Resources

  • Affordable Healthcare Act - Link to information about the Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare) which provides a timeline of all changes affected by this law.

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - Link to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) research, an agency that provides evidence-based information on health care outcomes; quality; and cost, use, and access. Information from AHRQ’s research helps people make more informed decisions and improve the quality of health care services.

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Link to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an agency that is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships. CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Link to the U.S. federal agency which administers Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Insurance Program.

  • CheckPoint - Provides reliable information for decision making by consumers, purchasers, and healthcare providers. CheckPoint gives a snapshot of Wisconsin's hospitals' performance in key areas.

  • Community Health Needs Assessment - Polk County - Healthiest Polk County 2015 is Polk County, Wisconsin's Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). Its main purpose is to collaboratively address issues that impact and improve the health of the 44,000 residents of Polk County.

  • Department of Health & Human Services - Link to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

  • Healthfinder - Link to healthfinder®, a free gateway to reliable consumer health and human services information developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Healthfinder® can lead you to selected on-line publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, and support and self-help groups, as well as the government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that produce reliable information for the public.

  • HospitalCompare - Compare hospitals quality of care survey ratings from patients with certain medical conditions or surgical procedures