Health Related Websites
Healthfinder®: Healthfinder® is an award-winning Federal Web site for consumers, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services together with other Federal agencies. Healthfinder® links to carefully selected information and Web sites to over 1,500 health-related organizations.
WebMD: WebMD provides information for health care providers, consumers and health plans about the health care system.
Go Ask Alice: An all-inclusive website, that provides information on alcohol, drugs, fitness, nutrition, emotional health, general health, sexual health, and relationships.
About Face: A website dedicated to promoting positive self-esteem in girls and women of all ages, sizes, races, and backgrounds. Contains links to general health and well being information.
Los Angeles Information Line: Free information about many types of human services including adult services, counseling, legal assistance, training, etc.
Alcoholics Anonymous: A website that assists those who want to address a potential problem with alcohol.
Los Angeles Co-Dependents Anonymous: A website for those with co-dependent behaviors wishing to have healthier and more fulfilling relationships.
Narcotics Anonymous: Basic narcotic dependency information, helplines, and contact information for local support groups.
American Diabetes Association: Information on prevention, nutrition, and treatment of the disease. Links to local programs and community events supporting diabetic research.
Hepatitis B (HBV) Information and Support List: Well-supervised list of useful information and lively exchanges between supportive members. For those with HBV, their caregivers, and other concerned individuals.
HIV and Hepatitis Treatment Advocates: Professional online publication with free email updates
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: Access to confidential online screening for bipolar disorder and depression. Provides information on mood disorders, support groups, and publications on mental health.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: A toll-free crisis line for people in need. Also has information on suicide prevention.
Choose My Plate: Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Offers personal analysis of diet and exercise, and information on appropriate nutrition based on personal activities.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Dietary guidelines that promote optimal nutrition, health, and well-being.
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Eating Disorders: Access to information and resources on anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and other less well-known eating disorders.
Overeaters Anonymous: Links to information and support groups related to overeating.
Shape Up America!: Provides weight loss tools, activity suggestions, "Shape Up and Drop 10" program.
American Cancer Society-BMI Calculator: Learn about Body Mass Index (BMI): what it is, how it's calculated and why it's important in overall health.
American Cancer Society-Active for Life: Thinking about getting more active? This 10 week program will help you set goals and provide you with tips and tools to help you reach those goals.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: Access to information on self-protection, programs, legal updates, and news regarding domestic violence.
National Domestic Violence Hotline: The National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) serves as the only center in the nation that provides information regarding 5000 local and nationwide shelters and server providers available for victims, friends and family who often call for life saving help. The Hotline operates 24 hours a day in over 150 languages with a TTY line available for the deaf.Sexual Assault
Peace Over Violence: Peace Over Violence, formerly known as LACAAW is a community-based sexual assault, domestic violence, youth violence, and child abuse prevention center. Services include counseling and crisis intervention, deaf and disabled services, Latina services, gay and lesbian services, and self-defense instruction.
Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center: Offers support for victims and offers a safe, anonymous way to learn how to get help after a sexual assault. Provides information and resources to educate the public about rape and sexual assault. Includes a special section for college students and teens
AIDS Project L.A.: Offers information on prevention of AIDS, HIV testing, resource guides, special events, and publications.
The Emergency Contraception Website: Provides information on emergency contraception, frequently asked questions, and local access to emergency contraception.
Choosing a Birth Control Method: This informative interactive website offers an on-line resource that helps individuals learn about different birth control methods and select an appropriate one for personal use.
GetTested: Find free, fast and confidential STD testing near you.
Los Angeles LGBT Center: Provides a broad array of services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. The Center also offers free and low-cost health, mental health, HIV/AIDS medical care and HIV/STD testing and prevention.
PFLAG: Information on coming-out support, frequently asked questions page, support for families of LGBT people, and local chapter information.