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Health-Related Organizations
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Overview
These organizations are generally non-profit whose mission is to reduce mortality and suffering from diseases and/or disorders that afflict humans. They do this by raising awareness through education and by promoting and funding research for a cure.





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Alzheimer's Association
The world leader in Alzheimer research and support, dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and an eventual cure for Alzheimer's disease.
Tel: 800-272-3900
Tdd: 866-403-3073
info@alz.org

Alzheimer's Foundation of America
Providing optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia and to their caregivers and families— through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life. A toll-free hotline provides information, counseling by licensed social workers and referrals to community resources across the nation.
Tel: 866-232-8484
info@alzfdn.org

American Cancer Society
A nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization committed to fighting cancer through balanced programs of research, education, patient service, advocacy and rehabilitation.
Tel: 800-ACS-2345
Tdd: 866-228-4327

American Diabetes Association
The nation's leading health organization providng diabetes research, information and advocacy. The Assocation's mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
Tel: 800-342-2383
AskADA@diabetes.org

American Health Assistance Foundation
The American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) is a nonprofit organization that funds research seeking cures for Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration and glaucoma, and provides the public with information about risk factors, preventative lifestyles, available treatments and coping strategies.
Tel: 800-437-2423

American Heart Association
A national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Tel: 800-AHA-8721

American Lung Association
The oldest voluntary health organization in the United States. The American Lung Association's mission is to prevent lung disease in all its forms and to promote lung health.
Tel: 800-LUNG-USA

American Parkinson Disease Association
A national voluntary health organization committed to "easing the burden and finding a cure" for Parkinson's disease. The organization focuses on research, patient support, education and raising public awareness of the disease.
Tel: 800-223-2732
apda@apdaparkinson.org

American Stroke Association
The Association offers a wide array of programs, products and services, from patient education materials to scientific statements.Their goal is to reduce stroke and risk by 25 percent by 2010.
Tel: 888-4-STROKE

Arthritis Foundation
A national organization that supports the more then 100 types of arthritis and related conditions with advocacy, programs, services and research.
Tel: 800-568-4045

Northwest Parkinson's Foundation
An organization established to improve the quality of life for the northwest Parkinson's disease community. Their mission is achieved by programs of awareness, education, advocacy and care. The Foundation is a partner in the Kirkland, Washington-based Booth Gardner Parkinson's Care Center, co-founded with Evergreen Healthcare in 2000.
Tel: 877-980-7500
nwpf@nwpf.org

Us TOO International (Prostate Cancer)
Us TOO is a grassroots organization started in 1990 by prostate cancer survivors to serve prostate cancer survivors, their spouses/partners and families. They are dedicated to communicating timely and reliable information enabling informed choices regarding detection and treatment of prostate cancer. Ultimately, Us TOO strives to enhance the quality of life for all those affected by prostate cancer.
Tel: 800-808-7866
ustoo@ustoo.org

Breast Cancer Network of Strength
The mission of Breast Cancer Network of Strength (formerly known as Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization) is to ensure, through information, empowerment and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone.
Tel: 800-221-2141
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