General Health Resources

Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research

American Heart Association

Centers for Disease Control

Health Central: provides content, tools and real stories in an emotionally engaging way to inspire millions of patients and caregivers live healthier and more fulfilled lives.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Healthfinder: a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that provides guidance about learning how to live well.

National Institute of Health

National Library of Medicine

South Shore Health Compass

World Health Organization

Local Resources

The Arc of Greater Plymouth:  Empowering children and adults with cognitive and developmental disabilities; providing individualized and innovative services through creative partnerships; strengthening families; promoting independence, integration and commitment to community.

Harbor Health Services, Inc.:  Harbor Health Services, Inc. is a nonprofit, public health agency committed to providing quality, comprehensive health care in urban Boston neighborhoods, the South Shore and Cape Cod communities.

Healthy Plymouth:  Healthy Plymouth is our community joining together to identify meaningful ways to stay healthy and combining expertise and resources to bring these opportunities for good health to Plymouth.

Massachusetts Hospital Association:  A voluntary, not-for-profit organization comprised of hospitals and health systems, related organizations, and other members with a common interest in promoting the good health of the people of the Commonwealth.

The Plymouth Taskforce for the Homeless: dedicated to ending homelessness in the Plymouth (MA) area.

Health Literacy Resources

We Heart Health Literacy: Every week, there is a new post related to health literacy. These posts will range from getting around tricky jargon terms to enhancing text with visuals and musings on plain language, design, usability, typography, and much more.

Plain Language Resources

Seven Tips for Clinicians

Examples of Plain Language

20 Complicated and Commonly Used Words

Important questions to ask during a visit with my doctor:

Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research – Question Builder: Allows you to prepare specific questions to bring with you to your appointments.

Addiction Resources

Inpatient Drug Rehab

Plymouth Police Department Drug Overdose/Addiction Informational Flyer

Recovery Connection Center, a free peer-run program for people with a mental health diagnosis or a dual-diagnosis (substance abuse and mental health).

Southeast Tobacco Free Community Partnership, offering free tobacco education and cessation resources presentations to community group.

South Shore Community Partner in Prevention Speaker Presentations

Helen Osborne, M.Ed., OTR/L – Health Literacy: What It Is, Why It Matters, How You Can Help

Lindsay Tucker, Associate Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health – Health Literacy, Health Disparities and Health Care Reform

Marcia Richards, Registered Dietitian, BID Plymouth Hosptial, Mindfulness