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    Programs that distribute pamphlets, brochures, journals, monographs, manuals, booklets or other literature to increase the public's awareness of the need for or availability of services in a particular geographical or service area or for a particular target group; the causes, detection and treatment of a particular disease, disability or condition and means for its prevention; or specific social problems which affect the community and potential solutions. Included are downloadable publications and those that are distributed in printed format.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    AIDS/HIV ServicesProvides a variety of services for individuals who have contracted AIDS/HIV, along with those wanting to know more about it and the resources available.WestchesterAIDS/HIV AWARENESS AND EDUCATIONURBAN LEAGUE OF WESTCHESTER COUNTY
    AIDS/HIV ServicesProvides comprehensive and confidential HIV primary care and support services. Offers outpatient medical care, case management, psychiatric and psychological intervention and care, nutritional counseling, pastoral support, and assistance with connecting with community services. Also available is a mobile unit for those who are homebound.WestchesterAIDS INSTITUTE / PROJECT WAVE NEW YORKWESTCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER AND MARIA FARERI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
    AIDS/HIV ServicesLiving Together is a forum for discussion of unmet service needs using advocacy, community education, outreach, lobbying efforts and collaboration with service providers to improve access to care and support those needing services.WestchesterLIVING TOGETHERFAMILY SERVICES OF WESTCHESTER
    Alcohol/Drug Abuse ServicesProvides a number of support services to help recovering alcoholics and drug addicts continue to live a clean and sober life. Services include 18 months of free online support and recovery coaching, Continuing care groups, Twelve step on-site meetings, Renewal center programs, Alumni services, Educational events, Confidential social media interaction, Books and other online educational and support materials, Inspirational emails, Recovery apps for smart phones, and Mental health services.New YorkRECOVERY MANAGEMENTHAZELDEN
    Assistive Aid/Equipment ServicesOffers special services for those with disabilities, such as large print or Braille for the blind or seniors, special notifications and assistance to homes which have someone who is chronically ill, frail elderly, oxygen dependent, or disabled. Also has a program designed specifically for senior citizens for information and referral to government aid programs, safety tips, saving money on the energy bill, printed materials, and bill paying options which might save them money.WestchesterSPECIAL SERVICES PROGRAMCON EDISON
    Caregiver ServicesProvides literature, videotapes, DVDs, and other materials of interest to individuals, caregivers, and health professionals.DutchessCAREGIVER RESOURCE CENTERALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION HUDSON VALLEY-DUTCHESS
    Caregiver ServicesProvides literature, videotapes, and other materials of interest to individuals, caregivers, and health professionals.OrangeCAREGIVER RESOURCE CENTERALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION-ORANGE AND SULLIVAN REGIONAL OFFICE
    Caregiver ServicesProvides literature, videotapes, and other materials of interest to individuals, caregivers, and health professionals.RocklandCAREGIVER RESOURCE CENTERALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION - ROCKLAND REGIONAL OFFICE
    Caregiver ServicesProvides literature, videotapes, and other materials of interest to individuals, caregivers, and health professionals.WestchesterCAREGIVER RESOURCE CENTERALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION-WESTCHESTER REGIONAL OFFICE
    Disease/Disability Care ServicesProvides printed, other media, and online materials to educate people on AIDS/HIV, STDs, and TB, including information on treatment, clinical trials, and prevention.COMMUNICABLE DISEASE AWARENESS AND EDUCATIONCENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC)
    Disease/Disability Care ServicesOffers information in various format about ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's Disease, IBD medications, surgery, guides for parents and teachers, and about the chapter run fund raising programs and special events.WestchesterCROHN'S AND COLITIS EDUCATIONCROHN'S AND COLITIS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA-FAIRFIELD/WESTCHESTER CHAPTER
    Disease/Disability Care ServicesDiabetes information, blood glucose monitoring camps for children, diet information and insulin. Bags of hope offered along with outreach support to newly diagnosed people with type one diabetes.DutchessDIABETES CARE INFORMATIONJUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION-HUDSON VALLEY BRANCH
    Disease/Disability Care ServicesOffers print materials, online resources and other media to educate diagnosed individuals, families, health-care workers and the general public on diabetes.WestchesterDIABETES INFORMATIONAMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION-WESTCHESTER
    Disease/Disability Care ServicesProvides information about Alzheimer's disease, related disorders, caregiving at home, social, legal and health care resources, and educational programs.OrangeDISABILITY CARE PROGRAMALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION-ORANGE AND SULLIVAN REGIONAL OFFICE
    Disease/Disability Care ServicesProvides information about Alzheimer's disease, related disorders, caregiving at home, social, legal and health care resources, and educational programs.RocklandDISEASE/DISABILITY CARE SERVICESALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION - ROCKLAND REGIONAL OFFICE
    Disease/Disability Care ServicesWorks to increase public awareness and understanding of the work and plight of those with severe craniofacial disorders through a quarterly newsletter and online resources.FACIAL DISORDERS AND DISFIGUREMENT EDUCATION AND AWARENESSFACES: THE NATIONAL CRANIOFACIAL ASSOCIATION
    Disease/Disability Care ServicesOffers various formats, including online resources, to educate individuals about kidney and urological diseases, research, treatments, and support for both patient and family, and health care professionals. Offers information on physicians in local communities who specialize in kidney, nephrology or urology.New YorkKIDNEY AND UROLOGY DISEASE RESOURCE INFORMATIONKIDNEY AND UROLOGY FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
    Disease/Disability Care ServicesOffers information in a variety of formats, phone, print and online to anyone seeking information on kidney or urinary diseases, treatments, research or links to local community resources.New YorkKIDNEY DISEASE RESOURCE INFORMATIONNATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION - GREATER NEW YORK
    Disease/Disability Care ServicesProvides a variety of information formats, including online resources, to educate those diagnosed with Macular Degeneration, their families, health care professionals, and others, about current treatments, support and more. Membership is available which includes a printed quarterly newsletter, Eyes Only.New YorkMACULAR DISEASE RESOURCE INFORMATIONASSOCIATION FOR MACULAR DISEASES
    EDUCATION FORUM (NEWSLETTER)Provides timely information of interest to the Long Island eduction community. Offers 45,000 copies of each publication at no cost to school districts and other subscribers. Also offers advertising at reasonable rates.SuffolkEDUCATION FORUM (NEWSLETTER)SCOPE EDUCATION SERVICES
    Education/PreventionPublic education and awareness programs focusing on AIDS/HIV.RocklandAIDS/HIV EDUCATION AND AWARENESSROCKLAND COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
    Education/Prevention ServicesOffers various formats to educate and help people understand AIDS/HIV, and to break the stereotypes of the disease, and what resources are available in the community to access HIV testing services.WestchesterAIDS/HIV AWARENESS AND EDUCATIONPLANNED PARENTHOOD HUDSON PECONIC
    Education/Prevention ServicesProvides prevention and outreach speaking engagements to teach others about gambling addiction, and to let people know that there is help. Will speak to organizations, schools, civic groups, etc. Also provides a variety of printed materials for individuals to help them or to distribute to others.New YorkGAMBLING ADDICTION EDUCATION AND AWARENESSGAMBLERS ANONYMOUS
    Education/Prevention ServicesProvides information on various health issues via printed materials, or speakers.WestchesterHEALTH EDUCATION INFORMATIONSAINT JOSEPH'S MEDICAL CENTER
    Education/TrainingOffers educational services to provide mental health information through presentations, workshops, training, online access and printed information.RocklandEDUCATIONAL SERVICES PROGRAMMENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION IN ROCKLAND COUNTY
    Education/Training ServicesAn outreach program which focuses on education and public awareness to individuals with AIDS/HIV, those who are in a high at risk population, and the general public.WestchesterAIDS/HIV AWARENESS AND EDUCATIONSHARING COMMUNITY
    Education/Training ServicesA community resource which promotes public awareness and education, to students, parents and the community about underage drug and alcohol abuse through workshops, speakers, printed and media materials.WestchesterALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE EDUCATION AND AWARENESSLARCHMONT-MAMARONECK (RADAR) RESPONSIBLE ACTION: DRUG AND ALCOHOL RESOURCE
    Education/Training ServicesHosts annual conferences on trauma and children, publishes literature to inform professionals and the public, provides training and consultation in a host of related areas to similar organizations. The service is provided by the Sanctuary Institute, a training and consultation service, an evidence-based template for system change, based on the active creation and maintenance of a nonviolent, democratic therapeutic community in which staff and clients are empowered as key decision-makers to build a socially responsive, emotionally intelligent community that fosters growth and change.WestchesterANDRUS CENTER FOR LEARNING AND INNOVATION (ACLI)JULIA DYCKMAN ANDRUS MEMORIAL CHILDREN'S CENTER
    Education/Training ServicesOffers education and public awareness about child abuse in a variety of methods, including online resources, brochures, and info cards, teaching about issues leading to child abuse and its prevention.RensselaerCHILD ABUSE EDUCATION AND AWARENESSPREVENT CHILD ABUSE NEW YORK
    Education/Training ServicesProvides ongoing training and technical assistance through trainings, in-services, and conferences and through regular contact with advocates and stakeholders addressing issues such as funding, legislation, program development, service provision, community collaboration, program evaluation, public assistance, immigration, HIV, chemical dependence, mental health, the law and court system, social change, and cultural competency among other issues as they impact victims of domestic violence. Also provides outreach programs and printed materials to educate the public on domestic violence and how to help or prevent this abuse. AlbanyDOMESTIC VIOLENCE EDUCATION AND OUTREACHNEW YORK STATE COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (NYSCADV)
    Education/Training ServicesProvides information in various formats, including sightseeing/educational tours of the Material Recovery Facility or Waste Water Treatment Plants, to educate the public on environmental and recycling issues.WestchesterENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT TOURSWESTCHESTER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL FACILITIES
    Education/Training ServicesProvides education and training presentations on what is a poison, and materials around the house and various environments which contain harmful toxins, including medications, and how to avoid them, and what to do in case of exposure or ingestion. Presentations are age appropriate, from preschool-age to senior citizens.OnondagaPOISON EDUCATION AND AWARENESSPOISON CONTROL CENTER
    Education/Training ServicesProvides public awareness regarding AIDS/HIV to groups, individuals, organizations, etc. in various formats such as printed materials, seminars, website or speakers.WestchesterPUBLIC AWARENESS/EDUCATIONWESTCHESTER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (WCDOH)
    Education/Training ServicesUpon request, information on an educational program on a health topic, emerging health concerns, programs on services we provide, community health and statistics, and specific topics of disease can be provided to a community group. Videos on many health related topics are available for community groups to borrow or view in our office. Flyers, textbooks, health risk and prevention messages to children, health facts and other resources are also available.FultonPUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAMSFULTON COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
    Education/Training ServicesProvides information in various formats, including online resources on the aspects of sudden death syndrome (SIDS) and pregnancy loss. Also provides a number of support resources for families who have lost a child to SIDS.SUDDEN INFANT DEATH RESOURCE CENTERNATIONAL SUDDEN AND UNEXPECTED INFANT /CHILD DEATH AND PREGNANCY LOSS RESOURCE CENTER
    FAMILY HEALTH AND WELLNESSOffers educational programs, technical assistance and print resources in human development, nutrition education, and diabetes education to consumers, homeowners, parents, and professionals working with children, youth, and families.SuffolkFAMILY HEALTH AND WELLNESSCORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OF SUFFOLK COUNTY
    Health Care ServicesProvides information in various formats, including online resources, along with references to doctors, hospitals, medications and pharmaceutical companies working with MG patients.New YorkMYASTHENIA GRAVIS (MG) RESOURCE INFORMATIONMYASTHENIA GRAVIS ALLIANCE- GREATER NEW YORK CHAPTER
    Health Care ServicesProvides cessation support, referrals and information to callers who wish to quit smoking or obtain information related to cessation and tobacco use. Callers may speak to trained information specialists or leave a message during off-hours to have their phone call returned by a specialist. They may also order a free smoking cessation guide to be mailed directly to their home or listen to a taped message library that provides information about quitting smoking.AlbanyQUITLINENEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
    Information/Outreach ServicesDevelops informational materials on current consumer issues, available in print or on the internet, and conducts informational programs. Offers presentations on issues such as consumer scams, senior citizen consumer issues, identity theft, internet safety, and financial literacy.AlbanyOUTREACH AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENTNEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF STATE DIVISION OF CONSUMER PROTECTION
    Information/ReferralProvides online information and other resource links about Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases, including an online library, pictures, newsletter, books and more.LYME DISEASE RESOURCE INFORMATIONLYME DISEASE NETWORK
    Information/Referral ServicesProvides free information about alcohol and other drugs. Provides free and confidential referrals for individuals and family members seeking treatment for alcoholism and drug dependencies and self help programs.PutnamALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE RESOURCE INFORMATIONNATIONAL COUNCIL ON ALCOHOLISM AND OTHER DRUG DEPENDENCIES/PUTNAM, INC
    Information/Referral ServicesProvides information and referral for families, professionals, and the general public.DutchessALZHEIMER'S RESOURCE INFORMATIONALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION HUDSON VALLEY-DUTCHESS
    Information/Referral ServicesProvides information on autism and related disabilities. Also offers information on resources and services for autism in the local community.WestchesterAUTISIM RESOURCE INFORMATIONWESTCHESTER FOUNDATION FOR AUTISM
    Information/Referral ServicesOffers information and referral services for affected individuals and their families, as well as for doctors and eye care professionals. Also provides comprehensive information kits on retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, and usher syndrome. The newsletter, InFocus and the e-newsletter, InFocus Online, present articles on coping, research updates and Foundation news, and is sent out 3 times a year. There is also an annual conference.New YorkBLIND AND VISION IMPAIRED RESOUCE INFORMATIONFOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS (FFB) - NEW YORK
    Information/Referral ServicesOffers information and referrals to services within local communities for women who are calling for support and guidance. Also provides printed materials on breast cancer, speakers at no charge for professional and community groups and training videos. BREAST CANCER RESOURCE INFORMATIONADELPHI NY STATEWIDE BREAST CANCER HOTLINE AND SUPPORT PROGRAM
    Information/Referral ServicesAs a service of the Children's Bureau (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), access to print, electronic publications, websites, and online databases covering a wide range of topics from prevention to permanency is made available, including child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and other child-related issues.CHILD WELFARE RESOURCE INFORMATIONCHILD WELFARE INFORMATION GATEWAY
    Information/Referral ServicesMaintains a comprehensive database of Health and Human Service agencies and programs and also functions as one of the primary sources which links these services to the providers in the community, including disaster or weather related or information, such as road and bridge closures or other problems caused by the weather or other natural disasters. WestchesterCOMPREHENSIVE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICE RESOURCE INFORMATIONUNITED WAY'S 2-1-1 HELPLINE (211)
    Information/Referral ServicesOffers information in various format about colitis, including ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's Disease.AlbanyCROHN'S AND COLITIS EDUCATIONCROHNS AND COLITIS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA-UPSTATE/NORTHEASTERN NEW YORK CHAPTER
    Information/Referral ServicesOffers a newsletter, and other information formats, including online resources to help parents of children with developmental disabilities, with community resources, services and support. Also available online is a referral form which can be filled out and submitted. Also provides an annual Young Children Expo conference for parents, health care professionals, teachers, or anyone who works with children with developmental disabilities.New YorkDEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES RESOURCE INFORMATIONLOS NINOS SERVICES
    Information/Referral ServicesOffers information in various formats, including online resources, to educate anyone looking for information on many topics dealing with juvenile diabetes.WestchesterDIABETES RESOURCE INFORMATIONJUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION-WESTCHESTER COUNTY CHAPTER
    Information/Referral ServicesOffers information and support to family and friends of gay, lesbian, transgendered individuals, also refer them to other agencies if other services are sought.WestchesterGAY AND LESBIAN RESOURCE INFORMATIONPARENTS, FAMILIES, AND FRIENDS OF LESBIANS AND GAYS (PFLAG)
    Information/Referral ServicesProvides information regarding legal issues from civil suits to criminal justice, legal aid is also offered or referrals to other legal aid agencies, depending on the situation. Printed information is available on specific on specific legal issues such as tenant disputes, divorce, etc.WestchesterLAWYER REFERRALSNEW ROCHELLE COURT
    Information/Referral ServicesProvides information in various formats, an e-newsletter and a lending library. Also offers referrals to other community resources. Also advocates on local, state and federal levels to pass laws against discrimination, hate crimes, to marry, etc.WestchesterLGBT RESOURCE INFORMATION AND ADVOCACYLOFT: LESBIAN AND GAY COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER
    Information/Referral ServicesOffers information and referrals to resources and services, along with online and printed materials on liver disease and all related topics.New YorkLIVER DISEASE RESOURCE INFORMATIONAMERICAN LIVER FOUNDATION, GREATER NEW YORK CHAPTER
    Information/Referral ServicesProvides information and referrals to the various mental health services and resources in the county, including access to numerous videos, written material, and research on mental health topics.DutchessMENTAL HEALTH RESOURCE INFORMATIONMENTAL HEALTH AMERICA OF DUTCHESS COUNTY
    Information/Referral ServicesOffers information about muscular dystrophy and other muscular diseases in various formats, including online resources, such as treatments, support, and much more. Also provides referrals to other resources that individuals and families may need.MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY (MD) RESOURCE INFORMATIONMUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION - MID HUDSON VALLEY
    Information/Referral ServicesProvides information on a variety of pathological conditions whose occurrence is so rare that research regarding treatment has not been a priority, including information on what resources or services may be available, an online community, a newsletter and research papers.RARE DISEASES RESOURCE INFORMATIONNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR RARE DISORDERS (NORD)
    Information/Referral ServicesPublishes a pamphlet in English and Spanish filled with safety regulations, tips and housekeeping suggestions.WestchesterSAFE HOUSING TASK FORCE EDUCATIONWHITE PLAINS BUILDING DEPARTMENT
    Information/Referral ServicesOffers a variety of safety information such as generator safety, storm safety tips, restoring power, and more. Also provides trips and information to conserve or save on energy or gas, and to make it more efficient.TompkinsSAFETY AND ENERGY SAVING INFORMATIONNEW YORK STATE ELECTRIC AND GAS CORPORATION (NYSEG)
    Information/Referral ServicesProvides information regarding aging issues and what resources or services are available to older adults.New YorkSENIOR RESOURCE INFORMATIONAMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED PERSONS (AARP) - NEW YORK STATE OFFICE
    Information/Referral ServicesProvides information in various formats, including online resources, about treatments, research, support. Also offers referrals available resources and services for individuals with spinal cord injury and their families.New YorkSPINAL CORD INJURY RESOURCE INFORMATIONNATIONAL SPINAL CORD INJURY ASSOCIATION-GREATER NEW YORK AREA CHAPTER
    Information/Referral ServicesTelephone and E-mail Consultations: offers information and referral to callers about breast cancer and related issues including financial, insurance and legal matters. Healthy Lifestyles Calendar: An informational digest focusing on topics and information relevant to health, well-being and disease prevention. Breast Cancer Resource Guide: Online and/or pocket sized guide mailed by request with National and Local resources for medical, financial, legal and other help, including decision aids. Referrals for Financial and Legal Problems: Call for our pocket resource guide and resource list if you are having insurance problems or cannot work because of cancer treatments.UlsterTELEPHONE AND E-MAIL CONSULTATIONSBREAST CANCER OPTIONS
    Information/Referral ServicesProvides information in various formats, including online resources, about Tourette Syndrome, treatment, research, support, etc. Also offers information and referrals of community resources, doctors and therapists to individuals diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, and their families.WestchesterTOURETTE SYNDROME RESOURCE INFORMATIONTOURETTE SYNDROME ASSOCIATION-NEW YORK HUDSON VALLEY CHAPTER
    Information ServicesOffers a print version of the Indian Point emergency planning guidebook (English & Spanish).WestchesterINDIAN POINT EMERGENCY GUIDE BOOKWESTCHESTER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
    MINORITY INTERVENTION AND KIDNEY EDUCATIONProvides preventive information to reduce the high risk of kidney disease among minorities. Also produces a brochure series for African-Americans and Hispanic populations, as well as Spanish-language brochures.MINORITY INTERVENTION AND KIDNEY EDUCATIONTHE AMERICAN KIDNEY FUND
    PUBLICATIONSPublishes and offers for sale The Directory of Suffolk County Public Schools and Educational Organizations Serving Long Island , an annual directory of all public schools, boards of education, administration, including educational associations, and organizations in Suffolk County. Also publishes a Directory of Private and Parochial Schools on Long Island. Long Island Education Review is published twice per year and is available by subscription. Also now available:SuffolkPUBLICATIONSSCOPE EDUCATION SERVICES
    Speaker/Workshop ServicesProvides various formats (online, print materials and speakers) for anyone wanting to know more information about specific diseases, prevention tips, and various health-related topics.WestchesterHEALTH SPEAKERS AND WORKSHOPSLAWRENCE HOSPITAL CENTER
    Support Group ServicesSupport group for recovering addicts who meet regularly throughout New York State. These meetings are for addicts who are in the main stream of life wanting to continue a clean lifestyle and those who are in treatment centers. NA approved literature is available for sale.New YorkDRUG ADDICTION SUPPORT GROUPNARCOTICS ANONYMOUS GREATER NEW YORK REGIONAL SERVICE OFFICE

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