Federal Health Sites

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) maintains an oral health Web page providing information for CMS constituents and colleagues about Medicaid and SCHIP Dental Coverage, as well as access to the CMS Guide to Children's Dental Care in Medicaid.

Food and Drug Administration
FDA's mission is to promote and protect the public health by helping safe and effective products reach the market in a timely way, and monitoring products for continued safety after they are in use.

Head Start Bureau
Head Start and Early Head Start are comprehensive child development programs sponsored by the federal government that serve children from birth to age 5, pregnant women, and their families.

Maternal and Child Health Bureau
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau's mission is to provide a foundation and structure for assuring quality health care of American mothers and children.

MedSun (Medical Product Safety Network)

MedSun (Medical Product Safety Network) is designed to improve understanding of medical device use so that the FDA, healthcare facilities, clinicians, and manufacturers can better address safety concerns. Over 350 health care facilities, primarily hospitals, participate in the MedSun network. Trained MedSun Representatives from these sites come from Risk Management, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Biomedical/Clinical Engineering, Physicians and Nurses, Materials Management, and Surgical Services.

 

National Health Information Center
The National Health Information Center (NHIC) is a health information referral service which puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
The mission of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) is to the promote the general health of the American people by improving their oral, dental and craniofacial health.

National Institutes of Health
National Institutes of Health today is one of the world's foremost medical research centers, and the Federal focal point for medical research in the U.S.

National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, is the world's largest medical library.

Virtual Career Center
The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Virtual Career Center is designed to meet the needs of the NIH community as well as students and professionals in science and medicine. The site is arranged into four major areas of interest for individuals seeking information on careers and employment: exploring career options, continuing education, employment options and opportunities, and the job search process.

World Health Organization
The objective of the World Health Organization (WHO) is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.