Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Location: Street Level Conference Room
Showing 1 to 13 of 13 items tagged as social services
Provider: American Red Cross
Descriptions: The Houston Red Cross provides location and contact information for its area chapters and indicates how to get help after a disaster, including an international service for finding family members. A number of downloadable, printable brochures are provided in English and Spanish, to aid citizens in preparing for various kinds of disaster situations, from hurricanes to hazardous substance releases to pandemics. The "Spotlight Links" give quick access to a number of these. The website includes safety tips for aquatic recreation, and information on classes in CPR and First Aid.
Keywords: consumer health, disaster, emergency preparedness, First Aid, Houston, military, public health, refugee, safety, social services, spanish, Texas, TX
Provider: Harris County Hospital District
Descriptions: A discount health services card for use in Harris County Hospital District's hospitals, clinics and other facilities. Financially distressed Harris County residents can apply for the Eligibility Card. Based on household income, one may qualify for medical financial assistance. The application form is available in English and Spanish on the website. A link to a list of local walk-in registration or "eligibility centers" and an explanation of the documents needed to accompany applications are also on this page.
Keywords: clinics, consumer health, Harris County, health services, healthcare system, hospitals, Houston, poverty, social services, TX
Provider: National Agricultural Library/US Food and Drug Administration
Descriptions: This website from the Food and Drug Administration and the National Agricultural Library is a starting point to a wealth of information on food and nutrition from governmental, professional and educational sources.
Keywords: allergy, consumer health, diabetes, diet, dietary supplements, education, food safety, general health, infant, nutrition, obesity, prenatal care, social services
Provider: Health and Human Services Commission's Information and Referral Network
Descriptions: This database contains comprehensive information about health and human services programs in Texas. This includes (but is not limited to) assistance for food, housing and shelter, education, legal, childcare, emergencies, physical and mental health, financial assistance, and transportation. The system is designed to inform you about the health and human services that are available in your community. Programs are geographically indexed by zip code, by city, and by county.
Keywords: consumer health, gateway, healthcare professional, social services, Texas
Provider: United Way Houston
Descriptions: The United Way supports the needy through its many sub-agencies and service centers in the Greater Houston area, all of which are listed here. Disaster recovery is one of the many needs addressed by this charity. United Way's 2-1-1- helpline can be dialed from the website, and emailing questions via the website is also an option.
Keywords: disaster, jobs, multilingual, poverty, social services, women, workforce
Provider: United Nations
Descriptions: This is the United Nations website devoted to the UN's and its partners' activities in response to the global AIDS epidemic and in support of its goal of halting and reversing the spread of AIDS by 2015. Information on care, support, testing, counseling, prevention, research, societal and cultural issues are to be found here, as well as free full text publications relating to all aspects of the epidemic.
Keywords: AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), health services, health statistics, international, population, public health, social services
Provider: Treatment Advocacy Center
Descriptions: The Treatment Advocacy Center is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating barriers to the timely and effective treatment of severe mental illness. The organization promotes laws, policies and practices for the delivery of psychiatric care and supports the development of innovative treatments for and research into the causes of severe and persistent psychiatric illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This site provides a guide to each state's laws governing the eligibility criteria that must be met for commitment for inpatient and outpatient mental illness treatment. A "Library" of free documents is also filterable by state and topic. A searchable section called "Preventable Tragedies" chronicles incidents involving individuals with neurobiological disorders.
Keywords: advocacy, consumer health, law, law enforcement, mental health, psychiatry, social services
Provider: Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Descriptions: "For each Texas state agency we have included a link to the TRAIL page that provides contact information, addresses, phone numbers and links to enabling legislation for that agency. We have also provided a link directly to the agency's Web site."
Keywords: gateway, government, law, policy, social services, Texas
Provider: Texas Health and Human Services System
Descriptions: A very broad spectrum of useful health-related resources and information for Texas residents is presented or linked to by this website. Browse or search for information on state regulations, diseases, statistics, consumer product safety, food and drug safety, immunization, professional licensing, social services- and much, much more.
Keywords: consumer health, drugs, food safety, gateway, government, health services, health statistics, healthcare system, law, public health, safety, social services, Texas, vaccine
Provider: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Descriptions: This page of the CDC's Emergency Preparedness section contains planning tips, lists supplies needed for survival, and provides or links to recovery information specific to hurricanes and similar major storms. Common health and safety concerns surrounding the aftermath of hurricanes are addressed. Information compiled for the benefit of specific groups-- health care professionals, citizens with chronic conditions or disabilities, shelters (housing humans or pets), response and cleanup workers, evacuees, schools and pregnant women is also provided here. Public Service Announcements are also available, as podcasts or videos.
Keywords: animal welfare, consumer health, disaster, federal agencies, healthcare professional, hurricane, public health, social services
Provider: Portland State University
Descriptions: From the website: The Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health was established in 1984 at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon with funding from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), U.S. Department of Education, and the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Center is dedicated to promoting effective community-based, culturally competent, family-centered services for families and their children who are, or may be affected by mental, emotional or behavioral disorders. This goal is accomplished through collaborative research partnerships with family members, service providers, policy makers, and other concerned persons.
Keywords: behavioral sciences, child psychiatry, child psychology, federal agencies, health services, mental health, social services, U.S. Government
Provider: American Red Cross
Descriptions: The American Red Cross is the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross also aids victims of natural disasters. This website offers a smartphone First Aid app, and provides links to local Red Cross offices and information on giving blood and volunteering, and on how to obtain assistance or training. In case of domestic disasters, there is a forum to connect victims with those who are searching for them. Reports and financial statements published by the organization are also available here.
Keywords: blood, consumer health, earthquake, emergency medicine, emergency preparedness, First Aid, health services, hematology, hurricane, links, public health, social networking, social services
Provider: Smart + Strong
Descriptions: AIDSMeds.com provides news, treatment and side effects information, fact sheets, and many other resources, including links to blogs and forums, conference schedules, a health services directory searchable by ZIP code, and the ezine, POZ: Health, Life & HIV.
Keywords: AIDS, consumer health, full text, health services, immune system, infectious disease, organizations, social services, societies, special populations