The 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. NHIC was established in 1979 by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), Office of Public Health and Science, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
NHIC also provides key support for the healthfinder.gov Web site, your gateway to reliable consumer health information.2008 National Health Observances (PDF version) 2009 National Health Observances (PDF version)
The Health Information Resource Database includes 1,400 organizations and government offices that provide health information upon request. Entries include contact information, short abstracts, and information about publications and services the organizations provide.
ODPHP and NHIC produce a number of referral publications and policy documents, including many in support of the Healthy People 2010 initiatives.
Partnerships for Health in the New Millennium, the joint meeting of the Healthy People Consortium and Partnerships for Networked Consumer Health Information, celebrated the launch of the Nation's prevention agenda, Healthy People 2010, on January 24-28, 2000, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Information about the previous Partnerships for Networked Consumer Health Information Conferences.