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OCR has various types of resources that can be useful to the general public, advocates, and providers of healthcare and social services.  To explore further, click on the links to the left or below.  These include:

Fact Sheets - documents that summarize various aspects of the laws OCR enforce.  These are particularly helpful to the general public and to advocates.

The For Providers section has information particularly relevant to state and local government and to other providers.  It also includes a section for Medicare Provider Applicants about their civil rights obligations.

On the Laws, Regulations, and Guidance page, you can find brief descriptions of and links to the HHS regulations and laws OCR enforce, as well as specific guidance that OCR has issued.

Special Topics include information about how to achieve Effective Communication in Hospitals, the civil rights of persons with HIV/AIDS, prohibition of discrimination in adoption and foster care, and several other topics.

We provide Related Links to other HHS, Federal government, and other sites that may be helpful in understanding and in ensuring civil rights.

Training Materials are also available that may be used by an individual or by groups.