The Washington Information Directory (WID) is one of the most historically successful publications at CQ Press. Although it is a “directory,” it has lived in the Library/Annual Edition portfolio because it has a unique profile - it is topically organized, and within the taxonomic structure the relevant organizations are listed not only with contact information but with a brief paragraph describing what the organization (whether government or non-governmental) does related to that topic. It focuses on Washington - in order to be listed, an organization must have an office in the Washington metropolitan area. These descriptions are not boilerplate advertising material from the organizations; rather, they are hand-crafted by a talented freelance research team. 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. Lee Fleisher, 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. Vacant, 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 Workforce ...

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