Highly Recommended

USA.gov – Health

USA.gov - Health helps users find government health resources by listing their organizations, health information sites, and programs. Content includes resources for children, especially adoptees & those in foster care, lists of health information & insurance sites, and information about vaccines. This website is highly recommended to anyone who is trying to locate government health resources.

Visit their website

Review Date: 12/27/2019

Scoring

Ease of Use

Navigation around the site is simple. Individual categories can be entered from the home page or a left sided menu from any category. Category pages can be browsed by scrolling down or using the "What's on This Page" box.

Visual Design

Visual design is not appealing and is devoid of any multimedia additions including images in general.

Quality

This collection of government organizations, health information sites, and programs includes a wide range of valuable health-related resources. Users may find that some of federal resources they might need are not listed, such as an online pharmacy. Nonetheless, this is the best starting place for locating health-related government resources.

Credibility

All of the resources are reliable government services that users can count on. The site is kept current by as needed updates of resources in each category. Most have been reviewed in the last 2 years.

Pros

  1. Great starting point for users who want a source of health-related government resources
  2. Each subsection leads to a comprehensive collection of government resources related to the category
  3. Definitions and explanations are to-the-point and cover important issues that may be confusing to first-time users

Cons

  1. Although subsections seem comprehensive, the number of categories to choose from is limited

Profile

Sponsors / Affiliations: U.S. General Services Administration's Technology Transformation Service, an independent agency within the U.S. government formed in 1949

Accreditations: None

Additional Features: Links to government health resources.

Languages: English, Spanish

Contact: usamedia@gsa.gov