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Online Resources

Affordable Care Act (aka Obama Care)
The Affordable Care Act puts consumers back in charge of their health care. Under the law, a new "Patient's Bill of Rights" gives the American people the stabilityand flexibility they need to make informed choices about their health.

Body Mass Index Calculator
Calculate your personal BMI and receive information for your healthy weight range from the National Institutes of Health.

Center for Community Solutions (CCS) 
CCS helps more than 11,000 adults and children each year to heal and prevent relationship and sexual violence.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. 

ChooseMyPlate
Developed and maintained by the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy & Promotion) ChooseMyPlate.gov provides practical information to help you build a healthier diet with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information.

Covered California
Covered California is an easy-to-use marketplace implementing the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in California. Through Covered California, you and your family can compare affordable, quality health insurance options and choose the one that best fits your needs and budget.

Face the Issue
Watch animations about alcoholism, depression, bulimia, self esteem, drug abuse, self injury and more — narrated by stars like Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, Sarah Jessica-Parker, and more. Interactive website includes "share your story" and "ask a doctor" features.

Family Health Centers of San Diego
Our mission is to provide caring, affordable, high quality healthcare and supportive services to everyone, with a special commitment to uninsured, low income and medically underserved persons.

Family PACT
Family PACT is a family planning program that helps eligible Californians avoid getting pregnant or causing a pregnancy when they are not ready. 

Go Ask Alice!
Your health questions answered! Go Ask Alice is a service through Columbia University that allows college students to ask any health-related questions. Check it out!

Healthfinder
Developed by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Healthfinder links to carefully selected information and websites from over 1,500 health-related organizations.

It's Up to US SD
A campaign designed to empower San Diegans to talk openly about mental illness, recognize symptoms, utilize local resources and seek help. By raising awareness, educating the community, and providing easy access to local organizations and services, the goal is to initiate change in perception, inspire wellness and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health challenges.

Jed Foundation
The Jed Foundation's mission is to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college and university students.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The NIH a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services External Web Site Policy , is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. 

Obama Care (see Affordable Care Act)

Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide

Quackwatch
Quackwatch is a nonprofit company formed by Dr. Stephen Barrett to expose health-related “frauds, myths, fads, and fallicies.” Well-researched, up-to-date, authoritative information on a wide range of practices and medical advertising deemed questionable or obvious “quackery.”

RADD
College is RADD is a California College DUI Awareness Project by RADD®, the entertainment Industry’s voice for road safety.

The Network: Addressing Collegiate Alcohol and Other Drug Issues 
The Network is a voluntary membership organization whose member institutions agree to work toward a set of standards aimed at reducing alcohol and other drug problems at colleges and universities.

Title IX SDSU
Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in schools that receive federal funding.

Transition Year 
Transition Year is an online resource center to help parents and students focus on emotional health before, during and after the college transition.

ULifeline 
ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential online resource center, where you can be comfortable searching for the information you need regarding emotional health.

WebMD.com
Credible, professional website providing health information, tools for managing health, and support for those who seek information.

 

Title IX compliance

San Diego State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, or sexual orientation in its education programs or activities. The safety of our students is our highest priority, and we are committed to ensuring that sexual violence stops on our campus and in the broader society. [more]