Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
(AHRQ) (http://www.ahrq.gov )
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) sponsors
and conducts research that provides evidence-based information
on health care outcomes; quality; and cost, use, and access. The
information helps health care decision makers-patients and clinicians,
health system leaders, purchasers, and policy makers-make more
informed decisions and improve the quality of health care services.
AIDSinfo (http://www.aidsinfo.nih.gov/ )
AIDSinfo is a service of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, and offers information on HIV/AIDS, prevention, treatment, and research.
CDC Wonder (http://wonder.cdc.gov/ )
CDC WONDER furthers CDC's mission of health promotion and disease prevention by speeding and simplifying access to public health information for state and local health departments, the Public Health Service, and the academic public health community. CDC WONDER is valuable in public health research, decision making, priority setting, program evaluation, and resource allocation.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (http://www.cdc.gov/ )
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is
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of people – at home and abroad, providing credible information
to enhance health decisions and promoting health through strong
partnerships. CDC serves as the national focus for developing
ad applying disease prevention and control, environmental health,
and health promotion and education activities designed to improve
the health of the people of the United States .
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
Services (CMS) (http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ )
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) administers
the Medicare program, and works in partnership with the States
to administer Medicaid, the State Children's Health Insurance
Program (SCHIP), and health insurance portability standards. CMS
is responsible for the administrative simplification standards
from the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of
1996 (HIPAA) and quality standards in health care facilities through
its survey and certification activity.
Combined Health Information Database
(CHID) (http://chid.nih.gov/ )
CHID is a bibliographic database produced by health-related
agencies of the US Government. This database
provides titles, abstracts, and availability information about
health information and health education resources. [learn
Congressional Budget Office (CBO) (http://www.cbo.gov/ )
CBO aims to provide the Congress with the objective, timely,
nonpartisan analyses needed for economic and budget decisions
and with the information and estimates required for the Congressional
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) (http://www.hhs.gov/ )
The Department of Health and Human Service is the United
States government's principal agency for protecting
the health of all Americans and providing essential human services,
especially for those who are least able to help themselves. The
Department includes more than 300 programs, covering a wide spectrum
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) (http://www1.va.gov/ )
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is responsible for
providing federal benefits to veterans and their dependents. It
is the second largest of the 15 Cabinet departments and operates
nationwide programs for health care, financial assistance, and
Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) (link
to http://www.fsis.usda.gov/ )
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the public
health agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible
for ensuring that the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry,
and egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and
healthfinder® (http://www.healthfinder.gov/ )
healthfinder® is a Federal Web site for consumers, developed
by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services together with
other Federal agencies, that has been recognized as a key resource
for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human
services information on the Internet. It links to carefully selected
information and Web sites from over 1,700 health-related organizations.
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) (http://www.hrsa.gov/ )
The mission of HRSA is to improve and expand access of quality
health care for all. The Access Agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HRSA assures the availability
of quality health care to low income, uninsured, isolate, vulnerable,
and special needs populations and meets their unique health care
Library of Congress (LOC) (http://www.loc.gov/ )
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural
institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is
also the largest library in the world, with nearly 128 million
items. The Library's mission is to make its resources available
and useful to the Congress and the Americans to sustain and preserve
a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future
National Cancer Institute (NCI) (http://www.cancer.gov/ )
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a component of the
National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Federal Government's
principal agency for cancer research and training. NCI coordinates
the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research,
training, health information dissemination, and other programs
with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment
of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care
of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/ )
NCHS is the nation's principal health statistics agency that
compiles statistical information to guide actions and policies
to improve the health of their people. This Web site is designed
to provide you with quick and easy access to a wide range of information
and data available from NCHS.
National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention (http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/ )
CDC's HIV mission is to prevent HIV infection and reduce
the incidence of HIV-related illness and death, in collaboration
with community, state, national, and international partners.
National Health Information Center (NHIC) (http://www.health.gov/nhic/ )
The National Health Information Center (NHIC) is a health information
referral service. NHIC puts health professionals and consumers
who have health questions in touch with those organizations that
are best to provide answers.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) (http://www.nih.gov/ )
The National Institutes of Health is the steward of medical
and behavioral research for the Nation. It is an Agency under
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
(NIOSH) (http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ )
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
(NIOSH) is the federal agency responsible for conducting research
and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related
injury and illness. NIOSH services include collections of occupational
safety and health information arranged by subject, the Health
Evaluation Program, dissemination of information on preventing
workplace disease, injury, and disability, training opportunities,
and numerous databases such as the International Chemical Safety
Cards, the Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards, and many more.
National Library of Medicine (NLM) (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ )
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is the world's largest
medical library. The Library collects materials in all areas of
biomedicine and health care, as well as works on biomedical aspects
of technology, the humanities, and the physical, life, and social
sciences. The NLM has created a special Web site, MedlinePlus,
to link the general public to many sources of consumer health
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) (http://www.osha.gov/ )
OSHA's mission is to assure the safety and health of America's
workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training,
outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging
continual improvement in workplace safety and health. [learn
U.S. Agency for International Development
(USAID) (http://www.usaid.gov/ )
USAID is an independent federal government agency that receives
overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. Their
Work supports long-term and equitable economic growth and advances U.S. foreign policy objectives by supporting:
economic growth, agriculture and trade; global health; and democracy,
conflict prevention ad humanitarian assistance.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) (http://www.epa.gov/ )
The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to
protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has
been working for a cleaner, healthier, environment for the American
people. EPA leads the nation's environmental science, research,
education and assessment efforts.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (http://www.fda.gov/ )
FDA is the federal agency responsible for ensuring that foods
are safe, wholesome and sanitary; human and veterinary drugs,
biological products, and medical devices are safe and effective;
cosmetics are safe; and electronic products that emit radiation
are safe. FDA also ensures that these products are honestly, accurately
and informatively represented to the public
AcademyHealth (http://www.academyhealth.org/ )
AcademyHealth is the professional home for health services
researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners, and a leading,
non-partisan resource for the best in health research and policy.
AcademyHealth promotes interacting across the health research
and policy arenas by bringing together a broad spectrum of players
to share their perspectives, learn from each other, and strengthen
their working relationships.
American Cancer Society (http://www.cancer.org/ )
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based
voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer
as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives,
and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education,
advocacy, and service.
American Diabetes Association (http://www.diabetes.org/ )
The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading
nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information,
and advocacy. The mission of the Association is to prevent and
cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected
American Heart Association (http://www.americanheart.org/ )
The American Heart Association's mission is to reduce disability
and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. [learn
America 's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) (http://www.ahip.org/ )
AHIP is the national association representing nearly 1,300
member companies providing health insurance coverage to more than
200 million Americans.
American Lung Association (http://www.lungusa.org/ )
The American Lung Association is the oldest voluntary health
organization in the United States and fights
lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma,
tobacco control and environmental health.
American Public Health Association (APHA) (link
to http://www.apha.org/ )
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is the oldest
and largest organization of public health professionals in the
world. It is concerned with a broad set of issues affecting personal
and environmental health, including federal and state funding
for health programs, pollution control, programs and policies
related to chronic and infectious diseases, a smoke-free society,
and professional education in public health.
APHA Student Assembly (APHA-SA) (http://aphastudents.org/)
The APHA Student Assembly, in official relations with
the American Public Health Association, is the nation's largest
student-led organization representing students of public health
and other health-related disciplines. PHSC is committed to furthering
the development of students, the next generation o professionals
in pubic health and health-related disciplines.
Association for Community Health Improvement (ACHI) (http://www.communityhlth.org/ )
ACHI is the premier, national individual membership association
for community health, healthy communities and community benefit.
It is a peer networking and educational resource for those working
in hospitals and health centers, public health, community organizations,
philanthropy, and more.
Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) (http://www.asph.org/ )
The Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) is the
only national organization representing the deans, faculty, and
students of the accredited member of schools of public health
and other programs seeking accreditation as schools of public
health. In addition to its ongoing responsibilities as liaison
between the schools, government, other professional bodies and
the public, ASPH maintains a data center.
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
(ASTHO) (http://www.astho.org/ )
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
(ASTHO) is the national nonprofit organization representing the
state and territorial public health agencies in the United
States , the U.S. Territories, and
the District of Columbia . Its mission is to
formulate and influence sound national public health policy and
to assist state health departments in the development and implementation
of programs and policies to promote health and prevent disease.
Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine (ATPM) (http://www.atpm.org/ )
The Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine (ATPM)
is the national association supporting health promotion and disease
prevention educators and researchers.
Children's Environmental Health Network (CEHN) (http://www.cehn.org/ )
The Children's Environmental Health Network is a national
multi-disciplinary organization whose mission is to protect the
fetus and the child from environmental health hazards and promote
a healthy environment. This Web Site provides information on the
Network, the issue of children's environmental health, and links
to sources on information and resources in the field. [learn
Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) (http://www.cste.org/ )
The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists was
organized in response to the need to have at least one person
in each state and territory responsible for public health surveillance
of diseases and conditions of public health significance. The
surveillance and epidemiology of infectious diseases, chronic
diseases and conditions, and environmental health concerns are
priority areas for CSTE.
Family Health International (FHI) (http://www.fhi.org/ )
Family Health International (FHI) is among the largest and
most established nonprofit organizations active in international
public health with a mission to improve lives worldwide through
research, education, and services in family health. [learn
Florida Department of Health (http://www.doh.state.fl.us/ )
The Florida Department of Health's mission is to promote
and protect the health and safety of all people in Florid through
the delivery if quality public health services and the promotion
of health care standards. The services that they provide
center around areas such as disease control, primary care and
personal health services, and much more.
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
(JCAHO) (http://www.jcaho.org/ )
The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits nearly 15,000
health care organizations and programs in the United
States . An independent, not-for-profit organization,
the Joint Commission is the nation's predominant standards-setting
and accrediting body in health care.
Hillsborough County Health Department (link
to http://188.8.131.52/welcome.htm )
The mission of the Hillsborough County Health Department
is to promote and protect the public's health.
Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (http://www.ihmm.org/)
The Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM) was founded as a non-profit organization in 1984, and launched the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM®) program in June of that year. It now administers the Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP) and Hazardous Materials Manager-in-Training (HMMT) as well.
Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) (http://www.kff.org/ )
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private
operating foundation focusing n the major health care issues facing
the nation. The Foundation is an independent vice and source of
facts and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care
community, and the general public.
Medscape (http://www.medscape.com/ )
Medscape offers specialists, primary care physicians, and
other health professionals the Web's most robust and integrated
medical information and education tools. Some of Medscape's key
features include: physician optimized MEDLINE, over 250 on-line
CME activities, more than 50 medical journals and textbooks, professional
medical news from Reuters, Medscape Medical News, and medical
news journal publishers, and much more.
Modern Healthcare (http://modernhealthcare.com/ )
Modern Healthcare, the only health care business news weekly,
provides hospital executives with reliable, up-to-date and comprehensive
healthcare news. The magazine also publishes a daily e-mail newsletter
and exclusive content for modernhlathcare.com.
National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) (http://www.caregiving.org/ )
The National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC)
is a non-profit coalition created in 1996 to support family caregivers
and the professionals who serve them.
National Association or Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) (http://www.nahc.org/ )
NAHC is the nation's largest trade association representing
the interests and concerns of home care agencies, hospices, home
care aide organizations, and medical equipment suppliers. NAHC
is the one organization dedicated to making home care and hospice
providers lives easier.
National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) (http://www.ncal.org/ )
The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) is the assisted living voice the American
Health Care Association (AHCA), the nation's largest organization
representing long term care.
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
(NCADI) (http://www.health.org/ )
SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
(NCADI) is the Nation's one-stop resource for information about
substance abuse prevention and addiction treatment. [learn
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) (http://www.ncqa.org/ )
NCQA is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
whose mission is to improve health care quality everywhere. NCQA's
Web site is the premier source for information about the quality
of the nation's managed care plans.
National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC) (http://www.4woman.org/ )
The NWHIC provides a gateway to the vast array of Federal
and other women's health information resources. This Web site
can help you link to, read, and download a wide variety of women's
health-related material developed by the Department of Health
and Human Services, other Federal agencies, and private sector
PATH (http://www.path.org/ )
PATH creates sustainable, culturally relevant solutions,
enabling communities worldwide to break longstanding cycles of
poor health. By collaborating with diverse public- and private-sector
partners, PATH help provide appropriate health technologies and
vital strategies that change the way people think and act.
Pathfinder International (http://www.pathfind.org/ )
Pathfinder International provides women, men, and adolescents
throughout the developing world with access to quality family
planning and reproductive health information and services. Pathfinder
works to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS, to provide care to women
suffering from the complications of unsafe abortion, and to advocate
for sound reproductive health policies in the U.S. and abroad.
Public Health Foundation (PHF) (http://www.phf.org/ )
The Public Health Foundation is a national, non-profit organization
dedicated to achieving healthy communities through research, training,
and technical assistance. PHF assists health agencies and other
community health system organizations by providing objective information
in areas such as health improvement planning, understanding and
using data, and improving performance.
Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) (http://www.sophe.org/ )
SOPHE is an independent, international professional association
made up of a diverse membership of health education professionals
and students. The Society promotes healthy behaviors, healthy
communities, and healthy environments through its membership,
its network of local chapters, and its numerous partnerships wit
The Commonwealth Fund (http://www.cmwf.org/ )
The Commonwealth Fund us a private foundation that supports
independent research on health and social issues and makes grants
to improve the health care practice and policy. The Fund is dedicated
to helping people become more informed about their health care,
and improving care for vulnerable populations such as children,
elderly people, low-income families, minority Americans, and the
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) (http://www.unaids.org/ )
UNAIDS is the main advocate for global action on the epidemic.
It leads, strengthens and supports an expanded response aimed
at preventing transmission of HIV, providing care and support,
reducing the vulnerability of individuals and communities to HIV/AIDS,
and alleviating the impact of the epidemic.
URAC (http://www.urac.org/ )
URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is well-known
as a leader in promoting health care quality through its accreditation
and certification programs. URAC has a wide range of quality benchmarking
programs and services that keep pace with rapid changes in the
health care system, and provide a symbol of excellence organizations
to validate their commitment to quality and accountability.
World Health Organization (WHO) (http://www.who.int/ )
The World Health Organization is the United Nations specialized
agency for health. WHO's objective is the attainment by all peoples
of the highest possible level of health.