LMCHD Resouces

 

General Health Resources:

Healthfinder.gov - A health resource maintained by the Department of Health and Human Services

Medlineplus.gov - A health database maintained by NIH's National Library of Medicine

NIH Health Information Index - Health topics A-Z and the Institutes that research them

CHIDonline - A combined government health information database

Child Health Resources - A directory of Child Health related websites

HealthCare.gov - Take health care into your own hands

CoveredCA - Your destination for affordable health care

 

Health News:

Rueters Health - Health in the news, updated daily and with existing archive.

“Racial Health Disparities and the Los Medanos Community Healthcare District” – A Research Report by Dr. J. Vern Cromartie published in Fulfilling Our Dreams by Bringing All Cultures Together. Scarborough, ME: National Association of African American Studies and Affiliates.

Free Patches for Medi-Cal Members Who Use the Helpline! 
Starting Sept. 30th, Medi-Cal members statewide who want to quit smoking can receive free nicotine patches by mail from the California Smokers' Helpline. The Helpline will send eligible members a free, four-week supply of patches, with further refills as needed. Please contact:
• Sue Kratochvil-Smith at (916) 445-8502 or  Susan.Kratochvil@cdph.ca.gov
• Cindy Vela at (916) 552-9904 or  Cynthia.Vela@cdph.ca.gov

BlackDoctor.org - Black health news on fitness, nutrition & weight loss.

LatinoDr.org - La vitamina diaria para su vida.

 

Specific Health Issues:

Environment

Scorecard.org - Read information on air, water, and land pollutants for the LMCHD area

EPA AIRData: Emission Sources - Map shows the locations of air pollution sources (plants) and/or air monitoring sites (monitors) in the 94565 area.

EPA AIRData: Plant Data - Information regarding selected plants and their estimated annual emissions in the 94565 area.

American Lung Association of California - Clean air tips.

Mental and Developmental Health

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry - Helping parents understand behavioral, emotional, and mental disorders in children.

American Psychiatric Association - The world's largest psychiatric organization. Website contains many relevant resources.

APA Journals and Information - Selected articles from APA publications and other relevant information.

Nat'l Info Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities - A national information and referral center with information on disabilities issues.

Nat'l Institute of Mental Health - The biomedical and behavioral research agency of the United States Government.

Nat'l Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - Biomedical research on disorders of the brain and nervous system (US Gov), with info. resources.

Parenting

American Academy of Pediatrics - Information regarding the general health of children.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development - The child health and behavioral research agency of the United States Government, with relevant information.

National Parent Information Network - Research-based information about the process of parenting, and about family involvement in education with Virtual Library.

 

This list is provided as a service of the Los Medanos Community Health Care District and is for educational purposes only. It should not be considered an endorsement by LMCHD. This list of web sites should not be construed as medical, legal, or therapeutic advice. The information contained in these sites is not intended to substitute for informed professional diagnosis, advice or therapy.

 


 
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