Resources

Useful Consumer Resources

Agengy for Healthcare Research and Quality

American Academy of Family Physicians’ patient information site

American Heart Association

American Medical Association

CareGiverHelper, Inc.   
Free online service which provides families with ways to communicate, organize and find resources to support parents or care recipients.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Citizens for Patient Safety
Patient advocacy group in memory of Michael Skolnik to increase engagement between patients/families and providers and prevent medication and healthcare-related errors.

Consumers Advancing Patient Safety (CAPS) 
Non-profit organization dedicated to affecting change within the healthcare system and advacing patient safety from a consumer perspective.

Empowered Patient Coalition
Created to inform, educate, and encourage patients to become advocates for their healthcare needs by providing resources on patient safety and methods of reducing negative healthcare experiences.

Food and Drug Administration

Mayo Clinic

Free This site provides information on medicines, nutrition, women’s health, heart disease, and other topics.

National Health Information Center

Created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this site links health professionals and consumers with organizations best able to answer their questions.

National Council on Patient Information and Education

National Institutes of Health

National Library of Medicine’s site for doing searches of the medical literature

Quackwatch

A site that warns of unreliable health claims

Safe Medicine Cabinet 

Great advice about home medications

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ online guide.