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Complaints
Complaints Online - federal trade commission providing consumer protection information

Consumer Information
Consumer World
Federal Consumer Information Center

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Death and Dying - see End of Life and Hospice

Dental
Dentists who treat individuals with special needs (in SC only)
South Carolina Dental Association

Drug Assistance - see Medication Assistance

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Employment - see also Veteran
America's Job Bank
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Job Accommodation Network
Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates
Office of Disability Employment Policy Publications
Office of Personnel Management - people with disabilities in the Federal Government
SC Jobs Now - South Carolina's Statewide Job Market (SC)
Social Security Administration Work Site - Office of Employment Support Programs
US Department of Labor

End of Life - see also Hospice andAdvanced Directives
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
American Hospice Foundation
Americans for Better Care of the Dying
Hospice Foundation of America
Last Acts Coalition
National Hospice and Palliative Care
Online Community for End-of-Life Care
Partnership for Caring
The Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association

Eye Care
Eye Care America

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Faith Based Initiatives
Center for Faith-Based & Community Initiatives

Family Centered Care
Family Centered Care
Family-Centered Care Toolkit - provides guidance from Military Health System leadership to local facilities on how to market family-centered care
Institute for Family-Centered Care
National Family Caregiver Association

Fathers
National Center for Fathering

Federal Government
Census Bureau
Administration for Children and Families
Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services - CMS (formally Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) - information about Medicaid, Medicare and State Children's Health Insurance Plan
Federal Agencies

Federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Federal and State Benefits
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Federal Consumer Information Center
Federal Government - First Gov - all online resources offered by the Federal Government
Federal Internet Sites
Federal Laws and Regulations
Federal Statistics
- provides the public a single point of entry to 40 Federal statistical programs
Government Benefits
Health Care Financing Administration - now CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services)
Health Finder
Health Finder in Spanish
Medicare
National Institutes of Health
Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates
Poverty Guidelines
Small Business Administration
-start your own business. Offers everything from loans to outreach initiatives for women and minority-owned businesses. The site also provides e-mail counseling and mentoring, online educational courses, and a database of federal, state and private contracts available to small firms.
Social Security Administration
Transit
US Congress
US Dept. of Education
US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - comprehensive homebuyer's kit, complete with searchable databases of HUD homes for sale, condominiums and developments approved for FHA financing, and HUD approved lenders
US Dept. of Veteran's Affairs - find the Veterans' Medical Center nearest you; find out what benefits you may qualify for, with help from the Department of Veterans' Affairs
US House of Representatives
US Senate
Whitehouse - Freedom Initiative
White House Website


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Genetics
Alliance of Genetic Support Groups
Johns Hopkins Genetics Research
National Society of Genetic Counselors
Office of Rare Diseases - NIH

Government - see Federal Government

Grants

The Foundation Center
Grants.gov - resource for all available grants wtihin government
Grass Roots - see Group Development

Group Development
American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR)
Teambuilding, Inc.
The Center for Community Change
The Citizen's Handbook

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Health
AARP Health Options

American Academy of Family Practice
American Medical Association

Black Health Network
Centers for Disease Control
Dr. Koop - health and medical information from former Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop
Federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Find a Doctor - AMA physician select on-line doctor finder
Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide
Health A to Z
Health and Age - now called Senior Living Map, see below
Health and Well Being - a well-being site aimed primarily at women
Health Answers
Health Care Financing Administration (now called Center for Medicaid & Medicare Services - CMS)
Health Finder
- tips on choosing a health plan, a doctor, a course of treatment, or a long-term care facility. Also provides information on the latest health research on different illnesses
Health Information for Spanish Speaking Consumers
HealthLink
Health Scout
Kids Health
Lookup Medical Information - Mayo Clinic Health Oasis
Mayo Clinic
- health headlines; also allows users to e-mail questions to physicians
Medhunt
- U.S. government- sponsored site with 14,000 links to health sites
MedicineNet
MedLine
Medscape - for reports and journal articles
Merck Manuals
Minority Health
MUSC Children's Hospital - ask pediatric health questions online (SC)
National Health Information Center
National Health Law Program
National Institutes of Health - gateway to resources of US agencies, including diseases being studied by institutes
National Library of Medicine - MedLine
access to world's largest biomedical library, includes consumer health information
New England Journal of Medicine
Quackwatch - the truth behind the latest health scares, legends, rumors and hoaxes
RealAge
Senior Health (as suggested by Katie Lynch) - Healthy Aging, Healthy Body, Preventative Care, Long Term Planning
Thrive on Line
Web M.D. - health news and information, physicians Directory, and support groups
Wellness

Higher Education
Student Financial Assistance from the US Department of Education

Hispanic Resources
National Hispanic Council On Aging

Homeschooling
A to Z Home's Cool Homeschooling

Hospice - see also End of Life
American Academy of Hospice andPalliative Medicine
Hospice Foundation of America
Innovations in End-of-Life Care
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Partnership for Caring: America's Voices for the Dying


Housing
National Association Hospital Hospitality Houses, Inc.
US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
- comprehensive homebuyer's kit, complete with searchable databases of HUD homes for sale, condominiums and developments approved for FHA financing, and HUD approved lenders
US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Subsidized Housing - by state

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Indian Resources - see Native American

Injury Prevention
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

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Jobs - see Employment

Juvenile Diabetes – see Diabetes

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Law(s)/Legal - see also ADA
Assistive Technology Act
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA)
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA)
DHHS Office of Civil Rights (Olmstead Links)
Disability Rights Education and Defense. Fund Inc.
Elder Law Organizations
Fair Housing Laws

Federal Disability Laws
Federal Laws and Regulations
Findlaw
Guide to Disability Rights Laws - Includes: Americans with Disabilities Act; Fair Housing Act; Air Carrier Access Act; Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act; Architectural Barriers Act and other Sources of Disability Rights Information
Motor Voter Act
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
National Health Law Program
National Senior Citizens Law Center
Section 508
Senior Law Home Page - helps older persons, families, attorneys and financial planners to access information about "elder Law"
Telecommunications Act
Workforce Investment Act Information and Tools

Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement Agencies in South Carolina

Legal - see Law and Advocacy

Literacy
Family Literacy
Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc.
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy
National Institute for Literacy


Long Term Care Insurance
Is Long Term Care Insurance For You?
Long Term Care Insurance Information - Consumer Law Page
Long Term Care Insurance Information - AARP
Long Term Care Insurance Information - National Advisory Council
Long Term Care Insurance Information - American Health Care Association
Long Term Care Insurance Information - USHC
Long Term Care Insurance Programs

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Maps
MapsOnUs
MapQuest

Military - see also Veteran
Family-Centered Care Toolkit - provides guidance from Military Health System leadership to local facilities on how to market family-centered care
Tricare
- serves the Federal Community in Washington, DC and the Department of Defense community in accommodating employees with disabilities

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Native American Resources
Center for American Indian Health - Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Healing of Nations - Suicide prevention & Crisis Intervention
"If you knew the conditions . . ." Health Care to Native Americans
Indian Health Service
National Indian Council on Aging
National Resource Center on Native American Aging
PowWows
The Pima Indians - Pathways to Health
Tribal Child Care Technical Assistance Center


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Patient Advocacy
Patient Advocate Foundation

Prescriptions and Prescription Assistance
American Society of Consultant Pharmacists - for pharmacists dealing with seniors
Drug InfoNet
Free Medicine Foundation
Free Medicine Program
Generic Drugs: The Unadvertised Brand
Indigent Prescriptions
IntelliHealth

MedicineNet
Merck Manuals
Needy Meds

PDR.net
Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs
Prescription Assistance Program - for physicians only
RX: List
SilverxCard

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Research - see Statistics

Respite
National Respite Locator Service
Respite Checklist

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Scholarships (Educational)
Federal Student Aid
Find Scholarships - site to help you find scholarships. registration required.

Screening Tools and Safety Tips
Bathroom Safety
Bathtub Safety (as suggested by Katie Lynch)
Benefits CheckUp - NCOA screening tool (financial assistance, health care programs, property tax programs, housing assistance, veterans assistance, home energy assistance, In-home services, long term care, nutrition: congregate/group and home delivered, transportation, Insurance Counseling, Golden Access Passport, Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, prescription drugs)
ElderKit - record and maintain information about personal and medical concerns
Housing Highlights: Home Modification and Repair - an overall assessment of your home -- a vital first step to home modification
Kitchen Safety

Small Business

Small Business Administration
- start your own business. Offers everything from loans to outreach initiatives for women and minority-owned businesses. The site also provides e-mail counseling and mentoring, online educational courses, and a database of federal, state and private contracts available to small firms.

South Carolina Resources
Ask-A-Lawyer - SC only
Governor Nikki Haley
Honorable Lindsey Graham
LifePoint - Organ and Eye Tissue Services for South Carolina
Medicaid for South Carolina
MUSC Children's Hospital - ask pediatric health questions online (SC)
Research and Statistics (SC Budget & Control Board)
Richland County Information
SCIWay - South Carolina's Information Highway
South Carolina – Toll-Free Telephone Numbers
SC Association for Volunteer Administration
SC Department of Education (SC DOE)
SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC)
SC Employment Security Commission (SC ESC)
SC General Assembly
SC Health Alliance - many SC hospitals
SC Health Care Association (Nursing Homes)
SC Hospital Association
SC Jobs
SC Medical Association
SC National Association of Social Workers
SC Nurses Association
SC State Office of Victims Assistance
Senior Living Map (formerly Health and Age)
State Agencies in South Carolina
Tax Information - SC
Tricounty Resource Directory

Statistics
Center for Information Technology Accommodation - provides federal agencies data about information technology
Federal Statistics - provides the public a single point of entry to 40 Federal statistical programs.
Health Statistics
KIDS COUNT
National Center for Health Statistics
Research and Statistics (SC Budget & Control Board)
US Government Bureau of Census

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Travel Companions
Guided Tour,Inc - for persons with developmental & physical challenges
Luck Mindy Adventures - escorted, assisted travel for adults with disabilities, small-group and custom tours
Travel Aides International
Trips R Us - travel , social programs and recreation for people with special needs

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Veteran's
American Legion
Dept. of Veteran's Affairs
- find the Veterans' Medical Center nearest you, and find out what benefits you may qualify for, with help from the Department of Veterans' Affairs
Military Resume Writer - America's Talent Bank
National Veteran's Wheelchair Games
Paralyzed Veterans of America
PVA National Bass Trail
PVA Sports and Recreation
PVA Trapshoot Circuit
Small Business Administration - Veterans Business Development
VetBiz

Volunteers

Energize, Inc.
e-Volunteerism: The Electronic Journal of the Volunteer Community
International Volunteer Programs Association
South Carolina Association for Volunteer Administration

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Wish Organizations
Children's Wish Foundation International

Make a Wish Foundation

Woman
Health and well-being - site aimed primarily at women
Office of Women's Health – US Food and Drug Administration

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Youth - see also teens
YouthInfo

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Zip Codes