Resources

General Health Information

America On the Move
America On the Move is a national initiative dedicated to helping individuals and communities across our nation make positive changes to improve health and quality of life.

American Council for Fitness and Nutrition
Provides information and resources about physical activity and nutrition.

Be Active Challenge
The Be Active Challenge is a statewide program encouraging North Carolinians to develop healthy lifestyles.  Increase your regular physical activity in a fun, practical, team-oriented atmosphere!

EHP Science Education
The EHP Science Education Program comprises an EHP Student Edition of news articles published in EHP and environmental health science lessons based on selected articles.

FitTogether
Links North Carolinians to tools for healthier weight and lifestyles.

MEDLINE Plus
A national database of medical terms, health topics, drug information and other resources. Also has links to NC Health Info.

National Health Law Program
A national public interest law firm that seeks to improve health care for America's working and unemployed poor, minorities, the elderly and people with disabilities.

NC Department of Health and Human Services
DHHS is responsible for ensuring the health, safety and well being of all North Carolinians, providing the human service needs for the mentally ill, deaf, blind and developmentally disabled, and helping poorNorth Carolinians achieve economic independence.

NC Health Info
Contains lists of North Carolina health care providers, programs for various health issues, and services for specific illnesses.

NC Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities
Advocates for the elimination of health disparities among all racial and ethnic minorities and underserved populations in North Carolina.

NC Prevention Partners
Contains resources and services aimed at preventing disease.

North Carolina Division of Public Health
A division of the NC Department of Health and Human Services, the Division of Public Health specifically serves health issues of North Carolinians.

North Carolina Medical Society
The largest physician organization in the state, the Society represents the interests of physicians and protects the quality of patient care.

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics
A list of Web sites from the Division of Public Health.

Office of Healthy Carolinians
A Governor's Task Force appointed by Governor Mike Easley to advise the State Health Director and the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and strengthen community partnerships.

Poe Health Center
A non-profit organization that provides innovative health education programs for preschoolers, school-age children and adults.

Portion Distortion Quiz--from the National Institutes of Health
This quiz lets you compare food portions from today to those from 20 years ago and figure out how much exercise you need to do to burn off all the calories.

UNC School of Public Health
Conducts research to aid the NC Division of Public Health.

United Health Foundation
Supports health and medical decisions made by physicians, health professionals, community leaders and individuals that lead to better health outcomes and healthier communities.

VERBParents.com (Extra Hour for Extra Action Kit)
A resource for parents that contains activity ideas and nutrition information for children.

Vitamin and Nutrition Center
Provides information on vitamins and nutrition, reports on the latest vitamin research and explains just how vitamins prevent disease.