American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) - Professional organization committed to improving healthcare by advancing best practices and standards for health information management; a trusted source for education, research, and professional credentialing. Adherence to the AHIMA Code of Ethics and enabling quality healthcare through quality information.
American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) - A national organization focusing on the relationship between nutrition and cancer. Call 800.843.8114.
American Medical Association (AMA) - Promotes the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health. Sets standards for integrity and ethical behavior of its members. Assists doctors to help patients by uniting physicians nationwide to work on the most important professional and public health issues.
Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) – The CDC is one of the major operating components of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and health education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.
Children's Hospice International - A membership group working to improve hospice care for children; 800.242.4453.
Encore (YWCA of the USA - Office of Women's Health Initiative) - For women over 50 in need of early cancer detection information, breast and cervical cancer screening, or support services.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Cancer Liaison Program - Provides information about cancer resources within FDA and other federal agencies, and the private sector; educates patients about the FDA drug approval process, cancer clinical trials and access to investigational therapies.National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Disseminates information on complementary and alternative (CAM) medicine to practitioners and the public. Web site provides access to a CAM index consisting of more than 90,000 bibliographic citations from 1966 to 1997.
National Library of Medicine (NLM) - Includes links to information about a number of health topics, medical dictionaries, databases (including MEDLINE), clearinghouses, directories, organizations, publications and health news, and consumer health libraries.
National Marrow Donor Program - Maintains a registry of bone marrow donors, provides information on how to become a donor, and organizes donor recruitment drives. Toll-free phone number is 800-627-7692 or 800.526.7809.
Ronald McDonald House - A national network of temporary housing facilities for families of children hospitalized with life-threatening illnesses. Many states and major cities have Ronald McDonald Houses.