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Department of Health and Human Services

200 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20201

202-690-6343
http://www.hhs.gov

SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Thomas E. Price
Deputy Secretary Mary K. Wakefield, Acting
Chief of Staff Alastair M. Fitzpayne


Chair, Departmental Appeals Board Constance B. Tobias
Chief Administrative Law Judge, Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals Nancy J. Griswold
Executive Secretary Madhura Valverde
General Counsel Peggy Dotzel, Acting
Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Karen B. DeSalvo
Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy

ASSISTANT SECRETARIES
Administration Colleen Barros, Acting
Financial Resources Ellen G. Murray
Global Affairs Jimmy Kolker
Health Karen B. DeSalvo, Acting
Legislation Jim R. Esquea
Planning and Evaluation Kathryn Martin, Acting
Preparedness and Response Nicole Lurie
Public Affairs Kevin Griffis

DIRECTORS
Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Acacia Bamberg Salatti
Office for Civil Rights Jocelyn Samuels
Office of Health Reform Meena Seshamani
Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs Emily Barson
https://www.hhs.gov/about/leadership/index.html

The Department of Health and Human Services strengthens the public health and welfare of the American people by making affordable and quality health care and childcare accessible, ensuring the safety of food products, preparing for public health emergencies, and advancing the diagnosis, treatment, and curing of life-threatening illnesses.

Organizational Chart

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was created as the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare on April 11, 1953 (5 U.S.C. app.).

Secretary

The Secretary of Health and Human Services advises the President on health, welfare, and income security plans, policies, and programs of the Federal Government and directs Department staff in carrying out the programs and activities of the Department and promotes general public understanding of the Department's goals, programs, and objectives.

http://www.hhs.gov/about/leadership/index.html#secretary

Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs

The Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (IEA) supports the Secretary by serving as the primary liaison between the Department and external stakeholders and governments at the State, local, territorial, and tribal levels. The Office facilitates communication regarding HHS initiatives as they relate to external stakeholders and governments at the State, local, territorial, and tribal levels. The IEA both represents the State, territorial, and tribal perspective in the process of Federal policymaking and clarifies the Federal perspective to State, territorial and tribal representatives.

http://www.hhs.gov/intergovernmental

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) provides national leadership in the prevention of, preparation for, and response to the adverse health effects of public health emergencies and disasters. It acts as the primary advisor to the HHS Secretary on bioterrorism and other public health emergency matters, strengthens the Nation’s health and response systems, and enhances national health security. The ASPR leads a collaborative policy approach to the Department’s preparedness, response, and recovery portfolio. It works with partners across Federal, State, local, tribal, and international bodies, in communities, and in the private sector to promote a unified and strategic approach to the challenges of public health and medical preparedness, response, and recovery through programs like the Hospital Preparedness Program. The ASPR coordinates public health and medical support available from across the Federal Government to help prepare communities and to augment local capabilities of overwhelmed communities during and after disasters, which includes providing medical professionals through the ASPR’s National Disaster Medical System and the Medical Reserve Corps. The ASPR provides an integrated, systematic approach to the advanced development and acquisition of the necessary vaccines, drugs, therapies, and diagnostic tools for public health medical emergencies. It also coordinates within the Department and among Federal partners on the policy, prioritization, funding, acquisition, and distribution of these medical countermeasures. In addition, offices within the ASPR coordinate within the division, within the Department and with Federal, State, local, territorial, tribal and international bodies on emergency communications, science preparedness, and administrative management to support decisionmakers in emergencies.

http://www.phe.gov/preparedness/pages/default.aspx

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH) comprises 12 offices and 10 Presidential and secretarial advisory committees. The Assistant Secretary for Health heads the Office and serves as the Secretary's senior public health advisor. ASH provides assistance in implementing and coordinating secretarial decisions for the Public Health Service and coordination of population-based health clinical divisions; provides oversight of research conducted or supported by the Department; implements programs that provide population-based public health services; and provides direction and policy oversight, through the Office of the Surgeon General, for the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. ASH administers a wide array of interdisciplinary programs related to disease prevention, health promotion, the reduction of health disparities, women’s health, HIV/AIDS, vaccine programs, physical fitness and sports, bioethics, population affairs, blood supply, research integrity, and human research protections.

http://www.hhs.gov/ash

Sources of Information

A–Z Index

The HHS Web site features an alphabetical index to help visitors search for specific topics or browse content that aligns with their interests.

http://www.hhs.gov/az/a/index.html

Bullying

The HHS manages StopBullying.gov, a Web site that provides resources for defining, preventing, and responding to bullying, and for identifying who may be at risk. The Web site also features sections for children and teens, educators, parents, and communities.

https://www.stopbullying.gov

Information on identifying, preventing, and reporting cyberbullying is also available on the Web site.

https://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/index.html

Business Opportunities

The HHS relies on its contractors and grantees to help protect the health of Americans and provide essential human services.

http://www.hhs.gov/grants/index.html#contract

The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization helps develop and implement outreach programs to raise awareness of HHS contracting opportunities within the small business community. For information on programs, contact the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. Phone, 202-690-7300.

http://www.hhs.gov/asfr/ogapa/osbdu

Civil Rights

The Office for Civil Rights improves people's health and well-being, ensures equal access to health care and services without discrimination, and protects the privacy and security of people's health information. For information on enforcement of civil rights laws, contact the Director, Office for Civil Rights, 200 Independence Avenue SW.,Room 515–F Washington, DC 20201. Phone, 800-368-1019. TDD, 800-537-7697.

http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/civilrights

Departmental Appeals Board

For information, contact the Departmental Appeals Board Immediate Office, MS 6127, Wilbur J. Cohen Building, 330 Independence Avenue SW., Room G–644, Washington, DC 20201. Phone, 202-565-0200.

http://www.hhs.gov/dab

Career Opportunities

For information on training opportunities and opportunities for recent graduates and students or to view current job openings, visit the "Why a Career at HHS?" Web page.

http://www.hhs.gov/about/careers/index.html

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The FOIA allows individuals to request access to Federal agency records. The statute contains, however, nine exemptions that exempt some records or portions of them from disclosure. The Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs also serves as the Agency Chief FOIA Officer.

http://www.hhs.gov/foia | Email: hhs.acfo@hhs.gov

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The HHS posts answers to FAQs on its Web site.

http://www.hhs.gov/answers

Glossary

In the world of organ donation and transplantation, terms are used and topics discussed that many may not recognize. The OrganDonor.gov Web site features a glossary of organ donation terms.

http://www.organdonor.gov/about/facts-terms/terms.html

Inspector General

Contact the Office of Inspector General, Wilbur J. Cohen Building, 330 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20201.

http://oig.hhs.gov

To report fraud, waste, or abuse in Department programs, contact the Office of Inspector General, OIG Hotline Operations, P.O. Box 23489, L'Enfant Plaza Station, Washington, DC 20026-3489. TIPS Line, 800-447-8477. OIG Fugitive Line, 888-476-4453. TTY, 800-377-4950. Fax, 800-223-8164.

https://forms.oig.hhs.gov/hotlineoperations

Medicare Hearings / Appeals

For information on Medicare hearings before administrative law judges, regarding Medicare coverage and payment determinations that Medicare contractors, Medicare Advantage Organizations, or Part D plan sponsors have made, as well as information on determinations related to Medicare beneficiary eligibility and entitlement, Part B late enrollment penalties, and income-related monthly adjustment amounts that the Social Security Administration has made, contact the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals. Phone, 703-235-0635 or 855-556-8475.

http://www.hhs.gov/omha | Email: medicare.appeals@hhs.gov

Open Government

The HHS supports the Open Government initiative by promoting the principles of collaboration, participation, and transparency.

http://www.hhs.gov/open/index.html

Privacy Rights

For information on the HIPAA privacy, security, and breach notification rules or the Patient Safety Act, contact the Office for Civil Rights. Phone, 800-368-1019. TDD, 800-537-7697.

http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy

Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Officer Program

Information on the Commissioned Corps Officer programs is available at the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Officer Web site.

http://www.usphs.gov

Regional Offices

Visit the "Regional Offices" Web page for contact information.

http://www.hhs.gov/about/agencies/regional-offices

Support Services (Fee-for-Service Activities)

The Program Support Center provides support services to all components of the Department and Federal agencies worldwide. For information concerning fee-for-service activities in the areas of acquisitions, occupational health, information technology support and security, human resource systems, financial management, and administrative operations, contact the Program Support Center, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Phone, 301-443-0034.

http://www.psc.gov

Surgeon General

For information on the benefits of active living, healthy eating, mental and emotional well-being, and tobacco-free living, visit the "Surgeon General" Web site. Phone, 240-276-8853.

http://www.surgeongeneral.gov
http://www.hhs.gov/contactus.html

Administration for Children and Families

330 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20201

202-401-9200
http://www.acf.hhs.gov

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES Mark Greenberg, Acting
Chief of Staff S. Jeffrey Hild

The Administration for Children and Families administers programs and provides advice to the Secretary on issues relevant to children, youth, and families; child support enforcement; community services; developmental disabilities; family assistance; Native American assistance; and refugee resettlement.

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/about/what-we-do

Sources of Information

Career Opportunities

The Administration employs professionals with diverse academic and social backgrounds in a broad range of career fields and positions.

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/about/jobs-contracts

History

The Administration for Children and Families was created on April 15, 1991. A short history of the Administration is available on its Web site.

http://www.acf.hhs.gov

Homelessness

The Administration's Web site features information on its programs and services for the homeless and for those at risk of becoming homeless.

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/program-topics/homelessness

Hotlines

The Administration supports nationwide crisis hotlines for child abuse, domestic violence, human trafficking, and runaways. The Health Insurance Marketplace Call Center assists callers with choosing coverage that provides the best protection and benefits for them and family members, as well as for their businesses.

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/acf-hotlines

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Assistance

The Administration's Web site features information on its programs and services for the LGBT community, especially for LGBT families and youth.

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/program-topics/lgbt-0

News

The Administration posts press releases on its Web site.

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/media/press

Programs / Services

The Administration's Web site features a page showcasing by topic the programs and services that it provides to support families, children, individuals, and communities. Topics include children and youth, communities, emergency response and recovery, families, financial security, global populations, Hispanic outreach, homelessness, human trafficking, LGBT, Native Americans and tribes, and unaccompanied children.

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/program-topics
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/media/program-contacts

Administration for Community Living

330 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20201

202-401-4634

TTY, 800-877-8339
http://www.acl.gov

ADMINISTRATOR Mary Lazare, Acting
Principal Deputy Administrator Mary Lazare, Acting

The Administration for Community Living administers programs and advises the Secretary on issues relevant to people with disabilities, their families and caregivers, and the independence, well-being, and health of older adults.

https://acl.gov/About_ACL/Index.aspx

Sources of Information

Blog

The Administration's Blog presents diverse perspectives on trends and issues related to older adults and people with disabilities.

https://acl.gov/NewsRoom/blog/Index.aspx

Data / Statistics

Data and statistics on older adults, as well as on persons with intellectual, physical, and developmental disabilities, are available on the Administration's Web site.

https://acl.gov/Data_Outcomes/Index.aspx

Elder Care Services

The elder care locator is a public service that provides information on services for older adults and their families. Online chat with an information specialist is also available Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–8 p.m., eastern time. Phone, 800-677-1116.

http://www.eldercare.gov/Eldercare.NET/Public/Index.aspx

Employment

For information on employment opportunities, visit the "Career Opportunities" Web page.

http://www.acl.gov/About_ACL/CareerOpportunities/Index.aspx

Help / Resources

The Administration's Web site features resources for connecting caregivers, families, older adults, people with disabilities, and professionals to Federal, national, and local programs and information.

https://acl.gov/Get_Help/Index.aspx
http://www.acl.gov

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857

301-427-1364
http://www.ahrq.gov

DIRECTOR Andrew Bindman
Deputy Director Sharon B. Arnold

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality produces evidence to make health care affordable, equitable, more accessible, of a higher quality, and safer. It also works within the Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to ensure that the evidence is understood and used.

http://www.ahrq.gov/cpi/about/profile/index.html

Sources of Information

Data

Statistical portraits of health care delivery in the United States are available on the Agency's Web site.

http://www.ahrq.gov/research/data/index.html

Career Opportunities

For information on employment opportunities, visit the "Job Opportunities" Web page.

http://www.ahrq.gov/cpi/about/careers/index.html

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Agency posts answers to FAQs on is Web site.

https://info.ahrq.gov

Site Map

The Web site map allows visitors to look for specific topics or to browse content that aligns with their interests.

http://www.ahrq.gov/sitemap.html
http://www.ahrq.gov

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

MS E–61, 4770 Buford Highway NE., Atlanta, GA 30341

770-488-0604
http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov

ADMINISTRATOR Brenda Fitzgerald

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), as part of the Public Health Service, tries to prevent exposure to toxic substances—exposure to substances from wastesites, unplanned releases, and other pollution sources present in the environment—which produces adverse health effects and diminishes the quality of life.

https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/about/index.html

Sources of Information

A–Z Index

The Agency's Web site features an alphabetical index to help visitors search for specific topics or browse content that aligns with their interests.

https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/az/a.html

ATSDR in 60 Seconds

The ATSDR protects people from the health effects of chemical exposures. The Agency's Web site features the 60-second video "Dangerous Discovery" that communicates the importance of its mission.

https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/videos/ATSDR_DangerousDiscovery_h264.mp4

Internships / Training

Information on internships and educational and training opportunities is available on the ATSDR Web site.

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/environmentaleducation.html

Toxic Frequently Asked Questions (ToxFAQs)

ToxFAQs features a series of summaries on hazardous substances that the Agency's Division of Toxicology developed. ATSDR toxicological profiles and public health statements are the sources of information on which the series relies. Each factsheet serves as a guide that is quick to read and easy to understand. ToxFAQs also answers FAQs on exposure to hazardous substances that are encountered near wastesites and their effects on human health.

https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaqs/index.asp

Toxic Substances Portal

The portal offers convenient access to the most relevant information on toxic substances and their effects on human health. The portal's Web pages feature an alphabetical ordering of documents on specific substances, toxicological information by health effect or chemical class, and toxicological information for specific audiences (community members, emergency responders, toxicological and health professionals, and health care providers).

https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/substances/index.asp
http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333

800-232-4636
http://www.cdc.gov

DIRECTOR Brenda Fitzgerald
Principal Deputy Director Anne Schuchat

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of the Public Health Service, protect the public health of the Nation by providing leadership and direction in the prevention and control of diseases and other preventable conditions and by responding to public health emergencies. Within the CDC, the following seven centers, institutes, and offices lead prevention, diagnosis, and treatment efforts for public health concerns.

http://www.cdc.gov/about/default.htm

Center for Global Health

The Center leads the CDC global health strategy, working in partnership with foreign governments and international organizations to help countries worldwide evaluate, manage, and plan global health care programs. The Center works to eradicate chronic diseases and life-threatening injuries, expanding global health care programs to address the leading causes of disability, morbidity, and mortality.

http://www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/index.html

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

The Institute coordinates, directs, and plans a national program to develop and establish recommended occupational safety and health standards and to conduct research and training, offer technical assistance, and engage in related activities to assure safe and healthy work conditions for every working person.

http://www.cdc.gov/NIOSH

Office of Infectious Diseases

The Office facilitates research, programs, and policies to reduce the national and international burden of infectious diseases. The Office includes the following organizational components: the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention; the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases; and the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases.

http://www.cdc.gov/oid

Office of Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury, and Environmental Health

The Office provides strategic direction and leadership for the prevention of noncommunicable diseases, injuries, disabilities, and environmental health hazards. The Office includes the following organizational components: the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities; the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; the National Center for Environmental Health; and the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

http://www.cdc.gov/maso/pdf/ONDIEHfs.pdf

Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response

The Office helps the Nation prepare for and respond to urgent public health threats by providing strategic direction, coordination, and support for CDC's terrorism preparedness and emergency response activities.

http://www.cdc.gov/phpr

Office of Public Health Scientific Services

The Office provides scientific services, knowledge, and resources to promote public health, prepare for potential health threats, and prevent disease, disability, and injury. It includes the following organizational components: the National Center for Health Statistics and the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services.

http://www.cdc.gov/ophss

Office of State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support

The Office provides guidance, strategic direction, oversight, and leadership in support of State, local, territorial, and tribal public health agencies, initiatives, and priorities to improve the capacity and performance of a comprehensive public health system.

http://www.cdc.gov/stltpublichealth

Sources of Information

Disease of the Week

The "Disease of the Week" Web page features key facts on, prevention tips for, and a quiz to test one's knowledge of common, serious diseases.

http://www.cdc.gov/dotw

Career Opportunities

The CDC is the leading national public health protection agency in the United States. It relies on professionals with scientific and nonscientific expertise to protect Earth's human population from the threat of deadly diseases like Ebola, HIV/AIDS, influenza, malaria, and tuberculosis. Most scientific and technical positions at the CDC are filled through the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service, a uniformed service of the U.S. Government.

http://jobs.cdc.gov

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The CDC posts answers to frequently asked FOIA questions on its Web site.

http://www.cdc.gov/od/foia/faqs/index.htm | Email: FOIARequests@cdc.gov

The CDC posts frequently requested agency records in its electronic reading room.

http://www.cdc.gov/od/foia/reading/records/index.htm

Influenza (Flu)

The CDC Web site features of trove of influenza information and resources.

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm

Library

The Stephen B. Thacker CDC Library helps the advancement of science and public health and safety through information. It provides a full range of information services and products to support public health research, policy, and action. The Library, which comprises the headquarters library in Atlanta and six branches, serves CDC employees nationwide, as well as employees working in international locations.

http://www.cdc.gov/library

Museum

The David J. Sencer CDC Museum features award-winning permanent and changing exhibitions that focus on public health topics, as well as on the history of the CDC. The museum is located in Atlanta, GA, and admission is free. It is open to the public on weekdays, excluding Federal holidays. Phone, 404-639-0830.

http://www.cdc.gov/museum/index.htm

Podcasts

CDC podcasts provide reliable health and safety information.

https://www2c.cdc.gov/podcasts

Publications

Many publications are accessible on the CDC's Web site.

https://www.cdc.gov/publications

Reports

The monthly report "CDC Vital Signs" is released on the first Tuesday of every month. Past editions have addressed topics like colorectal and breast cancer screening, obesity, alcohol and tobacco use, HIV testing, motor vehicle safety, cardiovascular disease, teen pregnancy and infections associated with health care, foodborne disease, and more. The report is also available in Spanish.

http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns

The CDC prepares the "Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report," which it uses for scientific publication of accurate, authoritative, objective, reliable, timely, and useful public health information and recommendations. Educators, epidemiologists and other scientists, physicians and nurses, public health practitioners, and researchers and laboratorians regularly read the report.

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/index.html | Email: mmwrq@cdc.gov

Social Media

CDC uses social media to provide users with access to credible, science-based health information https://www.cdc.gov/socialmedia/

Stress

The CDC's Web site provides information on managing stress after a traumatic event.

https://www.cdc.gov/features/copingwithstress/index.html

Travel Health Notices

The CDC posts travel health notices on its Web site.

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices
http://www.cdc.gov

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244

410-786-3000
http://www.cms.gov

ADMINISTRATOR Andrew Slavitt, Acting
Principal Deputy Administrator Patrick H. Conway, Acting
Chief Operating Officer / Chief of Staff Mandy Cohen

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provides health coverage to more than 100 million people through Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the Health Insurance Marketplace. The CMS seeks to strengthen and modernize the Nation’s health care system, to provide access to high quality care and improved health at lower costs.

https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/About-CMS.html

Sources of Information

Blog

The CMS maintains an official blog on its Web site.

https://blog.cms.gov

Career Opportunities

For information on career opportunities, visit the "Careers at CMS" Web page.

https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Career-Information/CareersatCMS/index.html

Forms

Many CMS forms are accessible on the agency's Web site.

https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/CMS-Forms/CMS-Forms/CMS-Forms-List.html

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The CMS posts answers to FAQs on its Web site.

https://questions.cms.gov

Glossary

The CMS maintains a glossary that explains terms found on its Web site.

https://www.cms.gov/apps/glossary

History

The CMS Web site features the agency's program history.

https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/History/index.html

Medicaid

The CMS manages the Medicaid.gov Web site.

https://www.medicaid.gov

Medicare

The CMS manages the Medicare.gov Web site.

https://www.medicare.gov

The Medicare Coverage Database contains all national coverage determinations and local coverage determinations, local articles, and proposed national coverage determination decisions. The database also includes several other types of national coverage policy-related documents, including national coverage analyses, coding analyses for labs, Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee proceedings, and Medicare coverage guidance documents.

https://www.cms.gov/medicare-coverage-database

The CMS manages the "STOP Medicare Fraud" Web site. To report Medicare fraud, call 800-447-8477. TTY, 800-377-4950.

https://www.stopmedicarefraud.gov/index.html

Newsroom

The CMS posts news items on its Web site.

https://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/Newsroom-Center.html

Social Media

The CMS tweets announcements and other newsworthy items on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/cmsgov

The CMS posts videos on its YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CMSHHSgov
http://www.cms.gov

Food and Drug Administration

10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20993

888-463-6332
http://www.fda.gov

COMMISSIONER Scott Gottlieb
Chief of Staff Lauren Silvis

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) protects the public health by ensuring the safety, security, and efficacy of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, the Nation's food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The FDA also advances the public health by accelerating innovations to make medicines more effective and by providing the public with accurate, science-based information on medicines and food to improve health. The agency plays a significant role in the Nation's counterterrorism capability by ensuring the security of the food supply.

http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/default.htm

Sources of Information

Animal and Veterinary Recalls

The FDA posts animal and veterinary recall information—brand name, date of recall, company name, product description, and the reason or problem—on its Web site.

http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/RecallsWithdrawals/default.htm

A–Z Index

The FDA's Web site features an alphabetical index to help visitors search for specific topics or browse content that aligns with their interests.

http://www.fda.gov/SiteIndex/default.htm

Career Opportunities

The FDA relies on attorneys, biologists, chemists, consumer safety officers, engineers, information technology specialists, medical officers, microbiologists, pharmacists, pharmacologists, statisticians, and other professionals to carry out its mission.

http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/WorkingatFDA/default.htm

Cigarettes

The FDA describes cigarettes with three words: attractive, addictive, and deadly. Cigarettes are designed to be attractive and addictive. The FDA's infographic "How a Cigarette is Engineered" explains the role design plays in attraction and addiction.

http://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/NewsEvents/ucm529397.htm

Cosmetics

The FDA posts answers to the questions that consumers frequently ask about cosmetic safety and regulation.

http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/ucm2005206.htm

Foodborne Illnesses

The FDA regulates human and animal food. It posts information on recent foodborne illness outbreaks on its Web site.

http://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Outbreaks/default.htm

Recalls / Safety Alerts

Information gathered from press releases and other public notices on certain recalls of FDA-regulated products is available online.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm
http://www.fda.gov

Health Resources and Services Administration

5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857

301-443-3376
http://www.hrsa.gov

ADMINISTRATOR George Sigounas
Deputy Administrator Diana Espinosa

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) improves access to health care by strengthening the health care workforce, building healthy communities, and achieving health equity. HRSA programs make health care accessible to people who are geographically isolated or economically or medically vulnerable. It supports the training of health professionals, the distribution of providers to areas where they are needed most, and improvements in health care delivery. The agency also oversees organ, bone marrow, and cord blood donations; compensates individuals harmed by vaccination; and maintains databases that protect against health care abuse, fraud, malpractice, and waste.

https://www.hrsa.gov/about/index.html

Sources of Information

Data

The HRSA maintains an online data warehouse.

https://datawarehouse.hrsa.gov

Career Opportunities

The HRSA posts career opportunities on its Web site.

https://www.hrsa.gov/hr/

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The FOIA requires the HRSA to disclose documents or records that any person properly requests in writing. Certain documents or records, or parts of them, may be protected, however, from disclosure by one of the nine exemptions contained in the statute.

https://www.hrsa.gov/foia/index.html

Organ Donation and Transplantation

The HRSA manages the OrganDonor.gov Web site, which provides the public with U.S. Government information on organ donation and transplantation.

http://organdonor.gov/index.html

Social Media

The HRSA tweets announcements and other newsworthy items on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/HRSAgov

The HRSA has a Facebook account.

https://www.facebook.com/HRSAgov

The HRSA posts videos on its YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/user/HRSAtube/videos
http://www.hrsa.gov/about/contact

Indian Health Service

5600 Fishers Lane Rockville, MD 20857

301-443-3593
http://www.ihs.gov

DIRECTOR (vacancy)
Principal Deputy Director Michael Weahkee
Deputy Director Christopher Buchanan

The Indian Health Service, as part of the Public Health Service, provides a comprehensive health services delivery system for American Indians and Alaska Natives. It helps Native American tribes develop their health programs; facilitates and assists tribes in coordinating health planning and obtaining and utilizing health resources available through Federal, State, and local programs, in operating comprehensive health programs and evaluating them; and provides comprehensive health care services, including hospital and ambulatory medical care, preventive and rehabilitative services, and development of community sanitation facilities.

https://www.ihs.gov/aboutihs

Sources of Information

A–Z Index

The Indian Health Service's Web site features an alphabetical index to help visitors search for specific topics or browse content that aligns with their interests.

https://www.ihs.gov/atoz/a/

Career Opportunities

For information on employment, visit the "Career Opportunities" Web page.

https://www.ihs.gov/careeropps

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Indian Health Service's Web site features an electronic FOIA requester center.

https://www.ihs.gov/FOIA

Newsroom

The Newsroom features announcements, congressional testimony, factsheets, press releases, and speeches.

https://www.ihs.gov/newsroom | Email: newsroom@ihs.gov

Social Media

The Indian Health Service has a Facebook account.

https://www.facebook.com/IndianHealthService

The Indian Health Service posts videos on its YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/user/IHSgov/feed
http://www.ihs.gov/contact

National Institutes of Health

1 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892

301-496-4000
http://www.nih.gov

DIRECTOR Francis S. Collins
Principal Deputy Director Lawrence A. Tabak

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) support biomedical and behavioral research domestically and abroad, conduct research in NIH laboratories and clinics, train research scientists, and develop and disseminate credible, science-based health information to the public.

https://www.nih.gov/about-nih/what-we-do

Aging

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) conducts and supports research on the aging process, age-related diseases, and other special problems and needs of older people. It is also the lead NIH Institute for research on age-related cognitive change and Alzheimer's disease. The NIA provides information on aging to the scientific community, health care providers, and the public.

http://www.nia.nih.gov

Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism leads the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems by conducting and supporting biomedical and behavioral research into the causes, consequences, prevention, and treatment of alcohol-use disorders.

http://www.niaaa.nih.gov

Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases conducts and supports research to study the causes of infectious diseases and immune-mediated diseases and to develop better means of preventing, diagnosing, and treating these diseases.

http://www.niaid.nih.gov

Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases supports research on the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases; the basic and clinical training of scientists to carry out this research; and the dissemination of information on research progress.

http://www.niams.nih.gov

Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research supports and coordinates health-related behavioral and social sciences research that the NIH conducts or supports, and it integrates these sciences within the larger NIH research enterprise. It also communicates and disseminates research findings to stakeholders within and outside the Federal Government, thereby increasing understanding and improving treatment and prevention of disease.

https://obssr.od.nih.gov

Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering supports research, training, and the dissemination of research advances for accelerating the development and application of biomedical technologies to improve the detection, treatment, and prevention of disease. It integrates the physical and engineering sciences with the life sciences to advance basic research and medical care.

http://www.nibib.nih.gov

Cancer

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training. It coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other activities associated with diagnosing, preventing, treating, and finding the cause of cancer and with the continuing care of cancer patients and their families.

http://www.cancer.gov

Center for Information Technology

The Center for Information Technology provides, coordinates, and manages information technology to advance computational science.

http://www.cit.nih.gov

Child Health and Human Development

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development conducts and supports basic, clinical, and epidemiological research on the reproductive, rehabilitative, neurobiological, developmental, and behavioral processes that determine the health of children, adults, families, and communities.

http://www.nichd.nih.gov

Clinical Center

The Clinical Center is the clinical research hospital for the NIH. By doing clinical research, investigators translate laboratory discoveries into better treatments, therapies, and interventions to improve the Nation's health. The Center conducts clinical and laboratory research and trains future clinical investigators. Nearly 500,000 volunteers from across the Nation have participated in clinical research studies since the Center opened in 1953. About 1,500 clinical research studies are currently in progress.

http://clinicalcenter.nih.gov

Communications

The Office of Communications and Public Liaison communicates information on consumer health, scientific results, and NIH accomplishments, issues, and research and training programs to the public, media, scientific and medical communities, and other interested groups.

http://www.nih.gov/institutes-nih/nih-office-director/office-communications-public-liaison

Complementary and Integrative Health

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health defines the utility and safety of complementary and integrative health interventions and their roles in improving health and health care. This science-based information helps the public, health care professionals, and health policymakers make decisions on the use and integration of complementary and integrative health approaches.

https://nccih.nih.gov

Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders conducts and supports biomedical and behavioral research and training on normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language. The Institute also makes science-based health information publicly available, and it supports efforts to create devices that substitute for lost or impaired sensory and communication function.

http://www.nidcd.nih.gov
| Email: NIDCDinfo@nidcd.nih.gov

Dental and Craniofacial Research

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research funds research on dental, oral, and craniofacial health and disorders. It also conducts research in its own laboratories and clinic, supports research training, and promotes the timely transfer of research-based knowledge and its implications for health to researchers, to health professionals, to patients, and to the general public.

http://www.nidcr.nih.gov

Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases conducts, supports, and coordinates research and research training. It also offers science-based information on diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic diseases; on digestive diseases, nutritional disorders, weight control, and obesity; and on kidney, urologic and blood diseases.

https://www.niddk.nih.gov

Drug Abuse

The National Institute on Drug Abuse supports and conducts basic and clinical research on drug use, its consequences, and the underlying neurobiological, behavioral, and social mechanisms. The Institute also ensures effective translation and dissemination of scientific findings to improve the prevention and treatment of substance-use disorders, and it works at raising the public's awareness that addiction is a type of brain disorder.

http://www.drugabuse.gov

Environmental Health Sciences

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences supports research that explores how the environment affects people's health. Its research centers on environmental exposures and understanding their effects on human biology and health with an emphasis on disease and disability prevention. The Institute also houses the national toxicology program, a cross-agency organization that coordinates toxicity testing across the Federal Government.

http://www.niehs.nih.gov

Eye and Vision Diseases

The National Eye Institute conducts, fosters, and supports research on the causes, natural history, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the eye and visual system. It also directs the National Eye Health Education Program.

http://www.nei.nih.gov

Fogarty International Center

The Fogarty International Center addresses global health challenges through innovative and collaborative research and training programs. It also supports and advances the NIH mission through international partnerships.

http://www.fic.nih.gov

General Medical Sciences

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) supports basic research that increases understanding of biological processes and lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. NIGMS-funded scientists investigate how living systems work at a range of levels, from molecules and cells to tissues, to whole organisms and populations. The Institute also supports research in clinical areas, primarily those that affect multiple organ systems. To assure the vitality and productivity of the research enterprise, the NIGMS provides leadership in training the next generation of scientists, in diversifying the scientific workforce, and in developing research capacities throughout the country.

http://www.nigms.nih.gov

Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute provides leadership for a global program in sleep disorders, blood resources, and diseases of the heart, blood vessels, blood, and lungs. It conducts, fosters, and supports a comprehensive program of basic research, clinical investigations and trials, observational and implementation science studies, as well as demonstration and education projects.

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov

Human Genome Research

The National Human Genome Research Institute supports research to uncover the role that the genome plays in human health and disease; studies on the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomics research for individuals, families, and communities; and the application of genomics research to medical care.

http://www.genome.gov

Library of Medicine

The National Library of Medicine, the world's largest biomedical library, serves as the Nation's principal medical information source, providing medical library services and extensive online information resources to scientists, practitioners, and the general public. It conducts, fosters, and supports research and training in biomedical informatics and supports development and dissemination of clinical terminology standards.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov

Mental Health

The National Institute of Mental Health works to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses. Through basic and clinical research, it advances the prevention, recovery, and cure of mental conditions that disable many Americans.

http://www.nimh.nih.gov

Minority Health and Health Disparities

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities leads scientific research to improve minority health and eliminate health disparities. The Institute plans, reviews, coordinates, and evaluates all minority health and health disparities research and activities of the NIH; conducts and supports research on minority health and health disparities; promotes and supports the training of a diverse research workforce; translates and disseminates research information; and fosters innovative collaborations and partnerships.

http://www.nimhd.nih.gov

Neurological Disorders and Stroke

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke works to better understand the brain and spinal cord and to use that knowledge to mitigate the effects of neurological disease. It conducts, promotes, coordinates, and guides research and training on the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of neurological disorders and stroke. It also supports basic, translational, and clinical research in related scientific areas.

http://www.ninds.nih.gov

Nursing Research

The National Institute of Nursing Research supports clinical and basic research and research training to build the scientific foundation for clinical practice, to prevent disease and disability, to manage and eliminate symptoms caused by illness, to enhance end-of-life and palliative care, and to train the next generation of nurse scientists.

http://www.ninr.nih.gov

Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives

The Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives coordinates trans-NIH programs, planning, and strategic scientific initiatives in the Office of the NIH Director. The Division includes major programmatic offices that coordinate and support research and research infrastructure. The Division also serves as a portfolio analysis resource, coordinates evaluation reporting and agency activities under the Government Performance and Results Act, and supports science education partnership awards.

http://dpcpsi.nih.gov

Scientific Review

The Center for Scientific Review (CSR) organizes the peer review groups that evaluate the majority of grant applications submitted to the NIH. These groups include experienced and respected researchers from across the country and abroad. Since 1946, CSR has ensured that NIH grant applications receive fair, independent, expert, and timely reviews—free from inappropriate influences—so the NIH can fund the most promising research. CSR also receives all incoming applications and assigns them to the appropriate Centers and Institutes that fund grants.

http://public.csr.nih.gov

Translational Sciences

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences focuses on what is common across diseases and the translational process. The Center emphasizes innovation and deliverables, relying on data and new technologies to develop, demonstrate, and disseminate advances in translational science that tangibly improve human health.

https://ncats.nih.gov

Sources of Information

Employment

For information on employment opportunities, visit the "Jobs at NIH" Web page.

http://www.jobs.nih.gov

Events

The NIH posts upcoming events on its Web site.

https://www.nih.gov/news-events/events

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The FOIA gives a right to access documents or records in the possession of the Federal Government to any person. The Government may withhold, however, information pursuant to the statute's nine exemptions and three exclusions. For more information, contact the NIH FOIA Office. Phone, 301-496-5633. Fax, 301-402-4541.

https://www.nih.gov/institutes-nih/nih-office-director/office-communications-public-liaison/freedom-information-act-office | Email: nihfoia@mail.nih.gov

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The NIH posts answers to FAQs on its Web site.

https://www.nih.gov/about-nih/frequently-asked-questions

History

The story of the agency begins in 1887, and a brief retelling of it is available online.

https://www.nih.gov/about-nih/who-we-are/history

The DeWitt Stetten, Jr., Museum of Medical Research, also known as the NIH Stetten Museum, preserves and interprets the material culture of the NIH's scientific work through physical and virtual exhibits.

https://history.nih.gov/museum/index.html

News

The NIH posts news releases on its Web site.

https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases

The monthly newsletter "NIH News In Health" features practical consumer health news and information that is based on NIH research.

https://newsinhealth.nih.gov

Social Media

The NIH tweets announcements and other newsworthy items on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/NIH

The NIH has a Facebook account.

https://www.facebook.com/nih.gov

The NIH posts videos on its YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/user/nihod

Spanish

Important health information is available in Spanish.

https://salud.nih.gov

Staff Directory

The NIH enterprise directory allows users to search for staff members by email address, name, or phone number.

https://ned.nih.gov/search

Visitor Information

Maps and information on access and security, parking, tours, the campus shuttle, and more are available on the NIH Web site.

https://www.nih.gov/about-nih/visitor-information

Weight Management

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases' Web site has a trove of weight management information and resources.

https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/weight-management

The online body weight planner allows users to make personalized calorie and physical activity plans for reaching a target weight within a specific time period—and for maintaining it afterwards.

https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/weight-control/body-weight-planner/Pages/bwp.aspx
https://www.nih.gov/about-nih/contact-us

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

5600 Fishers Lane Rockville, MD 20857

240-276-2130
http://www.samhsa.gov

ADMINISTRATOR Kana Enomoto, Acting
Chief of Staff Tom Coderre

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration mitigates the effects of substance abuse and mental illness on communities nationwide. It provides national leadership, serving as a voice for behavioral health; funds State and local service agencies through grants and formulas; collects data and makes available surveillance reports on the effect of behavioral health on Americans; leads efforts to offer public education on mental illness and substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery; regulates and oversees national behavioral health programs; and promotes practice improvement in community-based, primary, and specialty care settings.

http://www.samhsa.gov/about-us

Sources of Information

Blog

The Administration's Web site features a blog.

https://blog.samhsa.gov

Data

The Administration maintains five collections of data: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality reports, client level data, mental health facilities data, population data, and substance abuse facilities data.

http://www.samhsa.gov/data

Career Opportunities

For information on career opportunities, visit the "Jobs and Internships" Web page.

http://www.samhsa.gov/about-us/jobs-internships

Help / Treatment

Resources for help and treatment are available on the Administration's Web site.

http://www.samhsa.gov/find-help

KSOC–TV

KSOC–TV is a web-based technical assistance program featuring behavioral health experts discussing leading issues in children's mental health.

http://www.samhsa.gov/children/multimedia

Newsroom

Press announcements, quarterly newsletters, and media highlights of initiatives and other activities are available in the newsroom.

http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom

Offices / Centers

The agency's offices and centers provide leadership and assistance for quality behavioral health services, as well as support States, territories, tribes, communities, and local organizations through grants and contract awards. Contact information for these offices and centers is available online.

http://www.samhsa.gov/about-us/who-we-are/offices-centers

Publications

Hundreds of publications are available on the Administration's Web site.

http://store.samhsa.gov

Site Map

The Web site map allows visitors to look for specific topics or to browse content that aligns with their interests.

http://www.samhsa.gov/sitemap

Social Media

The Administration uses various forms of social media to connect with the Internet community and engage people.

http://www.samhsa.gov/social-media/social-media-accounts

Suicide Prevention

The Administration funds the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Phone, 800-273-8255.

http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/?WT_ac=AD20110315NSPL#

Treatment Services Locator

The behavioral health treatment services locator is a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse, addiction, mental health problems, or a combination of the three. Phone, 800-662-4357. TDD, 800-487-4889.

https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov

Underage Drinking

Underage drinking accounts for 11 percent of all the alcohol consumed in the United States. Alcohol is the most widely misused substance among America’s youth. The Administration disseminates information on the dangers of underage drinking and offers prevention tips.

http://www.samhsa.gov/underage-drinking-topic
http://www.samhsa.gov/about-us/contact-us

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