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Nursing 420 Community Assessment: Web Sites



Elder Abuse

Basic Resources

Regional sources

Health Statistics

Federal sites

  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
    CFDA provides a full listing of all Federal programs available to State and local governments, federally-recognized Indian tribal governments, Territories of the United States, profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions, specialized groups, and individuals.
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    HHS is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.
  • Social Security Online
    Visit for information about retirement, veterans benefits, medicare, and other social security programs.
  • Healthy People 2020
    This resource is published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It identifies health improvement goals and objectives for the country to reach by the year 2020. These objectives may be incorporated into regional health departments,
    THOMASIn the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, legislative information from the Library of Congress. Contains information about federal legislators, bills, laws, Congress, Congressional members and the legislative process. 

Web sites

America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being
Published by the Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, this report presents 38 key indicators in the areas of family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health.

Child Abuse and Neglect Digital Library

canDL is a "database of citations of works related to the National Data Archive of Child Abuse and Neglect at Cornell University and to secondary research. It is a changing source that we have decided to share it in its current state, and will be progressively adding citations."

National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices

The the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has created this database of interventions "to help people, agencies, and organizations implement programs and practices in their communities".


US Voting Maps