This Web site offers Federally-developed interactive tools and other resources to help community organizations and partnerships in their efforts to support youth. Included are tools and resources to help form effective partnerships, assess community assets, understand risk factors and protective factors, generate maps of local and Federal resources, and search for evidence-based youth programs.
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...
This Web site focuses on health topics of interest to girls (ages 10-16) and helps motivate them to choose healthy behaviors by using positive, supportive, and non-threatening messages.
This Web site includes the following categories of content for girls:
- Illness and disability
- Drugs, alcohol, and smoking
- Your future
- News and more
The Community Tool Box (CTB) is a free, Internet-based service that can help communities address health and development issues. It offers over 7,000 pages of practical guidance in community capacity building in an effort to bring about change and improvement in communities. The CTB connects people with resources for learning the many skills required for this work and applying this knowledge in diverse cultures and contexts.
The CTB’s nearly 300 different sections providing...
The Office of Minority Health (OMH) operates the OMH Resource Center (OMHRC), which serves as a free information and referral service on minority health issues for community groups, consumers, professionals, and students. It assists the Office of Public Health and Science and OMH in distributing scientifically valid and culturally-competent health information, encourages public participation in Health and Human Services (HHS) programs, and assists in conducting health campaigns. OMHRC...
This Web site provides information about this national campaign to link the Nation’s 10 million uninsured children–from birth to age 18–to free and low-cost health insurance. It provides the following:
- Information to help consumers learn more about health insurance for infants, children, and teens in their State
- Questions and answers about applying for low-cost or free health insurance for children
- Information to help spread the word to eligible families who may...
The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Library is a virtual guide to MCH information. It offers a combination of MCH information compiled by library staff and pathways to the best MCH information available on other Web sites, from organizations and libraries.
The MCH Library publishes the MCH Alert; produces databases; develops knowledge paths, bibliographies, and other information resources; maintains this Web site to provide access to key MCH-related data and information; and promotes...
This data query tool provides immediate access to the National Survey of Children’s Health data, as well as resources and assistance for interpreting and reporting findings. The interactive data query can be used to search and compare survey results for a State, the Nation, or subgroups of children.
The interactive data query allows users to search on the following topics:
- Child health measures—More than 60 measures of child health and well-being derived from the survey, in...
This Web site offers patients and health professionals a variety of educational resources related to cancer. This site provides reliable information about cancer from the National Cancer Institute, Federal agencies, and other trusted sources. The site is updated regularly.
This site presents the following information regarding cancer:
- Types of cancer
- Prevention, genetics, causes
- Screening and testing
- Coping with cancer
The National Marrow Donor Program (r) (NMDP) is a nonprofit organization that facilitates life-saving blood stem cell transplants for patients who do not have a donor in their family. NMDP manages the world’s largest registry of volunteer stem cell donors and cord blood units and provides the products and services that bring patients and donors together through life-saving technology. NMDP is also working to increase access to transplantation through research, advocacy, and...