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Health Sciences Government Resources




  • Department of Health and Human Services
    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.


  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
    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.



  • Healthy People 
    Full text of the government's health promotion plan, with links to related sites.


  • National Academies
    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.



  • National Center for Health Statistics
    The nation’s principal health statistics agency, providing statistical information that will guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people.


  • National Health Information Center
    A health information referral service, the NHIC puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers.



  • National Institute on Aging
    Leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.


  • National Library of Medicine (NLM)
    The world's largest biomedical library, the NLM acts as a supplemental resource after local, regional, and other national resources have been contacted.



  • Patient safety and quality: an evidence-based handbook for nurses ed.
    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.
    A gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies including research and development results.