Please find below a variety of links that you may find useful in your pursuit of wellness, and health care. If you would like to suggest a link to us, please email us and let us know!
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine - an organization for physicians who are committed to furthering and fostering the practice of hospice/palliative care for the terminally ill.
Americans for Better Care of the Dying - non-profit coalition of citizens and professionals united to ensure that public policy addresses the needs of individuals and families coping with a fatal illness.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - US Department of Health & Human Services website.
The American College of Physicians - American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM) - medical specialty society designed to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health cre by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine.
The American Geriatrics Society - professional organization of health care providers dedicated to improving and effeting change for the health and well being of all older adults.
American Pain Foundation - website contains PainAid (online support), consumer publications, APF Pain Monitor (monthly e-newsletter), a toll-free message line, public awareness and legislative activities.
American Pain Society - non-profit multidisciplinary educational and scientific organization dedicated to serving people in pain, through research, education, treatment, and professional practice.
American Medical Association - membership organization of physicians. Serves as the patient's advocate, sets standards for the profession of medicine, medical educaiton, poliy matters, etc. Upcoming event calendar related to ethics.
American Society for Bioethics and Humanities - professional society of individuals, organizations, and institutions interested in bioethics and humanities.
American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics - provides high-quality scholarship, debate, and critical thought to the community of professionals at teh intersection of law, health care, policy and ethics.
Caregiver Survival Resources - represents "Today's Caregiver" magazine. Leading provider of information, support and guidance for family and professional caregivers.
Catholic Health Association of the United States - Catholic-sponsored health organizations provide the aged and chronically ill population with a broad spectrum of high-quality professional services.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention - The mission of CDC is to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.
Chronicle of Philanthropy - The newspaper of the nonprofit world.
The Commonwealth Fund -Engages in independent research on health and social policy issues.
The Foundation for Accountability (FACCT) - Works to ensure that American shave clear, accurate information about quality that they can use to make better health care decisions.
Department of Health and Human Services, Healthfinder - a consumer health and human services information web site, which can lead you to, selected online publications, web sites, and not-for-profit organizations.
Dying Well - Defining wellness through the 'end of life': resources for patients and families faciling life-limiting illness.
International Association for the Study of Pain - Brings together scientists, clinicians, health care providers, and policy makers to stimulate and support the study of pain and to translate that knowledge into improved pain relief worldwide.
Mayo Clinic - this website, one of three by Mayo is to assist in managing your health with up-to-date information on disease and lifestyle categories.
Medical College of Wisconsin Palliative Care Program - Committed to improving care for the dying in America through the development, implementation and dissemination of innovative education and clinical care programs.
Medicare Rights Center - Provides free counseling services to Medicare beneficiaries who cannot afford private assistance for Medicare-related issues.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - Provides a wide range of information for medical professionals, patients, their families, and the general public.
Mental Health Association - dedicated to helping people live mentally healthier lives through information, support and advocacy.
National Alliance on Mental Illness - grassroots mental health organization assisting people living with serious mental illness, and their families.
National Association for Home Care - Committed to serving the home care and hospice industry, which provides services to the sick, the disabled, and the terminally ill int he comfort of their homes.
National Cancer Institute - US National Institute of Health's site; a wide range of accurate, credible cancer information. The comprehensive cancer database includes summaries on cancer treatment, screening, prevention, and supportive care as well as information on ongoing clinical trials.
National Center for Health Statistics - Provides statistical information that will guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people.
National Council on Patient Information and Education - mission is to advance the safe and appropriate use of medicine through communication with consumers and health care professionals.
National Family Caregivers Association - Predicated on the belief that caregivers that choose to take charge of their lives, and see caregiving as but one of its facets, are in a position to be happier and healthier individuals.
National Institute on Aging - Promotes healthy aging by conducting and supporting biomedical, social, and behavioral research and public education.
National Institute of Mental Health - "Supports research focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health".
OncoLink - University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center provides easy access to a wide variety of cancer resources including current clinical trials, financial issues for patients and more.
OHSU Center for Ethics in Health Care - Combines the perspectives of health professionals, patients, and families to improve teaching, research and clinical consultation about ethical issues in patient care and health policy.
Palliative Care Policy Center - offers expert support to hospitals, nursing homes, health systems, hospices, and other organizations that serve individuals near the end of life.
Pharmacy and You - resource to help consumers understand the importance of pharmacists and their relationship with them.