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Health or health services

Health behavior refers to individual lifestyle and behavior aimed at enhancing and maintaining good physical and mental health. Health care delivery refers to practices, policies, or referral processes that contribute to making mental and/or medical health care personnel, services, or facilities available to persons in need of such care. Health care utilization refers to processes inovlved in or factors affecting useage of professional or nonprofessional health services or programs. Health education refers to instruction or pograms in school institutional, or community settings which present material about factors affecting health behavior and attitudes.


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Services and Programs

Printable Resources and Materials

  • IDD Toolkit
    Health Care Toolkit for Primary Care Providers. Tools for serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • KidsHealth
    KidsHealth is the largest and most-visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.
  • New Health and Wellness Library Online
    The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt has a new online health and wellness library, which features articles written especially for parents, teens, and children. Each area has illustrations, interactive tools, and videos about physical conditions and emotional issues from before birth through the teen years.
  • The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
    The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), a 501(c)3 organization, is a unique federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare "orphan" diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them. NORD is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and service.

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