Resources

National Institute on Aging

Offers resources and information related to aging. Includes information on health publications, clinical trials, an d health and aging organizations.

The Resource Directory for Older People

Intended to serve a wide audience including older people and their families, health and legal professionals, social service providers, librarians, researchers, and others with an interest in the field of aging. The directory contains names, addresses, phone numbers, and fax numbers of organizations which provide information and other resources on matters relating to the needs of older persons. A cooperative effort of the National Institute on Aging and the Administration on Aging.

Eldercare Locator

Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. The Eldercare Locator connects older Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services. The service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers

National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)

The is a national resource for elder rights, law enforcement and legal professionals, public policy leaders, researchers, and the public. The Center’s mission is to promote understanding, knowledge sharing, and action on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Contains information to elder abuse hotlines in all 50 states.

The American Childhood Cancer Organization

The American Childhood Cancer OrganizationĀ® is the largest publisher and distributor of free childhood cancer books in the country. Our books and materials are targeted at parents, young patients, siblings, educators, and caregivers. We work constantly to develop new tools and resources for the population we serve.

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. A service of the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC)

A national clearinghouse and technical assistance center that links parents, providers, policy-makers, researchers, and the public to early care and education information. Excellent source of information and resources for any issue regarding the care of children.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Information Resource Center

The NICHD conducts and supports research on topics related to the health of children, adults, families, and populations. From that research, the Institute provides information on a broad range of topics, as well as public health education campaigns and programs and related publications and materials. Choose an item below to find the information you need.

EthnoMed

The EthnoMed site contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues pertinent to the health care of specific immigrant groups to the US, many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world. Case managers can find information on cultural and health beliefs and practices for specific ethic groups, such as Cambodian, Chinese, Ethiopian, Mexican, Somali, Vietnamese, and other groups.

University of Michigan Cultural Competence Program (Tools & Resources)

Excellent resource for case managers. Includes information on cultural assessment and differences, cross-cultural communication, culture and domestic violence, and A-Z listing of multicultural health topics.

Office of Minority Health, US Dept. of Health and Human Services

Information on federal minority health initiatives. Includes data/statistics, programs and initiatives, health links, and a clearinghouse of resource information.

Diversity RX

Promoting language and cultural competence to improve the quality of health care for minority, immigrant, and ethnically diverse communities.

National Center for Cultural Competence

Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development–Focus is on cultural competence for child health and children with special needs. Also comprehensive information on reducing health disparities among ethnic and racial groups.

Agency for Health Care Research and Quality–Minority Health Research

Includes comprehensive research information on minority health, including Strategies for reducing disparities addressing racial and ethnic health care Collecting, using, and disseminating health data on minority populations Cultural competence guides for managed care plans Oral, linguistic, and culturally competent services: guides for managed care plans.

Cross Cultural Health Care Program

“Healthcare Without Barriers”–resource information to help promote quality health care that is culturally and linguistically appropriate.

Rural Assistance Center

A product of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Rural Initiative, the Rural Assistance Center (RAC) was established in December 2002 as a rural health and human services “information portal.” RAC helps rural communities and other rural stakeholders access the full range of available programs, funding, and research that can enable them to provide quality health and human services to rural residents.

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