The Washington Information Directory (WID) is a topically organized reference resource that lists contact information for federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the Washington metro area along with a brief paragraph describing what each organization does related to that topic. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) (Health and Human Services Dept.), (Research and Quality), 5600 Fishers Lane, 7th Floor, Rockville, MD 20857; (301) 427-1364. Fax, (301) 427-1873. Gopal Khanna, Director, (301) 427-1200. Congressional Affairs, (301) 427-1214. Press, (301) 427-1864. Public inquiries, (301) 427-1104. TTY, (888) 586-6340.

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Works to improve the quality, safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of health care in the United States. Promotes improvements in clinical practices and in organizing, financing, and delivering health care services. Conducts and supports comparative effectiveness research, demonstration projects, evaluations, and training; disseminates information on a wide range of activities.

Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) (Health and Human Services Dept.), 200 Independence Ave. S.W., #716G, ...

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