The below contains information to help you improve your health, the health of your loved ones, and to assist those who need help with daily life. All of the topics open-up to display many links to helpful information.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. HHS and its operating divisions offer a variety of resources and programs specifically designed to support military families.
Get information on the health of infants, children, teens, adults, seniors, veterans, caregivers, individuals with disabilities, and travelers. Locate health care providers and facilities.
Infants & Children
- Infant and Toddler Health en español (MedlinePlus®)
- Baby and Toddler Health en español (Healthfinder.gov)
- Child Dental Health en español (MedlinePlus®)
- Children’s Oral Health (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention)
- Childhood Immunization Schedule (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention)
- Teen Health en español (MedlinePlus®)
- Teenage Health en español (Healthfinder.gov)
- Adolescent Immunization Schedule (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention)
- Women’s Health en español (MedlinePlus®)
- Women’s Health en español (Healthfinder.gov)
- Men’s Health en español (MedlinePlus®)
- Men’s Health en español (Healthfinder.gov)
- Adult Immunization Schedule (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention)
- Veterans Health (Healthfinder.gov)
- Veterans and Military Health en español (MedlinePlus®)
- Veterans and Military Family Health en español (MedlinePlus®)
- Travelers’ Health en español (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention)
- Vaccinations (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention)
- Destinations (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) - Country list
- Specific Groups and Settings (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention)
Health Care Providers & Facilities
- Find a Clinic, Free or Low-cost Medical/Dental Care (Health Resources and Services Administration)
- Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers (National Institute on Aging, NIH)
- Find a Cancer Center (National Cancer Institute, NIH)
- Mammography Certified Facilities (Food and Drug Administration)
- Directories for doctors, dentists, hospitals, clinics, other healthcare facilities and services (MedlinePlus)
- Hospital Compare - A quality tool for adults, including people with Medicare (Hospital Compare)
- Nursing Home Compare (Medicare.gov)
- Dialysis Facility Compare (Medicare.gov)
- Home Health Agencies Compare (Medicare.gov)
Find information on child support, paying for child care, aid for children with disabilities, Head Start, temporary assistance for needy families (TANF), paying for home heating and cooling, HHS Poverty Guidelines, and eligibility for federal government benefits.
- Child Support Enforcement (Administration for Children & Families)
- Child Support Toolkit and Training (Administration for Children & Families)
Paying for Child Care
Finding Child Care (Administration for Children & Families)
Head Start (Provides educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to economically disadvantaged children)
Head Start Locator (Administration for Children and Families)
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- How Do I Apply for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families? (Administration for Children & Families)
Help to Pay for Home Heating and Cooling
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)en español (Administration for Children & Families)
Low Cost Health Care
Find a Health Center (Health Resources and Services Administration)
Eldercare Locator (Administration on Aging)
Adoption Resources (Child Welfare Information Gateway)
HHS Poverty Guidelines
2011 HHS Poverty Guidelines
All Federal Government Benefits
Take Questionnaire: Check your eligibility for federal government benefits (GovBenefits.gov)
Read about group and individual health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).
Group and Individual Health Insurance, and Information on the Affordable Care Act
- HealthCare.gov (Department of Health and Human Services)
- Medicaid (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)
- Eligible for Medicaid? Use the insurance and coverage finder to learn if you qualify. (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)
- Medicare en español (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)
- Medicare & You (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)
- Prescription Drug Coverage (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)
- Compare Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Medicare.gov)
- Medicare Options Compare (health plans and Medigap policies) (Medicare.gov)
State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
- Insure Kids Now!en español (Health Resources and Services Administration)
- State Children's Health Insurance Program (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)
Learn how to recognize and prevent abuse and neglect, domestic or partner violence, substance abuse, and teen violence.
Help for Runaway and Homeless Youth
National Runaway Safeline
Help for Victims and Survivors of Domestic Violence
National Domestic Violence Hotline
TTY: (800) 787-3244
Victims of Human Trafficking:
Text “BeFree” (233733) and immediately connect with the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline (1-888-3737-888).
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime.
Abuse & Neglect
Domestic or Partner Violence
- Intimate Partner Violence Prevention (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Domestic Violence (Healthfinder.gov)
- Domestic Violence en español (MedlinePlus®)
- DrugAbuse.gov (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
- Drug Abuse en español (MedlinePlus®)
- Alcoholism en español (MedlinePlus®)
- Substance Abuse (Healthfinder.gov)
Get statistics and reports on births, deaths, diseases, healthcare spending, and the health profession workforce.
- National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC))
NCHS (en español) is the principal health statistics agency. It collects data from birth and death records, medical records, interview surveys and through direct physical exams and laboratory testing. A few of its statistical offerings are mentioned below. Visit their home page to view other available data.
- FastStats A to Z
Provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance and is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to publications that include the statistics, sources of more data, and related web pages.
- Health E-Stats
Web-only release of selected statistics.
- Health, United States
Annual report on trends in health statistics. It contains more than 150 health tables on topics including birth and death rates, infant mortality, life expectancy, morbidity and health status, risk factors, use of ambulatory and inpatient care, health personnel and facilities, financing of health care, health insurance and managed care, and much more.
- Health Data Interactive
Presents tables with national health statistics for infants, children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Tables can be customized by age, gender, race/ethnicity, and geographic location.
- CDC Wonder
Provides easy-to-use, menu-driven access to CDC statistical research data, as well as reference materials, reports and guidelines on health-related topics. Public-use data sets about mortality (deaths), cancer incidence, HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, vaccinations, natality (births), census data and many other topics are available for query.
- Public-Use Data Files and Documentation
Users of this service have access to data sets, documentation, and questionnaires from National Center for Health Statistics surveys and data collection systems.
- FastStats A to Z
- America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being (ChildStats.gov)
Find statistics on family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education and health.
- Medicare/Medicaid Research, Statistics, Data & Systems (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))
Access information from the many Medicaid and Medicare data systems and annual Data Compendiums giving key statistics about CMS programs and health care spending.
- The Health System Measurement Project tracks government data on critical U.S. health system indicators. The website presents national trend data as well as detailed views broken out by population characteristics such as age, sex, income level, and insurance coverage status.
- Health Workforce Analysis Area Resource File (HRSA)
Get data on more than 7,000 variables for each county in the U.S., including geographic codes and classifications; health professions supply and detailed demographics; health facility numbers and types; hospital utilization; population characteristics and economic data; environment; and health professions training resources. Reports can be customized.