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.

Health Professions

Health professions



Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) (Health and Human Services Dept.), Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ), 7500 Security Blvd., S3-02-01, Baltimore, MD 21244; (410) 786-6841. Fax, (410) 786-6857. Dr. Kate Goodrich, Director.


Oversees professional review and other medical review programs; establishes guidelines; prepares issue papers relating to legal aspects of professional review and quality assurance.

Education Dept., Health Education Assistance Loan Program (HEAL), 12501 Ardennes Ave., #200, Rockville, MD 20857; (844) 509-8957. Tawana Lewis, Supervisor.

General email,


Insures loans provided by private lenders to students attending eligible health professions schools under the Public Health Service Act. New loans to student borrowers have been discontinued. Refinancing has been terminated.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) (Health and Human Services Dept.), Bureau of Health ...

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