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Information Clearinghouses

The Federal Government operates many clearinghouses and information centers that focus on specific topics. Their services include distributing publications, providing referrals, and answering inquiries. Many offer toll-free numbers. Unless otherwise stated, numbers can be reached within the continental United States, Monday through Friday, during normal business hours, eastern time. The clearinghouses are listed below.

This information is in the public domain. Duplication is encouraged.

Summary listing

National ADOPTION Information Clearinghouse
330 C Street SW.
Washington, DC 20447
(888)251–0075
(703)352–3488
(703)385-3206 (Fax)
naic@calib.com (E-mail)
http://www.calib.com/naic
Provides professionals and the general public with easily accessible information on all aspects of adoption, including infant and intercountry adoption and the adoption of children with special needs. NAIC maintains an adoption literature database, a database of adoption experts, listings of adoption agencies, crisis pregnancy centers, and other adoption-related services, as well as excerpts of State and Federal laws on adoption. Ultimately, NAIC's goal is to strengthen adoptive family life. NAIC does not place children for adoption or provide counseling. It does however, make referrals for such services. NAIC is funded by the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National ADOPTION Center
1500 Walnut Street, Suite 701
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(800)TO–ADOPT
(215)735–9988
(215)735-9410 (Fax)
nac@adopt.org (E-mail)
http://www.adopt.org/adopt
Mission is to expand adoption opportunities throughout the United States for children with special needs and those from minority cultures. Offers information and referral services. Provides publications on special needs adoption, single parent adoption, open adoption, and searching for birthparents.

National AGING Information Center
U.S. Administration on Aging
330 Independence Avenue SW., Room 4656
Washington, DC 20201
(202)619–7501
(202)401–7260 (Fax)
naic@aoa.gov (E-mail)
http://www.aoa.gov/naic
A service of the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA). Serves as a central source for a wide variety of program and policy-related materials, demographic, and other statistical data on health, economic, and social status of older Americans. Responds to any public inquiry about Federal programs and policies for the elderly, especially those supported under the Older American Act. Maintains a 3,500 bibliographic database of research and demonstration reports and documents, develops and maintains a publications list for AoA, and distributes fact sheets on aging topics for caregivers and older adults.

National Institute on Aging Information Center
P.O. Box 8057
Gaithersburg, MD 20898–8057
(800)222–2225 (Voice/TTY)
(301)587–2528
(800)222–4225 (TDD)
(301)589–3014 (Fax)
niainfo@access.digex.net (E-mail)
http://www.nih.gov/nia/
Provides publications on health topics of interest to older adults, doctors, nurses, social activities directors, health educators and the public.

U. S. Department of Agriculture Extension Service
See the listing in the government section of your telephone book for your local extension office. Provides information on health, nutrition, fitness, and family well-being.

CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPN)
( HIV/AIDS, STDs, TB )

P.O. Box 6003
Rockville, MD 20849–6003
(800)458–5231
(800)243–7012 (TTY)
(888)282–7681 (Fax)
(301)562–1098 (International)
(301)588–1589 (International TTY)
(301)562-1050 (International Fax)
info@cdcnac.org (E-mail)
http://www.cdcnpin.org
Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Develops, identifies, and collects information on the prevention, treatment, and control of HIV/AIDS, STDs, and TB. Provides information to healthcare providers and consumers. Provides reference and referrals to public and private resources, offers access to online databases, maintains a web site with up-to date information, and distributes publications. 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

National Clearinghouse for ALCOHOL and Drug Information
P.O. Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20847–2345
(800)729–6686
(301)468–2600
(800)487–4889 (TTY/TDD)
(301)230–2867 (TTY/TDD)
(301)468–6433 (Fax)
info@health.org (E-mail)
http://www.health.org
Sponsored by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Gathers and disseminates information on alcohol and other drug-related subjects, including tobacco. Distributes publications. Services include subject searches and provision of statistics and other information. Operates the Regional Alcohol and Drug Awareness Resource Network, a nationwide linkage of alcohol and other drug information centers. Maintains a library open to the public.
8:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 800 number offers 24-hour voicemail service.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Office of Communications
31 Center Drive
MSC 2520
Bethesda, MD 20892
(301)496–5717
(301)402–0120 (Fax)
niaidoc@flash.niaid.nih.gov (E-mail)
http://www.niaid.nih.gov/
Distributes publications to the public and to doctors, nurses, and researchers.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
(NCCAM) Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 8218
Silver Spring, Maryland 20907-8218
(888)644-6226 (Voice - Toll-free)
(888)644-6226 (Voice - TTY/TDY)
(301)495-4957 (FAX)
(800)531-1794 (Faxback)
http://nccam.nih.gov
Develops and disseminates fact sheets, information packages, and publications to enhance public understanding about complementary and alternative medicine research supported by the NIH. NCCAM public information is currently free of charge; however, due to printing and duplication costs, only a limited number of copies can be requested. Information Specialists can answer inquiries in English or Spanish. After normal business hours, callers have the option of receiving fact sheets and other information by Fax.

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center
P.O. Box 8250
Silver Spring, MD 20907–8250
(800)438–4380
(301)495–3311
(301)495–3334 (Fax)
adear@alzheimers.org (E-mail)
http://www.alzheimers.org
Sponsored by the National Institute on Aging. Provides information and publications on Alzheimer's disease to health and service professionals, patients and their families, caregivers, and the public.

National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and
Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse

1 AMS Circle
Bethesda, MD 20892–3675
(301)495–4484
(301)565–2966 (TTY)
(301)718–6366 (Fax)
(301)881–2731 (Fax-back, 24 hour service)
http://www.nih.gov/niams/
Designed to help patients and health professionals identify educational materials concerning arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases. Distributes publications and maintains a file on the Combined Health Information Database (CHID) that indexes publications and audiovisuals. Personal information requests from patients are referred to appropriate organizations for additional information.

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Library of Congress
1291 Taylor Street NW.
Washington, DC 20542
(800)424–8567
(202)707–5100
(202)707–0744 (TDD)
(202)707–0712 (Fax)
nls@loc.gov (E-mail)
http://lcweb.loc.gov/nls/
A network of 56 regional and 87 local libraries that work in cooperation with the Library of Congress to provide free library service to anyone who is unable to read standard print due to visual or physical disabilities. Delivers recorded and Braille books and magazines to eligible readers. Specially designed phonographs and cassette players also are loaned. A list of participating local and regional libraries is available.

U.S. Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety
2100 Second Street SW.
Washington, DC 20593–0001
(800)368–5647 (Customer InfoLine)
(202)267–1077
(800)689–0816 (TTY)
(703)313–5910 (BBS)
http://www.uscgboating.org/
Provides safety information to recreational boaters; assists the public in finding boating education classes; answers technical questions; and distributes literature on boating safety, Federal laws, and the prevention of recreational boating casualties.

Cancer Information Service
Office of Cancer Communications
National Cancer Institute
31 Center Drive MSC 2580
Building 31, Room 10A07
Bethesda, MD 20892-2580
(800)4–CANCER
(800)332–8615 (TTY)
(301)496–5583
(301)402–2594 (Fax)
cancernet@icicb.nci.nih.gov (E-mail)
http://cis.nci.nih.gov
Provides information about cancer and cancer-related resources to patients, the public, and health professionals. Inquiries are handled by trained information specialists. Spanish-speaking staff members are available. Distributes free publications from the National Cancer Institute. Operates 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
330 C Street SW.
Washington, DC 20447
(800)FYI–3366
(703)385–7565
(703)385–3206 (Fax)
nccanch@calib.com (E-mail)
http://www.calib.com/nccanch
Serves as a national resource for the acquisition and dissemination of child abuse and neglect materials and distributes a free publications catalog upon request. Maintains bibliographic databases of documents, audiovisuals, and national organizations. Services include searches of databases and annotated bibliographies on frequently requested topics.

National Child Care Information Center
243 Church Street NW., 2nd Floor
Vienna, VA 22180
(800)516-2242 (Voice/TTY)
(800)716-2242 (Fax)
info@nccic.org (E-mail)
http://nccic.org
Disseminates child care information; reaches out to Administration for Children and Families child care grantees and broader child care community via toll-free 800 number, and by Fax, mail and electronic media; and publication of the Child Care Bulletin; supports the Child Care Bureau in the collection and analysis of child care data; and maintains the database of information reported by State, Tribal and Territorial Grantees. The information center assists the Child Care Bureau with its analysis of programmatic and expenditure data. Information and resources are available online through the Internet.

Research & Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health
Portland State University
Research and Training
P.O. Box 751
Portland, OR 97207–0751

http://www.rtc.pdx.edu
Sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education, and the Center for Mental Health Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Provides publications on parent/family support groups, financing, early intervention, various mental disorders, and other topics concerning children's mental health. Recording operates 24 hours a day.

NIH Consensus Program Information Center
Office of Medical Applications of Research
P.O. Box 2577
Kensington, MD 20891
(888)644–2667
(301)593–9485 (Fax)
(301)816–9840 (Electronic Bulletin Board)
http://consensus.nih.gov
A service of the Office of Medical Applications of Research, National Institutes of Health. Provides up-to-date information on biomedical technologies to all health care providers. Offers a 24-hour voice mail service to order consensus statements produced by non-Federal panels of experts that evaluate scientific information on biomedical technologies. Information Specialists available between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Eastern). Consensus statements can also be ordered by mail, Fax, and electronic bulletin board.

Consumer Information Center
Pueblo, CO 81009
(719)948–4000
catalog.pueblo@gsa.gov (E-mail)
http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/
Distributes Federal agency publications. Publishes quarterly catalog of Federal publications of consumer interest.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication
Disorders Information Clearinghouse

1 Communication Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20892–3456
(800)241–1044
(800)241–1055 (TTY)
(301)907–8830 (Fax)
nidcdinfo@nidcd.nih.gov (E-mail)
http://www.nih.gov/nidcd
Collects and disseminates information on hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language for health professionals, patients, people in industry, and the public. Maintains a database of references to brochures, books, articles, fact sheets, organizations, and educational materials, which is a subfile of the Combined Health Information Database (CHID). Develops publications, including directories, fact sheets, brochures, information packets, and newsletters.

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
1 Information Way
Bethesda, MD 20892–3560
(301)654–3327
(301)907–8906 (Fax)
NDIC@info.niddk.nih.gov (E-mail)
http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health/diabetes/ndic.htm
The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC) is an information and referral service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, one of the National Institutes of Health. The clearinghouse responds to written inquiries, develops and distributes publications about diabetes, and provides referrals to diabetes organizations, including support groups. The NDIC maintains a database of patient and professional education materials from which literature searches are generated.

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
2 Information Way
Bethesda, MD 20892–3570
(301)654–3810
(301)907–8906 (Fax)
NDIC@info.nddic.nih.gov (E-mail)
http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health/digest/nddic.htm
The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC) is an information and referral service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, one of the National Institutes of Health. A central information resource on the prevention and management of digestive diseases, the clearinghouse responds to written inquiries, develops and distributes publications about digestive diseases, and provides referrals to digestive disease organizations, including support groups. The NDDIC maintains a database of patient and professional education materials from which literature searches are generated.

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
P.O. Box 1492
Washington, DC 20013–1492
(800)695–0285 (Voice/TT)
(202)884–8200 (Voice/TT)
(202)884–8441 (Fax)
nichcy@aed.org (E-mail)
http://www.nichcy.org
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Assists individuals by providing information on disabilities and disability-related issues, with a special focus on children and youth with disabilities (birth to age 22). Services include responses to questions, referrals, and technical assistance to parents, educators, caregivers, and advocates. Develops and distributes fact sheets on disability and general information on parent support groups and public advocacy. All information and services are provided free of charge.

OSERS/Communication and Media Support Services
Disabilities, Rehabilitation )

Office of Special Education and
Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
U.S. Department of Education
330 C Street SW.
Switzer Building, Room 3132
Washington, DC 20202–2524
(202)205–8241
(202)401–2608 (Fax)
http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/
Responds to inquiries on a wide range of topics, especially in the areas of Federal funding, legislation, and programs benefiting people with disabling conditions. Provides referrals.

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention
and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP)

Technical Information and Editorial Services Branch
Centers for Disease Controland Prevention
4770 Buford Highway
MS K13
Atlanta, GA 30341–3724
(770)488–5080
(770)488–5969 (Fax)
http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/nccdhome.htm
Provides information and referrals to the public and to professionals. Gathers information on chronic disease prevention and health promotion. Develops the following bibliographic databases focusing on health promotion program information: Health Promotion and Education, Cancer Prevention and Control, Comprehensive School Health with an AIDS school health component, Prenatal Smoking Cessation, and Epilepsy Education and Prevention Activities. Produces bibliographies on topics of interest in chronic disease prevention and health promotion. The NCCDPHP Information Center collections include approximately 400 periodical subscriptions, 4,000 books, and 400 reference books. Visitors may use the collection by appointment. Produces the Chronic Disease Prevention (CDP) File CD-ROM, which includes the above databases and the CDP Directory, a listing of key contacts in public health.

Drug Policy Information Clearinghouse
2277 Research Boulevard
Mailstop 2B
Rockville, MD 20850
(800)666–3332
A service of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Responds to policymakers' need for the most current data about illegal drugs, drug law violations, drug-related crime, drug-using offenders in the criminal justice system, and the impact of drugs on criminal justice administration. The data center prepares special reports on drugs and crime; analyzes and evaluates existing drug data; prepares annotated bibliographies of drugs-and-crime reports; and responds to requests for drug and crime information. The clearinghouse disseminates BJS and other Department of Justice publications relating to drugs and crime; distributes information on specific drugs-and-crime topics; maintains a database of reports, books, and articles on crime; and maintains a reading room where visitors can use the clearinghouse collection. Leave recorded message after hours.

Education and Resources Information Center (ERIC)
Clearinghouse on Teaching and Teacher Education

1307 New York Avenue NW., Suite 300
Washington, DC 20005
(202)293–2450
(202)457–8095 (Fax)
query@aacte.org (E-mail)
http://www.ericsp.org
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Acquires, evaluates, abstracts, and indexes literature on the preparation and development of education personnel and on selected aspects of health and physical education, recreation, and dance. Publishes monographs, trends and issues papers, ERIC Digests and ERIC Recent Resources (annotated bibliographies from the ERIC database). Performs computer searches of the ERIC database and sponsors workshops on searching the ERIC database.

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Agency
401 M Street SW., M2904
Washington, DC 20460
(202)260–5922
(202)260–6257 (Fax)
library-hq@epamail.epa.gov (E-mail)
http://www.epa.gov
Offers general information about the agency and nontechnical publications on various environmental topics, such as air quality, pesticides, radon, indoor air, drinking water, water quality, and Superfund. Refers inquiries for technical information to the appropriate regional or program office. The public may visit the center between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, except Federal holidays.

National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth
P.O. Box 13505
Silver Spring, MD 20911
(301)608-8098
(301)608-8721 (Fax)
info@ncfy.com (E-mail)
http://www.ncfy.com
Links those interested in youth issues with the resources they need to better serve young people, families, and communities. Offers services that can assist in locating answers to questions or in making valuable contacts with other programs.

FEDERAL INFORMATION Center (FIC) Program
P.O. Box 600
Cumberland, MD 21501-0600
(800)688–9889
(800)326–2996 (TDD/TTY)
http://fic.info.gov
Provides information about the Federal Government's agencies, programs, and services. Information specialists use an automated database, printed reference materials, and other resources to provide answers to inquiries or accurate referrals. Callers who speak Spanish will be assisted. A descriptive brochure on the FIC program is available free from Department 584B at the Consumer Information Center (see listing in this publication). 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Pacific Monday–Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOOD AND DRUG Administration
Office of Consumer Affairs
5600 Fishers Lane
HFE–88
Rockville, MD 20857
(888)info-fda
(301)443–9767 (Fax)
http://www.fda.gov/
Responds to consumer requests for information and publications on foods, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, radiation-emitting products, and veterinary products. 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

FOOD AND NUTRITION Information Center
National Agricultural Library/FNIC
U.S. Department of Agriculture, ARS
10301 Baltimore Boulevard, Room 304
Beltsville, MD 20705–2351
(301)504–5719
(301)504–6409 (Fax)
fnic@nalusda.gov (E-mail)
http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/
Provides information on human nutrition, food service management, and food technology. Acquires and lends books and audiovisual materials. Offers database searching and access through electronic mail. 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Agency for HEALTH CARE POLICY and Research Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 8547
Silver Spring, MD 20907–8547
(800)358–9295
(410)290–3841
info@ahcpr.gov (E-mail)
http://www.ahcpr.gov
Distributes lay and scientific publications produced by the agency, including clinical practice guidelines on a variety of topics, reports from the National Medical Expenditure Survey, and health care technology assessment reports.

National HEALTH INFORMATION Center
P.O. Box 1133
Washington, DC 20013–1133
(800)336–4797
(301)565–4167
(301)984–4256 (Fax)
nhicinfo@health.org (E-mail)
http://nhic-nt.health.org
Helps the public and health professionals locate health information through identification of health information resources, an information and referral system, and publications. Uses a database containing descriptions of health-related organizations to refer inquirers to the most appropriate resources. Does not diagnose medical conditions or give medical advice. Prepares and distributes publications and directories on health promotion and disease prevention topics.

National Center for HEALTH STATISTICS
Data Dissemination Branch
6525 Belcrest Road, Room 1064
Hyattsville, MD 20782
(301)436–8500
nchsquery@cdc.gov (E-mail)
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/
The Data Dissemination Branch of the National Center for Health Statistics answers requests for catalogs of publications and electronic data products; disseminates single copies of publications, such as Advance Data reports; provides information for publications and electronic products sold through the Government Printing Office and National Technical Information Service; adds addresses to the mailing list for new publications; and provides specific statistical data collected by the National Center for Health Statistics.

National HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD Institute
(NHLBI) Information Center
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824–0105
(301)592–8573
(301)592–8563 (Fax)
nhlbiinfo@rover.nhlbi.nih.gov (E-mail)
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/index.htm
NHLBI serves as a source of information and materials on risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Services include dissemination of public education materials, programmatic and scientific information for health professionals, and materials on worksite health, as well as responses to information requests. Materials on cardiovascular health are available to consumers and professionals.

National HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation
400 Seventh Street SW.
Washington, DC 20590
(800)424–9393 (Hotline)
(202)366–0123 (Hotline)
(800)424–9153 (TTY)
(202)366–5962 (Fax)
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/
Provides information and referral on the effectiveness of occupant protection, such as safety belt use, child safety seats, and automobile recalls. Gives referrals to other Government agencies for consumer questions on warranties, service, automobile safety regulations, and reporting safety problems. Works with private organizations to promote safety programs. Provides technical and financial assistance to State and local governments and awards grants for highway safety.
8 a.m.–10 p.m.

The National Resource Center on HOMELESSNESS and Mental Illness
262 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
(800)444–7415
(518)439–7415
(518)439–7612 (Fax)
nrc@prainc.com (E-mail)
http://www.prainc.com/nrc
Collects, synthesizes, and disseminates information on the services, supports, and housing needs of homeless people with serious mental illnesses. Maintains extensive database of published and unpublished materials, prepares customized database searches, holds workshops and national conferences, provides technical assistance.

HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
(HUD) User

P.O. Box 6091
Rockville, MD 20850
(800)245–2691
(301)519–5767 (Fax)
huduser@aspensys.com (E-mail)
http://www.huduser.org
Disseminates publications for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Policy Development and Research. Offers database searches on housing research.
Provides reports on housing safety, housing for elderly and handicapped persons and lead-based paint.

INDOOR AIR Quality Information Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 37133
Washington, DC 20013–7133
(800)438–4318
(703)356–4020
(703)356–5386 (Fax)
iaqinfo@aol.com (E-mail)
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/
Information specialists provide information, referrals and publications on indoor air quality. Information is provided about pollutants and sources, health effects, control methods, commercial building operations and maintenance, standards and guidelines, and Federal legislation.

National INJURY Information Clearinghouse
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
National Injury Information Clearinghouse
Washington, DC 20207
(301)504–0424
(301)504–0124 (Fax)
info@cpsc.gov (E-mail)
http://www.cpsc.gov/about/clrnghse.html
Sponsored by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The clearinghouse collects and disseminates information on the causes and prevention of death, injury, and illness associated with consumer products. Compiles data obtained from accident reports, consumer complaints, death certificates, news clips, and the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System operated by the CPSC. Publications include statistical analyses of data and hazard and accident patterns.

National KIDNEY AND UROLOGIC Diseases Information Clearinghouse
3 Information Way
Bethesda, MD 20892–3580
(301)654–4415
(301)907–8906 (Fax)
NKUDIC@info.niddk.nih.gov
http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health/kidney/NKUDIC.htm
The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC) is an information and referral service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, one of the National Institutes of Health. The clearinghouse responds to written inquiries, E-mail, and telephone requests, develops and distributes publications about kidney and urologic diseases, and provides referrals to digestive disease organizations, including support groups. The NKUDIC maintains a database of patient and professional education materials, from which literature searches are generated.

National LEAD Information Center
8601 Georgia Avenue, Suite 503
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(800)424–LEAD (Clearinghouse)
(800)LEAD–FYI (Hotline)
(800)526–5456 (TDD)
(301)585–7976 (Fax)
hotline.lead@epamail.epa.gov (E-mail)
http://www.epa.gov/lead/nlic.htm
Sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency. Responds to inquiries regarding lead and lead poisoning. Provides information on lead poisoning and children, lead-based paint, a list of local and State contacts who can help, and other lead-related questions.

National Center for Education in MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
2000 15th Street, North, Suite 701
Arlington, VA 22201–2617
(703)524–7802
(703)524–9335 (Fax)
info@ncemch.org (E-mail)
http://www.ncemch.org
Sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration. Provides information to health professionals and the public, develops educational and reference materials, and provides technical assistance in program development. Subjects covered are women's health including pregnancy and childbirth; infant, child, and adolescent health; nutrition; children with special health needs; injury and violence prevention; health and safety in day care; and maternal and child health programs and services. Types of materials include professional literature, curricula, patient education materials, audiovisuals, and information about organizations and programs.
Appointment preferred for on-site visits. Participates in the following electronic services: the Combined Health Information Database (CHID), National Library of Medicine's DIRLINE, and MCH NetLink.

National MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH Clearinghouse
2070 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 450
Vienna, VA 22182-2536
(703)356–1964
(703)821–2098 (Fax)
nmchc@circsol.com (E-mail)
http://www.nmchc.org
Sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration. Centralized source of materials and information in the areas of human genetics and maternal and child health. Distributes publications and provides referrals.

National Institute of MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH)
Information Resources and Inquiries Branch
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 7C–02
Rockville, MD 20857
(301)443–4513
(301)443–4279 (Fax)
(301)443–5158 (MENTAL HEALTH FAX4U—Fax Information System)
(800)64–PANIC (PANIC DISORDER Information)
(800)421–4211 (Depression/Awareness, Recognition, and Treatment Information)
nimhinfo@nih.gov (E-mail)
http://www.nimh.nih.gov
Responds to information requests from the public, clinicians, and the scientific community with a variety of printed materials on such subjects as children's mental disorders, schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder, anxiety and panic disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, learning disabilities, and Alzheimer's disease. Information and publications on the Depression/Awareness, Recognition, and Treatment Program (D/ART) and on the Panic Disorder Education Program, NIMH-sponsored educational programs on depressive and panic disorders, their symptoms and treatment, are distributed. Single copies of publications are free of charge. A list of NIMH publications, including several in Spanish, is available upon request.

Office of MINORITY HEALTH Resource Center
5515 Security Lane, Suite 101
Rockville, MD 20852
800)444–6472
(301)230–7198
(301)230–7199 (TDD)
(301)230–7198 (Fax)
info@omhrc.gov (E-mail)
http://www.omhrc.gov/
Responds to information requests from health professionals and consumers on minority health issues and locates sources of technical assistance. Provides referrals to relevant organizations and distributes materials. Spanish- and Asian-speaking operators are available.

Clearinghouse for OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY
AND HEALTH INFORMATION

4676 Columbia Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45226–1998
(800)35–NIOSH
(513)533–8326
(513)533–8347 (Fax)
pubstaff@cdc.gov (E-mail)
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.html
Provides technical information support for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) research programs and disseminates information to others on request. Services include reference and referral, and information about NIOSH studies. Distributes a publications list of NIOSH materials. Maintains automated database covering the field of occupational safety and health.

National ORAL HEALTH Information Clearinghouse
1 NOHIC Way
Bethesda, MD 20892–3500
(301)402–7364
(301)907–8830 (Fax)
nidr@aerie.com (E-mail)
http://www.aerie.com/nohicweb
A service of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Focuses on the oral health concerns of special care patients, including people with genetic disorders or systemic diseases that compromise oral health, people whose medical treatment causes oral problems, and people with mental or physical disabilities that make good oral hygiene practices and dental care difficult. Develops and distributes information and educational materials on special care topics, maintains a bibliographic database on oral health information and materials, and provides information services with trained staff to respond to specific interests and questions.

OSTEOPOROSIS and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Cente r
1232 22nd Street NW.
Washington, DC 20037-1292
(800)624–BONE
(202)223–0344
(202)466–4315 (TTY)
(202)293–2356 (Fax)
orbdnrc@nof.org (E-mail)
http://www.osteo.org/
Sponsored by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Provides patients, health professionals, and the public with resources and information on metabolic bone diseases such as osteoporosis, Paget's disease of the bone, osteogenesis imperfecta, and primary hyperparathyroidism. Specific populations include the elderly, men, women, and adolescents.

President's Council on PHYSICAL FITNESS and Sports
200 Independence Avenue SW.
Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 738-H
Washington, DC 20201
(202)690–9000
(202)690–5211 (Fax)
http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/ophs/pcpfs.htm
Conducts a public service advertising program, prepares educational materials, and works to promote the development of physical fitness leadership, facilities, and programs. Helps schools, clubs, recreation agencies, employers, and Federal agencies design and implement programs. Offers a variety of testing, recognition, and incentive programs for individuals, institutions, and organizations. Materials on exercise and physical fitness for all ages are available.

POLICY Information Center (PIC)
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 438F
200 Independence Avenue SW.
Washington, DC 20201
(202)690–6445
nidr@aerie.com
http://aspe.os.dhhs.gov/PIC/gate2pic.htm
A centralized repository of evaluations, short-term evaluative research reports and program inspections/audits relevant to the department's operations, programs, and policies. It includes relevant reports from the General Accounting Office, Congressional Budget Office, and the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council's Committee on National Statistics, both part of the National Academy of Sciences. Reports are also available from the Departments of Agriculture, Labor, and Education, as well as the private sector. Final reports and executive summaries are available for review at the facility, or final reports may be purchased from the National Technical Information Service. In addition, the PIC online database of evaluation abstracts is accessible through HHS HomePage, http://www.os.dhhs.gov or gopher.os. dhhs.gov. The database includes over 6,000 project descriptions of both in-process and completed studies. PIC Highlights, a quarterly publication, features articles of recently completed studies.

Office of Population Affairs (OPA) Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 30686
Bethesda, MD 20824–0686
(301)654–6190
(301)215–7731 (Fax)
opa@osophs.dhhs.gov (E-mail)
http://www.hhs.gov/progorg/opa/clearing.html
Sponsored by the Office of Population Affairs. Provides information and distributes publications to health professionals and the public in the areas of family planning, adolescent pregnancy, and adoption. Makes referrals to other information centers in related subject areas. National Clearinghouse for PRIMARY CARE Information

National Clearinghouse for PRIMARY CARE Information
Ticon Courthouse
2070 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 450
Vienna, VA 22182
(703)821–8955, ext. 248
(703)566–4831 (TTY)
(703)902–0248 (Direct dial without receptionist)
(703)821–2098 (Fax)
http://www.bphc.hrsa.dhhs.gov
Sponsored by the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC), Health Resources and Services Administration. Provides information services to support the planning, development, and delivery of ambulatory health care to urban and rural areas that have shortages of medical personnel and services. A primary role of the clearinghouse is to identify, obtain, and disseminate information to community and migrant health centers. Distributes publications focusing on ambulatory care, financial management, primary health care, and health services administration of special interest to professionals working in primary care centers funded by BPHC. Materials are available on health education, governing boards, financial management, administrative management, and clinical care. Bilingual medical phrase books, a directory of federally funded health centers, and an annotated bibliography are available also.

U.S. Consumer PRODUCT SAFETY Commission Hotline
Washington, DC 20207
(800)638–2772
(800)638–8270 (TTY)
(301)504–0580
(301)504–0399 (Fax)
http://cpsc.gov/
Maintains the National Injury Information Clearinghouse, conducts investigations of alleged unsafe/defective products, and establishes product safety standards. Assists consumers in evaluating the comparative safety of products and conducts education programs to increase consumer awareness. Operates the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, which monitors a statistical sample of hospital emergency rooms for injuries associated with consumer products. Maintains free hotline to provide information about recalls and to receive reports on unsafe products and product-related injuries. Publications describe hazards associated with electrical products and children's toys. Spanish-speaking operator available through the toll-free number listed above.

National REHABILITATION Information Center
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 800
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(800)346–2742
(301)562–2400
(301)595–5626 (TTY)
(301)562–2401 (Fax)
http://www.naric.com
The National Rehabilitation Center (NARIC) is a library and information center on disability and rehabilitation. Funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, NARIC collects and disseminates the results of federally funded research projects. The collection, which also includes books, journal articles, and audiovisuals, grows at a rate of about 300 documents per month.

RURAL Information Center Health Service (RICHS )
National Agricultural Library
10301 Baltimore Boulevard, Room 304
Beltsville, MD 20705–2351
(800)633–7701
(301)504–5547
(301)504–6856 (TDD)
(301)504–5181 (Fax)
ric@nal.usda.gov (E-mail)
http://www.nal.usda.gov/ric/richs
Disseminates information on a variety of rural health issues including health professions, health care financing, special populations and the delivery of health care services. Provides information, referrals, publications, brief complimentary literature searches to professionals and the public. Posts rural health information on the Internet. RICHS is funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, the Department of Health and Human Services and is part of the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Information Center, which provides information on rural issues such as economic development, and community well-being.

National Center on Sleep Disorders Research
2 Rockledge Center
6701 Rockledge Drive
MSC 7920
Bethesda, MD 20892-7920
(301)435-0199
(301)480-3451 (Fax)
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/ncsdr/index.htm
Promotes basic, clinical and applied research on sleep and sleep disorders by strengthening existing sleep research programs, training new investigators, and creating new programs aimed at addressing important gaps and opportunities in sleep and sleep disorders.

Office on SMOKING and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Mailstop K-50
4770 Buford Highway NE.
Atlanta, GA 30341–3724
(800)CDC–1311
(770)488–5705
(770)488–5939 (Fax)
ccdinfo@ccdod1.em.cdc.gov (E-mail)
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco
Develops and distributes the annual Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health, coordinates a national public information and education program on tobacco use and health, and coordinates tobacco education and research efforts within the Department of Health and Human Services and throughout both Federal and State governments. Maintains the Smoking and Health database, consisting of approximately 60,000 records available on CD-ROM (CDP File) through the Government Printing Office (Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402). Provides information on smoking cessation, Environmental Tobacco Smoke/passive smoking, pregnancy/infants, professional/technical information, and a publications list upon request.

National SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME Resource Center
2070 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 450
Vienna, VA 22182
(703)821–8955
(703)821–2098 (Fax)
sids@circsol.com (E-mail)
http://www.circsol.com/SIDS
Sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration. Provides information and educational materials on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), apnea, and other related issues. Responds to information requests from professionals and from the public. Maintains a library of standard reference materials on topics related to SIDS. Maintains and updates mailing lists of State programs, groups, and individuals concerned with SIDS. Also develops fact sheets, catalogs, and bibliographies on areas of special interest to the community. Conducts customized searches of database on SIDS and SIDS-related materials.

National Technical Information Service
U.S. Department of Commerce
Springfield, VA 22161
(800)553–NTIS
(703)605–6900 (Fax)
http://www.ntis.gov/index.html
Sells more than 9,000 federally produced audiovisual programs. Provides catalogs at no cost. Several catalogs cover health-related topics, including alcohol and other drug abuse, emergency fire services, industrial safety, and occupational health.

National WOMEN'S HEALTH Information Center
200 Independence Avenue SW.
Washington, DC 20201
(800) 994-9662
(888) 220-5446 (TDD)
4woman@soza.com (E-mail)
http://www.4woman.gov
NWHIC, sponsored by the Office on Women's Health in the Department of Health and Human Services, provides a broad array of reliable, commercial-free health publications and referrals to health-related organizations for women on the Internet and by telephone request.

National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training for Hazardous Materials, Waste Operations, and Emergency Response
The George Meany Center for Labor Studies
5107 Benton Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301)571–4226
(301)897–5848 (Fax)
chouse@dgsys.com (E-mail)
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/wetp/clear.htm
The clearinghouse is supported by the Superfund Worker Training Program of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to provide information and support services to NIEHS-funded hazardous materials, waste operations, and emergency response worker training programs. Disseminates related information and materials to the public.


SUMMARY

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research Clearinghouse
(800)358–9295, (410)290–3841
info@ahcpr.gov (E-mail)
http://www.ahcpr.gov

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center
(800)438–4380
(301)495–3311
(301)495–3334 (Fax)
adear@alzheimers.org (E-mail)
http://www.alzheimers.org

Cancer Information Service
(800)4–CANCER
(301)496–5583, (800)332–8615 (TTY)
(301)402–2594 (Fax)
cancernet@icicb.nci.nih.gov (E-mail)
http://cis.nci.nih.gov

CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN)
(800)458–5231
(800)243–7012 (TTY)
(888)282–7681 (Fax)
(301)562–1098 (International)
(301)588–1589 (International TTY)
(301)562-1050 (International Fax)
info@cdcnac.org (E-mail)
http://www.cdcnpin.org

Clearinghouse for Occupational Safety and Health Information
(800)35–NIOSH
(513)533–8326
(513)533–8347 (Fax)
pubstaff@cdc.gov (E-mail)
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.html

Consumer Information Center
(719)948–4000
catalog.pueblo@gsa.gov (E-mail)
http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov

Drug Policy Information Clearinghouse
(800)666–3332
ondcp@ncjrs.org (E-mail)
http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov

ERIC Clearinghouse on Teaching and Teacher Education
(202)293–2450
(202)457–8095 (Fax)
query@aacte.org (E-mail)
http://www.ericsp.org

Federal Information Center Program
(800)688–9889
(800)326–2996 (TDD/TTY)
http://fic.info.gov

Food and Drug Administration
Office of Consumer Affairs
(888)INFO–FDA
(301)443–9767 (Fax)
http://www.fda.gov

Food and Nutrition Information Center
(301)504–5719
(301)504–6409 (Fax)
fnic@nalusda.gov (E-mail)
http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) User
(800)245–2691, (301)519–5767 (Fax)
huduser@aspensys.com
http://www.huduser.org

Indoor Air Quality Information Clearinghouse
(800)438–4318
(703)356–4020
(703)356–5386 (Fax)
iaqinfo@aol.com
http://www.epa.gov/iaq

NIH Consensus Program Information Center
(888)644–2667
(301)816–9840
(Electronic Bulletin Board),
(301)593–9485 (Fax)
http://consensus.nih.gov

National Adoption Center
(800)TO–ADOPT
(215)735–9988
(215)735–9410 (Fax)
naic@adopt.org (E-mail)
http://www.adopt.org/adopt

National Adoption Information Clearinghouse
(888)251–0075
(703)352–3488
(703)385–3206 (Fax)
naic@calib.com (E-mail)
http://www.calib.com/naic

National Aging Information Center
(202)619–7501
(202)401–7620 (FAX)
naic@bangate.aca.dhhs.gov (E-mail)
http://www.aoa.dhhs.gov/naic

National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and
Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse

(301)495–4484
(301)718–6366 (Fax)
(301)881–2731 (Faxback 24-hour service)
http://www.nih.gov/niams

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
(770)488–5080
(770)488–5969 (Fax)
http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/nccdhome.htm

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Clearinghouse
(888)644-6226 (Voice/Toll-free)
(888)644-6226 (Voice/TTY/TDY)
(301)495-4957 (Fax)
(800)531-1794 (Faxback)
http://nccam.nih.gov

National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health
(703)524–7802
(703)524–9335 (Fax)
info@ncemch.org (E-mail),
http://www.ncemch.org

National Center for Health Statistics
(301)436–8500
nchsquery@cdc.gov (E-mail)
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/

National Center on Sleep Disorders Research
(301)435-0199
(301)480-3451 (Fax)
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/ncsdr/index.htm

National Child Care Information Center
(800)516-2242 (Voice/TTY)
(800)716-2242 (Fax)
info@nccic.org (E-mail)
http://nccic.org

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
(800)729–6686
(301)468–2600
(800)487–4889 (TTY/TDD)
(301)230–2867 (TTY/TDD)
(301)468–6433 (Fax)
info@health.org (E-mail)
http://www.health.org

National Clearinghouse for Primary Care Information
(703)821–8955, ext. 248
(703)566–4831 (TTY)
(703)821–2098 (Fax)
http://www.bphc.hrsa.dhhs.gov

National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training for Hazardous Materials, Waste Operations, and Emergency Response
(301)571–4226
(301)897–5848 (Fax)
chouse@dgsys.com (E-mail)
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/wetp/clear.htm

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
(800)FYI–3366
(703)385–7565
(703)385–3206 (Fax)
nccanch@calib.com (E-mail)
http://www.calib.com/nccanch

National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth
(301)608-8098
(301)608-8721 (Fax)
info@ncfy.com (E-mail)
http://www.ncfy.com

National Clearinghouse on Family Support and Children's Mental Health
(800)628–1696
(800)735–2900 (TTY)
(503)725–4040
(503)725–4180 (Fax)
http://www.rtc.pdx.edu/resource/clearing.htm

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
(301)654–3327
(301)907–8906 (Fax)
NDIC@info.niddk.nih.gov (E-mail)
http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health/diabetes/NDIC.htm

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
(301)654–3810
(301)907–8906 (Fax)
NDIC@info.nddic.nih.gov (E-mail)
http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health/digest/nddic.htm

National Health Information Center
(800)336–4797
(301)565–4167
(301)984–4256 (Fax)
nhicinfo@health.org (E-mail)
http://nhic-nt.health.org

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information Center
(301)592–8537
(301)592–8563 (Fax)
nhlbiinfo@rover.nhlbi.nhi.gov (E-mail)
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(800)424–9393 (Hotline)
(800)424–9153 (TTY)
(202)366–0123 (Hotline)
(202)366–5962 (Fax)
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/

National Information Center for Children and Youth With Disabilities
(800)695–0285 (Voice/TT)
(202)884–8200 (Voice/TT)
(202)884–8441 (Fax)
nichcy@aed.org (E-mail)
http://www.nichcy.org

National Injury Information Clearinghouse
(301)504–0424
(301)504–0124 (Fax)
info@cpsc.gov (E-mail)
http://www.cpsc.gov/about/clrnghse.html

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
(301)496–5717, (301)402–0120 (Fax)
niaidoc@flash.niaid.nih.gov (E-mail)
http://www.niaid.nih.gov/

National Institute of Mental Health
(301)443–4513,
(800)64–PANIC (Panic Disorder Information)
(800)421–4211 (D/ART Information)
(301)443–5158 (Mental Health FAX4U)
(301)443–4279 (Fax)
nimhpubs@nih.gov (E-mail)
nimhinfo@nih.gov (E-mail)
http://www.nimh.nih.gov

National Institute on Aging Information Center
(301)587–2528, (800)222–2225 (Voice/TTY)
(800)222–4225(TDD)
(301)589–3014 (Fax)
niainfo@access.digex.net (E-mail)
http://www.nih.gov/nia/

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication
Disorders Information Clearinghouse

(800)241–1044
(800)241–1055(TTY)
(301)907–8830 (Fax)
nidcdinfo@nidcd.nih.gov (E-mail)
http://www.nih.gov/nidcd

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse
(301)654–4415
(301)907–8906 (Fax)
NKUDIC@info.niddk.nih.gov (E-mail)
http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health/kidney/NKUDIC.htm

National Lead Information Center
(800)424–LEAD (Clearinghouse)
(800)LEAD–FYI (Hotline)
(800)526–5456(TDD)
(301)585–7976 (Fax)
hotline.lead@epamail.epa.gov (E-mail)
http://www.epa.gov/lead/nlic.htm

National Library Service for the Blind
(800)424–8567
(202)707–5100
(202)707–0744 (TDD)
(202)707–0712 (Fax)
nls@loc.gov (E-mail)
http://lcweb.loc.gov/nls/

National Maternal and Child Health Clearinghouse
(703)356–1964
(703)821–2098 (Fax)
nmchc@circsol.com (E-mail)
http://www.nmchc.org

National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse
(301)402–7364
(301)907–8830 (Fax)
(301)656–7581 (TTY)
nidr@aerie.com (E-mail)
http://www.nidr.nih.gov
http://www.aerie.com/nohicweb

National Rehabilitation Information Center
(800)346–2742
(301)562–2400
(301)595–5626 (TTY)
(301)562–2401 (Fax)
http://www.naric.com

National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness
(800)444–7415
(518)439–7415
(518)439–7612 (Fax)
nrc@prainc.com (E-mail)
http://www.prainc.com/nrc

National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Resource Center
(703)821–8955, (703)821–2098 (Fax)
sids@circsol.com (E-mail)
http://www.circsol.com/SIDS

National Technical Information Service
(800)553–NTIS, (703)605–6900 (Fax)
http://www.ntis.gov/index.html

National Women's Health Information Center
(800) 994-9662
(888) 220-5446 (TDD)
4woman@soza.com (E-mail)
http://www.4woman.gov

Office of Alternative Medicine Clearinghouse
(888)644–6226 (Voice/TTY)
(301)495–4957 (Fax)
(800)531–1794 (Faxback)
http://altmed.od.nih.gov/nccam/clearinghouse/

Office of Minority Health Resource Center
(800)444–6472
(301)230–7198,
(301)230–7199 (TDD),
(301)230–7198 (Fax)
info@omhrc.gov (E-mail)
http://www.omhrc.gov/

Office of Population Affairs (OPA) Clearinghouse
(301)654-6190 (Voice)
(301)215-7731 (Fax)
opa@osophs.dhhs.gov (E-mail)
http://www.hhs.gov/progorg/opa/clearing.html

Office on Smoking and Health
(800)CDC–1311
(770)488–5705
(770)488–5939 (Fax)
ccdinfo@ccdod1.em.cdc.gov (E-mail)
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco

OSERS/Communications and Media Support Services
(202)205–8241
(202)401–2608 (Fax)
http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/

Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center
(800)624–BONE
(202)223–0344,
(202)466–4315 (TTY)
(202)293–2354 (Fax)
orbdnrc@nof.org (E-mail)
http://www.osteo.org/

Policy Information Center
(202)690–6445
pic@osaspe.dhhs.gov (E-mail)
http://aspe.os.dhhs.gov/PIC/gate2pic.htm

President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
(202)690–9000
(202)690–5211 (Fax)
http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/ophs/pcpfs.htm

Rural Information Center Health Service
(800)633–7701
(301)504–5547
(301)504–6856(TDD)
(301)504–5181 (Fax)
ric@nal.usda.gov (Email)
http://www.nal.usda.gov/ric/richs

U.S. Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety
(800)368–5647 (Customer InfoLine)
(800)689–0816 (TTY)
(202)267–1077
(703)313–5910 (BBS)
http://www.uscgboating.org/

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Hotline
(800)638–2772
(800)638–8270 (TT)
(301)504–0580
(301)504–0399 (Fax)
http://www.cpsc.gov

U.S. Department of AgricultureExtension Service
(see listing in Government section of local telephone directories)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Public Information Center
(202)260–5922
(202)260–6257 (Fax)
library-hq@epamail.epa.gov (E-mail)
http://www.epa.gov



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