National Medical Sites

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – The CDC is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people – at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships.

HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights is the office designated for HIPAA compliance. This site will answer questions about the HIPAA rule.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) – The NIH today is one of the world’s foremost medical research centers, and the federal focal point for medical research in the U.S.

National Library of Medicine (NLM) – Every significant program of the NLM is represented, from medical history to biotechnology. It is hoped the resources of the world’s largest biomedical library will find ever wider useful application around the nation and around the world.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) – HHS is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – FDA’s mission is to promote and protect the public health by helping safe and effective products reach the market in a timely way, and monitoring products for continued safety after they are in use. Its work is a blending of law and science aimed at protecting consumers.