Health Fair – Wellness Fair National Resources List
Here you will find a list of national resources for health fairs – wellness fairs. Most, if not all of these organizations offer free resources for health fairs – wellness fairs.
Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center
P. O. Box 8250
Silver Spring, MD 20907-8250
(301) 495-3311 or (800) 438-4380
Center sponsored by the National Institute on Aging; provides information and publications on Alzheimer’s disease to health care professionals, patients and their families, and the general public.
AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)
601 E. Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20049
National organization that advocates for rights of older adults; maintains a strong network of local chapters; provides numerous educational materials, publications, and program support.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Public Inquiries, Mgmt Analysis & Service Office
1600 Clifton Road, NE, Mail Stop E-72
Atlanta, GA 30333
(404) 639-3534 or (800) 311-3435
Government agency that provides information on a vast number of health topics, including violent/abusive behavior, environmental health, unintentional injuries, occupational safety, and other topics.
CDC National Prevention Information Network
P. O. Box 6003
Rockville, MD 20849-6003
The CDC National Prevention Information Network provides timely, accurate, and relevant information on HIV/AIDS to people working in prevention, health care, research, and support services. If offers comprehensive reference and referral services.
Environmental Protection Agency
Public Information Center
401 M Street, SW, #3404
Washington, D.C. 20460
Government office that provides non-technical information about environmental health issues and EPA. Information is available on drinking water, air quality, pesticides, radon, indoor air, Superfund, recycling, and many other environmental topics.
Food and Drug Administration
5600 Fishers Lane (HFE-88)
Rockville, MD 20857
(301) 443-3170 or (301) 827-4420
Agency that disseminates information regarding nutrition and food and drug safety.
Food and Nutrition Information Center
Rural Information Center
National Agriculture Library
10301 Baltimore Blvd., Room 304
Beltsville, MD 20705
(301) 504-5719 or (800) 633-7701
Library maintained by the Department of Agriculture that provides information on nutrition, food services, and food technology. Will do literature searches and provide information on grants for rural areas.
Health Promotion Resource Center
Stanford Ctr. for Research in Disease Prevention
1000 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1885
(415) 723-0003; FAX (415) 498-7775
Distributes community-based print, video materials for lay public and professionals involved in health promotion, stress management, youth activities, injury prevention, and more. Also offers health risk appraisals and Spanish language materials.
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition
409 12th Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20024-2188
(202) 863-2458; FAX (202) 554-4346
Informal association of organizations with an interest in child and maternal health; fosters efforts to educate pregnant women; provides general information to health professionals and the general public.
Indoor Air Quality Information Clearinghouse
P. O. Box 37133
Washington, D.C. 20013-7133
(800) 438-4318; FAX (202) 484-1510
Specialists provide information, referrals, publications, and database searches on indoor air quality. Information includes pollutants and sources, health effects, control methods, commercial building operations and maintenance, standards and guidelines, and federal and state legislation.
National Cancer Institute
31 Center Drive MSC 2580
Building 31, Room 10A16
Bethesda, MD 20892-2580
(800) 4-CANCER or (800) 422-6237
The Cancer Information Services (CIS) is a nationwide network of 19 regional field offices supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) that provides accurate, up-to-date information on cancer to patients and their families, health care professionals, and the general public. The CIS can provide specific information in English and Spanish about particular types of cancer, as well as information on how to obtain second opinions and the availability of clinical trails. Each CIS office has access to the NCI treatment database PDQ, which offers callers the most current state-of-the art treatment and clinical trial information.
National Center for Health Statistics
6525 Belcrest Road, Room 1064
Hyattsville, MD 20782
The Center is the federal government’s principal vital and health statistics agency. Provides reference, inquiry, and referral services. Produces series of publications – some free of charge. Catalogs of electronic and printed products are available.
National Cholesterol Education Program
NHLBI Information Center
P. O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
(301) 251-1222; FAX (301) 251-1223
NHLBI program that has developed recommendations, guidelines, and educational materials related to cholesterol.
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
P. O. Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20847
(301) 468-2600 or (800) 729-6686
Organization that provides the latest information on alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in media formats, including printed material and videos; publishes the bi-monthly “Prevention Pipeline,” resource guides and a quarterly catalog. Maintains the Regional Alcohol and Drug Awareness (RADAR) network of resource centers in the U.S.
National Clearinghouse for Primary Health Care Information
2070 Chain Bridge Road
Vienna, VA 22182
(703) 821-8955, ext. 248
Clearinghouse that provides information to support the delivery of health care to areas that have shortages of medical personnel and services; materials include: governing boards, financial management, sexually transmitted diseases, lead poisoning, administrative management, and clinical care.
National Coalition for Adult Immunizations
4733 Bethesda Avenue, Suite 750
Bethesda, MD 20814-5228
The National Coalition for Adult Immunization, formed in 1988, is a network of organizations dedicated to promoting adult immunization, primarily through educational and motivational activities. The goal of NCAI is to raise immunization levels in high-risk and other adult target groups by increasing awareness of physicians, other healthcare providers, and the general public about the need for and the benefits of immunization.
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
1 Information Way
Bethesda, MD 20892-3560
The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC) is an information and referral service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, one of the National Institutes of Health. The Clearinghouse responds to written inquires, develops and distributes publications about diabetes, and provides referrals to diabetes organizations, including support groups. The NDIC maintains a database of education materials, from which literature searches are generated.
National Eye Education Program
2020 Vision Place
Bethesda, MD 20892-3655
(301) 496-5248 or (800) 869-2020
Program of the National Eye Institute (NIH); implements eye health education programs for the public and health professionals, including national campaigns and health education materials.
National Fire Protection Association
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02169
Objective is to reduce the burden of fire on the quality of life by advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, and education for fire and related safety issues.
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
31 Center Drive, MSC2480
Bethesda, MD 20892-2480
Organization that provides national leadership for national programs and research related to the cause, prevention, and treatment of cardiovascular, pulmonary, and blood diseases; disseminates numerous educational materials for the public and health professionals.
National High Blood Pressure Education
NHLBI Information Center
P. O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
(301) 592-8573; FAX (301) 592-8563
Center that provides educational messages to the public concerning high blood pressure.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
400 7th Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20590
Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation that publishes brochures, flyers, statistical reports, videotapes, and other information about safety belts, car seats, pedestrian, bicycle and motorcycle safety, and drunk and impaired driving.
National Injury Information Clearinghouse
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Washington, D.C. 20207-0001
Clearinghouse that provides data relating to morbidity and mortality associated with consumer products.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
31 Center Drive, Room 9A04
Bethesda, MD 20892-2560
Conducts and supports research on many of the most serious diseases affecting the public health. The Institute encompasses the broad spectrum of metabolic diseases such as diabetes, inborn errors of metabolism, endocrine disorders, mineral metabolism, digestive diseases, nutrition, urology and renal disease, and hematology. Basic research studies include biochemistry; nutrition; pathology; histochemistry; chemistry; physical, chemical, and molecular biology; pharmacology; and toxicology.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
ivision of Public Information
9000 Rockville Pike, Bldg. 31, Room 2B25
Bethesda, MD 20892
Division of NIH that provides information on selected health topics, including environmental health and nutrition.
National Institute of Mental Health
5600 Fishers Lane 7C02
Rockville, MD 20857
TDD (301) 443-8431
FAX (301) 443-0008
(301) 433-5158 On Demand System
PANIC DISORDER (800) 64-PANIC
DEPRESSION (800) 421-4211
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a component of NIH responds to information requests from the lay public, clinicians, and the scientific community. Subjects include a basic behavioral research, neuroscience of mental health, rural mental health, children’s mental disorders, schizophrenia, paranoia, depression, bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder, learning disabilities, Alzheimer’s disease, panic, obsessive compulsive, and other anxiety disorders. It distributes information and publications on Depression/Awareness, Recognition, and Treatment Program (D/ART) and on the Anxiety Disorders Education Program, NIMH-sponsored educational programs on depressive and anxiety disorders, their symptoms and treatments. A list of publications, including several in Spanish, is available.
National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health
4676 Columbia Parkway, Mail Stop C-19
Cincinnati, OH 45226
Organization that provides a number of services including health hazard evaluations of worksites, fatal accident investigation, extramural grants, databases, educational resources, and publications.
National Mental Health Association
1021 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-2971
The National Mental Health Association, through its national office and more than 330 affiliates nationwide, is dedicated to improving the mental health of all individuals and achieving victory over mental illnesses. NMHA accomplishes its mission as a force of social change through advocacy, prevention, public education, information, and referral.
National Osteoporosis Foundation
1150 17th Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 223-2226 or (800) 223-9994
Non-profit organization that provides direct support for research; sponsors a national annual campaign; provides resource materials on osteoporosis for health care professionals and the public.
National Safe Kids Campaign
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1000
Washington, D.C. 20004
Program that provides information materials to help increase awareness of the problem of childhood injury; designs programs to be implemented in communities to create a safer environment for children.
National Safety Council
Customer Service Department
P. O. Box 558
Itasca, Illinois 60143-0558
The mission of the National Safety Council is to educate and influence society to adopt safety, health, and environmental policies, practices, and procedures that prevent and mitigate human suffering and economic losses arising from preventable causes.
National Stroke Association
96 Inverness Drive East, Suite I
Englewood, CO 80112-5112
(303) 649-9299 or (800) STROKES
Non-profit organization that serves as an advocate for stroke prevention, rehabilitation, research, and survivor support; offers a wide selection of materials including videotapes, audiotapes, journals, brochures, and booklets for continuing education, staff training, and the public.
National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Clearinghouse
2070 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 450
Vienna, VA 22182
(703) 821-8955, ext. 249
Clearinghouse that provides information and materials on SIDS, apnea, and other related issues.
National Health Information Center
P. O. Box 1133
Washington, D.C. 20013-1133
Government contract, funded by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Provides publications and resource guides for shipping and handling fees. Provides referrals to national organizations for health-related information.
Presidents Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 250
Washington, D.C. 20004
Organization that offers Presidential fitness awards and pamphlets on exercise, school physical education, corporate fitness, and other fitness topics.
The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Office of Communications
Parklawn Building, Room 13C05
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Government agency that provides education on alcohol, drug abuse, and mental health.
Washington Business Group on Health
777 North Capitol Street, NE, Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20002
Organization that provides information regarding current worksite health promotion programs in American corporations, including bibliographies of low cost and free materials; provides lists of vendors offering services.
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