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ATTENTION: Follow these links to learn more about the Affordable Care Act, to find Oregon-specific Information about the Affordable Care Act, or to compare and enroll in health insurance through Cover Oregon.


Librarians are available to answer your questions by email or phone at 503.675.2540. 

You may also search the catalog, access articles through Health & Wellness Resource Center and Health Reference Center Academic, and find Health & Fitness eBooks, audiobooks, and videos through Library2Go.

The Internet houses a vast amount of health-related information.  Before searching online, check out the Medical Library Association’s Web User Guide at http://www.mlanet.org/resources/userguide.html.  Learn how to evaluate what you find online so that you can be confident that the information is safe and reliable.  Then try one of the recommended web sites below:

Aging and Disability Resource Connection
A resource directory for Oregon families, caregivers and consumers seeking information about long-term supports and services.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC provides credible, reliable health information.

Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves.

Cover Oregon
A marketplace for Oregonians to compare and enroll in health insurance.

FamilyDoctor
Health information written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the American Academy of Family Physicians.

HealthCare.gov
A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.  Go here to learn more about the Affordable Care Act.

Healthfinder
A federal government website connecting you with information and tools to help you stay healthy.

IMPACT
IMPACT is a project of national Family Voices.  The goal is to promote a holistic, culturally relevant approach to health and wellness for all families and children including those with special healthcare needs and disabilities.

KidsHealth
KidsHealth provides information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.

Mayo Clinic
Expert health information from the Mayo Clinic, a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research, and education.

Medical Library Association
MLA is a nonprofit, educational organization working to ensure that the best health information is available to all.

MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's web site offering reliable, up-to-date health information.

National Cancer Institute
The NCI conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer.