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WSU Library: Federal Health Department  

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Department of Health

  • Department of Health and Human Services Homepage  Icon
    This site is the root for all federal health and human service web sites.
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    For better or worse, the federal health insurance exchange.
  • Food and Drug Administration Homepage  Icon
    Well organized information on FDA's various roles. Consumer advice, information on food labeling, and regulations regarding food, drugs, cosmetics and dietary supplements.
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    The DHHS gateway to consumer information on health from Federal, State, local and non-profit sites.
  • Medicare Hospital Compare  Icon
    The DHHS site compares the quality of care of hospitals in the United States using data generated by the Medicare system. Hospitals are compared using statistics on cardiovascular disease and pneumonia.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    One of the 13 major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which is the principal agency in the United States government for protecting the health and safety of all Americans and for providing essential human services, especially for those people who are least able to help themselves. CDC applies research and findings to improve people’s daily lives and responds to health emergencies.

health statistics

  • Fastats
    This site provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance.
  • National Center for Health Statistics
    The National Center for Health Statistics' Web site is a rich source of information about America’s health. As the Nation’s principal health statistics agency, this site compiles statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of our people. - NCHS
  • CDC Wonder  Icon
    This site provides access to raw data sets, such as the SEER cancer database, that you can search by building customized queries.
  • Health, United States  Icon
    The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services' (DHHS) annual report on the health status of the Nation.


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