from the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Accurate, current, commercial free and totally private health information. Health topics, encyclopedia, drug information, clinical trials, and the latest health news.
National Mental Health Information Center
- The US Dept. of Health & Human Services website with consumer information on mental health and substance abuse programs, services and support.
ServiceLink of New Hampshire
- A statewide network of 13 community-based sites providing connections to resources for seniors, adults with disabilities and chronic illness, their families and caregivers.
Make Smoking History
- The Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program is dedicated to reducing the health and economic burden of tobacco use.
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NH Health Data Inventory
- New Hampshire Health Data Inventory has been created to provide an inventory of existing health data to New Hampshire communities. The purpose of this inventory is to connect community residents to health data sources and to the owners of these data sources. If community residents need assistance using these data sources they are encouraged to contact the data owners who will be willing to assist them
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LNA Health Careers
- Since 2003, LNA Health Careers has successfully graduated over 2400 nursing assistants ... Classes are held in over 15 facilities through out New Hampshire. ...
American Red Cross of NH
- In the Red Cross Licensed Nurse Assistant (LNA) course, students learn to care for residents of nursing homes, hospitals, and home healthcare organizations. This rewarding program trains students to help clients maintain their quality of life. Classes are flexible and offered day and night. The valuable skills learned in the nine-week LNA program give students a solid foundation for entering the healthcare field.
Hearts and Minds Healthcare Training
- Our LNA CNA training program is designed to be an informative, fun, gratifying, and at times... a challenging educational experience. Through the skills and ethics exemplified in our program and our instructors, we engage our students and strive to provide them with the aptitude and knowledge to base successful careers in the field of healthcare.
New Hampshire Technical Institute
- NHTI, Concord's Community College is a fully accredited Community College in Concord, NH, offering associate degrees and certificates in 62 programs including business, computers, criminal justice, education, engineering technologies, human service, nursing, health sciences, and liberal arts.
St. Joseph Hospital School of Practical Nursing
- The Nursing Assistant Course is a 144 hour program divided into 54 hours of theory and 90 hours of clinical experience.
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Home Care Association of NH
- The Home Care Association of New Hampshire (HCANH) represents licensed agencies that provide in-home health care and supportive services to individuals living in New Hampshire. The Association promotes the delivery of responsible, high quality health care in the home by offering education and networking
opportunities for home care professionals, providing leadership on home care issues, and serving as a home care advocate in the public policy
NH Dental Society
- The New Hampshire Dental Society is the professional association of dentists in New Hampshire. Its purpose is to: promote the art and science of dentistry; represent member dentists; provide leadership, educational information and other services for member dentists; and through its members insure the oral health of the people of New Hampshire.
NH Hospital Association
- Hospitals in the Granite State have been collaborating in the public interest through the New Hampshire Hospital Association since 1934. Advocacy is the Association's top priority.
The Association's mission is to enhance the clinical and economic performance of hospitals, improve public confidence in hospitals, and expand access to coverage and care for the citizens of New Hampshire. The Association works with other partners and stakeholders through our Foundation for Healthy Communities affiliate to make the healthcare delivery system more efficient, and to improve the processes and outcomes of care.
NH Medical Society
- The New Hampshire Medical Society envisions a State in which personal and public health are high priorities, all people have access to quality healthcare, and physicians experience deep satisfaction in the practice of medicine.
NH Nurses Association
- The New Hampshire Nurses' Association is a not-for-profit membership association and the ONLY state organization that advocates for all nurses regardless of specialty or practice setting. Since its founding in 1906 by six forward-thinking nurses, NHNA has represented the nursing profession in N.H. through legislation, political action and professional development. We are a Constituent Member Association (CMA) of the American Nurses' Association (ANA).