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This (recently re-created) Custom Search Engine searches authoritative and trusted consumer health information and patient education resources recommended by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and/or by CAPHIS (the Consumer and Patient Health Information Section of the Medical Library Association).


Florida resources

Closing the Gap - An initiative that works to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in Florida. It provides grants to local counties and organizations with the intent to increase community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities.

Florida Office of Minority Health - This office is responsible for assurance of statewide provision of equal opportunities in employment and statewide provision of equally accessible and effective health care in Florida's minority and special needs populations. - The Web site for the AHCA, which champions accessible, affordable, quality health care for all Floridians. This site provides information for consumers, health care providers, practitioners and researchers. The site provides information on Medicaid, health facilities and providers, publications and forms, consumer resources, licensing and certification, health data, managed care, and agency initiatives. - COMPASS - Florida's statewide initiative for community health assessment. - Florida - Take health care into your own hands - A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Senior resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Healthy Aging - This website offers information about senior's health issues and concerns.

National Institutes of Health - - featuring health information from the National Institutes of Health

National Library of Medicine - MedlinePlus - Senior's Health - This MedlinePlus topic sheet provides links to a variety of health information resources for and about senior's.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - - Links to topics concerning senior health issues.

Women's resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - WISEWOMAN - Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation - this website gives women information on how they can access preventive health services.

National Library of Medicine - MedlinePlus - Women's Health - This MedlinePlus topic sheet provides links to a variety of health information resources for and about women's health issues.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - The Office on Women's Health - The Office on Women's Health (OWH) was established in 1991 within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its Vision is to ensure that "All Women and Girls are Healthier and Have a Better Sense of Well Being."

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Disaster Preparedness

Florida County Emergency Management Contacts

Florida Division of Emergency Management - A well developed disaster preparedness site with information about how citizens can prepare for disaster and become more involved in the community.

Florida Emergency Preparedness Association

State of Florida Family Preparedness Guide pdf icon - Available in English, Spanish and Creole

Emergency Preparedness (EP) Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) - SE/A State Coordinator - The State EP Coordinators for FLORIDA are:

  • ORLANDO Area - Deedra J. Walton, Electronic Resources Librarian, Ginsburg Health Sciences Library, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
  • TALLAHASSEE Area - Susan Epstein, Head, Public Services, Florida State University, College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL
  • JACKSONVILLE Area - Gretchen Kuntz, Clinical Librarian, University of Florida, Borland Medical Library, Jacksonville, FL
  • TAMPA Area - Allison Howard, Catalog/Reference Librarian, University of South Florida, Shimberg Health Sciences Library, Tampa, FL
  • MIAMI Area -Kimberly Loper, University of Miami, Calder Medical Library, Miami, FL
    • The RAC Emergency Preparedness Committee is a standing committee of the NN/LM SE/A regional advisory structure. The committee is comprised of at least one representative from each state, with one person serving as chair and also serving on the RAC Oversight Committee. The outreach/network access coordinator is an ex-officio member of the committee.