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The Official Federal Gateway to Reliable Online Health Information

Significant developments at previous Partnerships conferences have included the 1997 launch of  the government gateway Web site healthfinder® by Vice President Gore and Health and Human Services Secretary Shalala.  This Spring, the Surgeon General released the newest features on healthfinder®—a section on alternative medicine, "Just For You: Men's Health," and resources for Spanish speakers. In June, the U. S. Federal Trade Commission featured the site as the most reliable resource for consumers at risk for Internet health scams.

Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, links to carefully selected information from U.S. government agencies, voluntary, nonprofit and professional organizations, state health departments and universities.

healthfinder® has a 1,000-topic index that makes searches easy and provides access to 1,700 organizations and more than 4,000 resources, such as clearinghouses, databases, libraries, hotlines, and publications, as well as support groups and much more. healthfinder® has been prominently featured in major news media, and the site receives more than 375,000 visits per month. The site's content, design, and ease-of-use have earned more than 40 national awards.

healthfinder® is a service of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Partnerships for Health in the New Millennium          January 24-28, 2000         Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC

Updated: 05/01/08