Clearinghouses & Health Information Center
NIDDK receives congressional authorization for information clearinghouses and activities to enhance public knowledge and understanding of the diseases and conditions within its mission. You can access legislative information about NIDDK Information Clearinghouses and related activities at uscode.house.gov section 285-c1 and section 285-c8.
- online health information that is informed by NIDDK research, reviewed by doctors, and provided to help you understand more about the diseases and conditions you or your loved ones may face.
- answers to questions via
Clearinghouses and Programs
The clearinghouses and programs below were created to provide plain-language health information and respond to questions about the diseases and conditions within the NIDDK mission. Services are provided today via the NIDDK Health Information Center.
- National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, established 1978
- National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse, established 1987
- National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, established 1980
- Nutritional Disorders Program, established 1993 (operated as the Weight-control Information Network from 1994-2015)
A series of weekly radio episodes featuring Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers, the Director of NIDDK.
Past Education Programs
NIDDK carries forward the content and outreach and promotion activities developed under these programs to meet ongoing need.
National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) (1988-2019)
Working with local and national partners, NDEP sought to improve the treatment and outcomes for people with diabetes, promote early diagnosis, and prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Many of NDEP's messages are now available via Diabetes Health Topics and in resources for Health Professionals.
Promoted evidence-based interventions to improve understanding, detection, and management of kidney disease, including identification of patients at greatest risk for progression to kidney failure.