Government Agencies

You may find these websites helpful as a reference.  We do not maintain or endorse these organizations.
  • Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (practical health care information and research to help consumers make informed decisions about health care issues).
    www.ahcpr.gov
  • Consumer.gov (a “one-stop” web site to access multiple federal consumer information resources).
    www.consumer.gov
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission
    Washington, DC 20207
    (800) 638-2772 toll-free hotline
    (800) 638-8270 toll-free hotline for hearing impaired
    email: info@cpsc.gov
    www.cpsc.gov
  • Food and Drug Administration
    Office of Consumer Affairs
    FDA/HFE-88
    5600 Fishers Lane
    Rockville, MD 20857
    (800) 532-4440 or (301) 443-3285
    (301) 443-9767 fax
    www.fda.gov
  • HealthFinder – a gateway site to help consumers find health and human services information quickly
    www.healthfinder.gov
  • Medline – published medical information coordinated by the National Library of Medicine
    www.njm.nih.gov
  • National Institute on Aging – covers a wide range of topics including specific diseases, health conditions, treatments and research
    www.nih.gov/nia
  • National Technical Information Service (NTIS) – part of the Department of Commerce, this site has information on US government products that deal with health and safety
    www.ntis.gov
  • NIH – access point to the consumer health resources of the National Institutes of Health
    www.nih.gov/health
  • OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
    Information and Consumer Affairs
    (202) 219-8151
    www.osha.gov
  • Women’s Health Information Center – a ‘gateway’ site that has attempted to organize information on health issues for women, including links to government clearinghouses and many private sector organizations
    (800) 994-WOMAN
    www.4woman.org

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