General Health Information


Health and Social Services Help Hot Line - Alaskans can dial 211, weekdays from 8:30am to 5 pm, to get immediate help with anything dealing with health and social services.  Cell phones will work in many areas, but an alternate number is 1-800-478-2221.  The website is

Association of Professional Piercers -  An organization of piercers and healthcare professionals dedicated to making body piercing safer through education.

Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America   - Find the latest information on asthma and allergies

Bacchus Gamma - The BACCHUS and GAMMA Peer Education Network is an international association of college and university based peer education programs focusing on alcohol abuse prevention and other related student health and safety issues.

FDA Health InformationA new consumer health information site launched by the FDA gives visitors the chance to explore health care information of all kinds. This site contains information on food and nutrition, animal health, vaccines, and other health issues.

PFLAG - Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)

Friends Drive Sober - Information on how big the impaired driving problem really is. Also information on what steps you can take to prevent it and what you can do to actually make a positive difference in your community.

Smoking Calculator: Enter information of cigarette costs, etc, and learn how drug addictions affect wallets.

Tobacco Free U - Think you have your facts right about tobacco?

Women's Health Information  - The FDA Office of Women's Health has many helpful publications that can be ordered and distributed to women and their families. Their new "Medicine Charts" are a first of their kind and give potential side effects and general warnings about all products currently approved to treat depression, high blood pressure, cholesterol, menopause, smoking cessation, HIV and birth control. OWH has more than 40 fact sheets in English and Spanish on a wide range of FDA-regulated products.