U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Community-Based Programs

2012 National Health Observances

Health observances are special days, weeks, or months used to raise awareness of important health topics. The National Health Observances annual calendar lists organizations to contact for up-to-date information and outreach materials.

Review Date: December 23, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tips for Promoting a National Health Observance

National Health Observances (NHO) are opportunities to educate the public, energize co-workers and community members, and promote healthy behaviors. The NHO toolkits have the information and tools you need to get started.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Frequently Asked Questions: National Health Observances

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the National Health Observances calendar and featured campaigns.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Healthy People 2020

Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. Learn about 2020 topics, goals, and objectives, and how you can get involved, show support, and stay up-to-date.

Review Date: December 23, 2012

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

State and Local Health Departments

Find a listing of state and local health departments throughout the United States offering health information, news, programs, and services to help protect and promote the health and well-being of state residents and visitors.

Review Date: December 09, 2012

American Public Health Association

Healthy People State Plans

Many States use Healthy People as a guide to improving health. Find state plans and reports based on objectives and targets from Healthy People 2010 and 2020.

Review Date: November 26, 2014

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Am I Eligible?

Feeding America is committed to helping end the fight against hunger. In addition to visiting your local food bank or emergency relief organization, here are some other links and information that may help.

Review Date: November 21, 2012

Feeding America

Community Care Options

This fact sheet explains the unique aspects of social day care, adult day health care, and other programs designed to provide recreation, therapy, and social support for disabled and impaired adults, as well as a break for family caregivers.

Review Date: January 04, 2015

Family Caregiver Alliance

CYFERNet: Children, Youth, and Families Education and Research Network

If you're a professional serving children, youth and families or a parent with your own children, find high quality, research-based youth and family resources from the Nation's Leading Universities

Review Date: November 05, 2012

National Institute of Food and Agriculture - NIFA

Diaper Banks

Diaper Banks provide absorbent products to those who cannot afford to purchase them. Some diapers banks are focused on the needs of a newborn or small child, but many include adult incontinence products.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

The Simon Foundation For Continence

Domestic Violence Coalitions of States and Territories

A current online listing of domestic violence offices by state. Includes mailing address and phone numbers.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

U.S. Department of Justice

Find a Local United Way Organization

Contact your local United Way to find programs and volunteer opportunities that improve education, help people achieve financial stability, and promote healthy living in your community.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

United Way Worldwide

Media-Smart Youth

Learn about the connection between media and young people's health.

Review Date: October 03, 2014

NIH Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Information Resource Center

Members: National Network for Youth

Locate community-based organizations by state that provide street-based services, emergency shelter, transitional living programs, counseling, and social, health, educational and job-related services to over 2.5 million youth each year.

Review Date: December 23, 2012

National Network for Youth

National Service Programs for Older Adults

For nearly 40 years, Senior Corps programs have connected more than 500,000 Americans to service opportunities in their communities. Learn about the RSVP, Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

Corporation for National and Community Service

U.S. Asian and Pacific Islander (A&PI) HIV/AIDS, Health, and Social Services Directory

Search for HIV/AIDS, health, and social service organizations in the U.S. and the six Pacific jurisdictions that provide services to Asian and Pacific Islanders.

Review Date: December 31, 2012

Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center

USDA Rural Development: Single Family Housing Loans and Grants

Single Family Housing Programs provide homeownership and home improvement opportunities to low- and moderate-income rural Americans through several loan, grant, and loan guarantee programs. Visit the listed sites for information and/or assistance.

Review Date: November 19, 2012

U.S. Department of Agriculture

What Makes PACE Different?

The Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) model is centered around the belief that it is better for the well-being of seniors with chronic care needs to be served in the community whenever possible. Find out if one of the 61 PACE Programs is located in your area.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

National PACE Association

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