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).
  • (a “one-stop” web site to access multiple federal consumer information resources).
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission
    Washington, DC 20207
    (800) 638-2772 toll-free hotline
    (800) 638-8270 toll-free hotline for hearing impaired
  • Food and Drug Administration
    Office of Consumer Affairs
    5600 Fishers Lane
    Rockville, MD 20857
    (800) 532-4440 or (301) 443-3285
    (301) 443-9767 fax
  • HealthFinder – a gateway site to help consumers find health and human services information quickly
  • Medline – published medical information coordinated by the National Library of Medicine
  • National Institute on Aging – covers a wide range of topics including specific diseases, health conditions, treatments and research
  • 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
  • NIH – access point to the consumer health resources of the National Institutes of Health
  • OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
    Information and Consumer Affairs
    (202) 219-8151
  • 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

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