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Health & Welfare

A service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with links to over 1400 health sites.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), is the world's largest medical library. The Library collects materials and provides information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and health care. contains MEDLINE, the National Library of Medicine's database of citations and abstracts of journal articles in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health-care, and the preclinical sciences. also provides citations to some additional literature and has additional medical search tools.

PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life science journal literature.

From the National Library of Medicine/NIH, a comprehensive site with medical resources including a full-text encyclopedia, medical dictionaries, videos, links to external organizations, directories of doctors, hospitals and credentials, consumer health libraries and publications, and data on clinical research studies.

Environmental Health Topics

Maintained by NIH.  Includes studies and data on topics such as:

  • Asthma
  • Autism
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Lung Disease
  • Lupus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Reproductive Health

and explores the enivronmental factors which may impact those issues.


USGS Human Health Information and resources from the US Geological Survey

This website provides searchable health information from the National Institutes of Health, as well as links to health databases and hotlines.

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) was originally established in 1989. Its mission is to head the Human Genome Project for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Covers research, social issues, new developments, glossary and other resources.

The Visible Human Project® is the creation of complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the normal male and female human bodies.

Bioethics Information Resources (NLM) (NIH)

Search multiple databases and find sources on issues of bioethcis, courtesy of the NLM and NIH.

Resources and information for individuals and businesses about the current health care laws.

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.

A public service of the AoA, connecting people to services for older adults and their families.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the 13 major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS),

Drugs and Drug Abuse: Drug Fact Sheets per Substance

TRAC DEA: Drug Enforcement Statistics comprehensive data sets on DEA goings on from Syracuse University.

Research, Statistics, and Policy Analysis

Disability and Supplemental Security Income



Facts and Figures

Online Services
Don't stand in line, get what you need online.

Retirement Planner

Social Security Programs throughout the World

Social Security Advisory Board
Independent government commission created by Congress to advise legislators, the President, and the Commissioner of Social Security on issues concerning social security.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Bureau of Labor Statistics

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

NLRB Decisions

O*Net Online

The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security. Users can find information on


FDA Resources for Kids & Teens:

Office of Minority Healthcare (OMH) http:/
Includes resources, funding options and statistics for minority-related health care topics.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (formerly HCFA) http:/
Useful for finding statistics as well as program data.

Office of the Surgeon General

Clinical Trials
Provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers and gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.

National Institute of Health (NIH)

Institutes, Centers & Offices

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
NIDA offers many online publications and resources for educators, parents and children.

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

National Center for Health Statistics

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Food Code

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is one of 11 agencies that compose the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The NCI, established under the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937, is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training.

Updates on research, breakthroughs, and news

Cancer Statistics:


The Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center Web site will help you find current, comprehensive Alzheimer's disease (AD) information and resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). As a public, U.S. Government-funded resource, the ADEAR Center strives to be a current, comprehensive, unbiased source of information about AD. All our information and materials about the search for causes, treatment, cures, and better diagnostic tools are carefully researched and thoroughly reviewed by NIA scientists and health communicators for accuracy and integrity.

AIDSinfo is a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) project that offers the latest federally approved information on HIV/AIDS clinical research, treatment and prevention, and medical practice guidelines for people living with HIV/AIDS, their families and friends, health care providers, scientists, and researchers. Search options include the AIDSinfo Drug Database,, a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world, an A-Z index on HIV/AIDS Health Topics, and information on preventive and therapeutic HIV/AIDS vaccine research. All information and free publications are available in English or Spanish.

Outlines rights, programs and resources available to disabled Americans and those who support them.

Disability Employment Liasons,  by state

Office of Disability Employment Policy

Brings together multiple sites and sources from the National Library of Medicine on topics involving research and public health.

Formerly a part of the National Library of Medcine Gateway, HSRProj was created to provide information about research-in-progress before results are available in a published format. 

What's New:

National Center for Health Statistics
Now part of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) the NSHS offers everything from a quick snapshot of the nation's health to the statistical equivalent of an MRI. There is full text access to many familiar print publications here.

Medicare and Medicaid data

National Institutes of Health
Many of the individual institutes have statistical data about the diseases and conditions in which they specialize.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health

CDC Statistics

Poverty Guidelines, Research and Measurement

Healthy People

Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the US

NY City Community Health Profiles

NYS Kids Well-Being Indicators
provides data about “children’s health, education and well-being”

NYS Health Statistics

National Report on Human Explosure to Environmental Chemicals

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Seasonal Influenza Report

HIV Surveillance Report

Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research -- an easy-to-use, menu-driven system that makes the information resources of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) available to public health professionals and the public at large. It provides access to a wide array of public health information.

CDC Science Clips is an online bibliographic digest featuring scientific articles and publications that are shared with the public health community each week, to enhance awareness of emerging scientific knowledge.

This website offers easy access to statistics and reports on children and families, including: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education and health. The Forum fosters coordination, collaboration, and integration of Federal efforts to collect and report data on conditions and trends for children and families.

New York State Health Sources

NYS Department of Health

NYS Office of Mental Health

Office of Professional Misconduct and Physician Discipline

KWIC Kids Well-being Indicators Clearinghouse
The web site uses data on children's health, education and well-being indicators as a means to help assess needs, design and improve programs, and sharpen the focus on outcomes. The publication Touchstones is online here and provides expectations about the future as well as snapshots of the status of children and families.

New York City Health Sources

Information by country or by topic on vaccines needed for travel, alerts to outbreaks, and resources on how to handle illness and injury when abroad.

Non-Governmental Health Sources

American Academy of Family Physicians

American Medical Association

American Social Health Organization (ASHA): Learn About STDs/STIs

Center for Young Women's Health
Health information for girls ages 12-22.

DMOZ Health links
(recommended by Best of the Web) sets of links edited by humans, an effort is made to present well balanced, reputable sets of links.
National Women's Health Resource Center (NWHRC) -- National clearinghouse for women's health information.

Medicare Drug Benefit Calculator

World Health Organization
The United Nations specialized agency for health.

Substance Abuse Sources

Office of National Drug Control Policy
U.S. White House -- Drug abuse treatment and prevention, domestic law, interdiction, and international drug trade.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Admin
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) -- Includes a family guide on teens and illicit drug use and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

National Institute on Drug Abuse
U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) -- Information on drugs of abuse, community guide and other publications.

NIDA for Teens

Information for Students
Includes research information about the effects of drug abuse on the brain and interactive activities to help young students learn more about drugs and how they affect how the brain works.

Women and Gender Research

Anabolic Steroid Abuse