This Web site helps uninsured and underinsured consumers in California navigate the application process for discounted care from hospitals. It also provides information about health insurance plans and pricing to protect against medical debt and underinsurance through policy change, public education, and legal assistance.
The Web site includes shared stories, an insurance calculator, and information in Spanish.
The purpose of the Medical Respite Tool Kit is to provide information and tools to help organizations and advocates plan, develop, and sustain medical respite programs. Medical respite care is acute and postacute medical care for homeless persons who are too ill or frail to recover from a physical illness or injury on the streets but who are not ill enough to be in a hospital. This approach provides a safe alternative to hospitals and for individuals in need of postdischarge medical care. It...
The REALtalkDC campaign is geared towards young people in the District of Columbia (DC). The campaign reaches youth by providing sexual health information online and through a text messaging service that allows users to text “REALtalk” to 61827 to get information on where to get tested in DC. The REALtalkDC Web site also includes an interactive quiz for consumers and various resources for health care providers.
Resources cover the following topics:
This tool is intended for health care professionals, students, and ancillary personnel who have minimal experience working with homeless patients.
Recognizing that standard clinical practice guidelines often fail to take into consideration the unique health care challenges faced by displaced people, the Health Care for the Homeless Clinicians’ Network convened an advisory committee comprised of six health and social service providers to develop standards for the...
This database will help users locate health centers supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration, which will provide care (based on income) even if the user does not have health insurance.
To find contact information for health care centers, users provide the following information:
This Web site presents information about tuberculosis (TB). It is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Prevention Information Network (NPIN).
This site provides information on the following:
- What’s new in TB
- TB today
- The changing epidemiology of TB
- Populations most affected by TB
- Challenges to TB elimination
- TB elimination and control today
- Making the connection
This fact sheet presents information for parents and communities concerned about the potential for disease outbreak when the residents of disaster-affected areas migrate to other States.
The following topics are addressed in this fact sheet:
- School-age evacuees do not pose an increased health risk in schools
- Illnesses in school-age evacuees should be treated the same as under normal conditions
- Guidance on accepting a school-age evacuee into the...
This fact sheet outlines some conditions to be considered when providing health care to evacuees. Conditions are organized according to presenting symptoms and also alphabetically.
This tool addresses the following topics:
- Presenting symptoms
- Altered mental status/central nervous system syndromes
- Fever with poorly localized signs
- Diarrheal illness
- Skin and soft tissue lesions and...
The Homelessness Resource Center (HRC) is an interactive community of providers, consumers, policymakers, researchers, and public agencies at Federal, State, and local levels who seek to improve the lives of people affected by homelessness who have mental health conditions, substance use issues, or histories of trauma.
The HRC’s updated site shares state-of-the-art knowledge and promising practices to prevent and end homelessness through:
- Training and technical...
The National Women’s Heath Information Center (NWHIC) provides a gateway to the vast array of Federal and other women’s health information resources. This Web site can help users link to, read, and download a wide variety of materials related to women’s health developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), other Federal agencies, and private sector organizations.
The Web site includes the following major sections:
- About womenshealth.gov