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Government Health Agencies

Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families is a federal agency funding state, territory, local, and tribal organizations to provide family assistance (welfare), child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families.
www.acf.hhs.gov/

Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
The mission of the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all. Americans.
www.ahrq.gov/

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry serves the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and disease related to toxic substances.
www.atsdr.cdc.gov/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The mission of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.
www.cdc.gov/

Cooperative State Research Education and Extension Service
The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service is an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture that combined the USDA's Cooperative State Research Service and Extension Service into a single agency.
www.csrees.usda.gov

Department of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services 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.
www.hhs.gov

Environmental Protection Agency
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.
www.epa.gov/

Food and Drug Administration
The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation, while advancing the public’s health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer, and more affordable; and helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to improve their health.
www.fda.gov

General Accounting Office
The General Accounting Office supports the Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities and helps improve the performance and ensure the accountability of the federal government for the benefit of the American people. GAO's work includes oversight of federal programs; insight into ways to make government more efficient, effective, ethical and equitable; and foresight of long-term trends and challenges.
www.gao.gov/

Government Printing Office
Government Printing Office is the federal government’s primary centralized resource for gathering, cataloging, producing, providing, authenticating, and preserving published information in all its forms.
www.access.gpo.gov/

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services aims to ensure effective, up-to-date health care coverage and to promote quality care for beneficiaries
www.cms.hhs.gov

Health Resources and Services Administration
The Health Resources and Services Administration is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.
www.hrsa.gov

Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service works to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level.  Its goal is to assure that comprehensive, culturally acceptable personal and public health services are available and accessible to American Indian and Alaska Native people.
www.ihs.gov

Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. The Library's mission is to make its resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations.
http://www.loc.gov/index.html

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s mission is to save lives, prevent injuries and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes, through education, research, safety standards and enforcement activity.
www.nhtsa.dot.gov

National Institutes of Health
The mission of the National Institutes of Health is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.
www.nih.gov

National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine is on the campus of the National Institutes of Health and is the world's largest medical library. The Library collects materials and provides information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and health care.
www.nlm.nih.gov

National Office of Public Health Genomics
The National Office of Public Health Genomics promotes the integration of genomics into public health research, policy, and practice in order to improve the lives and health of all people. Public Health Genomics is an emerging field that assesses the impact of genes and their interaction with behavior, diet and the environment on population health.
www.cdc.gov/genomics

Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Occupational Safety and Health Administration'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.
www.osha.gov

Ounce of Prevention
The Ounce of Prevention campaign aims to equip health educators and consumers with information as well as practical and useful tips on preventing infectious diseases.
www.cdc.gov/ounceofprevention

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has sharply focused its mission on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders.
www.samhsa.gov/

USDA Office of Public Health and Science
The USDA Office of Public Health and Science provides expert scientific analysis, advice, data, and recommendations on all matters involving public health and science that are of concern to the Food Safety Inspection Services.
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/informational/about-fsis/key-contacts/ophs/ophs

U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps
The mission of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is to protect, promote, and advance the health and safety of our Nation.
www.usphs.gov

White House
This is the official Web site of the White House.
www.whitehouse.gov

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