Government Resources (Health Care) « Health Care – General
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) (US Dept. of Health & Human Services)
AHRQ's Mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. As 1 of 12 agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ supports research that helps people make more informed decisions and improves the quality of health care services. AHRQ was formerly known as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. Find information here on a variety of topics related to healthcare.
- American Public Health Association (APHA)
Government Health Agencies: Links here to several official agencies related to health care.
- Find a Health Center (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
Federally-funded health centers care for you, even if you have no health insurance. You pay what you can afford, based on your income. Health centers provide:
•checkups when you're well
•treatment when you're sick
•complete care when you're pregnant
•immunizations and checkups for your children
•dental care and prescription drugs for your family
•mental health and substance abuse care if you need it
- Health centers are in most cities and many rural areas. Type in your address and click the 'Find Health Centers' button to find health centers near you.
- Health Care.gov
Started on July 1, 2010, this is the first website to provide consumers with both public and private health coverage options tailored specifically for their needs in a single, easy-to-use tool. This site has a central database of health coverage options, combining information about public programs, from Medicare to the new Pre-Existing Conditions Insurance Plan, with information from more than 1,000 private insurance plans. Pick your state and find out which services are available to you.
- Home Health Agencies' Patient Surveys (Medicare.gov)
Results from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) national survey that asks patients about their experiences with Medicare-certified home health agencies are now available on the agency’s Quality Care Finder website. Get contact information for hospitals, doctors, nursing homes, home health agencies, dialysis facilities, and drug and health plans. Compare information about the quality of care and services these providers and plans offer. Get helpful tips on what to look for when comparing and choosing a provider or plan.
- Medline Plus
Health information from the National Library of Medicine.
- MCDC and dental clinics North(*) locations – (midental.org) Pins on the map represent our clinics. Click on a pin in your area to see information about that clinic, including telephone numbers, clinic hours, and driving directions.
- National Insitutes of Health
The national's medical research agency.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
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.