SHOWN BELOW ARE USEFUL WEB LINKS THAT WE HAVE FOUND TO BE OF INTEREST. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THEY PROVIDE INFORMATION ON HEALTH ISSUES BUT SHOULD NOT BE USED AS A REPLACEMENT FOR SEEING YOUR DOCTOR.
American Addiction Centers – take a big picture approach to addiction treatment by addressing each client as a whole person. They work to consider how factors such as your lifestyle, environment, health, and co-occurring mental health disorders may play a part in your addiction involving drugs or alcohol.
American Cancer Society: Smoking Cessation – At this site, you’ll find lots of great information on how to quit smoking. You’ll learn how to set a quit date, quit, and avoid weight gain. Learn ways to make quitting easier, even if you are a long-time smoker.
American Public Health Association (APHA) – The oldest and largest organization of public health professionals in the world, representing more than 50,000 members from over 50 occupations of public health.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – The lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people; at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions and promoting health through strong partnerships.
DrugRehab.org – An informational site with resources for people suffering from addiction and their loved ones, that makes it easier to find free educational information to increase understanding of addiction.
Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina – A statewide initiative that promotes healthy eating and physical activity where you live, learn, earn, play and pray.
Hope Friendship Center (HFC) was formed to address the ever present and growing need in our society for comprehensive substance abuse treatment and to provide the mental health therapy required to produce a successful outcome for the many patients suffering from opioid addiction.
Immunize NC– Controlling the spread of infectious diseases through immunization is one of medicine’s most significant accomplishments. This website provides all the information needed to protect your family from infectious disease and explains the responsibilities of the North Carolina Immunization Branch.
Jones County, NC – Official home page for Jones County, North Carolina. Provides history, county departments and resources, and much more useful information to Jones County residents.
Mesothelioma Guide – Your trusted ally in the fight against asbestos-related cancer. Their comprehensive guide includes up-to-date information about living with mesothelioma, top doctors and treatment options. Their mission is to guide mesothelioma patients and their loved ones toward answers, care options, and free health solutions that improve their lives.
My Plate – Your access point for the USDA food guidance system. This site contains the latest news, background information, and resources about the food guidance system and helps create a perfect menu to help you achieve or maintain a healthy weight.
North Carolina Office of Public Health Preparedness & Response – Provides information to help you properly prepare and react to both natural and man-made disasters.
N.C. Pandemic Flu Preparedness – Dedicated to North Carolina’s efforts to prepare for a pandemic flu outbreak. Contains many resources to help you and your family prepare.
North Carolina Public Health – Contains a listing of Agencies, Program Offices and Support Activities related to public health. The site also provides many important North Carolina public health links you may find to useful.
North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics – Provides access to high quality health data and statistical publications being used to make decisions and set policies that influence the health of our citizens and their communities.
Pretty in Pink Foundation – Their mission is to provide uninsured and underinsured breast cancer patients in North Carolina with financial assistance for quality, life-saving medical treatment. They make this happen with financial commitments through sponsorship, fundraising, donations and pledge drives that support our Champions throughout North Carolina.
SHIFT NC – Formerly APPCNC, SHIFT NC is a leader in pregnancy prevention for teens and young adults. Their work has helped to bring the North Carolina Teen Pregnancy rate to its lowest point in history. On this site you can find information for parents, teens, and professionals.
Sleep Help Institute – A site devoted to spreading awareness of sleep health and wellness. They have guides that were created to help parents understand their kids’ sleep needs, including Healthy Sleep for New and Expecting Parents, Children’s Sleep Guide, and How to Manage Screen Time and Bedtime.
Smile Mobile Dental Clinic – The Smile Mobile is a mobile dental unit that travels to many different elementary schools within Craven, Jones and Pamlico counties. Please call the Craven County Health Department at 252-670-8608 to found out their current location and schedule an appointment. For a Spanish version of the Smile Mobile flyer, please click here.
The POD (Point of Dispensing) Game – This free and interactive game transports you into the middle of a drug dispensing center after a small airplane has released Anthrax over a city. PODS are being set up to treat all citizens. Stay calm and focused as you get as many people through the center as possible!
The Recovery Village – Offers comprehensive treatment for dual diagnosis based drug and alcohol rehab, eating disorder and mental health treatments tailored to the patient’s specific needs. At The Recovery Village, we understand addiction. Their fully trained staff will guide patients and family to the goal of complete rehabilitation. They currently have several locations across the country with plans to expand in the future.
TUCK – Advancing Better Sleep – Tuck aims to improve sleep hygiene, health, and wellness through the creation and dissemination of comprehensive, unbiased, free resources. Boasting the largest collection of aggregated data on sleep surfaces on the web (over 95,000 customer experiences from nearly 1,000 individual sources), Tuck aims to power consumers, sleep professionals, and the troubled sleeper looking for answers.