The U.S. government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, including health and social science research, Medicare, Medicaid, and financial assistance and services for low-income families.
The FDA protects 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.
The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council (NRC) cooperate to provide up-to-date information for the public about science, technology, and health policy issues within their mandates. Includes free full-text of thousands of e-books published by the National Academies Press.
Nurses play a vital role in improving the safety and quality of patient care—not only in the hospital or ambulatory treatment facility, but also of community-based care and the care performed by family members. Nurses need know what proven techniques and interventions they can use to enhance patient outcomes. To address this need, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), with additional funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has prepared this downloadable PDF file.