Have you ever been on a scavenger hunt? It can be fun to locate the different items on your list, can’t it? Recreate the popular searching game next time you’re looking for free health and wellness information and resources for your wellness program. You may be surprised at just how much you can find if you comb through national resources.
The federal government and big national health organizations spend billions of dollars gathering and creating credible health and wellness information, tools, and other resources. The goal of these groups is to raise awareness of particular health-related issues to keep people in the best physical, emotional, and financial shape they can be. These groups want you to use what they provide, so do them a favor and use it.
Searching Online is the Easiest and Most
Effective Way to Tap into National Resources
- Healthfinder.gov — developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Healthfinder.gov is a gateway to any and all health information created or endorsed by the U.S. government. The goal of healthfinder.gov is to provide easy-to-understand health information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy. To achieve this objective, the department applies quality guidelines when developing original content and selecting sources of health information.
- National health organizations – such as the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, the American Cancer Society, the Red Cross, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and others. There are a number of reputable national groups on just about every health and wellness topic you can think of. Most have a resources section with calculators, assessments, quizzes, tip sheets, and more. When searching online, look for .org sites. Be diligent in your review of .org sites because not all of them are affiliated with credible health information. Be cautious of sites that contain advertising or ask for too much personal information to access resources.