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):
300 N.W. 70th Ave., Suite 102, Plantation, FL 33317 (800) 233-9273; www.addwarehouse.com;
offers a mail-order catalog full of books, videos, games and other ADD-related
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.
& Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD) - 8181
Professional Place, Suite 201, Landover, MD 20785 phone (800) 233-4050,
fax (301) 306-7090; web site: www.chadd.org. 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
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.
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.
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.
Care (support group) (800) 813-4673.
Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, 1010 Wayne Ave., Ste.
505, Silver Spring, MD 20910; (301) 650-8868; www.cansearch.org; for information
on support groups, and employment and insurance rights.
Association, PO Box 31700, Omaha, NE 86131-0700; (402) 558-0600,
fax (402) 558-1347; www.csaceliacs.org. 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
CFIDS Association of America, PO Box 220398, Charlotte, NC
28222-0398, (800) 44-CFIDS; www.cfids.org; has a quarterly magazine, educational
material, research and advocacy. (Chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction
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.
Dyslexia Association, 8600 LaSalle Road, Chester Building,
Suite 382, Baltimore, MD 21286-2044, (410) 296-0232, fax (410) 321-5069,
e-mail: email@example.com; web site: www.interdys.org 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.
Network, Box 314750, Tucson, AZ 85751; (800) 853-2929; for
help in finding a qualified practitioner.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org;
of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (608) 831-6989
Lung Association (800) 586-4872
Multiple Sclerosis Society, 733 Third Ave., New York, NY
10017-3288; (212) 986-3240 or (800) 344-4867, fax (212) 986-7981, e-mail:
Nat@nmss.org; www.nmss.org. Information resource center and library.
Association (610) 499-7486. Has a Website for this form of
muscular dystrophy: www.charcot-marie-tooth.org.
Foundation, (800) 457-6676, 710 W. 168th St., New York, NY
10032. Has free information on symptoms, treatments, work options, and
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.
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
Foundation, 6600 SW 92nd Avenue, Suite 300, Portland, OR
97223-7195, 800-723-9166, (503) 244-7404, fax (503) 245- 0626, E-Mail
email@example.com; Website: www.psoriasis.org
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 Association, 1610 Fourteenth St., NW, Suite
300, Rochester, MN 55901
Sleep Foundation, 729 15 St. NW, 4th Fl., Department NNR,
Washington, DC 20005; Website: www.sleepfoundation.org; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
Association, Box 5, Portland, OR 97207. 503-248-9985.
Association, 42-40 Bell Blvd., Bayside, NY 11361; phone 718-224-2999,
fax (718) 279-9596, email: email@example.com; web site: www.tsa-usa.org.
For information on Tourette syndrome, send a SASE business sized envelope
and 20 cents.
Links by Organization - Complete
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for Guided Imagery - PO Box 2070, Mill Valley, CA 94942 (800)
726-2070 or (415) 389-9324. Offers free catalog and directory of practitioners.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
& 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 .
Association - (800) 272-3900
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Academy of Dermatology - The American Academy of Dermatology
(AAD) was founded in 1938 to encourage and provide continuing education
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.
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.
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.
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.
Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA) - 5820 Wilshire Blvd.,
Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90036; (800) 521-2262; www.medicalacupuncture.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) - 3500 DePauw Blvd., Ste. 1080,
Indianapolis, IN 46268; (317) 879-1881; www.academyofosteopathy.org 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.
Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy & Foundation - Founded
in 1941, the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy & Foundation
(AAOA) represents over 2000 Board certified otolaryngologists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Association for Clinical Chemistry - Founded in 1948, the
AACC is an international scientific/medical society of clinical laboratory
professionals, physicians, research scientists.
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.
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
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.
Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus -
American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS)
provides support and resources for Pediatric Ophthalmologists, Strabismologists,
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Association of Naturopathic Physicians - 601 Valley St.,
Suite 105, Seattle, WA 98109; (206) 298-0126; referral line (206) 298-0125,
Fax (206) 298-0129; www.naturopathic.org 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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Association of Orthodontists (AAO) - is a professional association
of educationally qualified orthodontic specialists dedicated to advancing
the art and science of orthodontics.
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
Association of Physician Specialists - http://www.aapsga.org/index.html
- Represents thousands of physicians in all specialties. AAPS's professional
societies include dermatology, gynecology, and radiology.
Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
- founded in 1967, is a nonprofit, professional association dedicated
to training, education.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) - formerly the American Board
of Family Practice, is the second largest medical specialty board in the
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.
Board of Hospital Physicians - http://www.abohp.org/ - Certifies
and recognizes those physicians whose excellence in hospital practice
has brought honor to those hospitals in which they have served.
Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) - establishes the requirements
for certification and maintenance of certification for physicians in internal
medicine, its subspecialties.
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
Board of Pediatrics - is a certification board that establishes
qualifications, conducts examinations, and certifies as diplomates those
it finds qualified as specialists and subspecialists.
Botanical Council - PO Box 201660, Austin, TX 78720; (800)
373-7105; will send a free catalog of publications about herbs and medicinal
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.
Chiropractic Association (ACA) - 1701 Clarendon Blvd., Ste.
200, Arlington, VA 22209; (703) 276-8800 or (800) 986-4636; www.amerchiro.org
has information about licensing, accreditation, education, research articles,
and a list of members. Provides information on chiropractic care and referrals
Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) - is an international,
non-profit medical society of health care professionals, from 30 disciplines
and 40 countries, who treat.
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.
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
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
College of Chest Physicians - provides a multidisciplinary
approach to the study of cardiovascular and pulmonary medicine, surgery,
critical care and related fields for physicians.
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.
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.
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
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.
College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) - is a professional,
nonprofit association of physicians with recognized expertise in medical
toxicology. Medical Toxicology is a medical subspecialty.
College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) - establishes standards
for the practice of nurse-midwifery, certifies nurse-midwives, and accredits
nurse-midwifery education programs.
College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) - is the
national professional society for obstetricians-gynecologists. The College
publishes a variety of patient educational materials,
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.
College of Physicians (ACP) - is to enhance the quality and
effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism
in the practice of medicine.
College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) - promotes undergraduate,
graduate, and continuing education in preventive medicine and advocates
cost-effective prevention programs in legislation.
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.
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
College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) - is a nonprofit, multi-disciplinary
professional membership organization. ASCM is dedicated to generating
and disseminating knowledge concerning the motive.
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.
Counseling Association - In 1952, four independent associations
established the American Personnel and Guidance Association to provide
a stronger voice for related counseling professions.
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.
Dental Association (ADA) - through its Catalog Sales Department,
develops and distributes educational materials on dental health. Other
services include workshops and seminars.
Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA) - was formed in 1923
to develop communication and mutual cooperation among dental hygienists.
Today, ADHA is the largest national organization.
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.
Gastroenterological Association (AGA) - is an organization
of 12,000 gastroenterologists, physicians, and scientists throughout the
world. For consumers, the AGA provides education.
Geriatrics Society (AGS) - is the premier professional organization
of health care providers dedicated to improving the health and well-being
of all older adults.
Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) - founded in 1942,
provides a forum for the exchange of ideas among professionals in group
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.
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.
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.
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.
Health Quality Association - represents Quality Improvement
Organizations (QIOs) and professionals working to improve the quality
of health care in communities across America.
Herbalist Guild - PO Box 70, Roosevelt, UT 84006, (435) 722-8424,
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.healthy.net/herbalists; for $5 they
will send a directory of professional herbalists who have had their credentials
evaluated by a peer review process.
Holistic Health Association - (714) 779-6152, www.healthy.net/ahha;
provides free resource lists of health care professionals and self help
Holistic Medical Association - 6728 Old McLean Village Dr.,
McLean, VA 22101; (703) 556-9245, fax (703) 556-8729; www.holisticmedicine.org
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.
Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) - supports the concepts
of holism; a state of harmony among body, mind, emotions and spirit within
an ever-changing environment.
Holistic Veterinary Medical Association - 2214 Old Emmorton
Rd., Bel Air, MD, 21015, (410) 569-0795. Provides help finding holistic
animal practitioners in your area.
Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) - is an international
professional organization of industrial hygienists and allied specialists
devoted to promoting the study.
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.
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
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.
Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) - 820 Davis St., Ste. 100, Evanston, IL 60201; (847) 864-0123;
www.amtamassage.org 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.
Medical Association - AMA Journals, research, medical ethics,
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.
Medical Group Association - Trade association representing
approximately 300 multi-specialty medical group members composed of approximately
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.
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.
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.
Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) - is the only
organization working exclusively for mental health counselors. mental
health counselors believe in the dignity.
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.
Optometric Association (AOA) - founded in 1898 as the American
Association of Opticians, is a professional association for optometrists
and students of optometry.
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.
Osteopathic Association (AOA) - was established to promote
the public health, to encourage scientific research, and to maintain and
improve high standards of medical education.
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.
Pharmaceutical Association (APhA) - is the national professional
society of pharmacists. To serve its members and the profession, the American
Pharmaceutical Association will.
Physical Therapy Association (APTA) - is a national professional
organization representing more than 75,000 physical therapists, physical
Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) - formerly the American
Podiatry Association, was founded in 1912 to improve the quality of foot
care in the United States.
Psychiatric Association (APA) - was established in 1844 as
the Association of Medical Superintendents of American Institutions for
Psychological Association (APA) - was founded in 1892 as
a professional organization for psychologists. It exists to advance psychology
as a science, as a profession.
Public Health Association (APHA) - formed in 1872, serves
the interests of professionals in the public health field. APHA services
include publications, annual meetings.
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.
Running Association - founded in 1968 as the National Jogging
Association, provides information and support programs for people interested
in running as a practical way.
School Health Association (ASHA) - was established in 1927
as a national membership organization for school health professionals.
The Association promotes comprehensive.
Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) - founded in 1922,
is the largest medical laboratory organization representing the entire
medical laboratory team--pathologists.
Society for Dermatologic Surgery - founded in 1970, is the
largest specialty organization in the world exclusively representing dermasurgeons,
Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery - Dedicated to promoting
research, education and high standards of clinical care in the field of
medical laser applications.
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.
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.
Society for Nutrition - (3,500+ members) is the premier research
society dedicated to improving the quality of life through the science
Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) - is
a professional and scientific organization, established to encourage the
development of improved patient care through.
Society for Reproductive Immunology - An organization dedicated
to advancing the study of the immunological aspects of the reproductive
Society for Reproductive Medicine - formerly the American
Fertility Society, was founded in 1944 as the American Society for the
Study of Sterility.
Society for Surgery of the Hand - works to improve the quality
of care for hand patients. With over 2000 hand surgeons around the world
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.
Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) - is a national medical
specialty society of physicians who offer comprehensive programs in the
medical treatment of overweight, obesity.
Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) - founded
in 1974 as the American Intra-Ocular Society, disseminates information
and encourages communication among ophthalmologists.
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.
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
Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) - is the leading
professional society representing more than 1200 board-certified colon
and rectal surgeons.
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.
Society of Extra-Corporeal Technology - http://www.amsect.org/
- Nonprofit association providing continuing medical education services
and professional support to perfusionists and extracorporeal technologists.
Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) - is a national
professional association representing pharmacists who practice in hospitals,
health maintenance organizations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) - Founded in 1925 as the American Speech and Hearing Association, a nonprofit
organization established to maintain professional standards.
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.
Thoracic Society (ATS) - was founded in 1905 as an international,
professional and scientific society which focuses on respiratory and critical
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.
Urological Association (AUA) - was founded in 1902 as a scientific
and educational organization. The AUA supports research in urology, holds
an annual scientific forum.
Venous Forum - is to improve the care of patients with venous
and lymphatic disorders by providing a forum dedicated to education.
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.
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.
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.
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.
for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) - is the national
association supporting health promotion and disease prevention educators
for Transpersonal Psychology - Transpersonal psychology is
concerned with the study of the deepest potentials of humanity and their
impact on individuals, groups, and cultures.
of Air Medical Services - - An international association
which serves providers of air and surface medical transport systems.
of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) - is to pursue excellence
in Native American health care by promoting education in the medical disciplines.
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.
of Clinicians for the Underserved - is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary
organization, established by the National Health Service Corps (NHSC)
alumni, providers, and scholars.
of Health Care Office Management - Specializing in networking
and education for professionals in physician practice management.
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.
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.
of Medicine and Psychiatry - Founded by primary care physicians
and psychiatrists interested in improving the health of patients with
concurrent physical and psychiatric issues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) - is the
national nonprofit organization respresenting the state and territorial
public health agencies of the United States.
of Telehealth Service Providers (ATSP) - is the support and
growth of the telehealth industry and meeting the needs of service providers.
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.
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
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.
Barnes Foundation - PO Box 98, Trumbull, CT 06611; (203)
261-2101; for help locating doctors who practice hormone supplementation
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.
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.
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
for the Advancement of Health - is an indepedent nonprofit
organization funded by foundations to promote greater recognition of how
psychological, social, behavioral.
Hotlines - Offers confidential reproductive health, children's
health and HIV/AIDS counseling, information and referrals.
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.
Health Charities - National organization representing 61
of America's leading health charities providing patient services, community
outreach and education.
Release Society - An international organization whose mission
is to advance the science and technology of chemical and biological delivery
Academy - 8606 Allisonville, Ste. 130, Indianapolis, IN 46250,
(317) 594-0411; for a list of qualified practitioners of cranial therapy.
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.
Institute for Health Technology Assessment (DIHTA) - National
organization that evaluates the conditions and consequences of using health
Amalgam Mercury Syndrome (DAMS) - PO Box 7249, Minneapolis,
MN 55407, (800) 311-6265, email email@example.com. For information
on health problems caused by mercury amalgam fillings.
Disease National Coalition - is an advocacy organization
comprised of several national voluntary and professional societies concerned
with digestive diseases.
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.
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.
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.
Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology (ESMRMB)
- aims to support educational activities and research.
Society for Quality in Healthcare - Dedicated to improving
quality in healthcare at national and international levels.
Bank Association of America (EBAA) - is a nonprofit organization
of eye banks dedicated to restoring sight through the promotion and advancement
of eye banking.
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.
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.
Guild - Box 489, Albany, OR 97321; (800) 775-2118; Web site
www.Feldenkrais.com; for referral to a Feldenkrais practitioner in your
for Aquatic Injury Prevention - A non-profit educational
organization dedicated to reducing the number of diving injuries, drownings
and near drownings.
for the Advancement of Innovative Medicine (FAIM) - PO Box
7016 Albany, NY 12225-0016 (877) 634-3246, fax (518) 758-7967; email:
firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.faim.org
Information Management Association of Australia - A national
professional association representing health information managers.
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.
Teen Network - formerly the National Organization on Adolescent
Pregnancy, Parenting and Prevention, Inc. (NOAPPP), is an interdisciplinary
501(c)(3) membership association.
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.
Dental Association - PO Box 5007, Durango, CO 81301; Web
site: www.simwell.com/hda; e-mail: email@example.com. for a list of holistic
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
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.
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.
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.
for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) - is to educate healthcare
practitioners and institutions, regulatory agencies, professional organizations.
for the Advancement of Human Behavior (IAHB) - is a nonprofit
educational organization begun with the primary objective of knowledge
dissemination in the bio-behavioral.
for Traditional Medicine - 2017 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard,
Portland, OR 97214; (503) 233-4907, fax (503) 233-1017;web site: www.itmonline.org;
email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Provides information on Traditional Chinese
Medicine (TCM), including herbs and acupuncture; site has many articles
and a list of practitioners.
of Health Systems - An autonomous research and educational
institution engaged in health systems research, training and consultancy.
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.
College Of Physicians and Surgeons - is a nonprofit organization
founded in 1979 to promote cooperation among U.S. Hispanic physicians.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
Certification Accreditation Board - An independent, global,
nonprofit organization ensures quality, credible professional credentialing
programs and procedures.
Chiropractors Association (ICA) - 1110 N. Glebe Rd., Ste.
1000, Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 528-5000 or (800) 423-4690; web site:
www.chiropractic.org 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.
Foundation for Performing Arts Medicine - Non-profit organization
dedicated to providing performing artists and support staff/crews of the
arts injury prevention information.
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.
Hospital Federation (IHF) - Aims to promote health through
education and initiate wide-ranging innovations in management practice.
Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) promotes the professional
development, advancement, and recognition of lactation consultants worldwide
for the benefit of breastfeeding women.
Medical Academy for Thermography - Professional group promoting
the use of Computerized Regulation Thermography.
Medical Volunteers Association - Provides information about
international health volunteer work and helps volunteers and organizations
find each other.
Mobile Health Association - seeks to increase global awareness
of Mobile Health programs as an innovative and efficient means for increasing
access to quality healthcare.
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.
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.
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
Society for Orthomolecular Medicine - (416) 733-2117, fax
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
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
Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) - is to advance the specialty
of travel medicine. The organization is comprised of 1,900 members in
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
Veterinary Acupuncture Society - PO Box 1478, Longmont, CO
80502, (303) 682-1167. Provides help finding holistic animal practitioners
in your area.
Sharps Prevention Society - International group of medical
device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, healthcare instituations,
and industry professionals joining forces to reduce medical sharps injuries
Shin Jyutsu - (602) 998-9331. For referrals to energy healing
practitioners using this oriental method.
Group Management Association - Organization for professionals
in group practice medical management.
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.
Healthcare Marketing Association - A nonprofit organization
providing a forum for education and information about healthcare marketing.
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.
Memorial Fund - is an endowed national foundation that engages
in nonpartisan analysis, study, research and communication on significant
issues in health policy.
Health System - The Official Web Presence of the Office of
the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) and the TRICARE Management
Sclerosis Foundation (MSF) - provides information, referral
and support services to professionals, those diagnosed with multiple sclerosis,
family members and friends.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A) - is a private,
nonprofit organization that represents the interests of approximately
665 Area Agencies on Aging.
Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists - (800) 853-1135;
www.nacbt.org. For referrals to practitioners.
Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) - was
formed in 1975 to serve as the professional organization for EMTs, paramedics,
instructors, and administrators.
Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO) - is a national,
not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to improving health care
through the collection, analysis, dissemination.
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.
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
Association of Health Unit Coordinators (NAHUC) - - NAHUC
is dedicated to promoting Health Unit Coordinating as a profession through
education and certification.
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.
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.
Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM)
- provides members with leadership, education, and collaborative opportunities
for professional development.
Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems - represents
over 100 hospitals and health systems that together comprise the essential
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.
Association of Social Workers (NASW) - was founded in 1955
as a professional organization for social workers from a merger of seven
Association of State Medicaid Directors (NASMD) - is a bi-partisan,
professional, non-profit organization of representatives of state Medicaid
Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. (NBCC) - is a not-for-profit
credentialing body incorporated in 1982 to establish and monitor a national
Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) - a not-for-profit
organization, is the principal testing agency for the chiropractic profession.
Established in 1963.
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.
Center for Homeopathy - 801 North Fairfax, Suite 306, Alexandria,
VA 22314; (703) 548-7790; Fax (703) 548-7792; www.homeopathic.org 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
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.
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; www.nccaom.org
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
College of Naturopathic Medicine - 049 SW Porter, Portland,
OR 97201; (503) 499-4343; for referrals to naturopathic doctors in your
Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) - founded in 1906,
serves as the national association for collegiate athletics. As a voluntary
association of more than 900 institutions.
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
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.
Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses (NFLPN) - founded
in 1949, offers membership to licensed practical/vocational nurses and
Health Council (NHC) - founded in 1920, is a nonprofit association
of health organizations, including voluntary health agencies, professional
and membership associations.
Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) - founded 1948, serves hemophiliacs
and their families through its local chapters. Patient services include
support of comprehensive care centers, scholarships.
Institute on Aging Information Center - (800) 222-2225
Kidney Foundation - Provides patient services, education,
research to prevent kidney disease and promotes organ donation.
Medical Association - Professional society representing the
interests of physicians of African descent and the patients they serve.
Medical Association (NMA) - was founded in 1895 as a professional
organization for African-American physicians. Its goals are to raise professional.
Optometric Association (NOA) - provides referral service
to students interested in a personal contact with a minority optometrist
in their area.
PACE Association (NPA) - represents the interests of over
50 organizational members. These member organizations share the goal of
promoting the availability of quality, comprehensive.
Rehabilitation Association (NRA) - was founded in 1925 to
promote the vocational rehabilitation of persons with disabilities through
advocacy, professional development, and public education.
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.
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.
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
American Menopause Society (NAMS) - is North America's leading
independent, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the health
and quality of life of women.
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.
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 email@example.com; ask for their resource
guide of practitioners.
American Spine Society (NASS) - is a multidisciplinary organization
for health care providers that advances quality spine care through education,
research and advocacy.
Healers-Professional Associates - (215) 545-8079. For referrals
to Therapeutic Touch practitioners.
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.
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.
Parenteral Drug Association - Association for pharmaceutical
science and technology, provides scientific education, professional meetings,
publications, membership benefits.
of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) - is a membership organization
for interpreters and transliterators for the deaf. RID distributes information
about interpreting, evaluates.
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.
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.
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
Center for AIDS/STD Prevention (RCAP) - is the promotion
of HIV/STD prevention in rural America, with the goal of reducing HIV/STD
Nutrition Association (SNA) - formerly the American School
Food Service Association (ASFSA)--was established in 1946, the year the
National School Lunch Act became law.
Research Society - founded in 1966, provides an international
forum for those interested in the management of scoliosis and other spinal
for Adolescent Medicine - established in 1968, promotes research
and disseminates information on adolescent medicine to interested organizations.
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.
for Medical and Biological Engineering - - Professional organization
for biomedical engineering; technical meetings and newsletters.
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
for Nutrition Education (SNE) - promotes the nutritional
well-being of the public through improved practice in education, research,
and public policy.
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
for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI) - is
composed of over 850 members.
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.
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.
for Vascular Surgery - seeks to advance excellence and innovation
in vascular health through education, advocacy, research and public awareness.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Health Organization - - Publication catalog, media resources,
health articles, and current health news. List of upcoming health events,
conferences, and summits. English, Spanish, and French.
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.