USA Civic - Services - The United States of America

Support for human needs and infrastructure
  • Emergency: Emergency services in the USA
    • Fire & EMS:'s Fire and EMS Information Network; portal for firefighting information; includes directory of US fire departments with links to Web sites where available
  • Human: Health and human services
    • 211: Phone number for health and human services; available as three-digit call 2-1-1 in many communities; food banks, clothing, shelters, rent assistance, utility assistance, medical information lines, crisis intervention services, support groups, counseling, drug and alcohol intervention, rehabilitation, health insurance programs, Medicaid and Medicare, maternal health, children’s health insurance programs, unemployment benefits, financial assistance, job training, transportation assistance, education programs, home health care, adult day care, congregate meals, Meals on Wheels, respite care, transportation, homemaker services, childcare, Success by 6, after school programs, Head Start, family resource centers, summer camps and recreation programs, mentoring, tutoring, protective services; volunteer opportunities and donations
    • Find-a-Doctor: easy-to-use interface to locate physicians; find by name or specialty and by location; simply type into the form and find results
    • Doctor Finder: American Medical Association Doctor Finder; provides basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States and its possessions, including more than 690,000 doctors of medicine (MD) and doctors of osteopathy or osteopathic medicine (DO); fairly difficult to use
    • Hospitals: Hospital Search; search form to locate US hospitals; provided by The American Hospital Directory
    • Dentist Finder: American Dental Association Find a Dentist
    • Eldercare Locator: Eldercare Locator; helps older adults and their caregivers find local services for seniors; provided by the US Administration on Aging, US Department of Health and Human Services
    • Substance Abuse: Locate substance abuse treatment facilities
    • Rehabinfo: locate treatment for substance abuse or mental health issues
    • Psychological: American Psychological Association HelpCenter; guide to psychological issues and a directory to find a psychologist
    • US Department of Health and Human Services; principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves
  • Facilities: Services to build and keep area infrastructure working
    • US Department of Energy; works safe the use of nuclear energy and weapons, increase US energy production, ensure safe disposal of radioactive waste, research and development for new energy
    • Water: American Water Resources Association; directory of water-related resource information
    • Resources: National Resources Inventory; a statistical survey of land use and natural resource conditions and trends on US non-Federal lands, which include privately owned land, tribal and trust land, and lands controlled by State and local governments; conducted by the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the US Department of Agriculture in cooperation with Iowa State University's Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology
    • Environment: Envirofacts; given a zip code or location, view environmental information about the area; provided by the US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Transport: the USA offers a variety of transit options
    • Walking: Walkable Communities; organization helping communities become more friendly to human beings walking. Presents walkability as a key for overall urban health--economic, environmental, and cultural--so that decision makers can see walkability not as a cost but as a catalyst for vibrant cities
    • Bicycle/Ped: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center; information site for pedestrian and bicycle health, safety, engineering, advocacy, education, enforcement, access, and mobility information
    • Bike Share: bicycle sharing cities; connecting and developing the bike share industry
    • Bikes Belong: US bicycle-industry supported effort to encourage and support bicycle use
    • Public Transit: information from American Public Transportation Association; serves to strengthen and expand public transportation; includes Transit Systems directory where you can connect to Web sites of local transit options
    • Bus Station: Bus, coach, tram, trolley and transit related links all over the world; directory with links to official and unofficial information pages about transit worldwide
    • Car Free: Possible in some areas; some US cities have good walkability and transit systems; in some places, you could easily live without a car; in others, a car is required
    • Car Sharing: Avoid owning a car; be car-free as much as possible, but keep the idea that you can rent or borrow a car only when you need it--for a big project or trip to far-out areas, for example
    • Airports: AirNav; database of information on US airports, from a pilot's perspective; provided by
    • Airport Ground Transit: directory and reviews; use this directory for find shuttle, car, and van services to take you to and from selected airports
    • Google Transit: Get a map and transit schedule for selected systems; uses google maps to show origin and destination and transit options for selected transit systems in the USA and world
    • Seaports: Seaports of the Americas; subscription-only
    • Railroads: Association of American Railroads; organization of major freight railroads in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as Amtrak
    • Trucking: American Trucking Association; information portal for the trucking industry
    • US Department of Transportation; works to ensure a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets US vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people
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