- Relevant Links for Assistance During the Covid-19 Crisis
- Covid-19 Resources for Parents and Children
- Covid-19 Resources for Mental Health
- Central Nervous System Health
- Children and Teens
- Circulatory Health
- Diet & Physical Activity
- Elderly Local Community Resources
- Emergency Alerts
- End of Life
- Endocrine Health
- General Health Information and Health Education
- Genitourinary Health
- Heart Health
- Infectious Disease
- Local Resources
- Lung Health
- Mental Health
- Musculoskeletal Health
- Poison / Hazard Exposure
- Safety of Medications, Food, and Supplements
- Special Needs Child/Adult
Relevant Links for Assistance During the Covid-19 Crisis
Center for Disease Control Covid-19 Information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
Monterey County Covid-19 Resources and Updates: https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/administrative-office/office-of-emergency-services/response/covid-19
At Home Exercise Links: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/free-online-workout_b_7722024 At home exercise suggestions
Covid-19 Resources for Parents and Children
Books on the Coronavirus Pandemic for Children: https://acaciamed.org/handouts/RORandCovidBooks.pdf List of ebooks on coronavirus for children, compiled by Dr. Reddy.
California Surgeon General’s Playbook:Stress Relief for Caregivers and Kids during COVID-19: https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/caregivers_and_kids_california_surgeon_general_stress_busting_playbook_draft_v2_clean_ada_04072020v2.pdf
Reach Out and Read Childrens' Activities: https://reachoutandread.org/what-we-do/resources-2/ From Reach out and Read, the program we partner with to give every child a book at every check up until age 5.
CMA Childrens' Activity Suggestions: https://www.cmadocs.org/covid-19/parenting-guide" The California Medical Association has a large number of childrens' activity suggestions.
Covid-19 Resources for Mental Health
Stress, Depression and Anxiety management: https://adaa.org/finding-help/coronavirus-anxiety-helpful-resources Coronavirus Anxiety - Helpful Expert Tips and Resources
COVID-19 Resources for Coping with Mental Health - Recursos para Manejar La Salud Mental: https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/health/behavioral-health/covid-19-resources-for-coping-with-mental-health-recursos-para-manejar-la-salud-mental
How to use an inhaler correctly (mouth): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx_e5nXfi5w If your inhaler is new, or you have not used it in over a week, you need to prime the pump by releasing 4 sprays into the air before using. Also, they do not explain that generally albuterol inhalers require two puffs not just one, and the second is a 5-10 seconds after the first.
How to use an inhaler correctly (spacer): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbONuRXJdr0
Stanford Newborn Nursery - Breastfeeding: http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/ Guide to breastfeeding for new parents
La Leche League - Breastfeeding Info A to Z: https://www.llli.org/breastfeeding-info/ Extensive information about breastfeeding and related topics from La Leche League
National Caregiver Alliance: http://www.caregiver.org/ "For 40 years Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) has supported and sustained the important work of families and friends nationwide who care for adult loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions."
Central Nervous System Health
Parkinson's Disease: https://www.parkinson.org/
Children and Teens
Super Kids Nutrition: https://www.superkidsnutrition.com/ Tips for childrens diets
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: https://www.aacap.org/ Resources on mental health for children and teens
Reach Out & Read: http://www.reachoutandread.org/ An organization promoting literacy and school readiness by giving books to children in pediatric visits and providing advice and encouragement for parents to read to their children. Acacia Family Medical Group has been a proud participant, providing thousands of books to the children of Monterey County since 1999.
Hypertension, High Cholesterol, Coronary Artery Disease and Atril Fibrillation: https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/consumer-healthcare/patient-education-resources-for-healthcare-providers
American Diabetes Association: https://www.diabetes.org/ The American Diabetes Association website has information and suggestions about living with diabetes.
Intermountain Healthcare - Diabetes: http://intermountainhealthcare.org/ext/Dcmnt?ncid=51081386 A manual for Diabetes self care and education
Diet & Physical Activity
Livestrong: http://livestrong.com/ Livestrong diet and health resources.
My Fitness Pal: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/ Food calorie and nutrition information, and app
Elderly Local Community Resources
Alliance on Aging: https://allianceonaging.org/
MedicAlert: https://www.medicalert.org/ Provides identification and medical information in emergencies
End of Life
NHPCO - Patients and Caregivers: https://www.nhpco.org/patients-and-caregivers/ "CaringInfo, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, provides free resources to help people make decisions about end-of-life care and services before a crisis."
Aging with Dignity: https://agingwithdignity.org/ "Today, we are the most trusted resource for people who want to plan for care in advance of a health crisis. Our Five Wishes document is the most widely used advance directive or living will in America. It is often called the “living will with a heart and soul” because it includes the things that matter the most. Unlike most other advance directives, it is easy to use and understand. Caring for people with a serious illness involves more than providing the best medical care. It means helping them to maintain their human dignity. That’s where we come in."
General Health Information and Health Education
Informed Medical Decisions: http://www.informedmedicaldecisions.org/patient-resources/ Information on shared decision making
US National Library of Medicine - MedlinePlus: https://medlineplus.gov/ General Government Health Information Website
US National Library of Medicine - MedlinePlus: https://familydoctor.org/ Information about health and family medicine from the American Acacdemy of Family Physicians.
Household Products Database: https://hpd.nlm.nih.gov/ Official information about household product safety.
Evaluating health information: https://medlineplus.gov/evaluatinghealthinformation.html This National Institutes of Health (NIH) link has general guidelines for evaluating health information
Urinary Tract Infection: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/urinary-tract-infection/symptoms-causes/syc-20353447"
Benign Prostetic Hypertrophy: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/benign-prostatic-hyperplasia/symptoms-causes/syc-20370087
American Diabetes Association: https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living Heart healthy living tips from the American Heart Association.
Sexually Transmitted Infections: https://www.cdc.gov/std/default.htm
Alliance on Aging: https://allianceonaging.org/ "As a community leader and advocate, the Alliance on Aging provides services and resources that address the challenges and opportunities of aging"
County of Monterey Health Department: https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/health Topical information on food recalls, flu surveillance, health alerts and environmental health.
Sam's Resources: http://www.samsresources.com/ Monterey County Family Resources Guide, with thanks to Susan McNelly.
Upper Respiratory Illness: https://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/community/materials-references/print-materials/hcp/adult-tract-infection.pdf
Monterey County Health Department Help Line: https://www.mhanational.org/ 24/7 Help Line at 877-663-5433
Psychology Today - Find a Therapist: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists To find psychologists and psychiatrists, start with your insurance lists, try Psychology Today's site, many are starting to provide detailed information.
Substance Abuse: https://www.usa.gov/mental-health-substance-abuse
Local Women's Support Group: https://breakfreenow.com/
PHQ-2 Mental Health Screening: https://www.hiv.uw.edu/page/mental-health-screening/phq-2
PHQ-9 Mental Health Screening: https://www.hiv.uw.edu/page/mental-health-screening/phq-9
Psychology Central: https://psychcentral.com/ General support articles on mental health
National Alliance on Mental Illness: https://www.nami.org/ Resources and advocacy around mental health care in the US.
Rheumatoid Artrhitis / Lupus: https://www.arthritis.org/
Poison / Hazard Exposure
American Association of Poison Control Centers: https://www.aapcc.org/ Hotline at 1-800-222-1222
Safety of Medications, Food, and Supplements
MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program: https://www.fda.gov/safety/medwatch-fda-safety-information-and-adverse-event-reporting-program Timely safety information on the drugs and other medical products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Learn About Rx Safety: http://www.learnaboutrxsafety.org/ Safe use, storage, and disposal of drugs
MedlinePlus: https://medlineplus.gov/complementaryandintegrativemedicine.html Safety and available information on supplements.
Special Needs Child/Adult
American Advocacy Group: https://www.americanadvocacygroup.com/