Resources for Advocacy
Key Health Committees
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman Senator Michael Enzi (R-WY), Ranking Member
Committee on Finance Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), Chairman Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Ranking Member
Committee on Ways and Means Representative David Camp, (R-MI), Chairman Representative Sandy Levin (D-MI), Ranking Member
Committee on Energy and Commerce Representative Fred Upton (R-MI), Chairman Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA), Ranking Member
Federal Health Resources
US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the primary source of Federal support for research on problems related to the quality and delivery of health services.
Cancer Information Service, National Cancer Institute (CIS) is a national resource for information and education about cancer.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collaborates to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health - through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.
The Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) is charged with helping implement many provisions of the Affordable Care Act and oversees the implementation of the provisions related to private health insurance.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) administers Medicare, Medicaid, related quality assurance programs, and other programs.
Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is the primary congressional agency charged with reviewing congressional budgets and other legislative initiatives with budgetary implications.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) promotes the public health by promptly and efficiently reviewing clinical research and taking appropriate action on the marketing of regulated products.
HealthCare.gov provides information on finding insurance options, prevention, comparing care quality and understanding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and directs programs that improve the Nation's health by expanding access to comprehensive, quality health care for all Americans.
National Health Information Center (NHIC) is a health information referral service. NHIC puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) uncovers new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. NIH provides leadership and direction to programs designed to improve the health of the Nation by supporting research.
Policy Information Center (PIC) is the repository of evaluations and short-term evaluative research and policy-oriented projects conducted by Health and Human Services (HHS).
Government Printing Office (GPO) disseminates official information from all three branches of the Federal Government.
Thomas provides legislative information from the Library of Congress.
USA.gov the U.S. government's official web portal, USA.gov makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web. USA.gov also serves as the catalyst for a growing electronic government.