Healthcare Web Links of Interest

The purpose of the resource list is to provide support information and related health sites for health professionals and the general public. This list will never be complete. There are new sites introduced on the Web every day. This resource list will provide a starting point for searching for information on the Internet.

Important Websites


Product Recalls 

Beyond the local paper, you can visit is a one-stop website for consumers that covers nearly all federal agencies that conduct product recalls.

American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC)

The national organization for poison control centers in the United States. Their objective is to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with poisonings through public and professional education and scientific research. You will find additional links to other U.S. Poison Control Center web sites.

American Industrial Hygiene Association

An organization dedicated to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of environmental factors arising in or from the workplace that may result in injury, illness, impairment, or affect the well being of workers and members of the community.

The Partnership at unites parents, scientists and communication professionals to help families raise drug awareness for children. Prevention Tools


National Animal Poison Control Center

Ways to prevent and prepare for poisoning, and an emergency phone consultation number. Look for their game: "Make Your Pet's Home Poison-Safe"

National Animal Poison Control Center

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ASPCA Animal information for Children Games, cartoons, polls, stories, and pet care guides for kids.

Pet Poison Prevention 


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

This Web site includes a link to MMWR, health information, traveler's health and vaccination recommendations, statistics and epidemiology, publications, immunization information, training and employment.

Special topics from the CDC (search by A-Z index at top of their web page):

  • Alcohol Use and Abuse
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Diseases and Conditions
  • Food Related Diseases
  • Food Borne Botulism
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Lice Infestation
  • Lyme Disease
  • Mold
  • West Nile Virus

US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

Contains information to help keep American families safe by reducing the risk of injury or death from consumer products. Includes sections such as 4 Kids, Library, Public Calendar, Recalls, Talk to Us, What's Happening, etc.

Children's Health Environment Coalition (CHEC)

This site provides practical and accurate information for parents on how to prevent children from being exposed to hazards in their homes.


Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC)

This is a comprehensive site about this organization's initiative to reduce child disability and death due to injury and illness. The site includes products, services, links to injury and illness prevention services, and much more.

Environmental Protection Agency

This Web site links to many aspects of the EPA, including recent press releases, regulatory action, databases and much more.

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Learn About Chemicals Around Your Home

This interactive site teaches children about ordinary household pesticide products that may contain harmful chemicals. The web site includes information about toxic substances stored in different rooms in the house, and answers commonly asked questions on safe use and storage of pesticides and other toxic products.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Contains information on foods, human drugs, biologics, devices, cosmetics, toxicology, and news releases, legal for Drug Information.

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FDA kids site

This site provides information about medicine cabinet information, vaccination facts, and other health concerns about children.

National Inhalant Prevention Coalition (NIPC)

This organization is dedicated to education on the dangers of inhalant abuse. You can find information about inhalants, the prevention campaign, frequently asked questions, and contact information.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Contains information on news and events, health information, Library catalogs and journals and links to the other organizations that make up NIH.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

This site provides reliable drug information; Acid/LSD, Alcohol, Club Drugs, Cocaine, Ecstasy/MDMA, Heroin, Inhalants, Marijuana, etc. This is a valuable resource for parents and educators looking for effective ways to communicate with young people about alcohol and other drug use.

National Library of Medicine

Access to Grateful Med, newsletters, reports, the Visible Human Project, history of medicine, NIH Clinical Alerts, research programs, grants and Special Information Programs on toxicology, AIDS/HIV and others.

National SAFE KIDS

The National SAFE KIDS Campaign promotes fire safety, car safety and home safety to both adults and children.

Partnership for a Drug-Free America

This is a one-stop shopping Web resource for parents. From prevention to intervention, this site has it all. It includes an extensive reading list, and addresses for free print materials.

Poison Prevention Week Council

This Web site has been established to provide public information about the Poison Prevention Week Council, events associated with National Poison Prevention Week, and steps that you can take to help prevent accidental poisonings. It is also intended to promote community involvement in efforts to prevent accidental poisonings of small children.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Information about USDA, food safety, home canning, news, legislation and much more.

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Scholastic OTC Literacy Program

A national program to raise awareness about the safe use of OTC medications.

OTC Literacy program

Home Safety Tour

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the imipact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

CNN Health Information

Current health news from CNN is provided here.

Cornell University Plant Home Page

This resource provides plant poison prevention information. This is an excellent site for plant images, as well as presentations concerning botany, chemistry, toxicology, diagnosis and prevention of poisoning of animals by plants and other natural flora (e.g. mushrooms).

First Alert (CO information)

You will find Information about carbon monoxide, health effects, sources, detectors, current OSHA standards and more.

Health Touch Online

Health Touch provides health information by specialty and drug information. It is a health resource directory.

Home Safety Council

This web site contains safety information, home safety research, checklists, safety tips, safety resources, safety quizzes, safety lesson, and more.

Oregon 911

The Oregon 911 Web site provides a link to the Oregon Office of Emergency Management.

Medical Breakthroughs

Site has e-mail for "first to know" news, latest reports and weekly topics. Free subscription, archives of back issues and links to other sites.

RX List Web Site

This site provides drug information for prescription drugs, side effects, interactions, warnings, overdose, patient Info, pharmacology, and online pharmacy.

Stop Drugs

Web site for stopping illicit drug use.

Urban Legends Reference Pages

The definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.

Zero to Three

ZERO TO THREE's mission is to promote the healthy development of our nation's infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families, communities, and those who work on their behalf. This site includes an A to Z listing of links useful to parents.