Federal Government Websites

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A vast collection of health information produced by the CDC. In addition to an alphabetic list covering a wide range of topics,  sections on traveler’s health and health statistics are featured. Some highlighted resources include Spanish translations and links to Spanish language sites, Prevention Guidelines, Hoaxes and Rumors and Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Department of Health and Human Services

This site contains specifics on DHS programs, such as Head Start and Medicaid, as well as general information on public health topics like HIV/AIDS and teen pregnancy.

Food and Drug Administration

Well-designed site covering subject areas of animal drugs, foods, human drugs, biologics, cosmetics, and medical devices. FAQ’s for each topic area provide concise answers to questions commonly asked by consumers. Includes material aimed at all levels of interest from children to medical professionals and scientists.

National Institutes of Health

This site was established “to assist users in finding information about NIH programs and services and to highlight important items of interest to the general public and the medical research community.

National Library of Medicine

World’s largest biomedical library provides access to both consumers and health professionals through Medline and other bibliographic databases, library services, conferences, research programs and on-site and regional training programs.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Information service of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Select from thousands of resources including fact sheets, brochures, pamphlets, posters and videotapes. There is information specific to a wide variety of individuals and communities, including ethnic groups, homosexuals, the disabled, and children. Outstanding links to topical information from other Internet sources.

Multicultural Health Care Websites


Contains medical and cultural information on a variety of ethnic groups in order to assist providers in bridging language and cultural barriers during medical visits. It is designed to be used quickly by providers before seeing a patient. Includes patient education materials in language other than English.

OHSU Patient Education Links – Non-English Sites

A list of sites for non-English source of health information; primarily Spanish language.

Multicultural Health Clearinghouse

Health information for African Americans, Asians, Latinos, Native Americans, gay/lesbian and students with disabilities.

Alternative Medicine Websites

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

This annotated directory is for consumers, professionals, and students who would like to learn more about various forms of alternative health care. It links to sources of information on unconventional, unorthodox, unproven, or alternative, complementary, innovative, integrative therapies. Includes practitioners’ directories.

Health Encyclopedia: The Natural Pharmacy

Physicians and pharmacists offer objective information derived from scientific studies about alternative therapies. They discuss herbs and supplements and present both the positive and negative findings so that users can make informed decisions. Detailed scientific information, treatments for specific conditions, and facts about interactions with other drugs are available. Free registration required.


A project of the Alternative Medicine Foundation, HerbMed provides access to the scientific data underlying the use of herbs for health. It is an evidence-based information resource for professionals, researchers, and the general public.