Government and Non-Government Health Resources and Databases


Government Resources and Information

Administration for Children and Families ACF is responsible for federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities

Child-Only Health Plans in the US

Department of Health and Human Services DHHS 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

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) FDA's mission is to promote and protect the public health by helping safe and effective products reach the market in a timely way, and monitoring products for continued safety after they are in use. 

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Healthy People 2010 This page contains the official government document regarding U.S. health goals and objectives for the year 2010; Healthy People 2010 provides a framework for prevention for the Nation. It is a statement of national health objectives designed to identify the most significant preventable threats to health and to establish national goals to reduce these threats.

National Institutes of Health The NIH mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone.

Nurse Practitioner Programs   one of the largest actively maintained resources that lists every accredited school offering a degree in Nurse Practitioner Programs.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Home page for the large federal governmental agency charged with protecting the public's health.

US National Library of Medicine The largest medical library and creator of Medline

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships.


Databases:

Bureau of the Census Homepage Official information from the US Census Bureau

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and are based on weekly reports to CDC by state health departments.

National Center for Health Statistics The mission of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is to provide statistical information that will guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people. As the Nation's principal health statistics agency, NCHS leads the way with accurate, relevant, and timely data.


Other Useful Government Stuff

THOMAS World-Wide-Web-based system online This is the congressional record on-line. Includes full text of bills, voting records, floor procedings, and other similar governmental information

U.S. House of Representatives The Legislative Process page provides access to a wealth of information about bills and resolutions being considered in the Congress, as well as current information about what's happening on the House floor and about how individual Members voted on specific measures.


If you find that any of these links are not working properly, or know of good links that ought to be here, feel free to drop me a message so I can maintain accuracy here, thanks, Michael


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