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Health - Resources for Rural Citizens

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Health information at your fingertips

Links to the award-winning HealthFinder resource, find a doctor and dentist tools, free/reduced cost medication assistance, fitness information and a farmer market locator online.

DHHS. National Health Information Center.

"Links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,500 health-related organizations."

Patient Assistance Program Center.

Provides a comprehensive database of patient assistance programs offered by pharmaceutical companies, as well as tools, news, and articles for health care professionals and patients.

DHHS. NIH. National Institute on Aging.

"Online, searchable database lists more than 250 national organizations that provide help to older people."

This President's Council, "engages, educates, and empowers all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition. Since 1956, the Council has created and promoted programs and initiatives that motivate people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to be active and eat healthy."

DHHS. The Office of Minority Health.

Provides lists of local health care providers for access to health care. Includes health centers, eyecare, mental health, eldercare and cancer programs.

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) "Learn the Signs. Act Early." campaign offers free materials and resources including fact sheets, milestone checklists, growth charts, and flyers to educate parents about developmental milestones and warning signs of developmental delays. To order or download materials, visit http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/index.html.