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Health Agencies

  • Center for Scientific Review
    • The CSR is charged with the review of applications for scientific studies. The NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) is committed to providing an open environment that promotes personal interactions with all segments of the extramural research community. Information about the review process, procedure and the study sections which review the grant applications is readily available.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (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. A content rich site that offers free access to its publications, public health related software and other products.
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CMS runs the Medicare and Medicaid programs - two national health care programs that benefit about 75 million Americans. And with the Health Resources and Services Administration, CMS runs the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). CMS also regulates all laboratory testing (except research) performed on humans in the United States. Approximately 158,000 laboratory entities fall within CMS's regulatory responsibility.
  • Department of Health and Human Services
    • The DHHS site provides links to the many agencies and programs of this department of the federal government.
  • Food and Drug Administration
    • This is a very large site with a lot of information. It covers everything from adverse reactions to wellness and has both regulatory information on products and manufacturers as well as specific tools and calculators for clinical use. Unfortunately it is not an easy site to navigate but does have an A-Z index, a site index and a good search engine.
  • Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services
    • The official site of the Harris County Health Department, the site provides information on the counties administrative services, animal control, community health, environmental services, health education, mosquito control and pollution services.
  • Houston Department of Health and Human Services
    • Nicely organized with quick links to important issues as well as links to information about the department in English and Spanish, location maps, programs and services, alerts, vital statistics about health in Houston and proposed ordinances.
  • National Institutes of Health
    • Although quite large this site is well designed and easy to navigate. Information is organized by type with major categories for Health Information, Grants and Funding, News and Events, Scientific Resources, Institutes, Centers and Offices and vital information about the NIH.
  • Pan American Health Organization
    • The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is an international public health agency with almost 100 years of experience working to improve health and living standards of the people of the Americas. The Organization's essential mission is to strengthen national and local health systems and improve the health of the peoples of the Americas, in collaboration with Ministries of Health, other government and international agencies, non-governmental organizations, universities, social security agencies, community groups, and many others.
  • Texas Department of Health
    • This site provides links and information to such broad health topics as health data, grants and funding, birth/death records, laws, regulations, licensing, certification, Medicaid, programs and services.
  • Texas State Board of Medical Examiners
    • This site provides information for physicians and consumers concerning licensing, certification and disciplinary actions. Specific information about complaints and actions taken must be requested from the Board of Medical Examiners.
  • World Health Organization
    • WHO is defined by its Constitution as the directing and coordinating authority on international health work, its aim "the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health". This site is rich in content but difficult to navigate. Try the search function or the site index to find what you are looking for.