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Public Health Nursing Assessment Tool - Additional Resources

Health Services

Information on Health Services and Health Education in your community may be provided by government, non-profit or educational organizations. To find out about the activities of non-profit organizations, try the resources listed below.

AHA Guide to the Health Care Field
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Divided by state and then by county, this guide lists hospitals registered by the American Hospital Association and osteopathic hospitals registered by the American Osteopathic Association.

Health and Healthcare in the United States: County and Metro Area Data
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Includes data on the number and type of health facilities serving U.S. counties and metropolitan areas.

NOAH: New York Online Access to Health
http://www.noah-health.org
See "Health Topics" for consumer health and health care information.

You might also want to see if government health departments provide health services and health education. Consult the appropriate site for your community:

New York State Department of Health
http://www.health.ny.gov/

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/home/home.shtml

Westchester County Department of Health
http://health.westchestergov.com/

Health Education

For information about the Health Education activities of the schools in your community, you may need to contact the local school district. You might also find useful information on the district's Website:

Curriculum, Instruction and Instructional Technology, New York State Education Department
http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/
See "Health, Physical Education and Family and Consumer Sciences" for information on state health education standards.

To find information on a district, consult that district's Website. To find school district Websites, try the U.S. Department of Education's National Public School and School District Locators (http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/).