These resources are essential for the practicing physician to understand the American health care system.
AHRQ (the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. The director, Dr. Carolyn Clancy, is a UMMS grad!
AMA - American Medical Association - Homepage of the leading professional organization for practicing physicians, residents and medical students.
AMSA - American Medical Student Association - National organization dedicated to the interests of medical students.
CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Information and statistics on public heath, diseases and health disparaties.
CMS - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Information on healthcare access and payments for elderly and other at-risk populations.
DPH - Massachusetts Department of Public Health - Health information and resources focused on the Commonwealth.
HHS - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - General information and resources about U.S. health and healthcare.
NIH - National Institutes of Health - Nations leading health care research agency.