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General - The Office of Women's Health, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services provides information about women's health concerns. - The Office of Research on Women's Health serves as the focal point for women's health research at the National Institutes of Health. - The National Health Information Center, the Department of Health and Human Services. - The Office of Disease Prevention within the National Institutes of Health fosters, coordinates, and assesses research in prevention to improve public health in the nation and world. - The National Women's Law Center (NWLC) works to protect and advance the well-being of women and girls in almost every aspect of their lives. See the 2001 Report Card. - The National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research promotes research that links health issues with social and behavioral topics. - The Indian Health Service, Public Health Service is an American Indian and Alaska Native Women's Health web site. It provides information on differences in risk for heart disease and diabetes for all racial groups. - The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is the largest U.S. foundation devoted to improving the health and health care of all Americans. - Healthy Iowans 2010 Chapter 4 lists the goals and action steps for people with disabilities to be undertaken during the first decade of the 21st century. - Links to general health resources for health care providers, librarians, and students in Iowa.

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Brain Injuries

For brain injury-related resources, please visit the Advisory Council on Brain Injuries website.

Diabetes - The National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health provides information about diabetes. - American Diabetes Association - Centers for Disease Prevention and Control - National Diabetes Education Program

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Secondary Conditions/Disability - National Center on Physical Activity and Disability - National Council on Disability, an independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress. - Iowa Compass provides "a statewide information and referral service for people with disabilities, their families, their service providers and other members of the community," with information on local, state, and national agencies and programs. - The Center for Disabilities and Development, formerly the University Hospital School, provides medical care, assistance to improve the quality of life and information services. See InfoTech, IPAT and Iowa Compass. - The Commission of Persons with Disabilities is located within the Department ofHuman Rights. The commission is appointed by the Governor to equalize opportunities for full participation in employment. All services are free of charge and are available statewide. - The Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities advocates for the development of services and supports so that Iowans with developmental disabilities can make choices and take control of their lives. - The Iowa Protection and Advocacy Services, Inc. was created to serve individuals with disabilities and mental illnesses.  The agency provides legal representation, monitors legislation and referral services.

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