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Mount Carmel Healthy Living Center

Community health and wellness center providing free holistic health and wellness programs for everyone, empowering individuals to embrace long-term health behavior changes in a safe, inclusive space. Programs include cooking and nutrition, community meetings, diabetes prevention, exercise classes, wellness and stress management, financial education, healthy babies, and mom support groups. Go online to find healthy recipes, program descriptions, and to register for a program.
(614) 234-4660
777 West State Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222
mountcarmelhealth.com/about-us/community-benefit/outreach-programs/healthy-living-center

National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of Central Ohio

Serves those who have been, or know someone that is, diagnosed with kidney disease. They provide educational materials and resources on the website about kidney disease, treatment options, transplantations, and up-to-date information for professionals. They also offer peer support groups, tools to find a provider near you, and tools for joining a research study. NFK Central Ohio also provides community education and shares knowledge of kidney disease with Columbus residents.
1491 Polaris Parkway Box 268, Columbus, Ohio, 43240
(614) 822-6184
kidney.org/offices/nkf-serving-ohio

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Immigrant Health Toolkit

This toolkit was designed to provide practical information and best practices for pediatricians treating immigrant children, youth, and families. Toolkit topics include clinical care considerations, treatment recommendations, access to resources and public benefits, unique stressors, and more.
(800) 433-9016
aap.org

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Healthy Children

The website has information on a wide range of health topics, including safety, fitness, school issues, dating, substance abuse; emotional wellness, including helping children handle stress, psychiatric medications, grief. It also provides information about healthy living, family life, immunizations, developmental stages and more.
healthychildren.org

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Kids Doc Symptom Checker

On this website, parents can search by a child’s symptoms and read information or receive advice about what steps to take.
healthychildren.org/english/tips-tools/symptom-checker

Cincinnati Children’s Alphabetical Listing of Condition-Specific Web Resources

Search through their online directory to find information and condition-specific resources, arranged in alphabetical order by condition/diagnosis.
cincinnatichildrens.org/patients/child/special-needs/medical-health/conditions

Fast VAX Facts Mobile App

An app that parents and caregivers can use to get trusted, factual information on immunizations. Search “Fast VAX Facts” in the Apple App Store or on Google Play. Click the link below for more information.
fvf.ohioaap.org

Health Information Websites

The websites below offer a lot of health information. Many of them provide brochures and information about health topics, diseases, prevention and treatment.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Health Initiatives
GirlsHealth.gov
MyHealthfinder
Kids Health for Parents
Kids Health for Teens
Mayo Clinic
Medline Plus Health Information
Onco Link for Cancer Information

JAN (Job Accommodation Network)

Offers free guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. JAN consultants offer one-on-one guidance on workplace accommodations, ADA and related legislation, and self-employment and entrepreneurship options for people with disabilities. Assistance is available both over the phone and online. Their website also has helpful information on a wide range of medical conditions with related resources and accommodations.
Voice: (800) 526-7234
TTY: (877) 781-9403
Text: (304) 216-8189
askjan.org

Kids Health

This website offers a broad range of information on many topics for parents:

kidshealth.org

Medical Home Portal

A resource for professionals and families who care for youth with special healthcare needs. The website has lots of valuable knowledge for families and professionals about all aspects of care from understanding diagnoses, to accessing legal, education, and healthcare services, and best practices for clinicians. The portal also has a National Services directory to help find services near you.
Parent & Family Portal: medicalhomeportal.org/living-with-child
Physicians & Professionals Portal: medicalhomeportal.org/clinical-practice

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)

Health organization serving people living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases. The website has great information on various diseases and treatments, a searchable directory to find care providers across the country, resources on research and joining a clinical study, and community education materials. They host an annual summer camp for kids and young adults with neuromuscular disease at no cost to families, with in-person and virtual options. Families can call the Resource Center for one-to-one support and help finding resources.
1016 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60607
Corporate Office: (800) 572 1717
Resource Center: (833) 275-6321
mda.org

National Association for Rare Disorders (NORD)

Represents people with rare disorders. They have programs to help uninsured individuals in getting needed medications, provide a list of support groups for people with rare disorders and information about rare diseases.
National Headquarters: 55 Kenosia Avenue, Danbury, Connecticut 06810
NORD’s Patient Services: (800) 999-6673
Español: (844) 259-7178
rarediseases.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Health e-Hints Newsletter

A free e-newsletter written by pediatric specialists and customized to meet the health and safety needs of your family. When you enter the ages of your child(ren), you will only get articles that are relevant to your family.
nationwidechildrens.org/e-newsletter-sign-up

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Health Information

Find information on various health topics and about the disease, condition, medical procedure or test your child needs.
healthlibrary.nationwidechildrens.org
In Spanish: healthlibrary.nationwidechildrens.org/Spanish

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Helping Hands

Offers education materials for parents and caregivers covering topics such as flu, colic, when to stay home due to illness, ADHD and more.
nationwidechildrens.org/helping-hands


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