Sites of Interest

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 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

The American Public Health Association (APHA) is 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.

 Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina

Eat Smart, Move More NC is a statewide initiative that promotes healthy eating and physical activity where you live, learn, earn, play and pray.

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 Home Page

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

Mesothelioma Guide is your trusted ally in the fight against asbestos-related cancer. Our comprehensive guide includes up-to-date information about living with mesothelioma, top doctors and treatment options. Our mission is to guide mesothelioma patients and their loved ones toward answers, care options, and free health solutions that improve their lives.

 My Plate

Choosemyplate.gov is 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

This site provides information to help you properly prepare and react to both natural and man-made disasters.

N.C. Pandemic Flu Preparedness

This site is 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

This site 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

The State Center 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

Pretty In Pink Foundation’s mission is to provide uninsured and under-insured breast cancer patients in North Carolina with financial assistance for quality, life-saving medical treatment. We 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.

Smart Start

Smart Start is North Carolina’s nationally recognized and award-winning early childhood initiative designed to insure that young children enter school healthy and ready to succeed.

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!