Government Resources · Health

Federal

Actuarial / Actuary Tables – Actuary.com
Mortality and demographic data from mostly federal resources.
Administration on Aging - Health, Prevention & Wellness
Offers information and programs on health, prevention, and wellness, including diabetes self-management training, the Hispanic chronic disease self-management program, and the Healthy People 2020 initiative.
AgingStats.Gov
Covers population, economics, health status, health risks and behaviors, and health care statistics for older Americans and their families.
CDC Wonder
One-stop point of entry for Centers for Disease Control reports and documents and statistics, with detailed data on births, deaths, injuries, communicable diseases, occupational illnesses, cancer, allergies, and respiratory problems.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Health and disease information from the federal agency charged with protecting the public health of the nation.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services site for information about Medicare, Medicaid, and Child Health Insurance programs.
ClinicalTrials.gov
Information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers.
Consumer Health Links - Government Sites
Index of links to federal health resources on aging, health care quality, diseases, drugs, nutrition, women’s health, and more.
Electronic Orange Book – Food and Drug Administration
Search FDA-approved drugs by active ingredient, proprietary name, applicant holder, etc.
GirlsHealth.gov
A project of the Office on Women's Health and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this website provides access to information and resources on girls health topics in English and Spanish. Topics include fitness, nutrition, drugs, and safety.
GlobalHealth.gov
International health statistics, facts sheets, and country health profiles from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Healthfinder
One-stop site for information and referrals on a variety of health concerns and topics.
Household Products Database
Search this website from the National Library of Medicine for potential hazards in over 4,000 everyday products found at home.
How to Find Medical Information
Tips for locating medical information on a disease or disorder. Includes using the library and the Internet, evaluating the credibility of sources, and more.
Information about Nutrition from the FDA
Learn about fats, calcium, soy, infant formula, weight loss, dietary supplements, and more. Also includes information for women on food safety, nutrition, and cosmetics.
Life Expectancy – Administration on Aging
Links to statistical sites on longevity for actuarial research. Also see the IRS Actuarial Values Book Aleph’s Table 90CM for life expectancies of various ages.
MedlinePlus - Drugs, Supplements, and Herbal Information
Information on thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications, searchable by brand or generic name.
National Center for Health Statistics
Clearinghouse for health statistics including data on births, deaths, marriage, divorce, and disease plus a publication that lists state contacts for vital records.
National Institute on Aging - Health
Provides resources for health information including publications, clinical trials, web sites, and health & aging organizations.
National Institutes of Health
Conducts and supports medical research as part of the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services. Provides current news on health care and disease prevention and includes a topical list of health issues for seniors.
The National Women's Health Information Center
A project of the Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this website provides access to information and resources on women's health topics in English and Spanish.
PandemicFlu.gov
Avian and pandemic flu information from the Department of Health and Human Services. Includes information about federal, state, and local planning and response activities, tests and vaccines, and travel alerts/advisories.
PubMed Central
National Library of Medicine’s free digital archive of biomedical and life science journals.
United States Senate Special Committee on Aging
Find information on issues, hearings, and resources related to aging. Includes information on health care reform and social security reform.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
U.S. 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. Includes information on financial assistance, health insurance, health, and a resource directory.
U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs - Health Care
Offers health information and resources for veterans and their families.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Health-related resources and databases, including the Drugs and Medical Devices databases.
USA.gov - Senior Health
Government health information and resources for seniors.

State

The DRM Regional Resources Directory
A useful web site that helps you find disability organizations or agencies in your area. Click on your home state to see the list for your area.
Ohio Department of Aging
Outlines of programs to assist Ohio seniors in living independent and healthy lives, including the Golden Buckeye Card.
Ohio Department of Agriculture - Food Safety
Ohio agency responsible for enforcing food and over-the-counter drug safety laws, this site features recall notices and more.
Ohio Department of Health
State-level information on public health statistics, records, and programs in Ohio. Use "Health Statistics" button to access the Information Warehouse for recent Ohio health data.
Ohio Department of Insurance
Useful consumer advice and an online complaint filing system from the department that regulates insurance companies and practices in Ohio.
Ohio Department of Mental Health
Site for basic information on mental health and programs available from the agency that funds, reviews and monitors mental health services.
Ohio Long Term Care Consumer Guide
Information to assist consumers and professionals identify long-term care services to meet individual needs.
OhioHeretoHelp.com: Healthcare Assistance
Resources on topics such as healthcare clinics, medicaid fact sheets, and prescription assistance.
State Health Facts Online
Health data displayed in individual state profiles or state comparison charts.

Local

Cincinnati Health Department
Contact and record information from the local agency responsible for health care services, clinics, community sanitation, food service, nursing home and daycare conditions.
Hamilton County Community Mental Health and Recovery Services Board
Information on the emergency hotline for suicide prevention, crisis situations and family violence.
Hamilton County Helping Working Families
Find out how to reduce medical, child care, food, energy, and prescription drug costs. Also includes jobs/hiring info and tips for avoiding foreclosure.
Hamilton County Job & Family Services
Provides temporary relief programs, child care and protection, and disability programs.
Hamilton County Public Health
Provides information and resources for community and enviromental health in Hamilton County.
Health Improvement Collaborative of Greater Cincinnati
Coalition of representatives from a variety of health-related fields dedicated to stimulating continuous, significant measurable improvement in the health of the people of Greater Cincinnati.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - Hospital Compare
Access information on how well the hospitals in your area care for all their adult patients with certain medical conditions (heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia). From the Department of Health and Human Services.