*Important note:  Information on this page is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or to be used for diagnosis or treatment. None of the information should be used as a substitute for evaluation and treatment by a qualified health professional. If you have, or suspect you have a health problem, you should contact a physician or other health care professional in your area..

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Veterans Help Line: The hot line 1-800-984-8523 is staffed 24 hours a day, every day, by 100 employees on three shifts.

Free Mental Health Counseling

VA Caregiver Support Line 855-260-3274

Whether you're in need of immediate assistance or have questions about what services you may be eligible for, the caring licensed professionals who answer the support line can:

  • Tell you about the assistance available from VA.
  • Help you access services.
  • Connect you with the Caregiver Support Coordinator at a VA Medical Center near you.
  • Just listen, if that's what you need right now.

If you're just getting started with VA, calling the Caregiver Support Line is a great first step to take to learn more about the support that's available to you.

- See more at: http://www.caregiver.va.gov/support/support_services.asp#sthash.E6fNyn9W.dpuf

VA Persian Gulf Helpline - 1.800.749.8387
Insures that veterans with medical problems get prompt and thorough attention.

Addictions and Recovery

Al-Anon/Alateen – 1.888.4AL.ANON (425.2666)
http://www.al-anon.org/
Al-Anon/Alateen’s primary purpose is to help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of problem drinking. Inquirees are confidential and anonymous. Currently more than 30,000 groups worldwide are available to assist those whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous
http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org/
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, nondenominational, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

 

National Cocaine Hotline – 1.800.COCAINE (262.2463)
http://www.ca.org/
Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using cocaine and all other mind-
altering substances.

 

National Drug Information Treatment and Refferal Hotline - 1.800.622.HELP
Provides information, support, treatment options and referrals to local rehab centers for any drug or alcohol problem. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

 

Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders
http://www.anred.com/
Ared.is a nonprofit organization that provides information about anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, compulsive exercising,and other less well-known food and weight disorders. Anred’s material includes details
about recovery and prevention.

 

Gamblers Anonymous
http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/
Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling.

 

Narcotics Anonymous
http://www.na.org/
Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts. Started in 1947, the NA movement is one of the world's oldest and largest of its type, with nearly twenty thousand weekly meetings in seventy countries. NA provides information on its recovery program and
cooperates with others concerned about drug abuse in their countries and communities.

 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – 1.800.NEWS.4.OCD
Free hotline that provides information on obsessive-compulsive disorder.

 

Overeaters Anonymous
http://www.overeatersanonymous.org/
Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women from all walks of life who meet in order to help solve a common problem - compulsive overeating. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. OA is a
non-profit international organization that provides volunteer support groups worldwide. Patterned after the Twelve-Step Alcoholics Anonymous program, the OA recovery program addresses physical, emotional and spiritual recovery aspects of compulsive overeating.

 

Sexual Compulsives Anonymous
http://www.sca-recovery.org/
Sexual Compulsives Anonymous a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from sexual compulsion. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop having compulsive sex. The
primary purpose is to stay sexually sober and to help others to achieve sexual sobriety.

 

COSA National Service Organization
http://www.cosa-recovery.org/
COSA is a recovery program for men and women whose lives have been affected by compulsive sexual behavior. In COSA, we find hope whether or not there is a sexually addicted person currently in our lives. With the humble act of reaching
out, we begin the process of recovery. The COSA recovery program has been adapted from the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon. It is a program for our spiritual development, no matter what our religious beliefs. As we meet to share our experience, strength and hope while working the twelve steps, we grow stronger in spirit. We begin to lead our lives more serenely and in deeper fulfillment, little by little, one day at a time. Only in this way can we be of help to others.

 

The Science Behind Drug Abuse

Signs, Symptoms, and Help for Drug Problems and Substance Abuse

7 Signs of Drug Addiction - from an Addict's Perspective

Anxiety and Addiction

Depression Treatment and Addiction

Recovery Strategies and Coping Skills

Finding a Therapist Who Can Help You Heal

Exercise: Alternative Reward for those Battling Addiction

Aquatic Therapy for Recovering Addicts

 

Family and Children


Americans for African Adoptions, Inc.
www.africanadoptions.org
Americans For African Adoptions, Inc. (AFAA) has been a licensed, non-profit, international adoption agency since 1986. AFAA is currently placing orphan children from Ethiopia, East Africa and Liberia, West Africa. We keep our fees low so that others, so that you too, can reach into the heart of Africa and save a life.


Child Passenger Safety
http://www.statefarm.com/kidsafety.htm
Motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for children between the ages of 2 to 14 years in the United States. In 2002, 227,000 children were injured and 1,543 children were killed in car crashes. (Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.) That's why State Farm is a leading advocate of Child Passenger Safety. Learn all about Child Passenger Safety at StateFarm.com. There you'll find tips, advice, research, interactive features and links to other resources on Child Passenger Safety. Visit them today.

 

Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families - 1.800.899.4301
www.zerotothree.org
Zero to Three concentrates exclusively on first years of life – the critical period when a child undergoes the greatest human growth and development. They provide information for the parent or professional to make a great impact and positively influence a child’s future. The mission is to help children best navigate their first three years of life in order to develop a solid intellectual, emotional and social foundation.

 

Child Abuse National Hotline – 1.800.4.A.CHILD (422.4453)
www.childhelpusa.org
Child Help USA Hotline provides multilingual crisis intervention and professional counseling on child abuse. They provide referrals to local social service groups offering counseling on child abuse. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

 

National Child Safety Council Childwatch – 1.800.222.1464
Provides answers to questions and distributes literature on safety, including drug abuse, household dangers, and electricity. Takes information on missing children sightings. Sponsor of the missing kids milk carton program. Operates 24 hours,
seven days a week.

 

KID SAVE. – 1.800.543.7283
www.kidspeace.org
Provides information and referrals to public and private services for children and adolescents in crisis. Referrals to: shelters, mental health services, sexual abuse treatment, substance abuse, family counseling, residential care, etc.

 

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children - 1.800.872.5437
Assists parents of missing children to locate them. Services are free.

 

National Hotline for Missing and Exploited Children - 1.800.843.5678
Report missing children and sightings of missing children.

 

National Center For Fathering - 1.800.593.DADS (3237)
www.fathers.com
The National Center for Fathering provides research-based training, best practices and tips to help men be the best fathers they can be. NCF seeks to improve the lives of children by inspiring men to be more effectively engaged in the lives of children.
 

Cancer Resources 

www.cure.com/community/susan-fariss/2015/09/finding-calm-in-the-face-of-cancer

www.cure.com/advocacy/mbcn/finding-financial-assistance

www.curetoday.com/publications/cure/2013/winter2013/finding-solutions-for-chemobrain/1

www.curetoday.com/articles/acupuncture-could-cool-hot-flashes-in-breast-cancer-survivors

www.curetoday.com/community/barbara-tako/2015/09/chemo-brain-a-breast-cancer-survivors-commentary

www.curetoday.com/publications/heal/2015/summer2015/getting-some-sleep-new-strategies-for-survivors

www.curetoday.com/articles/chemobrainits-real-its-complex-and-the-science-is-still-evolving

Crisis Hotline


Runaway Hotline – 1.800.231.6946
www.nrscrisisline.org
The National Runaway Switchboard operates a confidential hotline for runaway youth, teens in crisis, and concerned friends and family members. Provides crisis intervention and travel assistance to runaways, and information and local referrals to shelters nationwide. Also relays messages to, or sets up conference calls with, parents at the request of the child. All services are free and available 24 hours every day.

 

NineLine (Crisis Line for Youth, Teens and Families) - 1.800.999.9999
NineLine is a nationwide crisis/suicide hotline. It provides callers with locally-based referrals, provides help for youth and parents regarding drugs, abuse, homelessness, runaway children, and message relays. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

 

Boys Town National Hotline / Crisis Intervention - 1.800.448.3000
www.boystown.org
The Boys Town provides short-term intervention and counseling and refers callers to local community resources, counsels on parent-child conflicts, family issues, suicide, pregnancy, runaway youth, physical and sexual abuse, and ANY other issues that impact children and families. Spanish-speaking operators available. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

 

Domestic Abuse National Hotline – 1.800.799.SAFE (7233)
www.ndvh.org
The National Domestic Violence Hotline links individuals to help in their area using a nationwide database that includes detailed information on domestic violence shelters, other emergency shelters, legal advocacy and assistance programs, and social service programs. One call summons immediate help in
English or Spanish. Operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

Nationwide RAINN National Rape Crisis Hotline - 1.800.656.HOPE (4673)
Offers free, confidential counseling and support 24 hours, seven days a week. Connects caller to the nearest counseling center, which provides counseling for rape, abuse and incest victims.
 

 

Consumer/Legal Issues

Americans with Disabilities Act Hotline - 1.800.514.0301
www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm
The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, programs and services provided by state and local governments, goods and services provided by private companies, and in commercial facilities. The ADA was signed into law on July 26, 1990. It contains requirements for new construction, for alterations or renovations to buildings and facilities, and for improving access to existing facilities of private companies providing goods or services to the public. It also requires that State and local governments provide access to
programs offered to the public. The ADA also covers effective communication with people with disabilities, eligibility criteria that may restrict or prevent access, and requires reasonable modifications of policies and practices that may be discriminatory.


National Insurance Consumer Helpline - 1.800.942.4242
www.iii.org
The Insurance Information Institute provides facts and assistance free of charge
to the media, individuals and organizations.

 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - 1.800.962.6215
www.epa.gov
The mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment — air, water, and land — upon which life depends. Provides information on becoming famiDelilahr with environmental issues and potential environmental and human health risks caused by pollution. Learn how you, your family, and your community can protect the environment.

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration – 1.800.532.4440
www.fda.gov
FDA is a public health agency, charged with protecting American consumers by enforcing the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and several related public health laws. It is FDA's job to see that the food we eat is safe and wholesome, the cosmetics we use won't hurt us, the medicines and medical devices we use
are safe and effective, and that radiation-emitting products, such as microwave ovens, won't do us harm. Feed and drugs for pets and farm animals also come under FDA scrutiny. FDA also ensures that all of these products are labeled truthfully with the information that people need to use them properly.
 

 

Human Services and Causes

National Institute on Aging Information Center - 1.800.222.2225
www.aoa.dhhs.gov
The National Institute on Aging provides information on older persons and services for the elderly, their families, as well as those concerned about providing the opportunities and services to enrich the lives of older persons and support their independence.

 

YMCA of the USA - 1.800.872.9622
www.ymca.net
YMCA programs are tools for building the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Longtime leaders in community-based health and fitness and aquatics, Ys teach kids to swim, offer exercise classes for people with disabilities
and lead adult aerobics. They also offer hundreds of other programs in response to community needs, including camping, child care (the Y movement is the nation's largest not-for-profit provider), teen clubs, environmental programs, substance abuse prevention, youth sports, family nights, job training, international exchange and many more activities.

 

MADD – Mothers Against Drunk Driving
www.madd.org
"Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is more than just a bunch of angry moms. We're real people, moms, dads, young people, and other individuals just trying to make a difference. We are determined to stop drunk driving and to support victims of this violent crime." Mothers Against Drunk Driving is a non-profit grass roots organization with more than 600 chapters nationwide, with the focus to look for effective solutions to the drunk driving and underage drinking problems, while supporting those who have already experienced the pain of
these senseless crimes."

 

American Red Cross
www.redcross.org
The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disasters and
help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. Resources, links, and extensive information on how you can become involved.

 

National Fire Protection Association - 1.800.344.3555
www.nfpa.org
The NFPA provides the latest information about the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), its departments, publications, seminars, and educational programs. The mission of NFPA, which was organized in 1896, is to reduce the burden of fire on the quality of life by advocating scientifically based consensus codes and standards, research and education for fire and related safety issues.

Diseases and Disability

 

Make-A-Wish Foundation - 1.800.722.WISH (9474)
http://www.wish.org/
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wishes to children under the age of 18 with life-threatening illnesses.

 

Special Olympics
http://www.specialolympics.org/
Special Olympics is a nonprofit program of sports training and competition for individuals with mental retardation. They provide year-round training and athletic competition for more than one million athletes in nearly 150 countries and all 50 states in the United States. For information on participation & volunteer positions, check out their site.

 

National Hospice Organization - 1.800.658.8898
http://www.nhpco.org/
Founded in 1978, the National Hospice Organization is the oldest and largest nonprofit public benefit organization devoted exclusively to hospice care. NHO is dedicated to promoting and maintaining quality care for terminally ill persons and their families, and to making hospice an integral part of the U.S. health care system. NHO's Organizational Vision NHO is committed to be the nation's leader in improving end-of-life care, and in expanding access to hospice care - there by profoundly enhancing the quality of life for people dying in America.

 

National Easter Seal Society - 1.800.221.6827
http://www.easter-seals.org/
Easter Seals is a non-profit, community-based health agency dedicated to helping children and adults with disabilities attain greater independence. Today, millions of Easter Seals clients lead improved lives because of the high quality programs for children, vocational training and employment, and medical
rehabilitation services offered by Easter Seals affiDelilahtes.

 

National Health Information Center - 1.800.336.4797
www.health.gov/nhic/
The National Health Information helps both professionals and the general public locate health information through identification of health information resources, and information and referral system, and publications. Utilizing a database which contains descriptions of health-related organizations, the NHIC staff refer
inquiries to the most appropriate resource.

 

National Kidney Foundation - 1.800.622.9010
http://www.kidney.org/
The National Kidney Foundation is a major voluntary health organization that 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.

 

Lupus Foundation of America - 1.800.558.0121
http://www.lupus.org/
The Lupus Foundation works to educate and support those affected by lupus and find the cure. The Web site strives to provide information to those affected by lupus as well as support.

 

Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
http://www.bpkids.org/
The Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation educates families, professionals, and the public about early-onset bipolar disorders; supports families to maximize the well-being of the child while minimizing the adverse impact of bipolar disorders on the family; and advocates for increased services to families and research on the nature, causes, and treatment of bipolar disorders in the young.

 

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder - 1.800.233.4050
http://www.chadd.org/
CHADD is a national, non-profit organization representing children and adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD). Founded in 1987 by a group of concerned parents, CHADD works to improve the lives of people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder through education, advocacy and support. Working closely with leaders in the field of AD/HD research, diagnosis and treatment, CHADD offers its members and the public extensive information and resources.

 

AIDS National Hotline - 1.800.342.AIDS
http://thebody.org/index/hotlines/national.html
The National AIDS Hotline, including its Spanish Service and TTY Service, is operated under contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The hotline handles about 1 million calls per year -- about 2,740 calls per day -- from people with questions about prevention, risk, testing, treatment and other
HIV/AIDS-related concerns. Information Specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can answer questions, provide referrals, and send free publications through the mail.

 

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center - 1.800.438.4380
http://www.alzheimers.org/
Provides information and publications on Alzheimer’s disease to health and service professionals, patients and their families, caregivers and public.

 

Arthritis Foundation - 1.800.283.7800
http://www.arthritis.org/
The Arthritis Foundation has continued to speak for the millions of Americans with arthritis. Two key examples of these successful efforts were the revision of Social Security Administration rules on children's disability benefits and the support of the Health Insurance Portability Act. Throughout its 50-year history, the Arthritis Foundation has made great strides in the treatment of the many forms of arthritis.

 

Asthma Control Program - 1.800.843.2473
Provides education about asthma to better understand, treat and manage asthma. Leave name and address, they’ll send free information.

 

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America - 1.800.7.ASTHMA (727.8462)
http://www.aafa.org/
AAFA was founded 1953, as a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for and controlling asthma and allergic diseases. The AAFA serves the estimated 50 million Americans with asthma and allergies through research, patient and public education programs, direct individual and family support through their
nationwide network of chapters and support groups for adults, parents and adolescents, public awareness campaigns, and public and governmental advocacy.

 

American Diabetes Association - 1.800.232.3472
http://www.diabetes.org

The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. The mission of the organization is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. To fulfill this mission, the American Diabetes
Association funds research, publishes scientific findings, and provides information and other services to people with diabetes, their families, health care professionals and the public.

The Couples Guide to Diabetes and Intimacy

http://www.accessrx.com/resource-center/diabetes-and-intimacy/

 

Autism Society of America - 1.800.328.3476
http://www.autism-society.org/
The mission of the Autism Society of America is to promote lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families, to be fully included, participating members of their communities through advocacy, public
awareness, education, and research related to autism.

 

Brain Injury Association, Inc. - 1.800.843.2256
http://www.biausa.org/
The mission of the Brain Injury Association is to create a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy. Provides extensive information, local referrals, mass-link listing, and support resources.

 

National Brain Tumor Foundation - 1.800.934 CURE (2873)
http://www.braintumor.org/
NBTF provides information on brain tumor diagnosis, treatments and how to cope, frequently asked questions about brain tumors, information about brain tumor types, background on brain tumor treatments and rehabilitation and clinical trials. NBTF provide patients and families the information they need to successfully cope with their illness.

 

American Cancer Society - 1.800.227.2345
http://www.cancer.org/
The American Cancer Society provides information and referrals on various issues related to cancer (treatment, services, literature, transportation, equipment, encouragement and support).

 

Cancer Hope Network - 1.877.HOPE.NET
http://www.cancerhopenetwork.org/
One-on-one support to cancer patients and their families undergoing cancer treatments from trained volunteers who have survived cancer themselves.

 

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Inc. - 1.800.932.2423
http://www.ccfa.org/
The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, Inc., is a non-profit, research oriented, voluntary health organization dedicated to finding the cause of, and cure for, Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

 

American Society for Deaf Children - 1.800.942.2732
http://www.deafchildren.org/
ASDC is a national organization of families and professionals committed to educating, empowering and supporting parents and families to create opportunities for their children who are deaf and hard of hearing in gaining meaningful and full communication access, particularly through the competent use of Sign Language, in their home, school and community. ASDC's primary mission is to assure the highest quality programs and services for parents in making sound and informed choices to meet their children's educational, communication, personal and social needs so that they may fully participate in the global community now and in the 21st century.

 

National Family Association for Deaf-Blind - 1.800.255.0411 ext. 275
www.nfadb.org/
AADB is a national consumer advocacy organization for people who have combined hearing and vision impairments. AADB is open to all persons who are deaf-blind and individuals directly concerned with their well being, including spouses, children, friends, and health care professionals. AADB seeks to encourage independent living for individuals who are deaf-blind, and provides technical assistance to persons who are deaf-blind, families, educators, and service providers.

 

Down Syndrome Hotline - 1.800.221.4602
http://www.ndss.org/
The Down Syndrome Hotline provides information and referrals, free packets to new parents, information on education, support groups, medical research, newsletter and phone support.

 

International Dyslexia Association - 1.800.ABCD.123
http://www.interdys.org/
The IDA (formerly The Orton Dyslexia Society) is an international, non-profit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia.

 

National Headache Foundation - 1.800.843.2256
http://www.headaches.org/
The National Headache Foundation provides knowledge and support, explaining the causes and symptoms of headache, the latest information on advances in headache treatment, and educational publications.

 

American Heart Association - 1.800.242.8721
http://www.americanheart.org/
AHA is dedicated to providing education and information on fighting heart disease and stroke. Website includes extensive reference guides, information on family heath issues, CPR, technological advances, and much more.

 

Hepatitis Foundation International - 1.800.891.0707
http://www.hepfi.org/
HFI seeks to increase awareness of the worldwide problem of viral hepatitis and to educate the public and healthcare providers about its prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Our goal is renewed health for those afflicted, and a future free of the threat of viral hepatitis. Hepatitis Foundation International is the only organization focused exclusively on bringing viral hepatitis under control, supporting research, educational programs, and materials for medical professionals, those with hepatitis, and the public, and also through a vast network of support for those afflicted.

 

National Mental Health Association - 1.800.969.6642
http://www.nmha.org/
The National Mental Health Association provides free information on over 200 mental health topics including manic-depression, bereavement, post-traumatic stress disorder, and warning signs of mental illness. Also provides referrals to mental health providers, distributes free national directory of local mental health associations, and offers low-cost materials.

 

Mental Health Net
http://www.mentalhelp.net/
Mental Health Net provides a free, easy-to-use, friendly resource in which to access ALL the mental health topics on the Internet.

With more students taking on more rigorous academic loads, now, more than ever, the need for student access to mental health resources is imperative. We've recently created a series of guidebooks that include information and actionable advice that students can utilize to maintain mental well-being in college. You can find a list of our guides here: 
http://www.learnpsychology.org/mental-health/

 www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/student-mental-health-resources/

National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness
- 1.800.444.7415
www.nrchmi.samhsa.gov/
The National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness is the only national source of information specifically focused on the needs of homeless people with serious mental illnesses. It works to develop and disseminate knowledge about effective approaches to providing services and housing to homeless persons with mental illnesses.

 

American Liver Foundation - 1.800.223.0179
http://www.liverfoundation.org/
The ALF is the only national, voluntary non-profit health agency dedicated to preventing, treating and curing hepatitis and all liver diseases through research, education and support groups. The ALF is leading the way in many of these important advances: disseminating information vital to improving the understanding of the liver and the quality of care to those who live with the more than 100 liver diseases; informing the public about ways to take better care of the liver through vaccination and lifestyle changes; and supporting research into the mysteries of this miraculous organ.

 

American Lung Association - 1.800.586.4872
http://www.lungusa.org/
Since 1904, the American Lung Association has been fighting lung disease through education, community service, advocacy and research. Lung disease, including asthma, emphysema, and lung cancer, is the third leading cause of death in America. The ALA is a resource for information and education about asthma. They have assumed a leading role in the fight against tobacco, helping smokers to quit, encouraging children not to start smoking, and protecting nonsmokers from secondhand smoke.

 

Lyme Disease Foundation - 1.800.886.5963
http://www.lyme.org/
The 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. The LDF is national in scope, with strong ties in the international scientific community, working with grass-root groups across the world.

 

National Bone Marrow Transplant Link - 1.800.627.7692, 1.800.654.1247, 1.800.526.7809
Provides information on becoming a marrow donor.

 

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation - 1.800.441.7055
http://www.msfacts.org/
The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation provides support services for those diagnosed with MS, and information and referrals on traditional and alternative treatments.
 

 

Health Organizations
 

America’s Blood Centers - 1.800.BLOOD.88
www.americasblood.org
The ABC Foundation is a public education organization established to increase awareness about the need and importance of volunteer blood donation. The ABC Foundation is affiDelilahted with America's Blood Centers, the 36-year-old national network of non-profit, independent community blood centers that collect about half (47%) of the U.S. blood supply at more than 450 blood donation sites in 45 states.

 

American Dental Association - 1.800.947.4746
www.ada.org
The ADA is the professional association of dentists dedicated to serving both the public and the profession of dentistry. The ADA promotes the public's health through commitment of member dentists to provide quality oral health care, accessible to everyone. The ADA promotes the profession of dentistry by enhancing the integrity and ethics of the profession, strengthening the patient/dentist relationship and making membership the foundation of successful practice. The ADA fulfills its public and professional mission by providing services and through its initiatives in education, research, advocacy and the development of standards.

 

Centers For Disease Control - 1.800.311.3435
www.cdc.gov/
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, is an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services. Visit their site for information on health and preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.

 

Nutrition Information Hotline -1.800.231.DIET
To learn more about nutrition, leave a message and they’ll send you information.

 

United Network for Organ Sharing - 1.800.24.DONER (36637)
www.unos.org
UNOS, sponsored by the Department of Health and Services, distributes donor cards and provides answers to questions on organ donation and transplants. Osteoporosis and Related Bone

 

Diseases National Resource Center - 1.800.624.BONE (2663)
www.osteo.org
The National Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center provides information to health care professionals, patients and the public about metabolic bone diseases.

 

National Prenatal Care Hotline - 1.800-311-BABY (2229)

 

National Coalition of Hispanic Health & Human Services - 1.800.504.7081
http://medicalreporter.health.org/tmr0397/prenatal0397.html
By calling 1-800-311-BABY (2229) from anywhere in the United States,pregnant women will be routed automatically to their state maternal and child health hotline or to one of the Healthy Start prenatal care hotlines at 22 sites nationwide. Callers will receive pregnancy and prenatal care information, and in most cases, referral to nearby clinics, health care providers and organizations. For Spanish-speaking callers, a separate phone number operated by the National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizations is available: 1-800-504-7081.

 

National Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline - 1.800.227.8922
This hotline provides information and referrals to free and low-cost public clinics, prevention, symptoms, and transmission and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.

 

Stuttering Foundation of America - 1.800.992.9392
www.stutterhelp.org
SFA provides information and referrals for stutterers and those who treat stutterers. Phone support, conferences and a nationwide referral list of speech pathologists who specialize in stuttering.

 

National Organization of Rare Diseases - 1.800.999.6673
www.rarediseases.org
The National Organization of Rare Diseases provides information and networking for persons with rare disorders.

 

National Patient Air Transport Hotline - 1.800.296.1217
NPATH provides information and referral for persons who need cost effective transportation for specialized treatment after an illness or accident.

 

American Trauma Society - 1.800.556.7890
www.amtrauma.org
The ATS is a nationwide, non-profit, voluntary organization dedicated to the prevention of trauma and improvement of trauma care. The American Trauma Society is a public education/awareness association with projects and operations funded through grants from the private sector, donations, and membership dues. The Society currently has over 2,700 members, which include individuals (i.e., physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians and paramedics, other allied health professionals, and the general public), institutional members (i.e., trauma centers), and corporations. In addition, the Society has state divisions to encourage participation on the grass-roots level.

 

Vestibular Disorders Association - 1.800.837.8428
www.vestibular.org
VEDA is a nonprofit organization that exists to provide information and support to people suffering from inner-ear balance disorders. Symptoms of vestibular disorders may include dizziness, imbalance, vertigo, nausea, and fuzzy vision, and may be accompanied by hearing problems.


 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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