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We welcome suggestions for improvements to, including recommendations of new resources and updates to existing information.  We do ask that you review our selection guidelines before e-mailing with suggestions for additions or updates.

You can view the complete selection policy for or the summary below:

  • is a gateway to selected consumer health and human services information resources provided by U.S. government agencies and other organizations serving the public interest.
  • Resources listed in are intended to provide basic information on topics. More detailed information is available from the primary information sources that lists.
  • Resources listed must be able to respond to information requests, whether via Internet or traditional information and referral service, from across the Nation.

Resources for are selected primarily from:

  • U.S. government agencies.
  • National voluntary, nonprofit, and professional organizations serving the public interest.
  • Universities, other educational institutions, and libraries.
  • State and local government agencies offering information services beyond their geographic boundaries.
  • Organizations partnering with government agencies to provide information to the public.

A limited number of commercially based resources are included in

  • Online journals.
  • News web sites.
  • Free information services not available from any government entity.

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