AHCPR is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The primary concern of AHCPR is to support research designed to improve
the quality of health care, reduce its cost, and broaden access to essential
services. Information on research findings, consumer health, evidence reports,
and technical reviews is presented at this site.
The ADA is the professional association of dentists serving the public
and profession of dentistry. This organization promotes the public's health
through education, and quality care related to oral health. ADA online provides
access to the ADA journal, consumer FAQ's, and links to other related sites.
The ALA is considered to be a great resource for information related
to lung diseases. The ALA has assumed a leading role in the fight against
tobacco. They provide programs and research grants focused on helping smokers
quit. At this site is late breaking news on asthma, tobacco, environmental
health, and lung diseases..
The American Heart Association is a non-profit agency devoted to research
and education on coronary heart disease (CHD) and other cardiovascular diseases.
This site provides an interactive assessment of CHD risk based on some of
the established modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors.
This site is part of the CDC's regular site. The CDC provides information
on tobacco use and abuse in adults and children. Included at this site is
information on tobacco, current tobacco related events in the news, the
Surgeon General's Report related to tobacco, research and data reports,
and tips on how to quit smoking. Resource publication and other educational
materials are also provided at this site.
This is a link from the drkoop.com site that is dedicated to health
and wellness issues. There is a "risk profiler" and a "my profile" feature
that helps a person determine the kind of smoker they are their current
tobacco use and associated risk. There is also a section on facts and figures
that can guide a person to reducing or quitting smoking.
RWJF is an organization whose mission is to improve the health and health
care of all Americans. They are a granting organization providing funds
to support research and programs that find solutions to health and health
care problems. Considerable support is given for drug, alcohol, and tobacco
use and abuse related programs.
A site that contains over 100 reinforcement letters on numerous aspects
of nicotine addictions. Some topics include: Why people continue to smoke,
Medical, social and economic costs of smoking, How to quit smoking, Relapse
prevention, A historical perspective, Weight gain, and Prevention.