Health Professions - Government Resources


The resources and databases below are not a comprehensive list of all available government resources, but should provide an excellent starting point for any searches that require government documents or statistics.

        This site contains many helpful reports related to healthcare access and utilization.

        Promotes high quality health care services for low-income populations and people with

        chronic illnesses and disabilities.

       The mission of HSC is to inform health care decision makers about changes in the health

       care system at both the local and national levels and the effects of such changes on


        National data and statistics on matters of public health importance.

        CMS is the federal agency that administers the Medicare, Medicaid and State Children's

        Health Insurance Program. is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted

       in the United States and around the world. gives you information about 

       trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. This

       information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.

        The Healthy People 2010 report contains 467 objectives that identify specific measures to

        monitor health. Data for the population-based objectives is presented separately for

        select populations, such as racial, gender, educational attainment, or income.

        This valuable site provides access to the full range of official statistical information

        produced by the Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal

        agency produces which particular statistic.

         Provides the latest statistics on income, poverty and health insurance coverage in the

         United States.

        Reports and data about access to care and other healthcare disparity issues.

        NLM site that provides information about ongoing health services research and public

        health projects.

        HCUPnet is a free, on-line query system based on data from the Healthcare Cost and

        Utilization Project (HCUP). It provides access to health statistics and information on

        hospital inpatient and emergency department utilization.

        MEPS is the most complete source of data on the cost and use of health care and health

        insurance coverage.

        The US' principal health statistics agency, NCHS compiles statistical information to guide

        actions and policies to improve health and healthcare. A unique public resource for health


       HSR Information Central was developed to serve the information needs of the health

       services research community. This site includes links to data sources and tools useful for

       health services research.

        This Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration site provides the latest

         national data on substance abuse and mental health issues.

       The Social Security Administration's mission is to advance the economic security of the

       nation’s people through compassionate and vigilant leadership in shaping and managing

       America's Social Security programs.

        The primary source for United States Census data, covering a wide range of


       This site brings together key health and human services data and statistics. It is designed 

       to complement other government resources such as FirstGov and FedStats. The Gateway

       covers federal, state and local government sponsored information.