Government Agencies for Public Health
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. AHRQ From the US Dept. of Health & Human Services, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is a national web-based resource featuring the latest news and essential resources to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.
Canadian Best Practices Portal for Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention The primary goals of the Canadian Best Practices Portal are to: develop and disseminate best practices information for chronic disease prevention and control interventions, provide decision makers with a comprehensive and standardized resource about best practices for chronic disease prevention and control, and to create awareness of the overall Canadian Best Practices System through communication and marketing activities targeted to key audiences (decision makers in practice, decision makers in policy development, decision makers in research).
Center for Mental Health Services The National Mental Health Information Center's Center for Mental Health Services works with States to improve and increase the quality and range of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services for people with mental health problems, their families, and communities.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The U.S. premier public health agency, working to ensure healthy people in a healthy world. Their mission is "to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability."
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services The CMS mission is to ensure effective, up-to-date health care coverage and to promote quality care for beneficiaries. Contains links to more information about Medicare coverage and programs, and Medicaid coverage in general. Also links to State Children's Health Insurance Program SCHIP.
Food and Drug Administration The FDA is responsible for protecting the safety of drugs, medical devices, the nation's food supply, biological products, cosmetics, etc. Also advances public health by speeding innovations to make food and drugs safer and more effective.
Health Services/Technology Assessment Texts (HSTAT) The Health Services/Technology Assessment Texts (HSTAT) is a free resource from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, AHRQ, providing full-text documents that support health care decision making.
Health.gov A portal to the websites of a large number of multi-agency health initiatives and activities of the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, including general health information, special initiatives, federal agencies and health news websites.
Healthy People 2010 Healthy People works on the two goals of helping individuals of all ages increase life expectancy and improving their quality of life, and working to eliminate health disparities among different segments of the population.
Medicare The official United States government website for people with Medicare.
National Cancer Institute 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.
National Governor’s Association Center for Best Practices The NGA Center for Best Practices helps policy staff develop and implement innovative solutions to challenges facing their states.It provides
comprehensive information about best practices in emerging issues including: education, health, homeland security and technology, environment, energy, and workforce programs.
National Guideline Clearinghouse A U.S. public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. A display tool allows side by side comparison of guidelines.
National Institute of Mental Health NIMH is dedicated to research focused on the treatment, understanding and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health.
Nursing Home Compare (Medicare) Information relating to Medicaid and Medicare certified nursing homes throughout the United States. It includes information on payment and patient
rights, and a nursing home checklist to evaluate the nursing homes.
Public Health Information Network PHIN strives to improve public health by enhancing research and practice through best practices related to efficient, effective, and interoperable public health information systems.
Travelers' Health from CDC Provides information on vaccinations, recent outbreaks of disease, risks from food and water, injuries and illnesses, and preventive measures for travelers abroad.