Government Resources


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - HHT information page

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Benefits

County Offices - Find government offices in your county. The most accurate internet database of county government offices in the United States. Use this site to locate your county assessor, board of elections, chamber of commerce, child support offices, colleges, coroner, courts, and much more, with all relevant details.

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) - is a federal law that protects individuals from genetic discrimination in health insurance and employment. Genetic discrimination is the misuse of genetic information. This resource provides an introduction to GINA and its protections in health insurance and employment. - A federal government website managed by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This website allows you to learn more about all of your health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act.

Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are government insurance programs for eligible uninsured children; parents may also be eligible. If you or someone in your family needs health coverage, you should apply. To find information about Medicaid and CHIP health coverage programs in your state, go to Programs in Your State or call 877-Kids-Now (877-543-7669).

MedlinePlus - Health information from the National Library of Medicine. MedlinePlus provides easy access to health topics, medical dictionaries, directories and publications.

My Family Health Portrait – Provided by the Surgeon General, “My Family Health Portrait” is an internet-based tool that makes it easy for you to record your family health history.  The tool is easy to access on the web and simple to fill out.  It assembles your information and makes a “pedigree” family tree that you can download.  It is private—it does not keep your information.  It gives you a health history that you can share with family members or send to your health care practitioner.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - A division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) providing comprehensive information about arteriovenous malformations (AVMs).

Office of Rare Diseases Research (ORDR) - Affiliated with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to coordinate research and information on rare diseases. Topics covered include:  rare diseases information, genetic information, patient advocacy groups, patient travel and lodging, research resources, research and clinical trials, rare diseases news, genetic and rare diseases information center, and scientific conferences.

PubMed – Comprises more than 19 million citations for bio-medical articles from MEDLINE and life science journals.  Citations may include links to full-text articles from PubMed Central or publisher websites.

Social Security Disabilities Guidelines - The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. While these two programs are different in many ways, both are administered by the Social Security Administration and only individuals who have a disability and meet medical criteria may qualify for benefits under either program. - Learn more about government topics, agencies, services, and access contact information for government agencies and officials.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. HHS’ Medicare program is the nation’s largest health insurer, handling more than 1 billion claims per year. Medicare and Medicaid together provide health care insurance for one in four Americans. HHS works closely with state and local governments, and many HHS-funded services are provided at the local level by state or county agencies, or through private sector grantees.

Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) - The official U.S. government site for PCIP; a division of the HHS. Determine your eligibility, costs, and coverage of these state and federally run programs.