Description

Summary

Site Address

 

Agency for Healthcare Research Quality

www.ahcpr.gov

http://www.ahcpr.gov/clinic/

Provides practical healthcare information.

Clinical information on evidence-based practice, clinical guidelines, medical effectiveness and pharmaceuticals.

American Cancer Society

www.cancer.org

Dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering

American Heart Association

www.americanheart.org

Information and education about heart and stroke disease.

American Hospital Directory

www.ahd.com

Provides online information for nearly 6000 hospitals. The database is built from federal files.

American Nurses Association

www.nursingworld.org

Represents the interests of the nation’s 2.6 million nurses.

Association of Certified Research Professionals

www.acrpnet.org

Purpose of the Association is to provide global leadership for the clinical research profession by promoting and advancing the highest ethical standards and practices.

Behavioral Risk Factor Survey – BRFSS

www.cdc.gov/brfss

World’s largest telephone survey tracks health risks in the United States.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

www.cdc.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Certified Research Associates

www.socra.org

Educational and charitable nonprofit membership organization, offering educational programming

Department of Health and Human Services

www.hhs.gov

U.S. principal agency for better health, safety, and wellbeing

Epi-Info

www.cdc.gov/epiinfo

Free software program developed by the Centers for Disease Control to allow health and medical professionals to develop a questionnaire or form, customize the data entry process, and enter and analyze data.

Food and Drug Administration

www.fda.gov

Information includes news, medical devices, animal drugs, human drugs, and biologics.

Foundation for Accountability

www.facct.org

An organization improving healthcare for Americans by advocating for an accountable and accessible system

Healthy People 2010

www.healthypeople.gov

Provides access to the complete Healthy People 2010 text

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

www.ihi.org

Offers resources and services to help healthcare organizations make dramatic and long-lasting improvements that enhance clinical outcomes and reduce costs

Institute for Safe Medication Practices

www.ismp.org

Provides information about adverse drug events and their prevention for healthcare practitioners

Institute of Medicine

www.iom.edu

Information and advice concerning health and science policy.

Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

www.JCAHO.org

The nation’s predominant standards setting and accrediting body.

Medicare

www.medicare.gov

Official U.S. government site for Medicare information

National Committee for Quality Assurance

www.ncqa.org

Provides information about the quality of national managed care plans to enable consumers to evaluate them.

Office of Inspector General

www.oig.hhs.gov

Government resources include health care fraud alerts, compliance guidance, and corporate integrity

Office of Research Integrity

www.ori.dhhs.gov

ORI indices of publications, guidelines and regulations and other sources

Oncology Nurses Society

www.ons.org

Organization open to registered nurses and other healthcare professionals involved in oncology care.

Public Health Service

http://www.dhhs.gov/about/index.html - agencies

Listing of agencies and programs from the US Dept of Health and Human Services

PubMed

www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov

NIH repository for peer-reviewed primary research reports in the life sciences.

Society of Certified Research Associates

www.socra.org

Educational and charitable nonprofit membership organization, offering educational programming

Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results of the National Cancer Institute

www.seer.cancer.gov

Authoritarian source of information on cancer incidence and survival in United States.