The National Institutes of Health is the U.S. government agency which drives medical research to benefit public health. It consists of 27 institutes and centers, including the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which is run by Dr. Anthony Fauci. The latest updates on NIH research for COVID-19 are at https://www.nih.gov/health-information/coronavirus
The U.S. Congress began funding medical research in the late 1870’s, searching for the causes of cholera and yellow fever. The NIH employs about 20,000 people including 6,000 scientific researchers. In addition to conducting research in its own labs, it funds outside research, educates scientists, and fosters communication among researchers.
The member institutes investigate cancer, aging, drug abuse, human genome research, and much more. The NIH Clinical Center is America's research hospital.
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The mission of the Kaiser Family Foundation is to advise federal and state governments on healthcare policy. They produce non-partisan analysis on national health issues and distribute their knowledge freely. See their analysis of the 2020 Election and the Affordable Care Act. KFF does it own research on public opinions and helps news organizations figure out how to scale up the spread of reliable information about health.
Kaiser Health News is their editorially independent news service that distributes news briefs and in-depth features. Their topics include
- COVID-19 and the Coronavirus outbreak
- Health care costs
- Health insurance
- Health law at the federal and state levels
- Mental health
- Public health
In their Data & Docs section, KFN allows people to search the data they've compiled and the documents they have obtained in their research.
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