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Creating Supermarkets on the Web

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Search HHS.gov for any disease and prepare to be astounded. You will find: 556,000 results on Diabetes; 206,000 results on Breast Cancer; 474,000 results on Alcoholism; and 302,000 results on Dieting. What are the chances you’ll find the specific information you need in even, let’s say, the first ten sites you visit?

There’s a reason people shop in supermarkets. They get almost everything they need in one stop. Often, plus a few things they didn’t need. Supermarkets are fast, efficient, and effective. By comparison, our Web is like a street fair.

But we’re changing. We’re starting to build content supermarkets on the Web. We call them topic-based consumer sites. They bring the best of our related content together in one place. We’re even working with other Departments to build cross-federal Web supermarkets.

stopbullying.govStopBullying.gov provides information from various federal agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how people can prevent, and respond to bullying. Content for this website is developed by an interagency effort led by the Department of Education and HHS.

FoodSafety.gov FoodSafety.gov is the gateway to federal food safety information. The site delivers food safety updates, including recall information. It also provides safe food handling information. Federal agencies with a role in this initiative include the Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

flu.govFlu.gov is the central source for information on seasonal flu, emerging flu viruses, and pandemic flu preparation. Launched in 2005, it was the first ever cross-federal site. It’s unusual in that while its primary purpose is to provide consumer information, it’s also central to planning for potential flu pandemics, providing guidance, tools and information for health care providers, state and local governments, schools and businesses, as well as individuals. Primary information providers are HHS and the Departments of Education, Commerce, Agriculture, and the Interior.

What would you like to see in a Web supermarket? Tell us your experience and suggest a topic you would like consolidated on a single website.

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Submitted by Anonymous on
How we as consumers can be a wiser health care consumer.
Submitted by Anonymous on
This sounds great, but where is the page with all these icons? can't there be a page like my iphone that just lists all these as apps?
Submitted by Anonymous on
Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle.
Submitted by Anonymous on
Where to acquire reasonable prices for our medications within America! Folks need sensible options. Most are ridiculously priced. Companies continue to rob citizens. No other country treats its citizenry in such a parastic manner, regarding necessary, prescribed medications.
Submitted by Anonymous on
How about eliminating 100% of the cushy jobs our tax dollars support in this and all other Obama spin sites? "PeopleFirst" is 180 degrees away from what Obama's Administration is all about; "PeopleLast" would be more accurate.
Submitted by Anonymous on
WELL I THINK THIS IS GREAT THAT WE ALL USA CITZENS GET TO KNOW ALL THE KNOWLEDGE OF ALL DISEASES OUT THERE AND THANK YOU FOR THIS. OTHER WISE I HAVE NO COMPLAINTS
Submitted by Anonymous on
Why nothing on sarcoidosis?
Submitted by Anonymous on
put disease search on home page.
Submitted by Anonymous on
diabetes in pregnancy
Submitted by Anonymous on
physician quality performance by therapeutic area.

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