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Allergy and Asthma

 

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology-conditions and treatments, find a provider

http://www.aaaai.org/home.aspx

 

A Variety of Information about Asthma and All Types of Allergies-information, resources, online support groups

http://www.aafa.org/ 

Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

American Red Cross-training, disaster assistance resources                                                                                      

http://www.redcross.org/

California Department of Public Health Disaster Preparedness Information-

http://www.bepreparedcalifornia.ca.gov/Pages/Home.aspx

FEMA-Federal Emergency Management Agency "Are You Ready?" An In-Depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness-information and handbook download

http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/

Tips for Helping Students Recovering from Traumatic Events- US Department of Education handbook  

http://www.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/recovering/recovering.pdf

Drugs & Alcohol

Alcoholics Anonymous- Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. Information regarding AA, as well as links to local meetings is available

http://www.aa.org/?Media=NoFlash

Merced College Drug & Alcohol Free Campus-Merced College Drug and Alcohol Free Campus statement, policy and procedure

http://www.mccd.edu/about_us/merced_college/operations/police/drug_alcohol.html

Stanislaus Valley Groups-Narcotics Anonymous Meeting Directory http://www.svgna.org/dev/meetingsearch/pdf/SVGNA_Meeting_Directory.pdf

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration(SAMHSA) National Recovery Month-promotes the benefits of treatment for substance use and mental disorders, celebrates people in recovery, highlights the contributions of treatment providers, and promotes the messages that recovery in all forms is possible

http://www.recoverymonth.gov/

Flu Information

California Department of Public Health, Influenza-statewide seasonal flu information

http://www.cdph.ca.gov/HealthInfo/discond/Pages/Influenza(Flu).aspx

Centers for Disease Control, Seasonal Influenza- seasonal flu information

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/

What You Should Know About the Flu_ Q & A, vaccine locator, flu prevention and treatment information

http://www.flu.gov/

Health Insurance

(Merced College does not endorse any particular third-party insurance option; we list examples  of how you can use the web to shop for health insurance).

 

Covered California-Enacted in March 2010, the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as "Obamacare," provides the framework, policies, regulations and guidelines for implementation of comprehensive health care reform by the states. The Affordable Care Act will expand access to high-quality affordable insurance and health care. provides a number of ways for individuals and employers to help make coverage more affordable. For individuals, financial assistance is available on a sliding scale, with more support for those who earn less. Covered California will help you determine if you qualify for these types of assistance programs.

http://www.coveredca.com/

 

Student Insurance Agency

http://www.studentinsuranceagency.com/

 

MyInsuranceExpert.com

http://myinsuranceexpert.com/resources/health-insurance-for-students.aspx

Managed Care Dental Plan-Partnership between Student Insurance and Community College League of California; provides low cost dental insurance for enrolled students and their dependents

http://www.dentalclubone.com/cclcmember

Heart Health

American Heart Association-Create Your Own Healthy Grocery List

http://checkmark.heart.org/

Heart Attack 10-Year Risk Calculator_ National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

http://cvdrisk.nhlbi.nih.gov/calculator.asp.

LGBTQ

(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning)

The Place-The PLACE is a non-religious support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth ages 14-20, based in Modesto, CA. Parent support groups also available.

http://cacc-ucc.org/growing/the-place-youth-group

Mental Health

College Mental Health- polls and stories, fact sheets, suicide prevention information and resources

http://ulifeline.org/page/main/Home.html

 

Merced College Personal Counseling Information-personal counseling services for enrolled Merced College students

http://www.mccd.edu/studenthealth/new_page_2.htm

 

The National Mental Health Association-online screening, finding a provider or support group, paying for treatment

 

http://www.nmha.org/

 

Half of Us-mental health and substance abuse topics and resources for college students

http://www.halfofus.com/ 

 

Merced County Department of Mental Health-mental health services and 24 hour crisis line

Mental Health Crisis line-(209) 381-6800 (24 hours)

 

REACHOUTHERE.com-An on line space where young people can receive and give support, inspiring their peers to get through tough times. 

http://us.reachout.com/reachouthere

Merced County Resources

 

Low Cost Local Clinics-Clinics in the "Health Care Resources" pdf link below accept Medi-cal & Healthy Families. If you are low income and have no health insurance, these clinics may provide services at reduced charges.

Health Care Resources

 

Merced County Prescription Drug Discount Program

 http://www2.caremark.com/naco/ 

http://www.co.merced.ca.us/DocumentView.aspx?DID=2241

 

Nutrition

 

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics- Information and activities regarding nutrition, healthy weight, diseases, allergies and health conditions

http://www.eatright.org/

 

Nutrition.gov- dietary guidelines, nutrition assistance programs, food safety, calorie and nutrition content of foods

http://www.nutrition.gov/

US Dept of Agriculture ChooseMyPlate.gov-food groups, tips and resources, interactive tools, and print materials

http://www.choosemyplate.gov/

 

Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC)-serves to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk; provides nutritious foods to supplement diets; information on healthy eating, including breastfeeding promotion and support; and referrals to health care

http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

 

California Department of Public Health-pertussis (whooping cough) information

http://www.cdph.ca.gov/HealthInfo/discond/Pages/Pertussis.aspx

 

Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence

 Awareness Information & Resources

Merced College Sexual Assault Information-information, prevention and reporting process

http://www.mccd.edu/about_us/merced_college/operations/police/sa_help.html

"End the Silence"-strives to open communication and end the stigmas surrounding rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse

http://www.endthesilencecampaign.org/

Not Alone-Together Against Sexual Assault-reports, documents, and resources related to sexual assault on college campuses.

https://www.notalone.gov/

Rape, Abuse & Incest national Network (RAINN)-anti-sexual violence organization; provides information regarding prevention, reporting, recovery,  support,  statistical information.

http://www.rainn.org/

Valley Crisis Center-Merced-provides domestic violence and sexual assault services, including a 24 hour hotline, crisis response and advocacy, emergency shelter, legal advocacy, counseling, support groups, and community education

http://www.valleycrisiscenter.org/

Valley Crisis Center Crisis Line-(209)722-4357 (24 hours a day)

Sexuality / Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-Sexually Transmitted Infection Information

http://www.cdc.gov/std/default.htm

 

Planned Parenthood-sexual and reproductive healthcare and information

http://www.plannedparenthood.org/mn-nd-sd/

SmarterSex.org-sexual health information for college students

http://www.smartersex.org/about/about.asp

Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer Foundation-prevention, warning signs, information and events

http://www.skincancer.org/

 

Skin Cancer Prevention and Early Detection-American Cancer Society

http://www.cancer.org/docroot/PED/content/ped_7_1_Skin_Cancer_Detection_What_You_Can_Do.asp

 

Summer Health

California West Nile Virus Website-FAQ's, active cases, and reporting procedures

http://www.westnile.ca.gov/ 

 

Tobacco Use, Prevention, Effects of Use,

Quit Information & Resources

American Cancer Society-Stay Away from Tobacco-provides FAQs and resources for helping smokers and users of smokeless tobacco quit

http://www.cancer.org/

Quit Assist Resource Guide-phone and online support and counseling, quit resources, and testimonials

http://www.quitassist.com/en/cms/Home/default.aspx

 

TobaccoFreeCA-telephone and online resources and information

http://www.tobaccofreeca.com/getting_started.html

  Winter Health

Extreme Cold Prevention Guide-winter weather health and safety information from the Centers for Disease Control

http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/guide.asp

 

 

 

 


This page last modified on 11/20/2014

Questions regarding this web site should be directed to:

Donya Avila at avila.d@mccd.edu

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