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National  Health Information Center         Go to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services site

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. NHIC was established in 1979 by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), Office of Public Health and Science, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

NHIC also provides key support for the healthfinder® Web site, your gateway to reliable consumer health information.


Red bulleted item Funding Opportunity: Safe and Bright Futures for Children Initiative

Health Information Resource Database

The Health Information Resource Database includes 1,400 organizations and government offices that provide health information upon request. Entries include contact information, short abstracts, and information about publications and services the organizations provide.

Red bulleted itemSearch the Database for a Particular Entry

Red bulleted itemSearch using the Keyword Listing of Resources in the Database

For individual consumer health publications and other resources, please visit - For Spanish-language health information, please visit -
healthfinder  healthfinder® español


ODPHP and NHIC produce a number of referral publications and policy documents, including many in support of the Healthy People 2010 initiatives.

Red bulleted item2004 Federal Health Information Centers and Clearinghouses (PDF version)

Red bulleted item2004 National Health Observances (PDF version)

Red bulleted item2004 Toll-Free Numbers for Health Information (PDF version)

Red bulleted itemHealthy People 2010

Red bulleted itemNHIC Factsheet (PDF version)

Red bulleted itemODPHP Publications (including Prevention Report)

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Partnerships for Networked Consumer Health Information Conference

Red bulleted itemPartnerships '00

Partnerships for Health in the New Millennium, the joint meeting of the Healthy People Consortium and Partnerships for Networked Consumer Health Information, celebrated the launch of the Nation's prevention agenda, Healthy People 2010, on January 24-28, 2000, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Red bulleted itemPartnerships '99-'95

Information about the previous Partnerships for Networked Consumer Health Information Conferences.

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