Health Literacy

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Use these resources for health research and to learn more about staying healthy.

One Clayton Community Resource Guide

ONEClayton Community Resource Guide (OCCRG) is a comprehensive listing of programs and services available to the Clayton County community. This website helps families identify and access resources, programs, and services. The OCCRG also serves as a resource document for Department of Family And Children (DFACS) workers, community leaders, policemen, and program managers,etc.

General Health Sites

Breast Cancer Websites

  • American Cancer Society
    • Website features: news, information on types of cancer, patient services, treatment options, sections on children with cancer and living with cancer, and cancer statistics.
    • Website features: tips for lowering risk, information on symptoms and diagnosis, news and research, library of terms, interactive discussion lists, treatment options, and downloadable brochures.
  • Foundation for Womens’ Cancer
    • Website features: the types of cancer that affect women, cancer risks for women, and a search engine to locate gynecologic oncologists; includes links to related sites, publications, and support groups.
  • Intercultural Cancer Council
    • Website features: cancer statistics and fact sheets about minotities and underserved populations, news, and resource links.
  • National Cancer Institute
    • Website features: information on types of cancer; treatment options; clinical trials; genetics, causes, risk factors, and prevention; testing; and coping and support resources.

Diabetes Websites

  • American Diabetes Association
    • Website features: news section, overview of the disease, risk test, statistics, nutrition, and health recipes section. Also available in Spanish.
  • Children With Diabetes
    • Website features: news section, library of terms, childrens’ section, parents’ section, and ‘ask the experts’ section.
  • MedlinePlus: Diabetes
    • Website features: overviews, latest news, diagnosis/symptoms, treatment, prevention, medical encyclopedia, reltaed topics, alternative therapy, disease management, tutorials and videos. Available in many languages.
  • National Diabetes Education Program (US National Institutes of Health [NIH] and Centers for Disease Control [CDC])
    • Website features: information for minorities, Spanish-language and Asian-American information, tips on how to control and prevent diabetes, resources for children and adolescents.
  • National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease, NIH)
    • Website features: treatment options, complications and prevention, statistics, clinical trials, Spanish-language information, and links to additional resources.

Eye Disease Websites

Heart Disease Websites

  • American Heart Association
    • Website features: heart attack warning signs, latest news, disease statistics, nutrition tips, medical encyclopedia, Spanish language information, and links to additional resources.
  • MedlinePlus: Heart Diseases
    • Website features: latest news, overviews, diagnoses/symptoms, treatment, prevention, alternative therapy, clinical trials, research, genetics, and glossaries.
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    • Website features: diseases and conditions index, clinical trials information, health assessment tools, healthy recipes, and educational tutorials.

HIV/AIDS Websites

  • The Body / Body Health Resources Corporation
    • Website features: basic information, prevention and testing, ‘ask the experts’ page, statistics, policy and advocacy, hotlines, personal stories, and local organization listings. Also available in Spanish.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Website features: national list of HIV testing sites, best-evidence interventions, basic information, fact sheets, brochures, journal articles, and special reports..
  • MedlinePlus: Living With AIDS
    • Website features: the latest news, overviews, diagnosis/symptoms, treatment, prevention, clinical trials, research and glossaries.

Minority Health Websites

Stroke Websites

  • American Stroke Association
    • Website features: warning signs, recovery, glossary, risk factors, and spanish translations.
  • American Stroke Foundation
    • Website features: risk factors, symptoms, prevention, tips for stroke survivors and families, survivor stories, and caregiver resources.
  • MedlinePlus: Stroke
    • Website features: latest news, overviews, diagnoses/symptoms, treatment, prevention, alternative therapy, clinical trials, research, genetics, and glossaries.

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To contribute to the success of the citizens of our diverse community by offering a full range of library services that meet their informational, educational and leisure interests, fostering the love of reading in our youth and the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for all.