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This is an outreach program funded and coordinated by the National Library of Medicine. There are 8 regions in the Network, and each region has a designated Regional Medical Library. Many different types of libraries participate in the network including academic, hospital, public and community organizations.
This is the world's largest biomedical library. Visit the library's website for information on services and electronic information resources for health professionals, researchers, educators, and members of the general public.
This agency provides excellent materials related to patient safety, staying healthy, patient-doctor communication, health literacy and understanding medical treatments. Campaigns such as the Questions are the Answer are excellent resources for consumers.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care law, is the most retrieved item in the history of the U.S. Government Printing Office’s (GPO) Federal Digital System (FDsys). The health care law has experienced approximately 13 million retrievals since the law was passed in March 2010 and nearly 9 million retrievals in the year 2013.
Tools for Demographics, Statistics and Health Status Indicators
The CMS Data Navigator application is an easy-to-use, menu-driven search tool that makes the data and information resources of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) more easily available. Use the Data Navigator to find data and information products for specific CMS programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, or on specific health care topics or settings-of-care. Navigator displays search results by data type making it easier to locate specific types of information (e.g., data files, publications, statistical reports, etc.).
CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) funds programs that help communities promote healthy behaviors where Americans live, learn, work, and play. The goal is to make lasting changes that reduce the major risk factors for chronic disease—tobacco use, lack of physical activity, and unhealthy eating.
The CMS Office of Information Products and Data Analysis (OIPDA) produces an annual Medicare and Medicaid Statistical Supplement report that provides detailed statistical information on Medicare, Medicaid, and other Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) programs. The Supplement includes 115 tables and 67 charts describing health expenditures for the entire U.S. population, characteristics of the Medicare and Medicaid covered populations, use of services, and expenditures under these programs. This CMS report is published annually in electronic form and is available for each year from 2001 through present. The Statistical Supplement is organized into 14 chapters which can each be downloaded and viewed separately.
Knowing the languages spoken in your community is essential for providing better services. Use this tool to find languages spoken by city and zip code from the 2000 census and as recently as 2010 by county.
This database at the University of Pittsburgh aims to advance the availability and use of public health data for science and policy. They do this by acquisition of new data, by building infrastructure for data standardization, integration, quality control, and data redistribution, by developing innovative analytics, and by advocacy.