General Organizations & Associations - Health Links by Topic


The Road Back Foundation
, 4985 North Lake Hill Road, Delaware, OH 43015; (614) 881-5601; offers information on antibiotic therapy for rheumatoid arthritis and other forms of inflammatory arthritis; was founded to continue the work of Thomas McPherson Brown, M.D.

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD):

ADD Warehouse, 300 N.W. 70th Ave., Suite 102, Plantation, FL 33317 (800) 233-9273;; offers a mail-order catalog full of books, videos, games and other ADD-related products.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) Dedicated to advocating for adults and children with attention deficit disorders through education to increase awareness and understanding of ADD. 1788 Second St. Suite 200, Higland Park, Illinois, 60035, phone 847-432-ADDA, fax 847-432-5874.

Children & Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD) - 8181 Professional Place, Suite 201, Landover, MD 20785 phone (800) 233-4050, fax (301) 306-7090; web site: With over 20,000 members and over 200 affiliates nationwide, CHADD is the nation's leading non-profit organization serving individuals with AD/HD.The CHADD National Call Center provides everyone with the information and resources needed to improve the lives of people affected by Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD).

Breast Cancer:

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) - The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship is the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy organization in the country and a highly respected voice at the federal level, advocating for quality cancer care for all Americans and empowering cancer survivors. NCCS believes in evidence-based advocacy for systemic changes at the federal level in how the nation researches, regulates, finances, and delivers quality cancer care.

Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization, 212 W. Van Buren, 4th Fl, Chicago, IL 60607 (800) 221-2141; runs a 24-hour hotline for breast cancer patients and their friends and relatives.


Bloch National Cancer Hotline, (800) 433-0464; connects cancer patients with cancer survivors who can address patient?s fears and questions. Callers are referred to volunteers matched for age, sex, and cancer type who are willing to share their own experiences. The service is free.

Cancer Care (support group) (800) 813-4673.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, 1010 Wayne Ave., Ste. 505, Silver Spring, MD 20910; (301) 650-8868;; for information on support groups, and employment and insurance rights.

Celiac Disease:

Celiac Sprue Association, PO Box 31700, Omaha, NE 86131-0700; (402) 558-0600, fax (402) 558-1347; CSA is an organization for those interested in celiac disease [CD] [nontropical sprue], dermatitis herpetiformis [DH], and the gluten-free diet.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:

CFS Survival Association, PO Box 1889, Davis, CA 95617, (916) 756-9242; provides patient contacts, referrals to support groups, and access to other resources.

The CFIDS Association of America, PO Box 220398, Charlotte, NC 28222-0398, (800) 44-CFIDS;; has a quarterly magazine, educational material, research and advocacy. (Chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome)

Digestive Diseases:

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, (301) 654-3810; for fact sheets regarding ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, heartburn and other digestive diseases; they also make referrals to national organizations that sponsor support groups.


The International Dyslexia Association, 8600 LaSalle Road, Chester Building, Suite 382, Baltimore, MD 21286-2044, (410) 296-0232, fax (410) 321-5069, e-mail:; web site: has 45 branches in the U.S. and abroad; branches provide many local programs and services, including: information and referral, newsletters, conferences and seminars, and support groups. Membership organization.


The Fibromyalgia Network, Box 314750, Tucson, AZ 85751; (800) 853-2929; for help in finding a qualified practitioner.


American Hemochromatosis Society, 777 East Atlantic Avenue, Z-363, Delray Beach, FL 33483-5352. Send a business-size SASE with two first class stamps for free educational brochures. E-mail them at;

Lung Diseases:

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (608) 831-6989

American Lung Association (800) 586-4872

Multiple Sclerosis:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 733 Third Ave., New York, NY 10017-3288; (212) 986-3240 or (800) 344-4867, fax (212) 986-7981, e-mail:; Information resource center and library.

Muscular Dystrophy:

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (610) 499-7486. Has a Website for this form of muscular dystrophy:

Parkinson's Disease:

Parkinson's Disease Foundation, (800) 457-6676, 710 W. 168th St., New York, NY 10032. Has free information on symptoms, treatments, work options, and more.

Prostate Cancer:

Education Center for Prostate Cancer Patients, (516) 997-1777, fax (516) 997-9555, PO Box 948, Westbury, NY 11590; publishes updates on PC Spes trials and protocols and maintains a database of complementary physicians who specialize in integrating natural and traditional therapies.

Mathews Foundation for Prostate Cancer Research, (800) 234-6284; for information on the prevention and treatment of prostate cancer; trained volunteers and staff members will answer questions, send pamphlets and lend videotapes on this disease.

The National Prostate Cancer Coalition is a US-based organization dedicated to bringing together and representing the interests of multiple organizations and individuals with an interest in the prevention and the cure of prostate cancer. It is not a support group per se, but most of the US-based support groups are represented in some way within the Coalition.
Address: National Prostate Cancer Coalition, 1158 15th Street, Washington, DC 20005 Tel: (202) 463 9455

The American Prostate Society is dedicated to encouraging the detection and treatment of prostate cancer before it becomes incurable, and thereby cutting prostate cancer deaths by 50%. Address: The American Prostate Society, 7188 Ridge Road, Hanover, MD 21076 Tel: (410) 859 3735


National Psoriasis Foundation, 6600 SW 92nd Avenue, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97223-7195, 800-723-9166, (503) 244-7404, fax (503) 245- 0626, E-Mail; Website:


National Rosacea Society, 220 S. Cook St., Suite 201, Barrington, IL 60010. Provides information and publishes Rosacea Review, distributed without charge to people with the condition.

Sleep Disorders:

American Sleep Disorders Association, 1610 Fourteenth St., NW, Suite 300, Rochester, MN 55901

National Sleep Foundation, 729 15 St. NW, 4th Fl., Department NNR, Washington, DC 20005; Website:; E-mail:


American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852-3279; (800) 638-8255 or (301) 897-5700. For referrals to speech-language pathologists (SLPs) or information on dysphagia (swallowing disorders) or speech-language therapy.


Stuttering Foundation of America, PO Box 11749, Memphis, TN 38111-0749, (800) 992-9392; send $1.00 for 56 page book No. 11, a guide for parents.


American Tinnitus Association, Box 5, Portland, OR 97207. 503-248-9985.

Tourette Syndrome:

Tourette Syndrome Association, 42-40 Bell Blvd., Bayside, NY 11361; phone 718-224-2999, fax (718) 279-9596, email:; web site: For information on Tourette syndrome, send a SASE business sized envelope and 20 cents.

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Academy for Guided Imagery - PO Box 2070, Mill Valley, CA 94942 (800) 726-2070 or (415) 389-9324. Offers free catalog and directory of practitioners.

Academy for Sports Dentistry - The Academy was founded in 1983 as a forum for dentists, physicians, trainers, coaches, dental technicians, and educators interested in exchanging ideas related to Sports Dentistry.

Academy of Dispensing Audiologists - Established in 1977, the Academy of Dispensing Audiologists (ADA) is a national organization that fosters and supports the professional dispensing of hearing aids.

Academy of General Dentistry - The Academy of General Dentistry is an international dental organization of 35,000 members who are dedicated to continuing dental education and to providing the patient with the best possible care.

AcademyHealth - The Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy was established in June 2000 as the result of a merger between the Alpha Center and the Association for Health Services Research.

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance - The Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance is a 501 (c)(4) public welfare professional membership organization of individuals and organizations who use acupuncture.

Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network - The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network is a nationwide resource for addiction-related information funded by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA).

Air & Waste Management Association - The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA), formerly The Air Pollution Control Association, founded in 1907, seeks to advance the art and science of air pollution control and waste management .

Alzheimer's Association - (800) 272-3900

American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine - The American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM), founded in 1948, is a multidisciplinary scientific society devoted to the study of cerebral palsy.

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology's objectives are to advance the knowledge and practice of the allergy specialty, to foster education of students and the public, and.

American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine - 1341 W. Fullerton, Ste. 111, Chicago, IL 60614; fax (773) 528-5390. For help locating a practitioner qualified for hormone therapy.

American Academy of Audiology - Founded in 1988, the American Academy of Audiology is a professional organization of individuals dedicated to providing quality hearing care to the public.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, formerly the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, was founded in 1953 to further the diagnosis, research.

American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine - Created in 1991, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) is an international network of researchers and clinicians representing the leading edge approach to oral appliance therapy.

American Academy of Dermatology - The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) was founded in 1938 to encourage and provide continuing education in dermatology.

American Academy of Environmental Medicine - The American Academy of Environmental Medicine, founded in 1965 as the Society for Clinical Ecology, is an international association of physicians and associated professionals interested in the clinic. (215) 862-4544, fax (215) 862-4583.

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - The Academy, formed in 1964 by the merger of two plastic surgery associations, is a medical society for surgeons who perform plastic and reconstructive surgery on the head, face.

American Academy of Family Physicians - The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), originally the American Academy of General Practice, was founded in 1947 and has chapters in all States.

American Academy of Implant Dentistry - Founded in 1951, the Academy is the professional organization for dentists specializing in implant dentistry (implantology). The Academy holds annual meetings for members.

American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA) - 5820 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90036; (800) 521-2262; has information about acupuncture, medical references, links to other sites, and a complete practitioner list; distributes lists of MDs or DOs who have completed training in medical acupuncture.

American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons - The goal of this scientific and educational association of orthopedists and neurosurgeons is to improve the quality of care and directions for patients in the fields of orthopaedics and neurosurgery.

American Academy of Neurology - The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is a professional society composed of neurologists and professionals in related fields who share a common goal of continued growth.

American Academy of Ophthalmology - The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is a professional organization made up of ninety percent of U.S. ophthalmologists, dedicated to helping the public maintain healthy eyes and good vision.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is the world's largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists, concerned with the diagnosis, care.

American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) - 3500 DePauw Blvd., Ste. 1080, Indianapolis, IN 46268; (317) 879-1881; has basic info about osteopathy and the AAOs osteopathic manipulative medicine certification program; includes instructions on how to request practitioner listings - no lists on site; professional group for DOs; send $5 and a business SASE for a list of all member DOs in your state; if you are near a border they will send you an adjacent state for that single charge.

American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy & Foundation - Founded in 1941, the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy & Foundation (AAOA) represents over 2000 Board certified otolaryngologists.

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - The American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery is an organization of physicians who specialize in care of the ear, nose, and throat and related areas of the head and neck.

American Academy of Pain Management - The American Academy of Pain Management is an inclusive, interdisciplinary organization serving clinicians who treat people with pain. We accomplish this through education, setting standards of care.

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry - The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), is a national, non-profit agency, whose goal is to improve the oral health of infants, children and adolescents.

American Academy of Pediatrics - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), founded in 1930, is a professional association dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, and young adults.

American Academy of Periodontology - The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) is a 7900-member association of dental professionals specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the gums.

American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation was founded to maximize the quality of life while minimizing the incidence, severity and prevalence of physical impairments.

American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine - A professional, member organization, AAPSM was founded in 1970 by a group of podiatric sports physicians who saw the need for a podiatric sports medicine association.

American Academy of Sleep Medicine - American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), formerly the American Sleep Disorders Association, is a professional medical society for 6,000 clinicians, researchers.

American Art Therapy Association, Inc. - The American Art Therapy Association (AATA) was founded in 1969. It is dedicated to the use of art therapy and the development of professional standards of practice for art therapists and research.

American Association for Active Lifestyles and Fitness - The goal of AAALF and its 12 Councils is to promote active lifestyles and fitness for all populations through support of research, development of leaders and dissemination of current information.

American Association for Clinical Chemistry - Founded in 1948, the AACC is an international scientific/medical society of clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists.

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry - The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the mental health and well-being of older people.

American Association for Hand Surgery - When it was founded by a group of hand surgeons in 1970, the purpose of the American Association for Hand Surgery was to provide an educational forum to increase the professional expertise.

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) - is the national association of marriage and family therapists. A principal goal of the AAMFT is to increase understanding.

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus - American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) provides support and resources for Pediatric Ophthalmologists, Strabismologists, related personnel.

American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation - The American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation (AAPAR) is dedicated to enhancing quality of life by promoting creative and active lifestyles through meaningful physical activity.

American Association for Respiratory Care - The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), formerly the American Association for Respiratory Therapy, is dedicated to serving the needs of health professionals working in the field.

American Association of Birth Centers - The National Association of Childbearing Centers (NACC) is the Nation's largest repository of information on freestanding birth centers. It offers a telephone information consultation service.

American Association of Blood Banks - The American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) was established in 1947 as a national association of hospital and community blood banks, transfusion services, and other immunohematologic services.

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists - A professional medical organization devoted to the field of clinical endocrinology, the mission of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists is to enhance the practice of clinical endocrin.

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine - The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) works to advance osteopathic medical education through service to colleges and students.

American Association of Critical Care Nurses - This not-for-profit association was formed with a mission to help educate nurses working in newly developed intensive care units. AACN's vision is actualized by the following organizations: AACN.

American Association of Diabetes Educators - The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) was founded as a multidisciplinary organization working to foster communication and cooperation among individuals.

American Association of Endodontists - The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) is the organization of endodontic specialists and other dental professionals worldwide with an interest in endodontics.

American Association of Immunologists - The American Association of Immunologists represents the professional interests of its membership through:Representation of research funding and science policy concerns of AAI members to Congress.

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians - 601 Valley St., Suite 105, Seattle, WA 98109; (206) 298-0126; referral line (206) 298-0125, Fax (206) 298-0129; gives complete access to practitioner list, plus info on state organizations, licensing, and credential explanations; Send $5.00 for a national referral directory of naturopathic physicians who specialize in herbal medicine, or you can see it free on their Web site; includes all licensing, credential, and naturopathic medical school info; also lists practitioners by specialty which can be faxed with a credit card.

American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons - This is a scientific and educational association, with more than 6,500 members in North America and abroad.

American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine - The primary goal of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (formerly the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine) is to serve physicians who diagnose.

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists - Founded in 1931 and located in Park Ridge, IL., the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is the professional organization for more than 30,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists.

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons - Oral and maxillofacial surgery is defined by the American Dental Association as the specialty of dentistry which includes the diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries.

American Association of Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) - This Association was established in 1981 as the unifying force for American acupuncturists who are committed to ethical, high educational standards, and well regulated profession to ensure the safety. 433 Front St., Catasauqua, PA 18032; (610)-266-1433; FAX (610) 264-2768; for help in locating a certified acupuncture practitioner.

American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) - is a professional association of educationally qualified orthodontic specialists dedicated to advancing the art and science of orthodontics.

American Association of Orthopedic Medicine - 90 S. Cascade Ave., Suite 1190, Colorado Springs, CO 80903; (800) 992-2063. for information and the names of medical and orthopedic physicians in your area who perform prolotherapy.

American Association of Physician Specialists - - Represents thousands of physicians in all specialties. AAPS's professional societies include dermatology, gynecology, and radiology.

American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) - founded in 1967, is a nonprofit, professional association dedicated to training, education.

American Association of Suicidology (AAS) - founded in 1968, promotes the study of suicide and suicide prevention services. AAS activities include an annual meeting, a clinical training institute.

American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) - is an educational and scientific, tax exempt organization founded in 1976. Its mission is to facilitate the provision of transplantable tissues.

American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC) - is the national credentialing organization for the orthotic and prosthetic industry. Through widely accepted established standards of care and practice, the ABC credentials over 5,000 individuals.

American Board of Chelation Therapy - 70 West Huron, Chicago, IL 60610; (800) 356-2228; call or write (with SASE) for free list of doctors who practice chelation therapy.

American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) - is one of the 24 certifying boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). The ABEM is an independent, non-profit organization.

American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) - Established in 1986, the is dedicated to improving the quality of facial plastic surgery available to the public by measuring the qualifications of candidate surgeons against certain rigorous.

American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) - formerly the American Board of Family Practice, is the second largest medical specialty board in the United States.

American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine - The mission of the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine is to promote excellence in the delivery of medical care to all patients with advanced, progressive illness through the development.

American Board of Hospital Physicians - - Certifies and recognizes those physicians whose excellence in hospital practice has brought honor to those hospitals in which they have served.

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) - establishes the requirements for certification and maintenance of certification for physicians in internal medicine, its subspecialties.

American Board of Orthodontics - This specialty board in dentistry offers a certification program for orthodontists. Certification, which is a voluntary process, provides an extensive review of the orthodontist's basic education.

American Board of Pediatrics - is a certification board that establishes qualifications, conducts examinations, and certifies as diplomates those it finds qualified as specialists and subspecialists.

American Botanical Council - PO Box 201660, Austin, TX 78720; (800) 373-7105; will send a free catalog of publications about herbs and medicinal plants.

American Burn Association - This is an international, multi-disciplinary organization of health professionals that provide care and rehabilitation to burn patients, conduct burn-related research, educate burn team members.

American Chiropractic Association (ACA) - 1701 Clarendon Blvd., Ste. 200, Arlington, VA 22209; (703) 276-8800 or (800) 986-4636; has information about licensing, accreditation, education, research articles, and a list of members. Provides information on chiropractic care and referrals to chiropractors.

American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) - is an international, non-profit medical society of health care professionals, from 30 disciplines and 40 countries, who treat.

American College of Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) - Box 3427, Laguna Hills, CA 92654; (714) 583-7666; outside CA (800) 532-3688; for national listing of alternative health physicians who practice innovative types of medicine and a list of books and other resources available for purchase, send SASE with 1st class postage (78 cents) for free list.

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) - is a professional association of 4,000 allergists/immunologists. Established in 1942, the ACAAI is dedicated to improving the quality of patient care in allergy.

American College of Cardiology - This is a professional organization with a membership of over 26,000 cardiovascular physicians and scientists from around the world. The mission of the College is to foster optimal cardiovascular care.

American College of Chest Physicians - provides a multidisciplinary approach to the study of cardiovascular and pulmonary medicine, surgery, critical care and related fields for physicians.

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) - founded in 1968, is a medical specialty organization of over 22,000 members, 53 chapters, and 26 sections that focus on critical issues.

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons - is a medical specialty society comprised of more than 6,000 physician members. The mission of the College is to advance the competency of foot.

American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) - was formed in 1932 to advance the scientific study and medical treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. The College promotes the highest standards in medical education.

American College of Hyperbaric Medicine - (800) 552-0255; for information on locating a hyperbaric chamber and practitioners. Hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) is beneficial for carbon monoxide poisoning, gangrene, decompression sickness (the bends), stroke/head injuries, multiple sclerosis, burns, infections and bone fractures.

American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) - is a professional, nonprofit association of physicians with recognized expertise in medical toxicology. Medical Toxicology is a medical subspecialty.

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) - establishes standards for the practice of nurse-midwifery, certifies nurse-midwives, and accredits nurse-midwifery education programs.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) - is the national professional society for obstetricians-gynecologists. The College publishes a variety of patient educational materials,

American College of Phlebology - (formerly the North American Society of Phlebology) was founded in 1985. It has grown to be the largest phlebology society in the United States with over 900 members.

American College of Physicians (ACP) - is to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine.

American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) - promotes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education in preventive medicine and advocates cost-effective prevention programs in legislation.

American College of Radiology (ACR) - was founded in 1924 to advance the science of radiology, educate the general public and represent the interests of radiologists. Both diagnostic.

American College of Rheumatology - This is an organization of physicians, health professionals, and scientists that serves its members through programs of education, research and advocacy that foster excellence in the care of people.

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) - is a nonprofit, multi-disciplinary professional membership organization. ASCM is dedicated to generating and disseminating knowledge concerning the motive.

American College of Surgeons - A scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice. Founded in 1913, promotes high standards for surgeons and works for excellence in the quality of surgical care.

American Counseling Association - In 1952, four independent associations established the American Personnel and Guidance Association to provide a stronger voice for related counseling professions.

American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) - was founded in 1966 to establish and maintain high standards of professional education and competence in the field of dance therapy.

American Dental Association (ADA) - through its Catalog Sales Department, develops and distributes educational materials on dental health. Other services include workshops and seminars.

American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA) - was formed in 1923 to develop communication and mutual cooperation among dental hygienists. Today, ADHA is the largest national organization.

American Dietetic Association (ADA) - founded in 1917 as the professional society for dietitians, promotes the science of dietetics and nutrition. (800) 366-1655. For a referral to a dietician.

American Foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine - 505 Beach St., San Francisco, CA 94133, (415) 776-0520. For help locating a practitioner of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) near you.

American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) - is an organization of 12,000 gastroenterologists, physicians, and scientists throughout the world. For consumers, the AGA provides education.

American Geriatrics Society (AGS) - is the premier professional organization of health care providers dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults.

American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) - founded in 1942, provides a forum for the exchange of ideas among professionals in group psychotherapy.

American Head and Neck Society - (formerly the American Society for Head and Neck Surgery), was founded in 1958 and currently serves over 1500 fellows, most of whom are head and neck surgeons.

American Health Care Association (AHCA) - is a federation of 50 state health organizations, together representing nearly 12,000 non-profit and for-profit assisted living, nursing facility.

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) - With more than 35,000 members, AHIMA is the leading organization in health information management. AHIMA has been representing and certifying medical record professionals since 1928.

American Health Planning Association - Health Promotion and Policy Analysis, formerly the American Health Planning Association (AHPA) was created in 1971 to promote the improvement of health care delivery through improved health planning.

American Health Quality Association - represents Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) and professionals working to improve the quality of health care in communities across America.

American Herbalist Guild - PO Box 70, Roosevelt, UT 84006, (435) 722-8424, e-mail:,; for $5 they will send a directory of professional herbalists who have had their credentials evaluated by a peer review process.

American Holistic Health Association - (714) 779-6152,; provides free resource lists of health care professionals and self help books.

American Holistic Medical Association - 6728 Old McLean Village Dr., McLean, VA 22101; (703) 556-9245, fax (703) 556-8729; includes information about their philosophy and principles; a grassroots organization promoting a holistic approach to health; for a list of doctors who practice alternative medicine; $5 per state or a complete national list for $10; there are about 300 practitioners.

American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) - supports the concepts of holism; a state of harmony among body, mind, emotions and spirit within an ever-changing environment.

American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association - 2214 Old Emmorton Rd., Bel Air, MD, 21015, (410) 569-0795. Provides help finding holistic animal practitioners in your area.

American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) - is an international professional organization of industrial hygienists and allied specialists devoted to promoting the study.

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) - is the only major medical society in the United States devoted entirely to education and research in medical diagnostic ultrasound.

American Library Association - This association represents all types of libraries: public, school, academic, state, and special libraries serving government, commerce, the armed services, hospitals, prisons and other institutions.

American Lung Association - Oldest voluntary health organization in the United States, with a National Office and constituent and affiliate associations around the country. Founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis, ALA today fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health.

American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) - 820 Davis St., Ste. 100, Evanston, IL 60201; (847) 864-0123; has lots of information about certification, licensing, accreditation, plus what to look for when choosing a massage therapist; call or write them and they will direct you to your state organization, who will refer you to local practitioners. The mission of this association is to serve AMTA members while advancing the art, science and practice of massage therapy. The Association serves its membership, the public and the profession.

American Medical Association - AMA Journals, research, medical ethics, membership information.

American Medical Association (AMA) - founded in 1847, is the professional organization for physicians in the United States. The AMA disseminates information on issues important to physicians.

American Medical Group Association - Trade association representing approximately 300 multi-specialty medical group members composed of approximately 67,000 physicians.

American Medical Informatics Association - This association is dedicated to the development and application of medical informatics in the support of patient care, teaching, research, and health care administration.

American Medical Publishers' Association - Provides for the exchange of information among its members, hosts continuing education seminars, publishes a newsletter, and represents the industry for important issues facing medical publishers today.

American Medical Women's Association - is an organization of over 13,000 women physicians and medical students dedicated to supporting women physicians and the care of the woman patient.

American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) - is the only organization working exclusively for mental health counselors. mental health counselors believe in the dignity.

American Music Therapy Association - is to advance public knowledge of music therapy benefits and to increase access to quality music therapy services in a rapidly changing world.

American Optometric Association (AOA) - founded in 1898 as the American Association of Opticians, is a professional association for optometrists and students of optometry.

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) - was founded in 1972. The Society's comprises a membership of over 1,200 that include orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals.

American Osteopathic Association (AOA) - was established to promote the public health, to encourage scientific research, and to maintain and improve high standards of medical education.

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (AOCD) - is to improve the standards of the practice of dermatology, to stimulate the study and extend knowledge in the field.

American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA) - is the national professional society of pharmacists. To serve its members and the profession, the American Pharmaceutical Association will.

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) - is a national professional organization representing more than 75,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants.

American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) - formerly the American Podiatry Association, was founded in 1912 to improve the quality of foot care in the United States.

American Psychiatric Association (APA) - was established in 1844 as the Association of Medical Superintendents of American Institutions for the Insane.

American Psychological Association (APA) - was founded in 1892 as a professional organization for psychologists. It exists to advance psychology as a science, as a profession.

American Public Health Association (APHA) - formed in 1872, serves the interests of professionals in the public health field. APHA services include publications, annual meetings.

American Rhinologic Society - the mission is to serve, represent and advance the science and the ethical practice of rhinology. The Society promotes excellence in patient care, research.

American Running Association - founded in 1968 as the National Jogging Association, provides information and support programs for people interested in running as a practical way.

American School Health Association (ASHA) - was established in 1927 as a national membership organization for school health professionals. The Association promotes comprehensive.

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) - founded in 1922, is the largest medical laboratory organization representing the entire medical laboratory team--pathologists.

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery - founded in 1970, is the largest specialty organization in the world exclusively representing dermasurgeons, board-certified physicians.

American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery - Dedicated to promoting research, education and high standards of clinical care in the field of medical laser applications.

American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) - is a professional association dedicated to the exploration and applications of laser technology to biology, medicine, and surgery.

American Society for Microbiology - was founded in 1899 with a membership of 59 scientists. Today the Society boasts a membership of over 40,000 members, located throughout the world.

American Society for Nutrition - (3,500+ members) is the premier research society dedicated to improving the quality of life through the science of nutrition.

American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) - is a professional and scientific organization, established to encourage the development of improved patient care through.

American Society for Reproductive Immunology - An organization dedicated to advancing the study of the immunological aspects of the reproductive process.

American Society for Reproductive Medicine - formerly the American Fertility Society, was founded in 1944 as the American Society for the Study of Sterility.

American Society for Surgery of the Hand - works to improve the quality of care for hand patients. With over 2000 hand surgeons around the world as members.

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) - was founded in 1905 to advance the art and science of anesthesiology as a medical specialty and to raise standards through education and research.

American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) - is a national medical specialty society of physicians who offer comprehensive programs in the medical treatment of overweight, obesity.

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) - founded in 1974 as the American Intra-Ocular Society, disseminates information and encourages communication among ophthalmologists.

American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) - was founded in 1957 as a society for health professionals interested in the clinical applications of hypnosis. ASCH conducts training workshops.

American Society of Clinical Oncology - This nonprofit professional organization represents more than 15,000 cancer professionals worldwide. ASCO offers scientific and educational programs and a wide range of other initiatives.

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) - is the leading professional society representing more than 1200 board-certified colon and rectal surgeons.

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists - was founded in 1969 to represent the interests of its members and promote safe and effective medication therapy for the nation's long-term care residents.

American Society of Extra-Corporeal Technology - - Nonprofit association providing continuing medical education services and professional support to perfusionists and extracorporeal technologists.

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) - is a national professional association representing pharmacists who practice in hospitals, health maintenance organizations.

American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) - was established in 1948 to provide leadership in research, education and service in human genetics. ASHG is one of several human genetics societies.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons - The specialty of plastic surgery covers a wide range of procedures, and unlike other medical specialties which concentrate on one particular area of the body.

American Society of Radiologic Technologists - is the world's largest and oldest radiologic science organization. Founded in 1920, ASRT now has more than 94,000 members.

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - This organization represents scientists, clinicians and others with interests in the prevention and control of tropical diseases through research and education.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) - Founded in 1925 as the American Speech and Hearing Association, a nonprofit organization established to maintain professional standards.

American Tai Chi Association - is to promote Tai Chi as a complementary and alternative medicine to benefit the public health; promote Tai Chi as a physical activity for fitness.

American Thoracic Society (ATS) - was founded in 1905 as an international, professional and scientific society which focuses on respiratory and critical care medicine.

American Trauma Society (ATS) - is a nonprofit health association dedicated to the prevention of trauma and the improvement of trauma care. ATS's mission is to increase public awareness.

American Urological Association (AUA) - was founded in 1902 as a scientific and educational organization. The AUA supports research in urology, holds an annual scientific forum.

American Venous Forum - is to improve the care of patients with venous and lymphatic disorders by providing a forum dedicated to education.

Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA) - is a national organization for psychologists serving the Asian American community. The association's goals include advancing the welfare of Asian.

Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) - is to act as an advocate on issues important to Asian-American medical students; promote the health of Asian communities.

Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback - 10200 W. 44 Ave., Ste. 304, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. Provides referrals to biofeedback practitioners. Send business sized SASE. Founded to advance biofeedback as a means of encouraging scientific research and improving research methods.

Association for Death Education and Counseling - This is a multidisciplinary professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in death education, bereavement counseling, and care of the dying.

Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) - is the national association supporting health promotion and disease prevention educators and researchers.

Association for Transpersonal Psychology - Transpersonal psychology is concerned with the study of the deepest potentials of humanity and their impact on individuals, groups, and cultures.

Association of Air Medical Services - - An international association which serves providers of air and surface medical transport systems.

Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) - is to pursue excellence in Native American health care by promoting education in the medical disciplines.

Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC) - includes and represents all CCE accredited colleges and programs which serves its institutions and their students, the profession and its patients.

Association of Clinicians for the Underserved - is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary organization, established by the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) alumni, providers, and scholars.

Association of Health Care Office Management - Specializing in networking and education for professionals in physician practice management.

Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs - - Represents state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women of reproductive age, children and youth, including those with special health care needs, and their families.

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs - This organization was founded in 1944 and is a national health organization representing state public health leaders and others working to improve the health and well being of women, children.

Association of Medicine and Psychiatry - Founded by primary care physicians and psychiatrists interested in improving the health of patients with concurrent physical and psychiatric issues.

Association of Polysomnographic Technologists - The mission of this professional membership association is to promote and advance the development of the profession through education of its members.

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals - This is a medical professional association composed of obstetrician/gynecologists and other physicians, advanced practice clinicians, researchers, educators, and other professionals in reproductive.

Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions - This not-for-profit professional association serves administrators, educators, and others who are concerned with critical isssues affecting allied health education.

Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) - was established in 1953 to facilitate communication among the leadership of schools of public health in the United States.

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) - is a non-profit organization representing the directors and staff of state public health agency programs for oral health.

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) - is the national nonprofit organization respresenting the state and territorial public health agencies of the United States.

Association of Telehealth Service Providers (ATSP) - is the support and growth of the telehealth industry and meeting the needs of service providers.

Barbara Brennan School of Healing - (516) 329-0951. For information and referrals on the Barbara Brennan Healing Science (developed by a one-time NASA physicist). This is a method of energy healing.

Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIA) - 10200 W. 44th Ave., Ste. 304, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 (303) 420-2902; send for guidelines for choosing a practitioner; entire membership directory (1,600 members) is for sale for $30, or they will send you practitioners in your state for free. Biofeedback Certification Institute of America - was created to establish and maintain standards for practitioners who use biofeedback and to certify those who meet these standards.

British Association of Sports Rehabilitators and Trainers - - Promotes the profession and scientific study of Sports Rehabilitation and Training and to facilitate communication of those actively involved in healthcare for the physically active.

Broda Barnes Foundation - PO Box 98, Trumbull, CT 06611; (203) 261-2101; for help locating doctors who practice hormone supplementation therapy.

Center for Advancement in Cancer Education - 300 E. Lancaster Ave., Wynnewood, PA 19096, (610) 642-4810; nonprofit organization offers cancer information, counseling and referrals, resources for cancer prevention and nontoxic approaches as adjuncts or alternatives to conventional treatment.

Center for Complementary Medicine - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Shadyside, 5230 Centre Ave., Room 415, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, (412) 623-1365; provides complementary treatments to chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery, including herbal medicine, guided imagery, bodywork, acupuncture, and other healing arts.

Center For Medical Consumers - The Center is a unique not for profit, independent organization whose only agenda is informing and helping to protect members of the public in their encounters with the medical care system.

Center for the Advancement of Health - is an indepedent nonprofit organization funded by foundations to promote greater recognition of how psychological, social, behavioral.

CHOICE Hotlines - Offers confidential reproductive health, children's health and HIV/AIDS counseling, information and referrals.

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) - The mission of CARF is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served.

Community Health Charities - National organization representing 61 of America's leading health charities providing patient services, community outreach and education.

Controlled Release Society - An international organization whose mission is to advance the science and technology of chemical and biological delivery systems.

Cranial Academy - 8606 Allisonville, Ste. 130, Indianapolis, IN 46250, (317) 594-0411; for a list of qualified practitioners of cranial therapy.

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America - The Foundation, founded in 1967, is working to eradicate ileitis (Crohn's Disease) and ulcerative colitis through programs of research and education.

Danish Institute for Health Technology Assessment (DIHTA) - National organization that evaluates the conditions and consequences of using health technologies.

Dental Amalgam Mercury Syndrome (DAMS) - PO Box 7249, Minneapolis, MN 55407, (800) 311-6265, email For information on health problems caused by mercury amalgam fillings.

Digestive Disease National Coalition - is an advocacy organization comprised of several national voluntary and professional societies concerned with digestive diseases.

Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) - is to promote the quality practice of health education and health promotion as core disciplines of public health practice.

Dr. I-Net - Helps individuals without insurance who cannot afford the high cost of premiums in todays healthcare market. Provides access to free medical services, charity organizations, government programs, and alternative medicine.

Endocrine Society - Based in Bethesda, Maryland, The Endocrine Society is comprised of nearly 8,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1916, the Society is dedicated to the study and treatment of the endocrine system.

European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology (ESMRMB) - aims to support educational activities and research.

European Society for Quality in Healthcare - Dedicated to improving quality in healthcare at national and international levels.

Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) - is a nonprofit organization of eye banks dedicated to restoring sight through the promotion and advancement of eye banking.

Federation of Chinese American and Chinese Canadian Medical Societies - The mission of the Federation of Chinese American and Chinese Canadian Medical Societies is to foster communication and association of medical societies and health care professionals.

Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States - The Federation is composed of 70 member boards whose primary responsibilities and obligations are to protect the public through the regulation of physicians and other health care providers.

Feldenkrais Guild - Box 489, Albany, OR 97321; (800) 775-2118; Web site; for referral to a Feldenkrais practitioner in your area.

Foundation for Aquatic Injury Prevention - A non-profit educational organization dedicated to reducing the number of diving injuries, drownings and near drownings.

Foundation for the Advancement of Innovative Medicine (FAIM) - PO Box 7016 Albany, NY 12225-0016 (877) 634-3246, fax (518) 758-7967; email:; website:

Health Information Management Association of Australia - A national professional association representing health information managers.

Health Resources and Services Administration - Overview and programs, news room, grants and contracts, calendar of events and information center. Department of Health and Human Services, US Public Health Service.

Healthy Teen Network - formerly the National Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting and Prevention, Inc. (NOAPPP), is an interdisciplinary 501(c)(3) membership association.

Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) - is an organization of physicians, scientists, and allied professionals throughout the world dedicated to the study and the management of cardiac arrhythmias.

Holistic Dental Association - PO Box 5007, Durango, CO 81301; Web site:; e-mail: for a list of holistic dentists.

Home Healthcare Nurses Association - This is a membership organization of persons who are involved in home healthcare practice, education, administration or research. The organization's goal is to develop the specialty of home healthcare.

Hope Heart Institute - conducts research and education programs that aim to improve the physical, emotional and spiritual quality of life for all at risk of, or afflicted with, heart and blood vesse.

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association - is a professional membership association, the purpose of which is to exchange information, experiences, and ideas; to promote understanding of the specialties.

Institute for Healthcare Advancement - A California not-for-profit foundation dedicated to innovating and advancing superior healthcare practices and solutions for populations across the healthcare continuum.

Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) - is to educate healthcare practitioners and institutions, regulatory agencies, professional organizations.

Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior (IAHB) - is a nonprofit educational organization begun with the primary objective of knowledge dissemination in the bio-behavioral.

Institute for Traditional Medicine - 2017 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland, OR 97214; (503) 233-4907, fax (503) 233-1017;web site:; email:; Provides information on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), including herbs and acupuncture; site has many articles and a list of practitioners.

Institute of Health Systems - An autonomous research and educational institution engaged in health systems research, training and consultancy.

Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) - The IVAT is an important International resource, research and training center that includes all areas of violence, abuse and trauma. The Institute encompasses multiple centers, which focus on Family.

Interamerican College Of Physicians and Surgeons - is a nonprofit organization founded in 1979 to promote cooperation among U.S. Hispanic physicians.

International Academy of Clinical Thermology - Professional association for clinical thermography providing information, quality assurance, clinical guidelines, continuing education and certification testing for doctors practicing this procedure.

International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists - PO Box 1365, Sugarland, TX 77487; (281) 933-8400 or (800) 927-4227; A referral group for compounding pharmacies in your area.

International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care - The mission of this association is to maximize the survival and quality of life of all people affected by HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses through the development and implementation.

International Brain Injury Association - Founded in 1993, the IBIA works to develop positive relations and interactions between individuals, families, groups, organizations, institutions, diverse cultures and nations.

International Center for the Integration of Health and Spirituality (ICIHS) - Describes their goal of integrating health and spirituality. A multi-disciplinary collaboration with organizations, researchers, educators, clinicians, and patients.

International Certification Accreditation Board - An independent, global, nonprofit organization ensures quality, credible professional credentialing programs and procedures.

International Chiropractors Association (ICA) - 1110 N. Glebe Rd., Ste. 1000, Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 528-5000 or (800) 423-4690; web site: has info about licensing, accreditation, education, research articles, and a list of members. Call for list of practitioners.

International Foundation for Homeopathy - (206) 776-4147; for help in locating homeopathic doctors in your area.

International Foundation for Performing Arts Medicine - Non-profit organization dedicated to providing performing artists and support staff/crews of the arts injury prevention information.

International Hearing Society (IHS) - formed in 1951 as a professional organization of hearing aid specialists, promotes and maintains the highest possible standards in the hearing aid field.

International Hospital Federation (IHF) - Aims to promote health through education and initiate wide-ranging innovations in management practice.

International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) promotes the professional development, advancement, and recognition of lactation consultants worldwide for the benefit of breastfeeding women.

International Medical Academy for Thermography - Professional group promoting the use of Computerized Regulation Thermography.

International Medical Volunteers Association - Provides information about international health volunteer work and helps volunteers and organizations find each other.

International Mobile Health Association - seeks to increase global awareness of Mobile Health programs as an innovative and efficient means for increasing access to quality healthcare.

International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS) - was formed to serve as a forum for professional and public education on issues related to chronic pelvic pain in women.

International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) - - An independent, international health professional organization, founded upon the medical response to torture. Promotes and supports the rehabilitation of torture victims and works for the prevention of torture worldwide.

International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy - A non-profit organization founded by a group of committed gynecologists from around the world who recognized the need for a truly representative, independent and international forum.

International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine - (416) 733-2117, fax (416) 733-2352.

International Society for the Study of Dissociation - The Society is a nonprofit professional association organized for the purposes of : information sharing and international networking of clinians and researchers; providing professional.

International Society of Refractive Surgery - This is an international organization of eye care professionals committed advancing the art and science of refractive surgery worldwide. The ISRS membership comprise many clinicians.

International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) - is to advance the specialty of travel medicine. The organization is comprised of 1,900 members in 53 countries.

International Stress Management Association - A nonprofit organization dedicated to making for a less stressful world, ISMA seeks to advance the education of professionals and students, and to facilitate methodically sound research.

International Veterinary Acupuncture Society - PO Box 1478, Longmont, CO 80502, (303) 682-1167. Provides help finding holistic animal practitioners in your area.

International Sharps Prevention Society - International group of medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, healthcare instituations, and industry professionals joining forces to reduce medical sharps injuries worldwide.

Jin Shin Jyutsu - (602) 998-9331. For referrals to energy healing practitioners using this oriental method.

Medical Group Management Association - Organization for professionals in group practice medical management.

Medical Library Association - MLA, a nonprofit, educational organization, is comprised of health sciences information professionals with more than 4,500 members worldwide. Through its programs and services.

Midwest Healthcare Marketing Association - A nonprofit organization providing a forum for education and information about healthcare marketing.

Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) - is an organization of North American midwives and their advocates. MANA's central mission is to promote midwifery as a quality health care.

Milbank Memorial Fund - is an endowed national foundation that engages in nonpartisan analysis, study, research and communication on significant issues in health policy.

Military Health System - The Official Web Presence of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) and the TRICARE Management Activity.

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (MSF) - provides information, referral and support services to professionals, those diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, family members and friends.

National Abortion Federation (NAF) - was founded in 1977 to make quality services accessible to all women. The Federation has developed professional standards on medical, nursing, counseling, administrative.

National Academies of Emergency Dispatch - Formed in 1988, the Academy's main function is that of a standard-setting organization for all aspects of Emergency Dispatch. NAED is also an academic Academy with the mission statement.

National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors - This organization is dedicated to reducing the incidence of HIV infection in the United States and territories, providing comprehensive, compassionate.

National Anemia Action Council - is a nonprofit advisory council made up of experts in the area of anemia. Their mission is to improve the lives of people with anemia and to educate the public.

National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) - is the nation's largest association of addiction focused professionals who enhance the health and recovery of individuals, families and communities. NAADAC's mission is to lead, unify.

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A) - is a private, nonprofit organization that represents the interests of approximately 665 Area Agencies on Aging.

National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists - (800) 853-1135; For referrals to practitioners.

National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) - was formed in 1975 to serve as the professional organization for EMTs, paramedics, instructors, and administrators.

National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO) - is a national, not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to improving health care through the collection, analysis, dissemination.

National Association of Health Services Executives - Founded in 1968 as a non-profit association of Black health care executives, the National Association of Health Services Executives' purpose is to advance and develop Black health care leaders.

National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) - is a professional association for men and women who are active in the health insurance industry. The association is dedicated to the advancement of those in the health insurance industy.

National Association of Health Unit Coordinators (NAHUC) - - NAHUC is dedicated to promoting Health Unit Coordinating as a profession through education and certification.

National Association of Nephrology Technicians and Technologists - - Nonprofit professional organization established to improve the quality of care in the dialysis industry and promote education, recognition through certification and licensing, job security, and employment opportunities for nephrology technicians.

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) - was founded in 1973 as a non-profit specialty nursing organization devoted to improving the quality of infant and child health care.

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) - provides members with leadership, education, and collaborative opportunities for professional development.

National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems - represents over 100 hospitals and health systems that together comprise the essential infrastructure.

National Association of School Nurses (NASN) - improves the health and educational success of children and youth by developing and providing leadership to advance school nursing practice.

National Association of Social Workers (NASW) - was founded in 1955 as a professional organization for social workers from a merger of seven predecessor organizations.

National Association of State Medicaid Directors (NASMD) - is a bi-partisan, professional, non-profit organization of representatives of state Medicaid agencies.

National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. (NBCC) - is a not-for-profit credentialing body incorporated in 1982 to establish and monitor a national certification system.

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) - a not-for-profit organization, is the principal testing agency for the chiropractic profession. Established in 1963.

National Braille Association (NBA) - was founded in 1945 to provide continuing education to those who prepare braille, and to provide braille materials to persons who are visually impaired.

National Center for Homeopathy - 801 North Fairfax, Suite 306, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 548-7790; Fax (703) 548-7792; has a state-by-state listing of practitioners and lots of info about homeopathy; largest homeopathic organization in the U.S. For $7 they will send an information packet, including a national directory of homeopathic doctors. Practitioners listed include MDs, NDs, DOs, chiropractors, etc. who state that at least 25% of their practice is devoted to homeopathy; has monthly magazine, sells homeopathic books and products, and has large homeopathic library.

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork - is to foster high standards of ethical and professional practice in the delivery of services through a recognized.

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) - (Traditional Oriental Medicine), 11 Canal Center Plaza, Ste. 300, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 548-9004, fax (703) 548-9079; has information about acupuncture as well as Chinese Herbology and Oriental Bodywork Therapy (for which they also provide professional certification) and practitioner list by state; call if you decide to work with a lay acupuncturist to make sure he is certified. They will send you their complete directory for $22 or provide state lists for $3 per state, by mail or fax.

National College of Naturopathic Medicine - 049 SW Porter, Portland, OR 97201; (503) 499-4343; for referrals to naturopathic doctors in your area.

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) - founded in 1906, serves as the national association for collegiate athletics. As a voluntary association of more than 900 institutions.

National Consortium of Breast Centers - This is a non-profit membership organization whose mission and purpose is to "to promote excellence in breast health care for the general public through a network of diverse professionals.

National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) - was founded in 1938 and provides a professional forum through which members seek means of strengthening marriage and family life.

National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses (NFLPN) - founded in 1949, offers membership to licensed practical/vocational nurses and students.

National Health Council (NHC) - founded in 1920, is a nonprofit association of health organizations, including voluntary health agencies, professional and membership associations.

National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) - founded 1948, serves hemophiliacs and their families through its local chapters. Patient services include support of comprehensive care centers, scholarships.

National Institute on Aging Information Center - (800) 222-2225

National Kidney Foundation - Provides patient services, education, research to prevent kidney disease and promotes organ donation.

National Medical Association - Professional society representing the interests of physicians of African descent and the patients they serve.

National Medical Association (NMA) - was founded in 1895 as a professional organization for African-American physicians. Its goals are to raise professional.

National Optometric Association (NOA) - provides referral service to students interested in a personal contact with a minority optometrist in their area.

National PACE Association (NPA) - represents the interests of over 50 organizational members. These member organizations share the goal of promoting the availability of quality, comprehensive.

National Rehabilitation Association (NRA) - was founded in 1925 to promote the vocational rehabilitation of persons with disabilities through advocacy, professional development, and public education.

National Rural Health Association (NRHA) - is a membership organization dedicated to the improvement of health care services in rural areas. NRHA acts as a clearinghouse for information.

National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) - formed in 1978, is a leading voice, authority and advocate for the genetic counseling profession. NSGC promotes the genetic counseling profession.

National Strength and Conditioning Association - As the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning, we support and disseminate research-based knowledge and its practical application to improve athletic performance and fitness.

North American Menopause Society (NAMS) - is North America's leading independent, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the health and quality of life of women.

North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) - founded in 1972, is the only society in North America and the largest in the world.

North American Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique - 3010 Hennepin Avenue South, Ste. 10., Minneapolis, MN 55408; (800) 473-0620, fax (612) 822-7224; e-mail; ask for their resource guide of practitioners.

North American Spine Society (NASS) - is a multidisciplinary organization for health care providers that advances quality spine care through education, research and advocacy.

Nurse Healers-Professional Associates - (215) 545-8079. For referrals to Therapeutic Touch practitioners.

Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) - was officially incorporated in 1975. ONS is a national specialty nursing organization of more than 33,000 registered nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Organization for Safety & Asepsis Procedures - The mission of this organization is to promote dental infection control and related science-based health and safety policies and practices. OSAP supports this commitment to the dental workers.

PDA, Parenteral Drug Association - Association for pharmaceutical science and technology, provides scientific education, professional meetings, publications, membership benefits.

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) - is a membership organization for interpreters and transliterators for the deaf. RID distributes information about interpreting, evaluates.

Rolf Institute - Boulder, CO; (800) 530-8875 or (303) 449-5903; for help in finding a certified rolfer; they will provide you with a list of rolfers in your immediate area. The Institute is also very helpful in answering any questions or concerns about Rolfing.

Royal Society for the Promotion of Health - - Founded in 1876 with the aim of promoting the continuous improvement in human health through education, communication, and the encouragement of scientific research.

Royal Society of Medicine - / - Membership details and forthcoming educational events for health care professionals. Exchange of ideas and information plus an extensive library catalogue. Bookings taken for conference facilities.

Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention (RCAP) - is the promotion of HIV/STD prevention in rural America, with the goal of reducing HIV/STD incidence.

School Nutrition Association (SNA) - formerly the American School Food Service Association (ASFSA)--was established in 1946, the year the National School Lunch Act became law.

Scoliosis Research Society - founded in 1966, provides an international forum for those interested in the management of scoliosis and other spinal deformities.

Society for Adolescent Medicine - established in 1968, promotes research and disseminates information on adolescent medicine to interested organizations.

Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH) - was formed in 1949 to stimulate and support professional research on hypnosis and its boundary areas, to encourage members of professional.

Society for Medical and Biological Engineering - - Professional organization for biomedical engineering; technical meetings and newsletters.

Society for Neuroscience - The Society is an organization of scientists and physicians dedicated to understanding the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system. Members are residents of Canada, Mexico and the United States.

Society for Nutrition Education (SNE) - promotes the nutritional well-being of the public through improved practice in education, research, and public policy.

Society for Pediatric Pathology - A worldwide professional organization whose goal is to foster research, education, and practice as they pertain to pediatric pathology, and to provide a forum for discourse among its members.

Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI) - is composed of over 850 members.

Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract - was formed in 1960 as a forum for exchange of knowledge among alimentary tract surgeons. The Society meets regularly to discuss surgical problems.

Society for Vascular Medicine and Biology - comprises a variety of health professionals working in the field of vascular medicine and vascular technology. The society's mission is to: promote.

Society for Vascular Surgery - seeks to advance excellence and innovation in vascular health through education, advocacy, research and public awareness.

Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates - A professional organization of nurses and associates dedicated to the safe and effective practice of gastroenterology and endoscopy nursing. SGNA carries out its mission by advancing the science.

Society of Gynecologic Oncologists - This is a non-profit, national organization made up of physicians specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic cancer. Its purpose is to improve the care of women with gynecologic cancer.

Society of Interventional Radiology - This site provides information for both patients and professionals on the uses of interventional radiology, including new technology to treat uterine fibroids.

Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head­-Neck Nurses, Inc. - This national professional orginzation is dedicated to professional nursing standards and certification in otorhinolaryngology and head and neck nursing.

Society of Primary Care Policy Fellows - Multi-disciplinary community of scholars who are committed to affecting primary care policy, education, research, and service at the local, state, national, and international levels. Membership informations, mission, contact information.

Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) - The largest thoracic surgical organization in the world, STS has a membership of over 4,100 that include a significant majority of all board-certified thoracic surgeons in the United States and Canada.

Society or the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity (SPSMM) - was founded in 1990 and became a permanent division of the American Psychological Association (APA) in 1997.

Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAs) - created the profession of home health care more than 100 years ago. They have a united mission to bring compassionate, high-quality.

Water Quality Association (WQA) - an association for the point-of-use water treatment industry, promotes the advancement of the industry. The WQA holds meetings to facilitate the exchange.

World Health Organization - - Publication catalog, media resources, health articles, and current health news. List of upcoming health events, conferences, and summits. English, Spanish, and French.

Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Society (WOCN) - is a professional, international nursing society of nurse professionals who are experts in the care of patients with wound.