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Organizations and Agencies

Agency for International Development (USAID)
USAID "supports long-term and equitable economic growth and advances U.S. foreign policy objectives."

Census Bureau

American FactFinder is the Census Bureau's source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data. Data sets from the census and the economic census are available and custom tables and maps can be created from the data.

2012 Economic Census: United States
"The Economic Census is the U.S. Government's official five-year measure of American business and the economy." You'll find lots of statistical information here such as industry snapshots, economic data by state or metropolitan area, and business characteristics.

People and Households
Includes links to many statistical charts from the Census Bureau. General topics include births, disability, health insurance, income, migration, population estimates, and more.

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Department of Agriculture

Economic Research Service
"ERS' program encompasses research, analyses of food and commodity markets, policy studies, and development of economic and statistical indicators." The site contains data sets and publications on many topics, including diet quality and nutrition; food access; food and nutrition assistance; food safety; natural resources and environment; food market and prices; international markets and trade; and many more.

Department of Energy, Office of Health, Safety and Security

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC Organization
This is a directory of the major organizational components of CDC.

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
BRFSS is a continuously conducted telephone survey on health-related behaviors. Since 1997 all states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico participate in the survey. From the site you can get copies of questionnaires and some prevalence data. Information and results from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) is also available.

CDC State Profiles (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion)
For each state, one may access information such as fact sheets, funding, legislation, reports, state-based programs and projects, statistics, and data.

CDC Wonder
CDC Wonder provides access to a variety of CDC reports, guidelines, and about 40 text-based and numeric databases. Numeric information includes census data, mortality data, and natality data as well as surveillance information.

Data and Statistics
This page provides quick links to much of the CDC's data, including surveillance, various databases, and laboratory information.

National Center for Health Statistics

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Leading Causes Charts
Includes leading causes of death, non-fatal injury, and injury death. From the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
(Formerly The Health Care Financing Administration - HCFA.) CMS administers the Medicare, Medicaid, and State Children's Health Insurance (SCHIP) programs.
» CMS Research, Statistics, Data and Sytems
» CMS Active Projects Report, an annual report detailing research projects that CMS supports.

National Health Information Center
"The National Health Information Center (NHIC) is a health information referral service. NHIC puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers."

Office of the Secretary

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH)

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
» Healthy People 2020
» Healthy People 2010
» Healthy People 2000

Office of Minority Health

Office of the U.S. Surgeon General
Full-text Surgeon General reports from 1994 to present are available.

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation "The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) advises the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on policy development in health, disability, human services, data, and science, and provides advice and analysis on economic policy." You can find many reports here on topics such as disability, aging, health care financing, welfare, homelessness, children, youth, and families, among many others.

Guide to HHS Surveys and Data Resources
The Guide is an overview of the major data collection systems conducted by the agencies and organizations of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Guide provides a link to the data, the name of the agency or organization, and a brief description of the data being collected.

Department of Labor

Bureau of Labor Statistics
» Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web: includes over 70 U.S. federal agencies' statistical web sites, as well as links to statistical agencies for over 60 nations and international organizations.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

National Center for Environmental Economics
"NCEE analyzes relationships between the economy, environmental health, and environmental pollution control. This includes:

NCEE also serves as a central point of contact for communicating and resolving cross-cutting technical economic issues. This site has:

National Environmental Publications Information Site (NEPIS)
Over 11,000 U.S. EPA publications are available for searching, viewing, and printing.

Science Inventory
"Science Inventory is a searchable, Agency-wide catalog of more than 4,000 science activities such as research, technical assistance and assessments, along with more than 750 peer-reviewed products. The database contains more than 19,000 records in the archives including project descriptions, products produced, types of peer review, links to related work and contacts for additional information. Users can conduct keyword searches or search within nine cross-cutting science topics."

Technology Transfer Network, Unified Air Toxics Website (EPA Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards)
This site provides information on EPA programs and regulations as well as state and local programs. Emission data tables at the county level are available, as is data on the deposition of pollutants on urban waters. Also included are air toxics reduction and assessment tools and strategies.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

General Accounting Office (GAO)

Geological Survey. Environment and Human Health
This web site is devoted to the USGS's role in understanding environmental contributions to human health and disease. It includes many publications and fact sheets, as well as Human Health Related Data Sources, which is a guide to many databases produced by the USGS and others relevant to this topic (including the National Atmospheric Deposition Program, Arsenic in Ground Water of the U.S., Biomonitoring of Environmental Status and Trends, and more).

MedPAC (Medicare Payment Advisory Commission)
"MedPAC is an independent federal body established to advise the U.S. Congress on issues affecting the Medicare program. MedPAC is also tasked with analyzing access to care, quality of care, and other issues affecting Medicare. The primary outlet for the Commissionís recommendations consists of two reports, published in March and June of each year. The Commission also publishes additional reports on a variety of subjects." These reports are all online.

National Cancer Institute

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health
"The mission of the NIEHS is to reduce the burden of human illness and dysfunction from environmental causes by understanding each of these elements and how they interrelate."

National Toxicology Program
"NTP was established by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to coordinate toxicological testing programs within the Department; strengthen the science base in toxicology; develop and validate improved testing methods; and provide information about potentially toxic chemicals to health regulatory and research agencies, the scientific and medical communities, and the public."

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

National Library of Medicine

Surgeons General's Reports on the Web
Full text (PDF) of all Surgeon General's Reports from 1964 to present. This site also includes relevant articles, bibliographies, proceedings, and photographs.

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
"The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is authorized by Congress to conduct research to provide information about the best available evidence to help patients and their health care providers make more informed decisions." PCORI is governed by a 21-member Board of Governors who are appointed by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). The web site includes funding opportunities, a calendar of meetings and events, and includes videos from the National Workshop to Advance the Use of Electronic Data in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research.

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Publications and Databases

Catalog of Federal Government Assistance
This site provides access to a database of all Federal assistance programs, and information on obtaining grants from them. Searchable by keyword and browsable by subject, agency, sub-agency, program deadline, and more.

Code of Federal regulations
The CFR is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

CFR via the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (1996 to present)

CFR via ProQuest Congressional (1981 to present)
Note: Access limited to UCB faculty, staff, and students.

County and City Data Book: 2007 edition
Data from the Census Bureau on states, counties, cities of more than 25,000 or more inhabitants, and places with 2,500 or more inhabitants. Click on previous edition to see the 2000 edition.

CQ Washington Information Directory
Note: Access limited to UCB faculty, staff, and students.
Includes over 10,000 entries on federal agencies, congressional committees and interest groups in Washington, D.C. Searchable by subject category, organization type and name. Part of the CQ Electronic Library collection.

Federal Register
The Federal Register is the official daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as Executive Orders and other Presidential Documents.

Federal Register Online via GPO Access (1994 to present)

Federal Register via HeinOnline (1936 to 2009; select "Federal Register Library")
Note: Access limited to UCB faculty, staff, and students. Please logout when finished.

GPO Access
GPO Access databases contain the full text of selected information published by the United States Government.

"Grants.gov is a simple, unified "storefront" for all customers of Federal grants to electronically find, apply for, and manage grants. Grants.gov encompasses over 900 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies. It streamlines the process of awarding over $350 billion annually to state and local governments, academia, not-for-profits and other organizations." Portal to federal gray literature from the Defense Technical Information Center, Dept. of Energy Information Bridge Report Collection, EPA's National Environmental Publications Internet Site. Subject areas include behavioral sciences, biological and medical sciences, chemistry, and environmental sciences. Some full text reports are available.

Health, United States (full text)
"Health, United States presents national trends in health statistics on such topics as birth and death rates, infant mortality, life expectancy, morbidity and health status, risk factors, use of ambulatory care and inpatient care, health personnel and facilities, financing of health care, health insurance and managed care, and other health topics." It is produced annually, with prior editions also available online.

healthfinder, a gateway consumer health information web site, was launched by Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna E. Shalala on April 15th, 1997 to improve consumers' access to federal health information online.

National Center for Health Statistics Publications
Includes Advance Data, Monthly Vital Statistics, Vital and Health Statistics, and Vital Statistics of the United States.

National Toxicology Program 12th Report on Carcinogens (June 2011)

Poverty Guidelines, Research, and Measurement (DHHS)
Includes the HHS Poverty Guidelines, updated annually.

ProQuest Statistical Insight
Note: Access limited to UCB faculty, staff, and students.
Statistical Insight includes all index and abstract records from: American Statistics Index (ASI) [1973-present], Statistical Reference Index (SRI) [1980-present], and Index to International Statistics (IIS) [1983-present]. ASI links to many full-text documents published during 1994- and stored on LexisNexis and links to 2,000 publications on federal agency web sites. Materials abstracted in ASI and IIS are available on microfiche in UCB's Government and Social Sciences Information located in the Heyns Reading Room, 2nd Floor Doe Library. Most of the materials abstracted in SRI are available on microfiche in the Business Library. Statistical Insight also has a link to the 2013 Statistical Abstracts of the US at the top under the Related Subscriptions pulldown menu.

Public Technical Reports (Defense Technical Information Center)
STINET "provides access to citations of unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Reports Collection, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents. Public STINET also provides access to the Air University Library Index to Military Periodicals, Staff College Automated Military Periodical Index, DoD Index to Specifications and Standards, and Research and Development Descriptive Summaries." STINET documents cover all manner of public health topics: cancer screening, asthma, pesticide exposure, infectious diseases, etc.

Regional Differences in Indian Health 1998-99 (Indian Health Service)

State and Metropolitan Area Data Book 2006
The State and Metropolitan Area Data Book is a local area supplement to Statistical Abstract of the United States. Data is broken down by state and metropolitan area. Data includes but is not limited to population figures; vital statistics; Social Security, Food Stamp, and School Lunch Programs; Medicare and Medicaid. Click on previous edition to view the 1997-1998 edition.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
1878 to present versions are available online.

Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2013 (ProQuest)
Note: Access limited to UC faculty, staff, and students.
This compendium of statistics on the United States provides a convenient online one-stop source for statistical references as well as a guide to additional sources of information both in print and on the Web. The ProQuest version is the successor to the Statistical Abstract published by the U.S. Census Bureau from 1878-2012. While the ProQuest version contains a lot of the same types of data, you'll find some differences from the versions published by the Census Bureau because the private sector does not have access to government confidential data which was abstracted and anonymized to form the official government version.

Statistical Abstract of the United States (US Census Bureau)
1878 to 2012 versions are available online with some data back to 1789. 2012 is the last edition published by the US government.

Trends in Indian Health 1998-1999 (Indian Health Service)

United States Code
The United States Code is a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States.

U.S. Code via House of Representatives, Office of the Law Revision Counsel, which also includes a search function.

U.S. Code via GPO Access

USA Counties 2009
USA Counties provides data for the United States, 50 states and the District of Columbia, and counties. Some of the general topics covered include age, crime, earnings, education, health, housing, income, population, poverty, and vital statistics.

Youth Indicators 2005 : Trends in the Well-Being of American Youth (U.S. Department of Education)

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Guide to U.S. Legislative History Sources (UC Berkeley Library, Government Information)
How to access committee hearings, committee reports and documents, floor debates, conference reports, presidential actions, laws, and regulations.

State and Local Governments on the Net
This site has links for each state, as well as for multi-state entities and national organizations. For each state, there are links for statewide offices, agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches, boards and commission, counties, cities, libraries, and more. The site is searchable by keyword.

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