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The Blue Ridge Poison Center (BRPC)
provides general poison information and poison management advice to over 2.3 million residents in 53 counties and 48 hospitals of Central and Western Virginia.

The BRPC is staffed by trained nurse specialists in poison information, two Medical Toxicologists and two Toxicology Fellows. All calls are free and confidential.

Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS)
Site for Virginia residents to learn about state and federal medical assistance programs.

Virginia Department of Health (VDH)
Our mission is to protect and promote the health of all Virginians.
National Links
American Cancer Society (ACS)
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has state divisions and more than 3,400 local offices.

American Medical Association (A.M.A.)
The American Medical Association helps doctors help patients by uniting physicians nationwide to work on the most important professional and public health issues.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
is your online source for credible health information and is the official Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

CDC is committed to achieving true improvements in people’s health.

CDC applies research and findings to improve people’s daily lives and responds to health emergencies—something that distinguishes CDC from its peer agencies.

Working with states and other partners, CDC provides a system of health surveillance to monitor and prevent disease outbreaks (including bioterrorism), implement disease prevention strategies, and maintain national health statistics.

CDC also guards against international disease transmission, with personnel stationed in more than 25 foreign countries.

MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 750 diseases and conditions.

There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.

a national model for aging and disability resources.

By combining online assistance with a network of volunteers, SeniorNavigator brings over 21,000 health and aging resources to seniors, caregivers, adults with disabilities and their families.

SeniorNavigator is a public/private partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia Department for the Aging, local governments, and hundreds of private sector partners.

SeniorNavigator—where community and technology come together.

US Department of Veterans Affairs (Veterans Health Administration)
US Department of Veterans Affairs (Veterans Health Administration) Health Administration page of the VA offering information pertaining to facility searches, prescriptions, benefits and other resources.

U S Food and Drug Administration(FDA)
The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.

The FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer, and more affordable; and helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to improve their health.