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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. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
NIAAA provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems by:
- Conducting and supporting research in a wide range of scientific areas including genetics, neuroscience, epidemiology, health risks and benefits of alcohol consumption, prevention, and treatment
- Coordinating and collaborating with other research institutes and Federal Programs on alcohol-related issues
- Collaborating with international, national, state, and local institutions, organizations, agencies, and programs engaged in alcohol-related work
- Translating and disseminating research findings to health care providers, researchers, policymakers, and the public
To provide students with the best prevention and intervention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving and other destructive decisions.
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
The Cancer Project is a collaborative effort of physicians, researchers, and nutritionists who have joined together to educate individuals, families, and the public on the benefits of a healthy diet for cancer prevention and survival.
The Cancer Project provides comprehensive educational materials, conducts clinical research studies, and publicizes the value of a healthy diet in cancer prevention and survival.
The Lance Armstrong Foundation inspires and empowers people affected by cancer. We help people with cancer focus on living; we believe unity is strength, knowledge is power and attitude is everything. From the moment of diagnosis the LAF provides the practical information and tools people with cancer need to live life on their own terms.
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation was founded on a promise made between two sisters – Susan Goodman Komen and Nancy Goodman Brinker. Suzy was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1978, a time when little was known about the disease and it was rarely discussed in public. Before she died at the age of 36, Suzy asked her sister to do everything possible to bring an end to breast cancer. Nancy kept her promise by establishing the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in 1982 in Suzy’s memory.
For more than 20 years, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has been a global leader in the fight against breast cancer through its support of innovative research and community-based outreach programs. Working through a network of U.S. and international Affiliates and events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, the Komen Foundation is fighting to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by funding research grants and supporting education, screening and treatment projects in communities around the world.
college health issues
Founded in 1975, The BACCHUS NetworkTM is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit public benefit corporation whose mission is promote peer to peer strategies as effective tools in health and safety education and prevention programs.
It is the mission of The BACCHUS NetworkTM to actively promote student and young adult based, campus and community-wide leadership on healthy and safe lifestyle decisions concerning alcohol abuse, tobacco use, illegal drug use, unhealthy sexual practices and other high risk behaviors.
Go Ask Alice! is the health question and answer Internet service produced by Alice!, Columbia University's Health Promotion Program, a division of Health Services at Columbia.
This site has three primary features:
- New GAA! Q&As of the Week gives you the most recently published inquiries and responses — this section is updated every Friday.
- Search GAA! lets you find health information by subject via a search of the ever-growing Go Ask Alice! archives containing nearly 3,000 previously-posted questions and answers.
- Ask Alice! gives you the chance to ask and submit a question to Alice!
The Student Health and Wellness Center provides high quality, confidential health care to students of the Homewood campus community. The clinic is located on the perimeter of the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus at 3003 N. Charles St., N200. Enter the SH&WC through the main door located on 31st Street. The health care staff consists of board certified/eligible physicians, nationally certified nurse practitioners, a licensed nurse, medical assistants/ technologists, and a nurse mid-wife. We offer a broad range of primary care services including illness & injury, routine gynecologic care, and travel consultation and immunizations.
Hours of Operation For The Academic Year:
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm (closed 11 am - 1pm on Wed)
Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm (limited staff & services available)
Phone: (410) 516-8270
- For a non-life threatening medical concern or health problem that cannot wait until the next time the Center is open, the Student Health & Wellness Center contracts with CareNet, a nationally accredited on-call service. You can reach them directly at 1-866-523-4725
Summer & Intersession Hours:
Monday & Friday 8:15 am to 4:45 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday - 1:00 - 4:45 pm
The clinic is closed on Saturdays during the summer
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
Streetdrugs.org features information and links related to street drugs and drug abuse including links to published reports on drug use, a "drug index" listing all the drugs listed on the site, signs and symptoms of drug use, and directions for getting help.
A comprehensive drug and alcohol-related abuse facts website that provides information and links to outside resources and community-based programs.
AIDSinfo is a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) project that offers the latest federally approved information on HIV/AIDS clinical research, treatment and prevention, and medical practice guidelines for people living with HIV/AIDS, their families and friends, health care providers, scientists, and researchers.
- Clinical Trials: AIDSinfo offers information on federally and privately funded clinical trials for AIDS patients and others infected with HIV. AIDS clinical trials evaluate experimental drugs and other therapies for adults and children at all stages of HIV infection - from patients who are HIV positive with no symptoms to those with various symptoms of AIDS.
- Medical Guidelines: AIDSinfo serves as the main dissemination point for federally approved HIV treatment and prevention guidelines, AIDSinfo provides information about the current treatment regimens for HIV infection and AIDS-related illnesses, including the prevention of HIV transmission from occupational exposure and mother-to-child transmission during pregnancy.
The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association conducts programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reaching hundreds of communities.
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
healthfinder® is an award-winning Federal Web site for consumers, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services together with other Federal agencies. Since 1997, healthfinder® has been recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet. healthfinder® links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,500 health-related organizations.
The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism and the interrelated issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics, and world hunger. In addition to publishing the Vegetarian Journal, VRG produces and sells cookbooks, other books, pamphlets, and article reprints.
Our health professionals, activists, and educators work with businesses and individuals to bring about healthy changes in your school, workplace, and community. Registered dietitians and physicians aid in the development of nutrition related publications and answer member or media questions about the vegetarian diet. The Vegetarian Resource Group is a non-profit organization. Financial support comes primarily from memberships, contributions, and book sales.
ASHA is recognized by the public, patients, providers, and policy makers for developing and delivering accurate, medically reliable information about STDs. Public and college health clinics across the United States order ASHA's educational pamphlets and books to give to clients and students. Community-based organizations depend on ASHA, too, to help communicate about risk, transmission, prevention, testing, and treatment.
This is where you will find the facts, the support, and the resources to answer your questions, find referrals, join support groups, and get access to in-depth information about sexually transmitted diseases.
Planned Parenthood is the nation's leading sexual and reproductive health care advocate and provider. With more than 860 health centers nationwide, nearly five million women, men, and teens turn to us each year for essential services - services we provide regardless of income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence.
Planned Parenthood offers high-quality health care, including birth control and family planning, gynecological care, STI/STD testing and treatment, pregnancy testing, and abortion services. Our providers prevent an estimated 617,000 unintended pregnancies annually, helping to ensure that everyone has the right to choose when or whether to have a child, and that every child is wanted and loved. We advocate for expanded access to these services, drawing on a base of 3.5 million activists and supporters. We also work with allies worldwide to ensure that all women and men have the right and the means to meet their sexual and reproductive health care needs.
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization and has been ranked as one of "America’s 100 Best Charities" by Worth magazine.
National Sexual Assault Hotline
Among its programs, RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE. This nationwide partnership of more than 1,100 local rape treatment hotlines provides victims of sexual assault with free, confidential services around the clock. The hotline helped 137,039 sexual assault victims in 2005 and has helped more than one million since it began in 1994.
The Sexual Health Network is dedicated to providing easy access to sexuality information, education, mutual support, counseling, therapy, healthcare, products and other resources for people with disabilities, illness, or natural changes throughout the lifecycle and those who love them or care for them.
SmarterSex.org was created with the special needs of college students in mind.
Statistics show that men and women ages 18-24 face tough challenges when it comes to sex. College-aged men and women account for the highest percentage of new sexually transmitted infections cases, and generally, women in this age group have the highest number of unintended pregnancies in the U.S.
BACCHUS and GAMMA created SmarterSex.org, an exciting and one-of-a-kind sexual health web site for college students. Our hope is that this will encourage not only students, but also educators and parents, to discuss and learn from each other about smart sex.
Les Stress answers stress-connected questions on thestresscoach.com, and a Q&A archive includes Multitask Masters, How To Fake Eye Contact, Peeing Under Pressure and many more vital health discussions. The site's Relax Now! section also features free relaxation streams on demand.
Maryland's college and university tobacco control coalitions have united to create healthier, tobacco-free campuses across the state by building relationships with other campuses, offering prevention and education initiatives, establishing and supporting policies,and sustaining diverse involvement.
Other Helpful Links for Tobacco Information & Data
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: Smoking & Tobacco Use
TobaccoFreeU: Creating Tobacco-Free Generations
MDQuit Resource Center: MDQuit.org
Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium (TTAC): College Tobacco Prevention Resource