Federal Executive Branch Resources


The official U.S. gateway to all government information, including links to health portals, federal health agencies, the 50 states and U.S. territories governments, local governments, and tribal governments.

The White House

Links to White House press briefings, presidential proclamations and executive orders, interactive tool, policy issues, and federal agencies.

Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 

Includes federal budget information for the executive branch agencies, the federal agency scorecards, U.S. government financial reports, and regulatory management.

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Policy and regulations, health resource locator and reference collections, grants, HHS reports and strategic plan, and family of agencies.

Agency for Health care Research and Quality (AHRQ)

HHS’s lead agency for research, producing evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

On the front edge of health security, this HHS agency offers information and tools for science-based policy making addressing health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.

CDC National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)

NCHS is the nation’s principal health statistics agency, compiling statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of people.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

HHS agency administering Medicare, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the Health Insurance Marketplace, with links to policy and regulations, research and statistics, resources and tools.


This interactive, consumer-centric site is the official U.S. government resource managed by the HHS and highlighting the health insurance marketplace.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

This HHS agency is the primary federal agency for improving health and achieving health equity through access to quality services, a skilled health workforce, and innovative programs. HRSA’s programs provide health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically, or medically vulnerable.

HRSA Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) Grants

The BHW increases the population’s access to health care by developing a workforce providing the highest quality of care for all. Through grant programs, BHW supports nursing education and practice.  Also has link to the HRSA National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP) with their reports on policy issues including nurse workforce supply, education, and practice improvement.

HRSA Data Warehouse (HDW)

Provides single point of access to current HRSA information, e.g., HRSA grants by key program area or state; health professional shortage areas by address; medically underserved areas and populations.  Create reports and maps with HRSA-related programs and facilities in an area of interest.

HRSA National Center for Health Workforce Analysis (NCHWA)

NCHWA analyzes the supply, demand, distribution, and education of the nation’s health workforce.  Includes a Web-based Nursing Health Workforce Model, the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (NSSRN) reports, and the Primary Care Service Areas tool for analyzing the distribution of health professionals, primary care services, and access to primary care.

Indian Health Service (IHS)

HHS agency with links supporting policy such as program statistics of American Indian and Alaska Native demographic and patient care information, and clinical practice guidelines from a wide variety of best practices sources.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

HHS agency conducting and supporting medical research from its 27 Institutes and Centers, each with its own specific research agenda.

NIH National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

NINR improves the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations by conducting clinical and basic research, and research training on health and illness, research that spans and integrates the behavioral and biological sciences, and that develops the scientific basis for clinical practice.

NIH MedlinePlus®

Source for patients and families, researchers, educators and learners, providing access to medical journal articles, extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and the latest health news.

Office of Minority Health (OMH)

OMH protects the health of racial and ethnic minority populations (e.g., American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders) by developing health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA is the HHS agency that leads public health prevention, treatment, and recovery services to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities by providing programs, policies, information and data, contracts and grants.


A free & confidential 24/7 Rehab Helpline. Free resources to help people better understand their addiction and motivate them to take the first step in seeking support.

Alcoholics Anonymous

AA which helps people find local AA meetings and provides resources for alcohol addiction.


Rehabs.org is very similar to Addictions.com and provides general resources for a variety of addictions along with a local treatment center directory.

Department of Labor (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

BLS is the principal fact-finding federal agency on labor economics and statistics, collecting, analyzing, and disseminating data including career guides and labor reports on nursing.

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Health Administration

The VA provides data and information about the federal veterans’ health system and services, including its Office of Nursing Services (ONS) with programs such as professional resources, nursing research, and the VA Nursing Academy.

Census Bureau – Health

Health statistics are increasingly important in measuring the nation’s overall well-being.  The Census Bureau provides accurate, detailed and up-to-date statistics—covering people and business—relating to health in America.