National Health Information Resources

Alzheimer's Association: The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization dedicated to the care, support, and research associated with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.  This website provides information, tools, and resources for those working in the field of Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Users can also search by zip code for their local Alzheimer’s Association chapter for access to practical, up-to-the-minute information that will empower care providers and families to manage the disease more confidently, effectively, and economically.

American Dental Association: The American Dental Association (ADA) provides information for dental health professionals providing for the needs of older adults. This information is a good supplement to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention older adult oral health information for professionals, care givers, and older adults.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Initiatives through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) include the Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Aging Program (AD+HAP). AD+HAP supports development of evidence-based, scientific information to educate, inform, and assist with translating research into public health practice. It links to a wealth of health-related information and services to support older adults, care providers, and health care practitioners, including information about the Healthy Brain Initiative and depression in later life.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). CMS administers Medicaid, Medicare, and the Health Insurance Exchanges programs and empower patients to work with their doctors and make health care decisions that are best for them. CMS encourages providing consumers meaningful information about quality and costs so that they can be active health care consumers. Innovative approaches to improving quality, accessibility, and affordability, while finding the best ways to use innovative technology to support patient-centered care are central foci of CMS.

MedlinePlus: MedlinePlus provides information from the National Library of Medicine, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It provides high-quality, relevant health and wellness information at no cost to the user.

National Council on Aging: The National Council on Aging (NCoA) is a national leader in the promotion of aging well. NCOA empowers people with initiatives and online tools designed to improve health and economic security. Signature programs include BenefitsCheckUp®, My Medicare Matters®, and the Aging Mastery Program®.