The Center for Advancing Health works to increase people’s engagement in their health care. We listen to patient perspectives. We translate what we learn into resources that help all of us participate fully in our health care and that enable policy makers and clinicians to support our efforts.
CMS provides health coverage for 100 million people through Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program. This site provides consumers with information to make informed health care decisions.
From the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, a nonprofit organization of pharmacists, nurses, and doctors devoted to safe medication practices. Information includes Drug Alerts, Consumer Medication News, and more tools and resources to prevent medication errors.
An excellent starting point, this site provides up-to-date, reliable health and drug information and interactive tools. A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
Free resource based on the world's most widely used textbook of medicine, The Merck Manual, but written in everyday language for patients and caregivers. Explains disorders, who is likely to get them, their symptoms, how they're diagnosed, how they might be prevented, and how they can be treated; also provides information about prognosis.
Provides consumer updates covering FDA activities and regulated products, medication safety alerts, health warnings, multi-media consumer information such as videos, photo slide shows, and audio podcasts as well as links to print publications.