WV Bureau of Senior Services

U.S. Government and Quasi-Governmental Organizations

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    Operating under the authority of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ is their unit that conducts scientific study relating to medical treatments, chronic care needs, professional credentialing, etc.
  • AgingStats.gov
    This site provides key aging data indicators.
  • Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
    Under the authority of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this site provides data, research and policy information relating to their programs and services.
  • Assistive Technology Solutions
    Operated through the National Institute of Disability Research and Rehabilitation, this site provides information to facilitate modification or construction of their own assistive technology devices.
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    This site provides Medicare and Medicaid information.
  • Corporation for National & Community Service
    This is the primary site for senior volunteer programs such as Foster Grandparents, Senior Corps, Retired Senior Volunteer Programs, and other national/international volunteer groups.
  • Council of State Governments
    This is the national organization that represents the various administrative offices within state government with regional sub-sites (West Virginia is within the southern regional area).
  • FedStats
    This site provides a full range of data and information produced by more than 100 federal agencies.
  • Independent Living Research Utilization
    This site serves as the clearinghouse and information on disabilities, ADA, health care support and independent living.
  • Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
    Operating under the auspices of the National Academy of Science, this site provides information and advice concerning health and science policy to governments, the corporate sector, the health professions, and the public.
  • Library of Congress
    This site serves as the primary Internet access point to track U.S. congressional activities, legislation and congressional representatives.
  • Medicare.gov
    Targeted to consumers, this site provides information about the Medicare program including benefits, handouts, nursing home comparisons, etc.
  • National Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine
    Working through the National Institute of Health, the NCCIM explores complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science and disseminates authoritative information.
  • National Council on Disability
    An independent federal agency, NCD promotes policies and programs that assure equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities and empowers them to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion into society.
  • National Institute on Aging
    Operating in partnership with the National Institutes of Health, this site provides medical and research information regarding older people.
  • National Institutes of Health
    One of the world's foremost medical research centers, NIH serves as the focal point for research in the U.S. NIH serves as a host for 27 specialty fields and libraries.
  • National Institute of Mental Health
    Operating through the National Institute of Health, this site provides medical research information regarding people suffering with mental health problems.
  • Nursing Home Compare
    Provides detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.
  • Publications.USA.gov
    Formerly known as Federal Citizen Information Center, this site serves as the primary access point for the general public to access resources, literature and information regarding all federal government public information programs.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
    Under the authority of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the site provides information, research and materials pertaining to publicly financed mental health services.
  • U.S. Administration on Aging
    AoA serves as the federal lead agency representing the interests and needs of older people. AoA has responsibility for administering Older Americans Act funds targeted to seniors in greatest economic and social need.
  • U.S. Census Bureau
    The primary site to access population, housing and income data for the United States and the world. The Census Bureau also conducts studies, research and reports relating to population trends.
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    The CDC is the lead federal agency for protecting citizens' health and safety. CDC efforts include disease prevention, environmental health, and health promotion activities.
  • U.S. Congressional Budget Office
    The CBO provides data and financial reports requested by congressional or executive officers of the U.S. government.
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Serving as the lead agency for assisting people raising produce and livestock, the USDA provides food to people in need, manages the nation's forests, assures food safety, and attempts to improve the quality of living in rural communities.
  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
    Coordinating over 300 programs, HHS offers direct care to U.S. citizens needing public support to meet their health and social care needs.
  • U.S. Department of Justice
    In addition to the Department's criminal divisions, this office provides information to the public about laws pertaining to disability issues, domestic violence, etc.
  • U.S. Department of Labor
    The DoL is responsible for protecting workers' wages, health and safety, pension rights, job training, unemployment insurance and workers' compensation. The DoL is the lead agency for managing the OAA's senior citizen training and employment program.
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
    The Department of Veterans Affairs site serves as a worldwide resource that provides information on VA programs, benefits, veteran facilities and other supportive activities.
  • U.S. Government Accountability Office
    This office conducts studies and research for congressional members pertaining to the procedural practices of various branches of the federal government.
  • U.S. President
    The primary site for accessing the United States President via the White House.
  • U.S. Social Security Administration
    The Social Security Administration is the lead agency for collecting and distributing retirement payments, provides support to survivors, assists participants unable to work.
  • USA.gov
    Targeted to consumers, this site provides information on income and health benefits, health and nutrition, consumer protection, and a directory to virtually every federal agency.
  • World Institute on Disability
    The WID is a nonprofit public policy center promoting independence of people with disabilities with a focus on affordable accommodation, personal assistance programs, adaptive technology and flexible work scheduling.