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ELECTRONIC REFERENCE BOOKS

DATABASES
WEBSITES

*Health Insurance Marketplace, Colorado *

  • Connect for Health Colorado
    Connect for Health Colorado is a new health insurance marketplace, scheduled to open for business in October 2013 for individuals, families, and small employers across Colorado. This online marketplace includes a customer support network of Customer Service Center Representatives, Health Coverage Guides, and licensed brokers to help Coloradans find the best health plan for their needs.
  • Colorado Consumer Health Initiative
    CCHI is a statewide, non-partisan, non-profit coalition of organizational and individual members, representing well over 500,000 Coloradans. CCHI acts as a representative of the policy and advocacy priorities of our members at the legislature and in the community to influence and shape effective health care policy on behalf of consumers.
  • Boulder County Housing & Human Services
    The certified assistance site for 'Connect for Health Colorado'. Also provides links to other health insurance and assistance information and programs.

Medical Sites

  • AMA Health Insight
    Provides medical information for the public by America's leading medical association. The site also includes journal articles, current news releases, and a searchable database of over 690,000 U.S. physicians.
  • A Nurse's Guide to First Aid Tips
    Provided through Regis University's nursing and health administration program website.
  • Breast Cancer
    A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer. The site contains resources to help women and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast health and breast cancer.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    The CDC includes eleven centers, institutes, and offices linked to this Web site which promote health and quality of life by researching diseases, injuries, and disabilities. Among topics covered are healthy living, travelers' health, and current news.
  • Healthfinder
    Excellent source of consumer information provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Mayo Clinic
    A database of diseases and conditions with information on diagnosis and treatment, plus a medicine center which explains both prescription and non-prescription drugs.
  • MedicineNet
    This database is written by physician educators and discusses diseases and treatments, medications, current health news, and procedures and tests. Picture slide shows and image collection gallery.
  • MEDLINEplus
    MEDLINEplus includes free MEDLINE, the most comprehensive index to articles from medical journals available, plus a vast amount of consumer-oriented medical information.
  • The Merck Manual of Medical Information
    Web version of the Merck Manual. Search the Manual or browse through topics from Accidents and Injuries to Women's Health Issues.
  • National Women's Health Information Center
    Prepared by the Office on Women's Health in the Department of Health and Human Services, this site provides access to women's health information as well as information on domestic violence and other social issues. An additional feature is a toll-free number for more information and help.
  • NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders)
    Information on more than 1,200 rare disorders as well as an organization database, and an orphan drug designation database.
  • Oncolink
    An information bank sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center provides information about cancer. You can search for data specific to a disease, current news releases, and clinical trials. Links are also provided to cancer journals.
  • RxList: The Internet Drug Index
    Description, clinical pharmacology, indications, dosages, and administration information, warnings, adverse reactions, and other information is provided about drugs.
  • The University of Iowa Hardin Meta Directory
    A good directory of numerous Internet health resources, including an extensive collection of pictures.
  • Vitals
    Free, searchable database of physicians. Includes biographical information, office information, consumer reviews, peer reviews, and awards for 720,000 doctors nationwide.

Children's Health

  • Kids Health
    Created by pediatric medical experts of the Nemours Foundation and the American Medical Association, this is a database dedicated to the health of children and teens. There are separate links for use by parents, teens, and children.

Death & Dying Issues

  • Growth House
    Growth House, Inc. provides education about life-threatening illness and end of life care. It's primary mission is to improve the quality of compassionate care for people who are dying through public education and global professional collaboration.
  • Hospice Foundation of America
    This site offers a listing of hospice facilities, answers to frequently asked questions, and assistance to those coping with death.

Mental Health Information

Senior Adults Health

  • Health Care Financing Administration, Medicare Information
    The official U.S. government site to provide information to people with Medicare health insurance.
  • NIH Senior Health
    This easy-to-use website features basic health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Use the buttons at the top of each page to make the text bigger, change text color, or hear the text read aloud.