CaringBridge is a free, personalized website that supports and connects loved ones during critical illness, treatment, and recovery. The CaringBridge website keeps loved ones informed during difficult times. In return, family and friends give patient and caregiver support through guestbook messages. Click here to print step by step instructions on how to setup an account.
St. Jude is unlike any other pediatric treatment and research facility. Discoveries made here have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic illnesses. With research and patient care under one roof, St. Jude is where some of today’s most gifted researchers are able to make strides in medicine. St. Jude researchers are published and cited more often in high impact publications than any other private pediatric oncology research institution in America. St. Jude is a place where many doctors send some of their sickest patients and toughest cases. St. Jude is a place where cutting-edge research and revolutionary discoveries happen every day.
Mayo Clinic’s three main Web sites provide information and services from the world’s first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group medical practice. Manage your health with information and tools that reflect the expertise of Mayo’s 3,400 physicians and scientists. Learn how to access medical services and discover Mayo’s medical research and education offerings.
Intermountain Healthcare is a non-profit system of hospitals, surgery centers, doctors, clinics, and home care & hospice providers that serve the medical needs of Utah and southeastern Idaho. Key medical services include oncology, cardiac, obstetric, orthopedics, sports medicine, and more. Learn more by visiting their interactive website.
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: “Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.” Their goal is to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke by 25 percent.
The Hospital Cooperative is a dynamic network of 14 hospitals in southeastern Idaho and western Wyoming. Established in 1994, they provide benefits to patients through shared resources, services, and information. They provide educational and networking opportunities for staff, assistance with grant preparation, and negotiation of group contracts. With support from public and private sources, The Hospital Cooperative operates the Cooperative Telehealth Network to deliver educational and clinical services to rural areas using state-of-the-art telenetworking technologies.
Text4baby is an exciting new mobile information service, provided by the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare, which sends three text messages each week to pregnant women and new mothers to help them give their babies the best possible start in life.The messages focus on a variety of topics critical to maternal and child health including: immunizations, nutrition, seasonal flu information, mental health, birth defect prevention, safe sleeping habits for infants, developmental milestones, car seats, breastfeeding, and smoking cessation. Text4baby messages also connect women to prenatal and infant care services. Women sign up for the service by texting BABY to 511411 (or BEBE for Spanish).
Public health is a field within healthcare that focuses on the science and medical practice behind preventing and containing injury and illness in a population. This sector is responsible for the global eradication of smallpox, a disease that killed an estimated 300 million people in the 20th century alone. Today, public health professionals continue to seek cures for cancers and diseases, including HIV/AIDS, breast cancer, and diabetes. They also work to improve the overall health of communities through research, regulation, education, and high-quality, accessible health care.