HHS Programs for Businesses/Employers
HHS offers many programs and resources for businesses. We have highlighted these selected programs:
FDA Industry Guidance
FDA Basics for Industry is aimed at improving communication between FDA and industry by making basic information about the regulatory process more accessible to industry.
- Notices and Technical Information for Industry
Notices are provided to industry from the Food and Drug Administration on technical and regulatory topics such as crosscutting issues, animal/veterinary, drugs, food, medical Devices, and radiation-emitting products.
- Import Alerts
From the Import Alerts page you can search by country/area and industry and subscribe to weekly emails regarding new and updated alerts.
Hospitals and Health Systems Research and Quality
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality provides toolkits, recommendations, and other resources to improve quality, reduce errors, and increase patient safety in hospitals and health systems businesses.
Public/Private Partnership to Speed Validation of Disease Targets (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, 10 biopharmaceutical companies and several nonprofit organizations launched an unprecedented partnership to transform the current model for identifying and validating the most promising biological targets of disease for new diagnostics and drug development.
Industry Planning for Epidemics and Pandemics
HHS provides guidance for businesses which may be impacted by communicable diseases.
- Business Planning for Epidemics and Pandemics (Flu.gov)
- Travel Industry Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist (Flu.gov)
Travel Industry Information Center
Find important information for handling ill passengers and staff, reporting death/illness, and handling communicable diseases on airlines and cruise ships.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
NIOSH provides guidance to business and industries on hazards and exposures; diseases and injuries; safety and prevention, chemicals, and emergency preparedness ad response.
Economic and Community Development Programs
Employers and Child Support
Employers are essential partners with the Child Support Program at the Administration for Children and Families. Find information about your responsibilities, the available Online Services, forms and state contacts.
Community Economic Development (CED)
Community Economic Development (CED) is a federal grant program funding Community Development Corporations that address the economic needs of low-income individuals and families through the creation of sustainable business development and employment opportunities.
Investing in Tribal Economies
The Administration for Native Americans offers training and technical assistance information aimed at building the economic future on Native American communities.
- The Native Asset Building Initiative provides funding to community based organizations to build financial capability skills in individuals as well as to assist them in saving for assets such as starting a small business, pursuing higher education, or purchasing a home through individual development accounts.
- The Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies (SEEDS) grant represents a significant investment of ANA resources into job and business creation for Native American communities.
HHS Health Programs for Employers
HHS offers several programs to assist employers in keeping their staff members healthy. Here are a few:
Workplace Health Promotion
The CDC offers a toolkit for workplace health promotion. Use this site to learn about how to design, implement, and evaluate effective workplace health programs. Among the materials are:
- Work@Health – a training program for employers
- Workplace Health Model
- Making a Business Case – for a workplace health program
- Worksite Health ScoreCard – an organizational assessment of workplace health programs, policies, and practices
- National Healthy Worksite Program – a national demonstration of small employer worksite health programs
Successful Business Strategies to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke Toolkit
Heart disease and stroke, the principal components of cardiovascular disease (CVD), are among the nation's leading causes of death and disability and the most expensive medical conditions for businesses. The good news is that employers can take preventive action to improve worker health and productivity and save on health care costs. See A Six–Step Guide for Employers – Six steps to show employers how to reduce costs by investing in work site health promotion.
National Wear Red Day® Toolkit
National Wear Red Day® promotes the Red Dress® symbol and provides an opportunity for everyone to unite in The Heart Truth's life-saving awareness-to-action movement by putting on a favorite red dress, red shirt, or red tie.
Fact Sheet: Tuberculosis (TB) Information for Employers in Non-Healthcare Settings
Learn about TB, how it is spread, and what to do if a staff member has a positive TB test result.
CDC’s LEAN Works! – A Workplace Obesity Prevention Program
Workplace obesity prevention programs can be an effective way for employers to reduce obesity and lower their health care costs, lower absenteeism and increase employee productivity.