Government Agencies

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research – practical health care information and research to help consumers make informed decisions about health care issues
http://www.ahcpr.gov

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov

Consumer.gov – a “one-stop” web site to access multiple federal consumer information resources
http://www.consumer.gov/

Consumer Product Safety Commission
Washington, DC 20207
(800) 638-2772 toll-free hotline
(800) 638-8270 toll-free hotline for hearing impaired
email: info@cpsc.gov
http:// www.cpsc.gov

Food and Drug Administration
Office of Consumer Affairs
FDA/HFE-88
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
(800) 532-4440 or (301) 443-3285
(301) 443-9767 fax
http://www.fda.gov

Mammography – listing of FDA certified facilities providing mammography
http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/faclist.html

Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) – Medicare and Medicaid information
http://www.hcfa.gov

HealthFinder – a gateway site to help consumers find health and human services information quickly
http://www.healthfinder.gov

Health and Human Services (HHS)
http://www.hhs.gov

NIH – access point to the consumer health resources of the National Institutes of Health
http://www.nih.gov/health

Medline – published medical information coordinated by the National Library of Medicine
http://www.njm.nih.gov

National Institute on Aging – covers a wide range of topics including specific diseases, health conditions, treatments and research
http://www.nih.gov/nia

NIOSH (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health)
4676 Columbia Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45226
(513) 533-8328
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.html

National Technical Information Service (NTIS) – part of the Department of Commerce, this site has information on US government products that deal with health and safety
http://www.ntis.gov

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
Information and Consumer Affairs
(202) 219-8151
http://www.osha.gov

Women’s Health Information Center – a ‘gateway’ site that has attempted to organize information on health issues for women, including links to government clearinghouses and many private sector organizations
(800) 994-WOMAN
http://www.4woman.org