National Resources

National Institutes of Health

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - The mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration - an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving health and achieving health equity through access to quality services, a skilled health workforce and innovative programs

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  - this agency serves the nation’s public health concerns and has a national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and health education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) plays a vital role in keeping the Nation healthy. This is accomplished by setting national health goals and objectives and supporting programs, services, and education activities that improve the health of all Americans.

ODPHP Trainings - Want to learn new, practical skills that will help you play a role in improving the Nation’s health? Take one of our interactive eLearning courses for health professionals, students, and community leaders - the home of ODPHP and an essential resource for health information - evidence-based, actionable health guidance for consumers; find information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy - tools and resources for professionals about Healthy People 2020 health objectives

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans - provide science-based guidance to help Americans ages 6 and older maintain or improve their health through regular physical activity

Dietary Guidelines for Americans - provide science-based guidance for nutrition advice to make healthy food and beverage choices and serve as the foundation for vital nutrition policies and programs across the United States

Health Literacy and Communication - ODPHP helps professionals communicate more clearly with consumers through evidence-based health literacy and communication tools, practices, resources, and research

Health Care Quality and Patient Safety - ODPHP’s initiatives aim to increase patient safety through prevention strategies focused on adverse drug events, health care-associated infections, and other aspects of patient care

National Health Information Center - sponsored by ODPHP, the center supports public health education and promotion by maintaining a calendar of National Health Observances and helps connect health professionals and consumers to the organizations that can best answer their questions

Visiting Scholars and Residencies - Get hands-on experience at ODPHP for a career in public health or health care policy

National Rural Health Association – National nonprofit membership organization with more than 20,000 members. The association’s mission is to provide leadership on rural health issues. NRHA membership consists of a diverse collection of individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.

National Rural Health Resource Center - The center provides technical assistance, information, tools and resources for the improvement of rural health care. It serves as a national rural health knowledge center and strives to build state and local capacity

American Heart Association - The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke and provide public health education in a variety of ways: CPR education training, education on the importance of healthy lifestyle choices, provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help them provide quality care to their patients, educate lawmakers, policymakers and the public

American Diabetes Association – The ADA mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes

American Association of Poison Control Centers - Supports the nation’s 55 poison centers in their efforts to prevent and treat poison exposures. Poison centers offer free, confidential medical advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Medical Reserve Corps - National network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities by strengthening public health, emergency response, and community resiliency.