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AboutFace USA - AboutFace USA is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing information, emotional support, and educational programs to individuals

who have a facial disfigurement, and to their families. National Alopecia Areata Foundation - The mission of the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) is to support research to find a cure or acceptable treatment for alopecia areata, to support those with the disease, and to educate the public about alopecia areata. Alpha-1 Foundation - The Alpha-1 Foundation provides leadership and resources that will result in increased research, improved health, worldwide detection and a cure for Alpha-1 Anititrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1). Alpha -1 is a genetic disorder that can cause liver and lung disease in children and adults. The ALS Association - The mission of the ALS Association is to find a cure for and improve living with ALS. Alstrom Syndrome International - This mission of Alstrom Syndrome International is to provide support, information, and coordination world-wide to families and professionals in order to treat and cure Alstrom Syndrome. Alzheimer's Association, Inc. - The mission of the Alzheimer's Association is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research and to enhance quality care and support for individuals, their families and care partners. American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association - The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association is dedicated to the eradication of autoimmune diseases and the alleviation of suffering and the socioeconomic impact of autoimmunity through fostering and facilitating collaboration in the areas of education, public awareness, research, and patient services in an effective, ethical and efficient manner. Lance Armstrong Foundation - The Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) believes that in the battle with cancer, knowledge is power and attitude is everything. Founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and cycling champion Lance Armstrong, the LAF provides the practical information and tools people living with cancer need to live strong. Arthritis Foundation - The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases. Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America - The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is the premier patient organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma and allergies and their caregivers, through education, advocacy and research. Prevent Blindness America - Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness America is the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. Network of Strength - National Breast Cancer Organization - The mission of Network of Strength National Breast Cancer Organization is to ensure, through information, empowerment and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone. American Cancer Society - The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and lessening the suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. Chromosome Deletion Outreach, Inc. - Chromosome Deletion Outreach's mission is to provide support to parents of children born with rare chromosome disorders, gather and disseminate information and promote research and a positive community understanding of these disorders. Cleft Advocate- The mission of Cleft Advocate is to educate, inspire and empower families whose lives are touched by cleft lip and palate or other craniofacial anomalies. American Diabetes Association - The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. The mission of the Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. National Down Syndrome Society - The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through national leadership in education, research and advocacy. International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association - International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association is designed to provide emotional support, information and research to those touched by mosaic Down syndrome.

Easter Seals - Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for more than 80 years. National Eczema Association for Science and Education - The National Eczema Association for Science and Education (NEASE) works to improve the health and the quality of life of all persons living with atopic dermatitis/eczema, providing emotional support, information, and resources to those who have the disease as well as their loved ones, while raising public awareness of the disease. Epilepsy Foundation - The Epilepsy Foundation will ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; and will prevent, control and cure epilepsy through research, education, advocacy and services. American Health Information Management - A guide to understanding and managing your personal health information. This Web site is provided as a free public service by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). The AHIMA is a national non-profit professional association dedicated to the effective management of personal health information needed to deliver quality healthcare to the public. National Hemophilia Foundation - The mission of the National Hemophilia Foundation is education, research and advocacy on behalf of people with bleeding disorders. Huntington's Disease Society of America - The Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) is dedicated to finding a cure for Huntington's Disease (HD) while providing support and services for those living with HD and their families. RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association - The mission of RESOLVE is to provide timely, compassionate support and information to people who are experiencing infertility and to increase awareness of infertility issues through public education and advocacy. Interstitial Cystitis Association - Founded in 1984, the Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) is a not-for-profit health organization dedicated to providing patient and physician educational information and programs, patient support, public awareness and, most importantly, research funding. American Kidney Fund - The American Kidney Fund is the nation's leading voluntary health organization serving people with and at risk for kidney disease through direct financial assistance, comprehensive education, clinical research, and community service programs. National Kidney Foundation - The National Kidney Foundation, Inc., a major voluntary health organization, seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation. Kidney Cancer Association - The Kidney Cancer Association is a membership organization made up of patients, family members, physicians, researchers, and other health professionals. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. The Society's mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. American Liver Foundation - The American Liver Foundation (ALF) is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of hepatitis and other liver diseases through research, education, and advocacy on behalf of those at risk of or affected by liver disease. American Lung Association - The American Lung Association fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health. Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. - With more than 200 chapters, branches and support groups in 30 states, the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) is the nation's leading non-profit voluntary health organization dedicated to finding the causes and cure for lupus. Their mission is to improve the diagnosis and treatment of lupus, support individuals and families affected by the disease, increase awareness of lupus among health professionals and the public, and find the causes and cure. National Marfan Foundation - The National Marfan Foundation is dedicated to saving lives, and improving the quality of life for individuals and families affected by the Marfan syndrome and related disorders. Marinesco-Sjogren Syndrome - The purpose of this website is to provide information and support to families affected by Marinesco-Sjogren Syndrome and to encourage communication between doctors and researchers interested in this disorder.

National Mental Health Association - The National Mental Health Association is dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental disorders and achieving victory over mental illness through advocacy, education, research and service. National Multiple Sclerosis Society - The mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is to end the devastating effects of MS. Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc. - The Mission of the Foundation is to facilitate the timely diagnosis and optimal care of individuals affected by myasthenia gravis and closely related disorders and to improve their lives through programs of patient services, public information, medical research, professional education, advocacy and patient care. The Myositis Association - The mission of The Myositis Association is to find a cure for inflammatory and other related myopathies, while serving those affected by these diseases. Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation - The Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation's mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals affected by OI through research to find treatments and a cure, education, awareness, and mutual support. National Osteoporosis Foundation - The National Osteoporosis Foundation's mission is to prevent osteoporosis, to promote lifelong bone health, to help improve the lives of those affected by osteoporosis and related fractures, and to find a cure. The Paget Foundation - The Paget Foundation is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to provide information on Paget's disease and other bone disorders and the effects of certain cancers on the skeleton to patients, family members and health professionals. The International Pemphigus Foundation - The International Pemphigus Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization whose mission is to increase awareness of pemphigus/pemphigoid, both among the general public and the medical community; to provide emotional support to patients living with these diseases, their families and friends; and to advocate research into causes, diagnoses, treatments and cure. National Psoriasis Foundation - The mission of the National Psoriasis Foundation is to improve the quality of life of people who have psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Through education and advocacy, they promote awareness and understanding, ensure access to treatment and support research that will lead to effective management and, ultimately, a cure. Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation - The Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) agency that is dedicated to improving the lives of men, women, and children who live with this often devastating disease. The organization's goals are to increase awareness of Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), to improve treatments, and, through research, to find a cure. Scleroderma Foundation - The Scleroderma Foundation's mission is three-fold: To help patients and their families cope with scleroderma through mutual support programs, peer counseling, physician referrals, and educational information; to promote public awareness and education through patient and health professional seminars, literature, and publicity campaigns; to stimulate and support research to improve treatment and ultimately find the cause of and cure for scleroderma and related diseases. The Sjgren's Syndrome Foundation - The Sjgren's Syndrome Foundation provides patients practical information and coping strategies that minimize the effects of Sjgren's syndrome. In addition, the Foundation is the clearinghouse for medical information and is the recognized national advocate for Sjgren's syndrome. National Sleep Foundation - The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public health and safety by achieving understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and by supporting education, sleep-related research, and advocacy. Spina Bifida Association of America - The mission of the Spina Bifida Association of America is to promote the prevention of spina bifida and to enhance the lives of all affected. National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association - The National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association (NTSAD) is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of Tay-Sachs, Canavan, and related diseases, and to provide information and support services to individuals and families affected by these diseases, as well as the public at large. American Tinnitus Association - The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) is the national champion of tinnitus awareness, prevention, and treatment.

Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc. - The Tourette Syndrome Association's mission is to identify the cause of, find the cure for and control the effects of Tourette Syndrome. Trisomy 18 Support Foundation, Inc. - The Trisomy 18 Support Foundation's mission is to guide the search for a cure and treatments, to educate and support medical professionals, and to create a caring worldwide community for affected families. American Foundation of Urologic Disease - The mission of the American Foundation of Urologic Disease is the prevention and cure of urologic diseases through the expansion of research, education, and patient advocacy. BC Disabilities- Our mission is to provide protocols for a variety of disabling conditions, including a description of the illness and the medical treatments and social supports necessary to manage the disability and maintain a reasonable quality of life. Canadian Neuropathy Association- What we as Neuropathy patients hope to accomplish with this site is to promote knowledge of Neuropathy, give you some resources to understand it better, and the tools to communicate with each other. Circle of Friends with Arachnoiditis COFWA- here for support of those who suffer from or know someone with Adhesive Arachnoiditis. Diabetics International Foundation- This site is dedicated to the hundreds and millions of diabetics in the world. It is NOT a commercial enterprise. We welcome all types of contributions, personal experiences and scientific material. We are expanding from the need for natural beef and pork insulins to cover all phases of diabetes care, cure and management. Endometriosis Research Center- Endometriosis is a reproductive and immunological illness affecting over 70 million women and girls throughout the world. Often stigmatized as merely "painful periods," Endometriosis is more than just "killer cramps." Family-Friendly-Fun- Family friendly fun and special needs resources enhancing the quality and fun of family life for special needs families. Health 21 Hungarian Foundation- The Foundation works to promote better health for all Hungarians with special regard to the deprived, disadvantaged and the poor. The Foundation will try to develop innovative methods to be used for fighting chronic, non-communicable diseases. Health Care Liability Alliance The HCLA is a group of medical organizations dedicated to rescuing the nation's health care system from an out-ofcontrol legal system that is severely damaging the delivery of health care and hurting patients Hepatitis C Multicultural Outreach- We provide Hepatitis screening, free testing and counseling services for clients living in the greater Kansas City/Metropolitan area (15 counties), with special emphasis on the African American, Hispanic/Latino and Native American populations, as health disparities flourish in these communities. Institute for Health Freedom Our mission is to present the ethical and economic case for strengthening personal health freedom. The Institute is a nonpartisan, nonprofit research center -- a Washington-based "think-tank." Institute for Safe Medication Practices- The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) is the nation's only 501c (3) nonprofit organization devoted entirely to medication error prevention and safe medication use. ISMP represents over 30 years of experience in helping healthcare practitioners keep patients safe, and continues to lead efforts to improve the medication use process. Lyme Disease Foundation, Inc.- LDF is a nonprofit medical healthcare agency dedicated to finding solutions to tick-borne disorders. The LDF is the first, largest, most influential, and most scientific such organization. Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation- non-profit collaboration of patients and families, physicians, advocates, and researchers dedicated to eradicating the life-ending and vicious effects of mesothelioma. We promote critically-needed research to develop more effective treatments and ultimately a cure! Mesothelioma- generally refers to the cancer of the mesothelial organs that form the protective lining of the lungs, heart and abdominal organs kills thousands of people every year. This site offers all the information you may need on mesothelioma, its diagnosis (see Mesothelioma Diagnosis), treatment (see Mesothelioma Treatment) and legal matters (see Mesothelioma Law).

MLM Watch- provides comprehensive information about the history and current practices of multilevel marketing. Our activities include analysis of health claims made for multilevel products, reporting illegal claims for products to regulatory agencies, and helping people seek legal redress against MLM companies. Quackwatch- nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies. Our activities include investigating questionable claims, reporting illegal marketing, improving the quality of health information on the Internet, etc. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Patients, Inc.- nonprofit organization. It was formed by Carol after her mother, Zoe, a victim of a stroke and malpractice and greed, died in Bradenton, Florida. During her dying (which should have been recovery) and following her death, she discovered the following... We Recover- There are too many people suffering from alcohol and other drug abuse and addiction. People both in recovery and in need of addiction recovery services face many hardships. The stigma or belief that people who have experienced alcohol or other drug abuse and addiction are somehow less deserving of medical carethan those who have experienced other chronic disease must change. World Health Organization- Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. American Medical Student Association- AMSA's action committees and interest groups help expose medical students to information on subjects not generally covered in traditional curricula, and is the only major national medical organization in the US that accepts no sponsorship or funding from any pharmaceutical company. Archimedes Movement- The mission is to create a new space for civic engagement outside our traditional legislative and governance structures to advance solutions to the common problems we face starting with the crisis in the U.S. health care system. California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC)- The California Nurses Association is well known for its long history of advocacy for direct care registered nurses and patient care protections. CNA/NNOC has drawn national attention for campaigns on behalf of patients denied medical treatment recommended by their physicians. The CNA/NNOC is a primary national organizational advocate of the United States National Health Care Act (HR 676). The bill would establish a single-payer national public health care insurance plan, essentially an improved equal-treatment Medicare for all Americans. Campaign for Better Health Care (CBHC)- grassroots coalition of more than 300 local and statewide organizations representing consumers, health care workers and providers, community organizations, seniors, religious organizations, labor, disability rights organizations, and other citizens to help create and advocate for an accessible, quality health care system that provides for the health care needs of all Illinoisans. Health Care for America NOW! (HCAN)- progressive political campaign of organizations that promote health care reform in the United States. HCAN supported the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and in June 2009. Campaign for Children's Health Care- American issue advocacy campaign dedicated to making high-quality, affordable health insurance coverage for all of America's children a top national priority. Labor Campaign for Single Payer- The Campaign's goal is to promote active engagement in the struggle for a single-payer Medicare for All national system at the state and local level among union members and others. The campaign will join with others in the national single-payer coalition in educating and mobilizing broad support for HR 676 and, as a result, educate our elected officials to the necessity of a health care system that is democratically controlled, publicly administered, and single-payer financed. The Medicare Rights Center- works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs and public policy initiatives. National Physicians Alliance (NPA)- The primary goal of the NPA is re-establish the professionalism in medicine through service, integrity, and advocacy. Pennsylvania Medical Society- the professional association for the states physicians and physicians in training. democratic organization governed by its physician members. It focuses on four guiding principlespatients, practice, politics, and professionalism. Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP)- an advocacy organization of physicians, medical students, and health professionals who support a single-payer system of national health insurance. also known for its members' substantial contributions to scientific research on the uninsured, health system economics and international health systems.

ShoutAmerica- non-profit organization that seeks to protect the long-term interest of the nation through the achievement of sustainable healthcare reform. Single-Payer Action Network Ohio (SPAN Ohio)- statewide coalition of organizations and individuals in Ohio. Their stated purpose is to seek fundamental health care reform in Ohio and the United States so that every resident is guaranteed full and comprehensive coverage through universal health care. This includes the full range of medical services, hospitalization, prescriptions, vision care, dental care, mental health care, home care, longterm care, and care for all injuries and illnesses. Single Payer Now!- non-profit, grassroots group of volunteers working since 1994 for single-payer health care: a health care plan without private, for-profit insurance companies. Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut- The foundation has several ideas for universal health care that it believes can be enacted and be affordable for government, consumers and businesses. The organization insists on certain benchmarks: universality, affordability for families and individuals, high quality care, and the ability to continue health care coverage through changing circumstances.[4] The foundation says it believes health care is a fundamental right Susan G. Komen for the Cure- non-profit organization to raise money for research and awareness of breast cancer. It is the world's largest network of breast cancer survivors and activists as well as the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. CanCare- non-profit cancer support network with a mission to improve the quality of life for cancer survivors and their families. This support comes from trained volunteers who themselves have experienced and survived a cancer diagnosis or have been a caregiver to someone who has. American Heart Association- The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association will advocate for strategies that promote sound public policy aimed at reducing heart disease and stroke. Aids United- AIDS United is dedicated to the development and implementation of sound public health policy in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. We work to advance federal policies that improve the quality of life and ensure access to treatment and care for all those living with HIV/AIDS. AIDS United promotes scientific and evidence based HIV prevention policy to reduce the spread of new infections. Through our advocacy efforts, we work to ensure an adequate investment of resources to meet the needs of those living with and at risk for HIV/AIDS. At the top of AIDS United' policy agenda, is the development of a comprehensive National AIDS Strategy to end the HIV/AIDS crisis in the United States. American Obesity Association- The Obesity Society is committed to advancing policy changes that address the current epidemic of obesity. Our advocacy program has three leading objectives: To assist in the development of programs designed to prevent obesity; To ensure patients have access to quality medical care for obesity treatment; To increase funding of obesity research. To this end, The Obesity Society has worked with the United States Congress, the US Surgeon General, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HMOs and others. National Eating Disorder Association- The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. We campaign for prevention, improved access to quality treatment, and increased research funding to better understand and treat eating disorders. We work with partners and volunteers to develop programs and tools to help everyone who seeks assistance. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association- promote the interests of and provide the highest quality services for professionals in audiology, speechlanguage pathology, and speech and hearing science, and to advocate for people with communication disabilities. American Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Institute- ational nonprofit health care organization, is dedicated to the
prevention of sudden infant death and the promotion of infant health through an aggressive, comprehensive nationwide program of research, clinical services, education, and family support.