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Access Nebraska

Select self-screening to see what programs you may want to consider applying for. Select the programs you want to apply for and submit the application online with an electonic signature.


Adolescent Health Transition Project

Adolescent Health Transition Project is a resource for adolescents with special health care needs chronic illnesses or physical or developmental disabilities. The Project is designed to help smooth the transition from pediatric to adult health care.


Agency for Health Care Policy and Research

Has fact sheets on disabilities summaries of research health care cost and utilization information and primers such as Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before You Have Surgery or before your child has surgery.


All Refer Health

Medical resource provides comprehensive and authorative information and news on diseases symptoms tests surgery injuries nutrition medications and poisons. Focuses on family and community health.


Alzheimers Conditions Center

Part of HealthCentral.com features recent news articles television reports by Dr. Dean Edell a general health encyclopedia books and videos and links to related Internet sites.


The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Facts for Families

The American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry Facts for Families provides concise and up-to-date material on issues such as the depressed child teen suicide stepfamily problems and child sexual abuse.


American Lung Association of Nebraska

The American Lung Association of Nebraska is a non-profit non-governmental voluntary health organization dedicated to the prevention and control of lung disease and the promotion of respiratory health. It is affiliated with the national American Lung Association. Today our areas of focus are asthma tobacco use in children and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.


The American Medical Assocation

The American Medical Association - Health Insight provides a wealth of patient education material. Check here for information on top medical news specific conditions general health family focus and interactive health.


Assistive Technology for All

AT4ALL is a free service from the Assistive Technology Partnership. AT4ALL has a variety of equipment available for all of your needs. Equipment available includes computers wheelchairs scooters walkers personal care items items for vision and hearing impairments hospital beds and adapted vehicles. At AT4ALL you can find equipment for loan for sale or for giveaway. You can also find equipment from local lending program to try out before you buy it.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC

Their mission is to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease injury and disability. From acanthamoeba infection to zoster you will find it at this site.


Children of Aging Parents

Children of Aging Parents CAPS a national not-for profit agency recently announced the formation of a new support group for local caregivers at Omahas premier independent living community Elk Ridge Village. Elk Ridge Village which is located off of 194th Blondo just north of the West Dodge Expressway will pamper support group participants with complimentary refreshments in their exquisite dining room prior to each meeting.


CHIRS Consumer Health Information Resource Service

Need information to guide decisions about your health or the health of a family member or friend The McGoogan Library of Medicine provides such information to Nebraska residents free of charge through their Consumer Health Information Resource Service CHIRS. A Health Sciences Librarian will research your condition and provide a tailored package of information that may include Journal Articles Book Chapters Pamphlets and Web Resources. CHIRS information is provided for informational purposes only. Consult with your health care provider for specific medical questions. To request health information contact CHIRS or email them at askusunmc.edu or contact your local public library.


Consumer Health Information Resource Service

The McGoogan Library of Medicine provides information to guide decisions about your health or the health of a family member or friend to Nebraska residents free of charge through our Consumer Health Information Resource Service CHIRS. A Health Sciences Librarian will research your condition and provide a tailored package of information for you.


Diabetes

The links listed on this page will take you to a wide variety of information and help you connect to national organizations on diabetes.


Easter Seals Nebraska

Easter Seals Nebraska provides services to children and adults with disabilities and other special needs as well as support to their families. Some of the services include AgrAbility benefits planning assistance camp recreation activitiies and lifespan respite.


Health Central

The HealthCentral Network Inc. has a collection of owned and operated Web sites and multimedia affiliate properties providing timely in-depth trusted medical information personalized tools and resources and connections to a vast community of leading experts and patients for people seeking to manage and improve their health.


HealthCentral

HealthCentral is a source of recent news articles reports by Dr. Dean Edell a general health encyclopedia topic centers columnists books and videos and links to related Internet sites.


Healthfinder

Developed by HHS in collaboration with other federal agencies. This site can lead you to online publications clearinghouses databases web sites support and self-help groups as well as government agencies and nonprofit organizations that produce reliable information for the public.


Healthopedia.com

Healthopedia.com is a medical and health consumer information resource containing comprehensive and unbiased information in patient-friendly language from trusted sources on over 1500 health topics 70 focussed health centers and more than 11000 drugs and medications


Heart Information Network

Heart Information Network is an independent educational Web site. Material is reported in condensed form gathered from journals news releases and other sources. Their nutrition and resources pages are especially helpful--check the side bar.


Housing.ne.gov

The Assistive Technology Partnership hosts this housing listing and locator service that will provide easy access to information about housing opportunities throughout Nebraska. The service allows Nebraskans to locate available housing that best fits their needs either through the web site or 1-888-806-6287. Individuals will be able to easily search for housing using a wide variety of search criteria access other helpful websites as well as tools for renters including an affordability calculator a rental checklist and renter rights and responsibilities information - also provides information on supportive services throughout the State especially those services linked to housing needs.


InteliHealth

The site has a wealth of information on nutrition drugs diseases conditions caregivers pediatrics mental health a medical dictionary and much more. It features information from Harvards Consumer Health Information database.


KidsHealth.org

KidsHealth.org is one of the largest sites on the Internet providing expert health information about children from before birth through adolescence. It has separate areas for kids teens and parents with hundreds of in-depth articles and features.


Maternal and Child Health Bureau MCH

Administers four major programs that aim to achieve one goal to promote comprehensive coordinated family centered and culturally sensitive systems of health care that serve the diverse needs of all families within their own communities.


Mayo Clinic Health Oasis

Mayo Clinic Health Oasis is a highly rated site that provides comprehensive health information for children women and men. New material is added every work day all reviewed for accuracy by Mayo Clinic experts. Popular sections of the site include Headline Watch Ask Mayo Glossary Library Virtual Cookbook and Housecall a free e-mail bulletin service.


Medical Matrix

Medical Matrix is a free directory of selected medical sites on the Internet. Each site listing has been carefully evaluated by reviewers from our panel of physicians and medical librarians. Medical Matrix lists only those sites that meet our criteria for information quality and site usability with an emphasis on usefulness to healthcare practitioners.


The National Center on Severe and Sensory Disabilities NCSSD

NCSSD is the nations premier resource center for information training and technical assistance for families and educators of more than 1 million school children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing visually impaired or who have severe disabilities.


The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information NCADI

The information service of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Information is also available in Spanish and by TDD.


The National Health Information Center NHIC

The National Health Information Center NHIC is a health information referral service. NHIC puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers.


National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research NIDCR

The mission of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research NIDCR is to improve oral dental and craniofacial health through research research training and the dissemination of health information. We accomplish our mission by Performing and supporting basic and clinical research Conducting and funding research training and career development programs to ensure an adequate number of talented well-prepared and diverse investigators Coordinating and assisting relevant research and research-related activities among all sectors of the research community Promoting the timely transfer of knowledge gained from research and its implications for health to the public health professionals researchers and policy-makers.


The National Kidney Foundation Inc.

The National Kidney Foundation Inc. a major voluntary health organization seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.


OnHealth

An independent service that provides information and resources in an easy-to-read format. Conditions A-Z is a reference tool written for patients.


See To Learn

A preventive health program designed to ensure that kindergarten children entering school can see to learn and to educate parents and teachers about the warning signs of vision problems in all school-age children. This site provides information on free vision assessments for three-year-old children.


United We Ride

A one-stop information resource on all federal programs funding human service transportation from the Federal Transit Administration. It includes state supported initiatives and success stories.

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