The InterAmerican Heart Foundation is dedicated to promoting the creation of heart foundations in America, improving public knowledge about heart disease, and preventing heart disease and stroke.
The United States Department of Agriculture oversees many programs aimed at improving the quality of life for all Americans. The mission of theFood and Consumer Service is to ensure access to nutritious, healthful diets for all Americans. Programs and resources under the FCS include the FCS Food Source Network - a public forum for FCS related discussions, Food Research and Evaluation Data, Team Nutrition - the school meals initiative for healthy children, and the National School Lunch Week Proclamation. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service ensures the health care of plants and animals as well as improving agricultural competitiveness and productivity. APHIS' Import-Export Directory contains information on import and export regulations. Also available online are traveler tips for bringing materials into the U.S. and biotechnology information including a section about genetically altered foods.
The Environmental Protection Agency is responsible for executing Federal environmental protection laws. The EPA provides a list of programs aimed at environmental protection. These include the Acid Rain Program, Energy Star Programs, the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Program, Wetlands Protection. Consumer information is also available from the EPA, including: the UV Index document, the Energy Star Computer Products Listing, and the Radon Publications.
The U.S. Geological Survey's Environment Page advocates that understanding the conditions and functions of environmental systems and the factors that are changing them is an important function of the USGS scientific mission. Highlights of the USGS online service include The Global Change and Climate History Program, Environmental Affairs Program, and Radon Research.
The U.S. Department of Energy's Biological and Environmental Research supports biological and environmental research projects, including The Human Genome Project -aimed at characterizing the human genome, The Global Change Research Programs - aimed at measuring and predicting changes in the global environment, and the Protecting Human Subjects Program.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse
is an agency of the National Institutes of Health dedicated to
bringing science resources to the problem of drug abuse and addiction.
Accessible online from NIDA are
The NIDA Division of Basic Research
The Neuroscience Consortium.