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Government agencies can be sources of fact sheets, press releases, and other information that will help the general public understand the often complicated text of bills. Due to the change in administration, please keep in mind that information on these pages may change rapidly. To see previous versions of these websites, go to the Wayback Machine at www.archive.org and enter the URL in the search box. This will allow you to view previous versions of the website.
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The Center for Disease Control works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S
CDC Data & Statistics
An easy-to-use reference from the CDC, organized by public health topic, including vital statistics and summaries.
Maintained by the Library of Congress. Search for the full text of legislation here.
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Manages federal prisons in the United States.
Food and Drug Administration
FDA is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. The FDA's organization consists of the Office of the Commissioner and four directorates overseeing the core functions of the agency: Medical Products and Tobacco, Foods, Global Regulatory Operations and Policy, and Operations.
Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Information about Children's Health Insurance Program.
National Institute of Health
A government resource on Medical information
National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, has been a center of information innovation since its founding in 1836. The world’s largest biomedical library, NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe.
Veterans Health Administration
Part of the Department of Veterans Affairs.