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Source for population, housing, business, government, economic and geographical data.
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.
ACF is responsible for federal programs which promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities.
AHRQ is the lead agency charged with supporting research designed to improve the quality of healthcare, reduce its cost and broaden access to essential services. The broad scope of programs of research bring practical, science-based information to medical practitioners and to consumers and other health care purchasers.
The CDC’s mission is to collaborate to create the expertise, information and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats. For alcohol and public health information, http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/index.htm.
The National Institutes of Health today is one of the world's foremost biomedical research centers, and the federal focal point for biomedical research in the U.S.
MedlinePlus Health is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. It includes information on drugs and supplements at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html.
NIAAA - National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems.
NIDA - National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIDA supports over 85 percent of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. NIDA-supported science addresses the most fundamental and essential questions about drug abuse, ranging from the molecule to managed care, and from DNA to community outreach research.
NIDCR - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) is improving oral, dental and craniofacial health through research, research training, and the dissemination of health information. This is accomplished by performing and supporting basic and clinical research; conducting and funding research training and career development programs to ensure an adequate number of talented, well-prepared and diverse investigators; coordinating and assisting relevant research and research-related activities among all sectors of the research community; and promoting the timely transfer of knowledge gained from research and its implications for health to the public, health professionals, researchers and policymakers.
NIMH - National Institute of Mental Health
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) was established in 1949 with a public health mandate to diminish the burden of mental illness through research. Through research in basic neuroscience, behavioral science and genetics we can gain an understanding of the fundamental mechanisms underlying thought, emotion and behavior -- and an understanding of what goes wrong in the brain in mental illness.
SAMHSA’s mission within the nation's health system is to improve the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation services in order to reduce illness, death, disability and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
One of three centers under SAMHSA, CSAP was established to lead the federal efforts in prevention and intervention of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse (ATOD) among the nation's citizens.
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)
One of three centers under SAMHSA, CSAT was established with the congressional mandate to expand the availability of effective treatment and recovery services for alcohol and drug problems.
As the largest law firm in the nation, the Department of Justice serves as counsel for its citizens. It represents them in enforcing the law in the public interest.
The Criminal Justice/Mental Health Consensus Project is an unprecedented, national effort coordinated by the Council of State Governments to help local, state and federal policymakers and criminal justice and mental health professionals improve the response to people with mental illness who become involved in, or are at risk of involvement in, the criminal justice system.
OVC is one of five bureaus within the Office of Justice Programs in the U.S. Department of Justice. The OVC oversees diverse programs to benefit victims of crime including victim assistance and compensation programs, trainings for allied professionals and contains grant making authority. The OVC provides research and statistics about crime. The OVC Resource Center offers justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy and program development worldwide.
The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support nonenforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets.
Congress created The National Science Foundation (NSF) as an independent federal agency in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity and welfare; to secure the national defense." With an annual budget of about $5.5 billion, the NSF is the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing. The NSF mission is chiefly to issue limited-term grants -- currently about 10,000 new awards per year, with an average duration of three years -- to fund specific research proposals that have been judged the most promising by a rigorous and objective merit-review system.
The ONDCP is authorized to develop and coordinate the policies, goals and objectives of the nation’s drug control program for reducing the use of illicit drugs