Health and Wellness Resources

 

 

Affordable Care Act in Vermont
 
Learn More about Vermont Health Connect and Vermont's new Healthcare marketplace
Learn more about how the Affordable Care Act operates in other states if you need to help someone outside Vermont or if you are a resident of another state
Get quick answers about Obamacare laws and the Health Insurance Marketplace
Frequently Asked Questions about ACA  from the Kaiser Family Foundation

 

 

Librarians, staff and volunteers:

VTLib and Vermont Health Connect held webinars in August and September (a repeat, not a series) to help library directors, staff and volunteers learn more about how libraries of all kinds can help patrons and communities as the new healthcare marketplace opens in October. If you were not able to attend, you can watch ONE of the recorded webinars from August OR September:

August webinar at: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/950394023 or

September webinar at: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/855864151

 

You can also request media materials, host a community forum, and add links to the VHC website, like the one above, to your website and to your public computing stations. Go to their website and the pages for "Partners" for more information: http://healthconnect.vermont.gov/information/community_partners/educational.

For instructions on adding the widgets to your WordPress website, click here.

To order PR materials such as posters and cards with phone and website information:
http://vthealthconnect.wufoo.com/forms/vermont-health-connect-educational-materials/
 

To find help and Navigators by county: http://healthconnect.vermont.gov/find

For questions about federal poverty guidelines:  http://www.familiesusa.org/resources/tools-for-advocates/guides/federal-poverty-guidelines.html

 

VPR has an interesting tool to help understand the way in which Vermont Health Connect operates:

http://www.vpr.net/apps/health/network


Health & Wellness Resources

 

Find magazine and journal articles on health-related topics on Vermont Online Library. Start with the Gale Health & Wellness Database. For more information go to http://www.vtonlinelib.org/.                       
Free online classes on Universal Class include topics such as Nutrition, Weight Loss Management, Stress Management and more. Visit http://libraries.vermont.gov/universalclass for details.

 

MedlinePlus.gov - "MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free."

MedlinePlus Trusted Health Information for You: A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, NIH National Institutes of Health

 

Additional Health resources:

MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing
What should you look for when evaluating the quality of health information on Web sites? Try some suggestions.
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthywebsurfing.html
 
Healthfinder.gov
This website contains resources on a wide range of health topics selected from over 1,600 government and non-profit organizations to bring together the most reliable health information on the Internet. www.healthfinder.gov/