General Health and Wellness - Resources

American Heart Association
Access healthy lifestyle information.

American Music Therapy Association
Access information on frequently asked questions about music therapy, such as who can benefit from music therapy, how music therapy is utilized in different settings, and misconceptions about music therapy.

CAPHIS Top 100 List:  Web Sites You Can Trust

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Find information on diseases & conditions, healthy living, environmental health, workplace safety & health, and much more.

Cochrane Reviews
The data base offers free access to abstracts and summaries on the effects of a variety of healthcare interventions. The information is intended to help people to make informed decisions about health care.

Community Connect to Research
Provides easy to understand information about health topics and health research.

Community Health Centers & Clinics with Reduced-Cost Dental Programs 

EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetics Database
Research the safety of skin products, such as make-up, soap, shampoo, tooth paste, sunscreen and more.

Find a doctor at UMass Memorial

Genesis Club
The mission of Genesis Club is to assist individuals with a mental illness to attain employment, housing, wellness, and friendships.

Healthfinder
Access quick guide to healthy living, personal wellness tools, and health news.

Helping Youth with Substance Abuse Problems:  A Free Resource Guide for Parents, Caregivers & Providers, 2010
Posted with permission from CommunityBuild

Household Products Database
Access health and safety information on household products.

Lamar Soutter Library
Access information on a variety of health topics and evidence-based practices.

Massachusetts 2-1-1
Free access to health and human services information and referral. This is a statewide collaboration of United Ways & the Massachusetts Association of Information and Referral Specialists. Access information via the website or call 2-1-1. 

Massachusetts Health Promotion Clearinghouse
The Clearinghouse provides free health promotion materials, on a variety of health topics, for Massachusetts residents and health and social service providers in the Commonwealth.

Massachusetts Med Line
Provides medication counseling, prescription drug plan referrals and assistance with finding programs for free or discounted medications. 
Call 1-866-633-1617

Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR)
Check out "Resources for Recovery A Mini Guide". The guide includes an array of “how to and where to go for help” fact sheets to support individuals and families in the recovery process.

Mass Resources
A free on-line resource for Massachusetts residents in need of housing, food, health care and other basic services. 

MedlinePlus
Find information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
Access information on patient prescription drug assistance programs.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI Hearts and Minds is an interactive, educational initiative promoting mind and body wellness.

National Institutes of Health
Access health information and wellness & lifestyle information.

National Women's Health Information Center
Source for women's health information.

Parent & Caregivers Support and Resource Guide 2009
Posted with permission from CommunityBuild

SAMHSA 10x10 Wellness Campaign
The 10x10 Wellness Campaign promotes the importance of addressing all parts of a person's life in hopes of increasing life expectancy for persons with mental health problems by 10 years over the next 10 years.  Access wellness tools, training opportunities, publications and resources.

SAMHSA Shared Decision Making Tools
A decision aid is a tool to help you be more involved in decisions about your treatment and services. It provides information so you can understand and compare your options, and think about what is most important to you. It could help you feel more prepared to talk to your provider.

TeensHealth
Health information for teens, parents and kids

Tox Town
Provides an introduction to toxic chemicals and environmental health risks you may encounter in every day life.

The Worcester Domestic Violence Action Group’s Guide to Domestic Violence & Trauma Services for Worcester Families
Produced 9/10

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Quick guide to healthy living.

Worcester Resources
A free on-line resource for Worcester-area residents in need of housing, food, health care, and other basic services.