This page contains links to health care information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links provide additional data and materials that may be useful to readers of the Managed Care Digest Series®.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

AHRQ is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.

American Diabetes Association (ADA)

Maintained by the ADA, contains information on diabetes treatment, research and advocacy.

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association Web site contains information about a variety of cardiac diseases, as well as prevention, symptoms and treatment.

American Hospital Association (AHA)

The AHA is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities.

American Medical Association (AMA)

The AMA's Web site provides resources for physicians and patients regarding the latest health care issues, as well as access to Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) archives.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is your online source for credible health information and is the official Web site of the CDC.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

The official site of the CMS, provides statistics, FAQs and information about this division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is the official site of the CBO, and provides links to CBO publications and cost estimations regarding analyses of programs covered by the federal budget.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

This Web site contains consumer and industry resources regarding medications, medical devices, and the nation's food supply, as well as other products regulated by the FDA.

Health Affairs

Health Affairs is a leading journal of health policy thought and research, covering such issues as health spending, Medicare, Medicaid, prescription drug coverage and costs, hospitals and more., a federal government Web site managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, helps users take health care into their own hands, explore insurance coverage options and understand the Affordable Care Act.

Kaiser Family Foundation

The Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation, based in Menlo Park, California, dedicated to producing and communicating the best possible information, research and analysis on health issues.

Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)

MedPAC, which advises Congress on Medicare issues, posts detailed reports and data regarding beneficiary demographics, health care spending and other Medicare issues on

National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ)

The NAHQ is a professional association dedicated to the advancement of the profession of health care quality and patient safety and the individual professionals working in the field.

National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

The NCQA is a private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)®

The NCCN®, a not-for-profit alliance of 21 of the world’s leading cancer centers, is dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer.

National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency–making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

National Stroke Association

The National Stroke Association is a leading national resource on stroke and a driving force behind efforts to improve stroke prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.

U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.