Health Care and Families
This section provides information to help you lead a healthy life, find affordable health care, take care of your family, and find a place to live.
The links below will help you find information on nutrition, fitness, and healthy living.
Health Information for Individuals and Families
Health.gov provides links to resources about nutrition, prenatal care, public health, cancer, diabetes, and more.
Healthy Living Guides and Encyclopedia on Health Topics
Healthfinder.gov provides easy-to-use guides on healthy living, information on over 1,600 health-related topics, and tips for finding services in your community. This site is also available in Spanish.
Online Medical Library of Diseases, Health Conditions, and Wellness Issues
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides information on health topics, prescription and over-the counter medications, and videos and tips to help you stay healthy. This site is also available in Spanish.
More Information on Diseases and Healthy Living
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information about diseases and suggestions for healthy living. This site is also available in Spanish.
Practical Tips for a Healthy Diet
ChooseMyPlate.gov features tips for healthier eating.
Eat Healthy and Be Physically Active
Fitness.gov provides information on how to be physically active and practice good nutrition.
Avoid Health-Related Scams
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission seeks to protect consumers from unfair business practices, including scams related to health and fitness. This site is also available in Spanish.
People in the United States generally pay for their own medical care either directly or through insurance. You may get health insurance through your employer or you can buy it on your own.
The links below provide important information about health care in the United States.
Locate an Affordable Health Care Facility in Your Area
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funds health centers to provide quality health care services to medically underserved communities and populations. At these centers, you pay what you can afford, based on your income. This website provides a tool to help you locate a health center in your area.
Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Medicaid.gov has information about health coverage for lower-income people, families and children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
Information About Medicare
Medicare.gov provides information on Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people age 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with end stage renal disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant). Information is also available about the Medicare prescription drug coverage. This website is also available in multiple languages.
Avoid Medicare Fraud
StopMedicareFraud.gov is a partnership between HHS and the U.S. Department of Justice. Get information on how to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud.
The federal government provides information on child welfare, adoption, caring for the elderly, and other areas related to taking care of family members.
The links below will provide you with a variety of resources to help you take care of your family.
Adopt a Child
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides information and resources on domestic and intercountry adoption. You can find information for adopted children, expectant parents considering adoption, birth parents and relatives, and prospective and adoptive parents on many adoption topics. Some resources are also available in Spanish.
Child Welfare Resources
Child Welfare Information Gateway provides information about child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more. Some resources are also available in Spanish.
Resources for At-Risk Youth and Families
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides free resources and information for people and organizations who work with at-risk youth and families.
Find Disability Programs and Services in Your Community
Disability.gov provides people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, educators, employers, service providers, and others with disability-related information and resources.
Contact Your State Council on Developmental Disabilities
HHS provides a list of state programs to increase the independence, productivity, inclusion, and community integration of people with developmental disabilities.
Help for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence
HHS provides information to help immigrant victims of domestic violence and their children.
Locate Resources for Older People in Your Community
Eldercare.gov allows you to search for resources to help older people in your community.
Find a Nursing Home
HHS provides information about every Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country. This site allows you to search for and compare nursing homes in your community. This site is also available in Spanish.
In the United States, people are free to choose where they want to live. You can choose to rent or buy a home.
The links below will help you learn more about housing in the United States.
Own and Maintain a Home
HUD provides information on how to maintain and improve your home and how to sell your home.
Resources for Homeowners
USA.gov provides information on energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, lawn and garden care, and doing construction and renovation projects on your home. This site is also available in Spanish.
HUD provides information on public housing for lower-income people, the elderly and people with disabilities, and how to find out if you are eligible.
Housing Resources for People with Disabilities
Disability.gov provides people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, educators, employers, service providers, and others with disability-related information and resources. This site provides resources to help people with disabilities and their families find affordable and secure housing.
Avoid Moving Fraud
ProtectYourMove.gov provides information about protecting against fraud involving moving services.