Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research (AHCRP)
a federal agency established to research the quality of health care delivery and identify the standards of treatment that should be provided by health care facilities.
Assisted living facilities
allow individuals who can care for themselves to rent or pruchase and apartment in the facility. Provides services such as:meals, housekeeping. laundry, transportation, social evnets, and basic medical care
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
concerned with the causes, spread, and control of diseases in populations
small or private health care facility
emergency care services
provide special care for victims of accidents or sudden illness
Food and Drug Administration
a federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services established to regulate the release of new foods and health-related products
genetic counseling centers
can be an independent facility or locatedin another facility such as a hsopital
provide health services as directed by the U.S. Department of health and human services
health insurance plans
Plans that assist with health care cost
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
federal law that requires all health care settings to ensure privacy and security of patient information. Also requires health insurance to be accessible for working Americans and available when changing employment.
Health Maintenance Organizations
These are both health care delivery systems and types of health insurance. They provide total health care directed toward preventitive health care for a fee that is usually fixed and prepaid.
Home health care
refers to health care delivered in the home setting
a supportive agency offering care and counseling to dying patients and their families; a program consisting of pallative and supportive services. provides psychological, financial, spiritual and social counseling. Main objective is to allow patient to die with dignity.
Institution the provides medical or surgical care and treatment for the sick or injured
National Institutes of Health
a division of the USDHHS; involved in research on disease
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Establishes and enforces standards that protect workers from job related injuries and illnesses
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
a national agency that deals with the health problems in the United States
World Health Organization
an international agency sponsored by the United nations; compiles statistics and information on disease through out the world.