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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. www.diabetes.org
The Association for the Advancement of Wound Care was conceived in 1995. It is the preeminent, multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the research and clinical application of evidence – based wound care. As a not for profit association, AAWC gives numerous benefits to build a collaborative wound care community for optimal care of those who suffer with chronic non-healing wounds. aawconline.org
ConsultGeriRN.org is an evidence-based online resource for nurses in clinical and educational settings. www.consultgerirn.org
A non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Their mission is to cure and prevent Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis through research, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these digestive diseases through education and support. www.ccfa.org
The Dermatology Nurses' Association is a professional nursing organization comprised of a diverse group of individuals committed to quality care through sharing knowledge and expertise. The core purpose of the DNA is to promote excellence in dermatologic care. www.dnanurse.org
The Friends of Ostomates Worldwide-USA is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization that collects donated ostomy supplies at a central warehouse and ships them to needy ostomates in developing countries. FOW-USA also provides some assistance for education and training of ostomy nurses in developing countries. www.fowusa.org
The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Healthcare 411 is an audio news source that provides practical health care information, research findings, and data to help consumers, health providers, health insurers, researchers, and policymakers make informed decisions about health care issues. www.healthcare411.ahrq.gov
Healthline's mission is improve health through information. They focus their efforts on offering readers and visitors to their site objective, trustworthy, and accurate health information, guided by the principles of responsible journalism and publishing. Their editorial philosophy is to use relevant and accurate content to promote a healthy lifestyle and facilitate disease prevention, as well as to offer clinically significant, medically reviewed information for those who are seeking answers to their health questions. www.healthline.com/health/crohns-disease
The HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation website offers a space where members of the anal cancer community can come to access support resources, educational resources, medical resources, and links to other applicable and helpful organizations. They are the only Foundation dedicated to anal cancer and anal cancer survivors. www.analcancerfoundation.org
A national ostomy supply donation initiative. With help from businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals, they raise funds to assist those in need of ostomy supplies in the United States. kindredbox.org.
Peritoneal mesothelioma is the second most common type of this rare form of cancer. Pleural mesothelioma is the most common and while it affects the mesothelium of the chest cavity, peritoneal mesothelioma is the cancer of the tissue lining the abdominal cavity. As with its more common counterpart, this type of mesothelioma is difficult to treat and patients do not usually have a good prognosis. www.mesothelioma.net/peritonectomy
The leading source for public education and advocacy about the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatments, and management alternatives for incontinence. www.nafc.org
The Society and its network of chapters nationwide promote research, educate, advocate on critical issues, and organize a wide range of programs including support for the newly diagnosed and those living with MS over time. www.nmss.org
Patients can call Secure Start for information and samples at 1.888.808.7456 (and press #3).
The Quality Life Association (QLA) is a non-profit nationwide association meeting the special needs of a person with a continent ostomy procedure including: Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservior (BCIR), Koch Pouch, Ileoanal J-Pouch, and other continent ostomy procedures. www.qla-ostomy.org
The Simon Foundation for Continence is a not-for-profit organization, dedicated to: bringing the topic of incontinence out into the open, removing the stigma surrounding incontinence, and providing help and hope for people with incontinence, their families, and the health professionals who provide their care. Patients can visit their website at www.simonfoundation.org. The HON code certification is available on their website.