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Programs Supported by ABMS
ABMS supports the following programs that are designed to raise awareness on current healthcare topics and research surrounding patient safety, quality care and finding a physician.

National Priorities Partnership (NPP) >
       • NPP Newsletter
Healthcare 411
Institute for Healthcare Improvement 5 Million Lives Campaign >
World Health Care Congress >
Consumer Reports >

National Quality Groups

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) >
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) >
American Hospital Association (AHA) >
American Medical Association (AMA) >
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) >
Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) >
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) >
Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) >
The Joint Commission >
National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) >
National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) >
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) >
National Quality Forum (NQF) >
       • Enhancing Physician Performance: A Summit Report
URAC >

Government Health Agencies

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality >
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention >
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services >
National Institutes of Health >
National Safety Council >
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services >
U.S. Food and Drug Administration >
U.S. National Library of Medicine >

Health Resources
There are thousands of Web sites offering general and in-depth information on healthcare and healthy living. But be careful! The regulation of Web sites, particularly those Web sites based in countries other than the United States, is practically non-existent. Be especially suspicious of sites that are offering information on healthy living alongside products that are for sale. That doesn't mean that there aren't sites out there offering credible information on healthcare. Among those available, ABMS recommends these sites for valuable healthcare information:

Institute of Medicine >
Mayo Clinic >
MedlinePlus >
Web MD >
Healthcare 360 >