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Healthfinder®

www.healthfinder.gov
A free gateway to consumer health and human services information developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in collaboration with other federal agencies. Provides access to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that produce reliable information.

CNN.com Health

CNN.com/HEALTH
Provides current health headlines and links to resources, including Doctor Q&A, Condition Clinic, and Help at Home.

National Library of Medicine

www.nlm.nih.gov
The world’s largest biomedical library. The website includes all of the National Library of Medicine’s significant programs from medical history to biotechnology.

WebMD

www.WebMD.com
WebMD Corporation includes online information, research, educational services and communities for physicians and consumers. WebMD also provides physician practice management software and related services for healthcare providers and health plans.

National Kidney Foundation, Inc.

www.kidney.org
Voluntary health organization that seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well being of individuals and families affected by the diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplant.

American Cancer Society

www.cancer.org
National, community-based voluntary health organization that works to prevent cancer, save lives and diminish suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.

American Diabetes Association

www.diabetes.org
Funds research, publishes scientific findings, provides information and other services to people with diabetes, their families, health care professionals and the public in order to fulfill its goal of preventing and curing diabetes and improving the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

MayoClinic.com

www.mayoclinic.com
This site is produced by a team of writers, editors, multimedia and graphics producers, health educators, nurses, doctors, and scientists, extending Mayo’s long-standing commitment to provide health education to our patients and the general public.

Brookings Institution

www.brook.edu
An organization that conducts independent, critical research and analysis to provide decision-makers and scholars with better insight into public policy issues. The organization is committed to making its findings available to the public.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

www.ihi.org
A non-profit organization working toward improvement in health care systems and continuously increase their quality and value. Measures of improvement include improved health status, better clinical outcomes, lower cost, broadened access, greater ease of use, and higher satisfaction for individuals and their communities.

The National Academy of Science

www.nas.edu
The National Academy of Sciences and its sister organizations – the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council – provide advice to the federal government on scientific issues that frequently pervade policy decisions. The organizations provide independent advice on matters of science, technology, and medicine.

National Health Law Program

www.healthlaw.org
NheLP, a national public interest law firm that seeks to improve health care for America’s working and unemployed poor, minorities, the elderly and people with disabilities. NHeLP serves legal services programs, community-based organizations, the private bar, providers and individuals who work to preserve a health care safety net for uninsured or underinsured low-income people.

The United States Senate

www.senate.gov
Provides director of Senators, information on committees, committee schedules, role call vote tallies, appropriation bills, and floor activity/updates.

The White House

www.whitehouse.gov
Provides information on oval office news and policies, speeches, appointments, activities of the First Lady, and on visiting the White House.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

www.ahrq.gov
AHRQ research provides evidence-based information on health care outcomes; quality; and cost, use, and access. Information from AHRQ’s research helps people make more informed decisions and improve the quality of health care services. AHRQ was formerly known as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

www.cdc.gov
The lead federal agency responsible for protecting the health of the American public through monitoring of disease trends; investigation of outbreaks, health and injury risks; and implementation of illness and injury control and prevention interventions.

Food and Drug Administration

www.fda.gov
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, blending of law and science aimed at protecting consumers.

Health Resources and Services Administration

www.hrsa.gov
Agency with U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services that assures the availability of quality health care to low income, uninsured, isolated, vulnerable and special needs populations and meets their unique health care needs, with a mission to improve and expand access to quality health are for all.

Medical Outcomes Trust

www.outcomes-trust.org
Not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health and health care by promoting the science of outcomes measurement, and the development, evaluation and distribution of standardized, high quality instruments that measure health and the outcomes of medical care.

Institute of Medicine (IOM)

http://www4.nationalacademies.org/iom/iomhome.nsf
The Institute aims to advance and disseminate authoritative, object, and timely scientific knowledge to improve human health.

The Commonwealth Fund

www.cmwf.org
A philanthropic organization 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 uninsured. Supports independent research on health and social issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy.

Cato Institute

www.cato.org
The Institute seeks to broaden the parameters of public policy debate to allow consideration of the traditional American principles of limited government, individual liberty, free markets and peace. The Institute strives to achieve greater involvement of the intelligent, concerned lay public in questions of policy and the proper role of government.

Medscape

www.medscape.com/homeindex
Search engine for medical and health information.  Medscape offers health professionals medical information and education tools.  Other features include Physician Optimized MEDLINE, over 250 on-line CME activities, conference coverage, and daily professional medical news.

The British Medical Journal

www.bmj.com
Publishes original scientific studies, reviews educational articles, and papers commenting on the clinical, scientific, social, political, and economic factors affecting health.

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