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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Information for patients to become better informed and participate as partners in their own health care. The site has materials that will help patients get safe, high quality care.

American Hospital Association
A list of consumer-oriented health care Web sites for finding health information, understanding the health care system, making informed choices about health care, finding a health care provider, preparing for care, and getting the support you need.

American Medical Association
Find a doctor with this online physician locator.

Learn more about heath care by using this patient education library.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information on healthy living and diseases, including a section on men's health

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this site offers links to hundreds of sites on the Internet that provide reliable consumer health care information and support. The site features information on prevention and wellness and a drug interaction checker.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Lists of resources for patients who are looking for support after a particular medical event or who are trying to communicate with other patients and families about similar issues.

Joint Commission
Information to help patients make informed choices about ambulatory care, assisted living, behavioral health care, health plans, home care and hospice, hospital stays, laboratory services, and long-term care.

Leapfrog Group
Information on health care quality allows patients to compare hospitals and make an informed choice about where to receive care.

MEDLINEplus® has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 650 diseases and conditions, medications, and wellness issues.

National Council for Patient Information and Education
Resources designed to help consumers make sound decisions about using medicines.

National Institutes of Health
Information on many health topics, including a section on men's health.

National Patient Safety Foundation
Tools and resources to help patients become active members of their health care team. Educational activities are centered on educating patients on how to become involved in their own health care, as well as working with hospitals to build partnerships with their patient community.

SoS Rx Coalition
A collection of tools and resources to improve medication safety for all consumers and patients, with a focus on seniors.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Federal Government's principal Web site for all essential health care services and information.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Tools, tips, and information to inform veterans about their benefits and health care programs.

World Health Organization
Information on health topics that affect people around the world.

Page last reviewed December 2012
Internet Citation: Get More Information. Content last reviewed December 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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