Administration on Aging (AoA) - The mission of AoA is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of home and community-based services that helps elderly individuals maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities.
Agency for Healthcare, Research and Policy (AHRQ) - Lead agency at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services charged with supporting research to improve the quality of health care, reduce its cost, and broaden access to essential services.
Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) - Founded with the objective of using research to support better decision-making in health policy. The CDDEP team employs a range of expertise-including economics, epidemiology, disease modeling, risk analysis, and statistics-to produce actionable, policy-oriented studies on malaria, antibiotic resistance, disease control priorities, environmental health, alcohol and tobacco, and various other diseases.
Employment Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) - Committed to educating and assisting the 150 million Americans covered by more than 695,000 private retirement plans, 2.8 million health plans, and similar numbers of other welfare benefit plans holding near $5 trillion in assets; as well as plan sponsors and members of the employee benefits community. See Compliance Assistance for information on health plans, COBRA, HIPAA, and more. Also see:
Health Benefits Advisor - Interactive Web site assists employers in understanding and complying with federal group health plan laws.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - The FDA ensures that the food is safe and wholesome, that cosmetics won't harm us, that medicines, medical devices, and radiation-emitting consumer products such as microwave ovens are safe and effective.
HealthFinder - Gateway to consumer health and human services information developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases - Part of CDC. Aims to prevent disease, disability, and death caused by a wide range of infectious diseases. Focuses on infectious diseases that 1) occur when people travel to different parts of the world because every place has a different variety of foods, water sources, bugs, and animals that can spread diseases, 2) occur when populations are displaced by natural disasters or man-made disasters (like wars), 3) are spread from one person to another and through food, water, bugs, and animals, 4) are detected and diagnosed by laboratory tests and procedures, and 5) are spread in health care settings.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) - The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) - The Navy's third-largest health care delivery system provides more than 12,500 ambulatory surgeries and almost 8,000 inpatient admissions each year. As the headquarters for the regional Health Care System, WRNMMC encompasses facilities in five states and the District of Columbia (Northern Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New Jersey). WRNMMC is under the regional command of Navy Medicine National Capital Area and receives resources and technical support from the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, commanded by the Surgeon General of the Navy.
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