Health Resources

Healthy Behaviors Websites
A great on line resource for counting calories.
Link referenced in our Slim Down! blog entry. Calculate BMI and calorie needs here.
BMI Calculator
Quick and easy BMI calculator from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.
Free and easy calorie counting, weight tracking, exercise tracking, tips and more!
Aim for a Healthy Weight
Link referenced in our Do you have hypertension? blog entry.  Interactive weight loss program from the National Heart Blood and Lung Institute.
Let’s Move!
America’s move to raise a generation of healthier kids.
Everybody Walk
The movement to get America walking.
A walking program from the Arthritis Foundation designed to build confidence, increase balance and strength and improve overall health.
Lists popular walking routes in communities and allows creating of personal walking routes.

Chronic Disease Information

NHBLI “Your Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure
Link referenced in our Do you have hypertension? blog entry.  Interactive blood pressure program from the National Heart Blood and Lung Institute.
DASH Eating Plan
Low sodium eating plan for people with hypertension or pre-hypertension.
Your Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure
Booklet from NHBLI that provides suggestions for lowering blood pressure without medication.
KDAC (Kansas Diabetes Action Council)
A resource site for people with diabetes or people at risk for diabetes.
KOHP (Kansans Optimizing Health Program)
A highly interactive program where people with various chronic conditions come together to learn and practice new skills over a six week period to help better manage their chronic health condition.
American Heart Association
Learn more about how you can reduce your risk of death caused by cardiovascular disease
Diabetes Solutions at Hays Medical Center
A program that provides quality, comprehensive diabetes self-management education. The program consists of two class sessions. Other services include: private consultation with a certified diabetes educator, one-on-one consultation with a dietician for medical nutrition, and gestational diabetes education classes.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
An organization that provides educational videos for people coping with depression or bipolar disease.
Coping with Depression and Anxiety
An educational program for patients about what depression and anxiety are and some good coping skills for people with those conditions. Note: this video requires Flash. (18 minutes)

Smoking Cessation

Free help for Kansans trying to quit using tobacco.  You can also access help by calling 1-800-QUITNOW.
Free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of people trying to quit smoking.
A great guide on avoiding weight gain when you quit smoking!

Miscellaneous Information

A medical decision making tool for conversations with your doctor.
Calcium Rich Foods
List of foods rich in calcium with calcium content noted.
Alcoholics Anonymous
A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.  You may also access help by calling 1-888-232-6375.
Rooks County Transportation Service
Rooks County Transporation Service serves the elderly, the handicapped and the general public. The service covers all of Rooks County with transportation provided to Graham County, Phillips County, Osborne County and Ellis County.
Immunize Kansas Coalition
Working together to protect all Kansans from vaccine preventable diseases. Our goal is to focus on improving access to and rates of adolescent immunizations, paying special attention to HPV and meningococcal vaccination rates.