Knowledge Base

National Council on Aging
The NCOA website offers information about programs, research and publications to help improve the lives of all older adults. This website includes a frequently updated News section.
NC Aging and Disability Resource Connections
This is the North Carolina Aging and Disability Resource Centers website. It provides information about the goals and functions of a CRC as well as links to fact sheets, research & reports and resources.
NC Division of Public Health
The North Carolina Division of Public Health website includes helpful information on health promotion, disease prevention, chronic diseases, injury, arthritis and osteoporosis.
NC Division of Social Services - Local County Directory
This website provides a search and directory for all North Carolina Department of Social Services offices.
NC Division on Aging and Adult Services
This website provides a variety of resources and information for North Carolina's older adults, persons with disabilities and their families.
NC FAST
Families Accessing Services through Technologies (NC FAST) is a program designed to improve the way NC DHHS and County DSS do business. This website describes new technological tools and business processes that will enable workers to spend less time on administrative tasks.
NCDVRS Community Rehabilitation Specialists
Located across the state, community rehabilitation programs provide employment-related services for people with disabilities. The services provided may range from a few to several, depending upon local community needs and available funding. This website includes a list of community rehabilitation programs and rehabilitation specialists.
North Carolina Assistive Technology Program
The North Carolina Assistive Technology Program website provides information about assistive devices as well as links to local NCATP centers that provide device demonstrations and loans.
North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities
The North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD) website provides resources on developmental disabilities, including the People First brochure and a glossary of disability terms.
North Carolina Electronic Pre-Assessment Screening Service (ePASS)
ePASS is short for Electronic Pre-Assessment Screening Service and is a quick and easy way for customers to get information about benefits and services that may help them. When you have finished, we will tell you the programs that you may be potentially eligible to receive and how you can apply for these programs. A final eligibility decision cannot be made until you apply at your local department of social services.
North Carolina Medicaid
This website provides information about Medicaid in North Carolina. Information includes Medicaid eligibility, long-term and managed care, as well as consumer-oriented information rights and notices.
Quality & Safety at UNC Health Care
This site provides information about quality of care measures and patient satisfaction efforts at UNC Health Care, including quality of care data, awards, resources and initiatives.
Quick Guide to Health Literacy and Older Adults
This guide is for people who serve older adults on health and aging issues. It provides background information on health literacy, strategies and suggestions for communicating with older adults as well as links to helpful resource materials.
Rights of Persons Deaf or Hard of Hearing
This website describes the rights of Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind individuals as stated in the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)
Provided by the North Carolina Department of Insurance, this website includes information about Medicare and SHIIP, including a list of local SHIIP counselors.
Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders
SAGE offers a wide variety of services and programs for LGBT seniors. This website includes information for seniors, caregivers and local and national organizations.
Social Security Adds 38 New Compassionate Allowance Conditions
Effective March 1, 2010, Social Security added 38 new Compassionate Allowance conditions, including Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease. This website lists the press release containing more information about the new additions as well as a complete list of the new Compassionate Allowance conditions.
The Advocate's Guide to Assistance Programs in North Carolina
This guide provides a complete reference for the professional to help the poor, individuals over 60, and the persons with disabilities get the information they need.
The Faces and Facts of Brain Injury
This fact sheet from the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina contains information about traumatic brain injury (TBI).
UNC Health Care Quality of Care Measures
This website provides quality of care information for four treatment areas at UNC Health Care: Heart Attack (also called Acute Myocardial Infarction, or AMI), Heart Failure (HF), Pneumonia (PN), and Surgical Care (also referred to as the Surgical Care Improvement Program, or SCIP).
VA Caregiver Support Website
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Caregiver Support website provides information about available resources and assistance to VA caregivers. Assistance is also available via the National Caregiver Support Hotline at 1-855-260-3274 (open Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time).
VA Medical Centers, Out Patient Clinics and Vet Centers - North Carolina
This page includes a comprehensive listing of VA Medical Centers, VA Clinics, VA Out Patient Clinics and VA Vet Centers in North Carolina.
VA Service Officers
This page lists contact information, including office hours for VA Service Officers in Chatham, Randolph and Lee counties.