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Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality: a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This website provides data resources, publications, research findings and reports, and other resources in an effort to improve safety and quality in healthcare. Información en español.
Health & Wellness, Government
Designed to help citizens find out what government benefits they may be eligible to receive, with access to information from across 17 Federal agencies. Links to benefit programs for all types of people: elderly, veterans, low-income citizens, students, farmers, parents, disaster victims and many more.
The Chronicling America project offers a searchable U.S. Newspaper Directory which can be narrowed by geographic coverage, date, language, ethnicity, and labor press (i.e., published for readers of a particular occupation or political philosophy, such as coal miners, dairy farmers, and/or socialists). Chronicling America also offers free access to a handful of digitized Kansas newspapers (such as the Kansas Herald of Freedom).
Local History, News, Periodicals, Government
This federal agency provides a wide variety of resources to help consumers make informed financial decisions, including guides to choosing and managing credit cards, buying a car or house, managing student loans, and preparing for retirement. You can also submit complaints about financial products or services here.
Consumer Financial Protection
The Department of Children and Families (DCF) offers a number of services to support employment, including assistance with job training, work clothing, and work-related transportation. The Ottawa DCF office is located at 2231 South Elm Street; the phone number is 785-229-8600/TDD: 1-800-766-3777