The National Health Information Center (NHIC) is a health information referral service. NHIC links people to organizations that provide reliable health information. 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.gov Web site, your gateway to reliable consumer health information.
The Health Information Resource Database includes 1,600 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.
ODPHP and NHIC produce a number of referral publications and policy documents, including many in support of the Healthy People 2020 initiatives.
This site is coordinated by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.