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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
540 Gaither Road
Suite 2000
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (301) 427-1104
Web Address: www.ahrq.gov

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is one agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. AHRQ supports research initiatives that seek to improve the quality of health care in America. AHRQ's mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of health care for all Americans. The website provides evidence-based information to help people make decisions about health care services.


American Academy of Family Physicians
P.O. Box 11210
Shawnee Mission, KS 66207-1210
Web Address: www.familydoctor.org

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers information on adult and child health conditions and healthy living. Its Web site has topics on medicines, doctor visits, physical and mental health issues, parenting, and more.


American Geriatrics Society: The AGS Foundation for Health and Aging
The Empire State Building
350 Fifth Avenue
Suite 801
New York, NY 10118
Phone: (212) 755-6810
Fax: (212) 832-8646
Email: info@americangeriatrics.org
Web Address: www.healthinaging.org

The AGS Foundation for Health and Aging was started by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS). The foundation works on behalf of older adults in the areas of wellness and preventive care, self-responsibility and independence, and connections to family and community.

This Web site has stories about healthy aging, information on caring for elders at home, and tips on winter safety, preparing for emergencies, and overcoming the challenges to healthy aging. The site also has links to many other Internet resources on aging.


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