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ONLINE RESOURCES


GENERAL HEALTH

MedlinePlus

Produced by the National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.

Family Doctor

Is the AAFP’s award-winning consumer website, featuring physician-reviewed patient education materials, that includes care for the physical, mental, and emotional health of the whole family from newborns to older adults.

KidsHealth

Information you can trust about kids and teens that’s free of “doctor speak.”

LOCAL RESOURCES

Better Health

Better Health works to address the unmet healthcare needs in Cumberland County through education, referral and direct assistance.

The CARE Clinic

The CARE Clinic provides free quality health care to eligible uninsured, low income adults who live in Cumberland County and surrounding areas.

CCMAP: the Cumberland County Medication Access Program

The Cumberland County Medication Access Program’s mission is to assist eligible, low-income Cumberland County residents in obtaining lifesaving medications in order to enhance compliance and effective management of chronic long-term diseases.

Child Advocacy Center

Cumberland County Department of Social Services

DSS stands united to strengthen individuals and families and to protect children and vulnerable adults. They collaborate with community partners to provide programs and services which engage our customers in improving their quality of life.

FAST, Fayetteville Area System of Transit Fayetteville Area System of Transit

(FAST) improves quality of life by connecting people and places with safe, efficient, reliable, courteous and innovative transportation.

NC 2-1-1

NC 2-1-1 is an information and referral service provided by United Way of North Carolina. Accessible via an easy-to-remember, three-digit number, families and individuals can call to obtain free and confidential information on health and human services and resources within their community.

LOCAL PARKS AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Fayetteville Cumberland Parks & Recreation

ASTHMA

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

The AAFA is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma and allergic diseases through education, advocacy and research.

Know How to Use Your Asthma Inhaler

You may watch a video to follow along with the correct way to use your metered dose inhaler and print the step-by-step instructions and keep them with your Asthma Action Plan.

DEPRESSION

Depression

Links to resources to help with depression

National Institute of Mental Health

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders, offers basic information on mental disorders, a range of related topics, and the latest mental health research.

Families for Depression Awareness

Families for Depression Awareness helps families recognize and cope with depression and bipolar disorder to get people well and prevent suicides.

DIABETES

American Diabetes Association

The mission of the American Diabetic Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

Diabetes Risk Test

Find out your current risk for diabetes and prediabetes.

DRUG COST ASSISTANCE

GoodRx

GoodRx gathers current prices and discounts to help you find the lowest cost pharmacy for your prescriptions.

NeedyMeds

NeedyMeds is a national non-profit organization that maintains a website of free information on programs that help people who can’t afford medications and healthcare costs.

CCMAP: the Cumberland County Medication Access Program

The Cumberland County Medication Access Program’s mission is to assist eligible, low-income Cumberland County residents in obtaining lifesaving medications in order to enhance compliance and effective management of chronic long-term diseases.

EATING, NUTRITION, AND DIET

Choose My Plate

My Plate offers ideas and tips to help you create a healthier eating style that meets your individual needs and improves your health.

Eat Right

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ award winning eatright.org brings consumers the latest science-based nutrition information.

HEART DISEASE AND HEART FAILURE

Blood pressure log 

CardioSmart

CardioSmart is the patient education and empowerment initiative brought to you by the American College of Cardiology. Their mission is to help individuals prevent, treat and manage cardiovascular disease.

HeartHub

HeartHub is the American Heart Association’s portal for information, tools, and resources about cardiovascular disease and stroke.

LAB TESTS

Lab Tests Online

Explains why lab tests are ordered, how the test is done, and what the results mean.

MOUTH AND TEETH

MouthHealthy

Information for patients from the American Dental Association.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

National Institute on Drug Abuse

NIDA’s mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.

SAMHSA: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.