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Information about Diseases and Conditions
CDC Home Page
Centers for Disease Control
Public current information about clinical research studies developed by the U.S. National Institutes of Health
CMS.gov Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The agency that administers Medicare and the federal part of Medicaid and is part of the Department of Health and Human Services
disABILITY Information & Resources
Access point to many disability related organizations
Federal Drug Administration
The FDA site contains a great deal of useful data including drug labeling information, new drug approvals, and the online version of the Orange Book which lists therapeutic equivalents (generic drugs than can replace a brand-name drug)
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
a continuously updated source of COVID-19 data and expert guidance.
This consumer-friendly clearinghouse for health information comes from the National Library of Medicine. Here, you'll find information on specific diseases, conditions and prescription drugs.
NCI's Central Cancer Information Website
Cancer.gov is the central website for the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the U.S. government’s principal agency for cancer research.
The Internet Drug Index
Information About Healthcare Policy
American Public Health Association
Provides information on Public Health topics, including policy statements on a range of issues
The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that aims to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, and elderly adults. (from website)
Kaiser Family Foundation
Kaiser is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S., as well as the U.S. role in global health policy.
MHQP (Mass Health Quality Partners)
An independent coalition of key stakeholder groups (providers, payers and patients) in Massachusetts healthcare to help provider organizations, health plans and policy makers improve the quality of patient care experiences throughout the state
National Institutes of Health
NIH is the primary agency of the United States government responsible for biomedical and health-related research.
Social Security Administration Home Page
Access online forms; get information on retirement, SSI, Medicare, disability and survivor benefits. Also had information for people who do business with Social Security.
United States Department of Health & Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services is the principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans. It is comprised of the Office of the Secretary and 11 operating divisions. The agencies perform a wide variety of tasks and services, including research, public health, food and drug safety, grants and other funding, health insurance, and many others.
World Health Organization
A specialized agency of the United Nations the WHO provides overviews and analysis of world nations focusing on health and health care issues including statistics relating to all countries.
Information About Doctors
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine
Provides the following information about Massachusetts physicians: education, training, medical specialties, professional demographics, professional or community awards received, research or publications, malpractice claims paid in the past ten years, hospital discipline in the past ten years, criminal convictions in the past ten years and disciplinary actions of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine in the past ten years.
Medicare Physician Compare
Medicare's Physician Compare search engine allows users to access information about Medicare-enrolled Physicians and Healthcare Professionals.
WebMD Doctor Finder
Find a doctor near you by specialty, conditions treated or procedures performed.
Information about Hospitals
American Hospital Directory
Provides online data for more than 6,000 hospitals.
This tool, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, allows users to find information on how well hosptials care for patients dealing with certain medical conditions or undergoing certain medical procedures.
The Leapfrog Group's hospital comparison tool allows you to compare overall patient safety ratings and the safety of specified procedures at health care facilities. The tool allows you to search for individual facilities or by city or region.
Nursing Home Compare
this tool, provided the U.S. Department Of Health and Human Services' Medicare division, offers detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country
Information about Professional Organizations