Links to Health

As a service and convenience to our visitors, we have provided the hyper-links listed below. These links are to other health-related and community-interest Web sites and are provided for your convenience and entertainment. Pioneers Medical Center does not endorse these sites and the information contained in them should not be considered a reflection of the views of the Hospital. The Hospital does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented on other Web sites, nor does the Hospital endorse the information presented in sites linked to this Web site. In addition, Pioneers Medical Center is not responsible for any errors or omissions in the information provided in any Web site linked to this site. We encourage you to confirm all health-related information contained on any Web site with your physician.

 

Disease & Illness

 

411Cancer.com

Link to 411Cancer.com, a site dedicated to providing patients and their families with cancer treatment information and facilitating access to cancer t …

Alzheimer’s Association

Link to the Alzheimer’s Association, a national network of chapters that is the largest national voluntary health organization committed to finding a …

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

This site is designed to serve AACAP Members, as well as parents and families. Information is provided as a public service to aid in the understanding …

American Association of Blood Banks

Link to the AABB’s website, which contains facts about donating and receiving blood, as well as message boards, feedback and interactive sessions, lis …

American Association on Mental Retardation

The AAMR is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization of professionals (and others) concerned about mental retardation and related disabil …

American Cancer Society

Link to the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Resource Center, which is an outstanding resource for anyone who wants to learn more about cancer and top …

American Diabetes Association

Link to the American Diabetes Association, a national, voluntary, nonprofit organization that provides diabetes research, information, and advocacy.

American Heart Association

Link to the official Web site of the American Heart Association.

American Latex Allergy Association

The American Latex Allergy Association is a national nonprofit organization that provides information about latex allergies and supports latex-allergi …

American Liver Foundation

Link to the American Liver Foundation, a national, voluntary, nonprofit health agency dedicated to preventing, treating, and curing hepatitis and all …

American Lung Association

Link to the American Lung Association, a national, voluntary, nonprofit health organization dedicated to fighting lung disease in all its forms, with …

American Social Health Association

The ASHA is recognized by the public and by patients, providers, and policy-makers for developing and delivering accurate, medically reliable informat …

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

The ASHA’s mission is to ensure that all people with speech, language, and hearing disorders have access to quality services to help them communicate …

Arthritis Foundation

Link to the Arthritis Foundation, a national, voluntary health agency seeking the causes, cures, preventions, and treatments for the more than 100 for …

Better Hearing Institute

The Better Hearing Institute is a not-for-profit corporation that was created over 30 years ago to promote hearing healthcare across the United States …

CancerGuide

Link to CancerGuide, a site created by a cancer survivor that is dedicated to helping site visitors find answers to questions about cancer and helping …

Children with Diabetes

The mission of Children with Diabetes.com is to promote understanding of the care and treatment of diabetes (especially in children), to increase awar …

Epilepsy Foundation of America

Link to the Epilepsy Foundation, a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to the welfare of people with epilepsy.

HealthBoards.com

Link to HealthBoards.com, a site containing message boards on health-related topics. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International – JDRF is a l …

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation

Link to the March of Dimes, a national, nonprofit organization committed to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mort …

Meningitis Foundation of America

Link to the MFA, an organization whose the goals and objectives are: to help support sufferers of Spinal Meningitis and their families; to provide inf …

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Link to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, a national, nonprofit health agency that is a dedicated partnership between scientists and concerned citiz …

National Kidney Foundation

Link to the National Kidney Foundation, a national nonprofit organization that seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health …

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Link to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, whose mission is to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis. Providing accurate, up-to-date …

National Osteoporosis Foundation

Link to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, which strives to be the nation’s leading resource for people seeking up-to-date, medically sound informa …

National Sleep Foundation

The NSF is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public health and safety by achieving public understanding of sleep and sleep …

National Stroke Association

The NSA’s mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of strokes, to save lives, to improve quality of care, and to improve patient outcomes.

National Transplant Society 

Link to the National Transplant Society, a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to maximizing the availability of lifesaving organs, health-enha …

ORTHOclinics.com

This site is a resource for patient-oriented orthopedic material. OrthoClinics.com collects links to sites that use patient-friendly presentations. Yo …

Prevent Blindness America

Link to Prevent Blindness America, a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight.

SIECUS

The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS) is a national, nonprofit organization that affirms that sexuality is a natural an …

SupportPath.com

Link to SupportPath.com, a site that allows people with health, personal, and relationship issues share their experiences through 200+ message boards …

Yahoo! Groups

Health & Wellness – Link to Yahoo!’s Health & Wellness groups.

 

Educational Institute Links

 

Harvard Medical Web

Link to Harvard University’s medical schools and related publications such as Web Weekly< …

Emory University MedWeb

MedWeb is a catalog of biomedical and health-related web sites maintained by the staff of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library at Emo …

Lane Medical Library

Stanford University – Link to Stanford University’s medical library. Search the Web for health and medicine resources using Stanford’s OncoLink

Link to the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center site, which provides a wealth of information about and related to cancer.

Oregon Health & Science University

OHSU’s fundamental purpose is to improve the well-being of people in Oregon and beyond. As part of its multifaceted public mission, OHSU strives for e …

Stanford University’s MedWorld

Link to Stanford University’s MedWorld Web site. Search the Web for health and medicine resources using Stanford’s Countway Library of Medicine

Link to Harvard University’s Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, one of the largest medical libraries in the world. The library offers streamline …

 

Government Links

 

Federal Government:

 

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 

Link to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), an agency that provides evidence-based information on health care outcomes, quality, co …

Census Bureau 

Link to the U.S. Census Bureau, whose mission is to be the preeminent collector and provider of timely, relevant, and quality data about the people an …

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Link to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an agency that is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and sa …

Department of Health & Human Services 

Link to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans a …

Federal Consumer Information Center 

In February 2000, the Consumer Information Center was united with the Federal Information Center to give birth to the Federal Consumer Information Cen …

Food and Nutrition Information Center 

Link to the FNIC, whose mission is to collect and disseminate information about food and human nutrition.

Healthfinder 

Link to Healthfinder®, a free gateway to reliable consumer health and human services information developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human …

Health Resources and Services Administration Information Center 

The HRSA’s Information Center provides publications, resources, and referrals on health care services for low-income, uninsured individuals and those …

Maternal and Child Health Bureau 

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s MCHB strives for a society where children are wanted and born with optimal health, receive quality …

National Cancer Institute 

Link to the NCI. The NCI is organized into the Office of the Director, one Center, and six Divisions, each specializing in a different aspect of cance …

National Center for Infectious Diseases 

A division of the CDC, the mission of the National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID) is to prev …

National Health Information Center 

The NHIC is a health information referral service. The NHIC puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with those orga …

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute 

A division of the NIH, the NHLBI provides leadership for a national program in diseases of the heart, …

National Institutes of Health / Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases ~ National Resource Center 

The NIH ORBD~NRC was established in 1994 with a grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) of the Na …

National Safety Council 

The NSC, founded in 1913 and chartered by the United States Congress in 1953, is the Nation’s leading advocate for safety and health. Its mission is ” …

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion 

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Hum …

Office of Public Health and Science 

The Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS) serves as the focal point for leadership and coordination across the Department in public health and sc …

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration 

Link to SAMHSA, the Federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in order …

SAMHSA’s National Mental Health Information Center – The Center for Mental Health Services 

The Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is responsible for leading the national system to deliver mental health services. Over the past century, …

Social Security Administration 

The Social Security Administration’s Web site provides information about Retirement, Survivors and Disability Insurance Benefits, and Supplemental Sec …

Surgeon General 

The Surgeon General of the United States has been the nation’s leading spokesman on matters of public health.

www.health.gov 

The www.health.gov site is a portal to the Web sites of a number of multi-agency health initiatives and activities of the U.S. Department of Health an …

 

Health & Wellness

 

Advocacy Sites:

 

AARP: American Association of Retired Persons

The AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people 50 and over. The association provides information and resources, advocates on …

Annie E. Casey Foundation

The Annie E. Casey Foundation works to build better futures for disadvantaged children and their families in the United States. Its mission is to fost …

The National CASA Association

The National Court Appointed Special Advocates Association provides leadership for CASA programs and volunteers across the country. Volunteer Court Ap …

Children’s Defense Fund

The mission of the Children’s Defense Fund is to Leave No Child Behind® and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe …

Stand for Children

Stand for Children’s mission is to build a powerful citizen voice to ensure all children have the opportunity to grow up healthy, educated, and safe. …

 

Health & Wellness – Health Information Advocacy:

 

Health On the Net Foundation

Health On the Net FoundationTM is a not-for-profit international Swiss Organization whose stated mission is “to guide lay persons or non-medical users …

Hi-Ethics

Link to Hi-EthicsTM, Inc., or Health Internet Ethics, an organization that has established 14 principles/ethical guidelines regarding privacy, confide …

Internet Healthcare Coalition

Link to an organization that “supports quality healthcare resources on the Internet through well-informed Internet healthcare consumers, professionals …

Medem

A group of leading medical societies joined forces to create Medem, a physician-patient communications network, to provide credible healthcare informa …

The National Council Against Health Fraud

NCAHF is a private, nonprofit, voluntary health agency that focuses on health misinformation, fraud, and quackery as public health problems. Its posit …

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Article: How to Spot Health Fraud

You don’t have to look far to find a health product that’s totally bogus . . . “

Quackwatch

Quackwatch, Inc., a member of the Consumer Federation of America, is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, …

 

   

Health & Wellness – General:

 

Achoo Gateway to Healthcare 

One of the greatest hurdles for the healthcare sector is the sheer volume of information available through the Internet. Achoo acts as a jump point an …

American Council on Science and Health 

The American Council on Science and Health, Inc. The ACSH is a consumer education consortium concerned with issues related to food, nutrition, chemica …

American Red Cross 

The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the In …

American Running Association 

American Running Association is a nonprofit, educational association of runners, medical professionals, and corporations dedicated to promoting runnin …

Beck Health Science Library & Resource Center 

Link to BeckLibrary.org, a resource of links to health care sites, journals, publications, and more.

Council on Family Health 

The Council on Family Health is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating consumers about dietary supplements, home safety, personal health, and …

DiscoveryHealth.com 

Link to the Discovery Health Channel’s Web site.

DrKoop.com 

Link to drkoop.com, a company led by Dr. C. Everett Koop, former U.S. Surgeon General, and others who are dedicated to improving the quality of people …

DrWeil.com 

DrWeil.com strives to be a leading provider of on-line information and products for optimum health and wellness. Per the site, the Ask Dr. Weil on-lin …

eDiets.com 

eDiets.com, Inc. is the largest subscription-based on-line diet, fitness, and counseling network, with upwards of 300,000 paid members through the fou …

FamilyDoctor.org 

This site is published by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). The AAFP is a national, nonprofit medical association, including family ph …

FitnessDay.com 

Link to a site that provides information about fitness events.

Health and Age 

The Health and Age Web site claims to be both a statement and an invitation. The statement: They believe that aging — so long considered something unp …

HealthCentral.com 

This site contains information about the important health issues of today, and easy access to health products and drugstore essentials. There are thou …

HealthSCOUT 

The HealthScout Network is a leading Internet provider and distributor of consumer health information, news, and tools. The HealthScout Network hosts …

InteliHealth 

InteliHealth’s stated mission is to empower people with trusted solutions for healthier lives. They strive to accomplish this by providing credible in …

iVillage 

This site strives to be a place where women don’t just read about how they can get the most out of life, but where they can help each other do it: The …

LifeMatters 

This site describes its services as a compilation of articles from various authors intended to contribute to having a life that is empowered, fulfille …

MayoClinic.com 

MayoClinic.com is produced by a team of writers, editors, multimedia and graphics producers, health educators, nurses, doctors, and scientists. It giv …

MDchoice.com 

MDchoice.com is a privately-held company founded by academic physicians and backed by private venture capital. Its stated goal is to make access to th …

MedicineNet.com 

MedicineNet, Inc. is an on-line healthcare media publishing company that strives to provide easy-to-read, in-depth, authoritative medical information …

MEDtropolis 

Link to a site whose goal is to educate and entertain kids and adults alike in the areas of healthcare and healthy living.

National Association of Health Education Centers 

The NAHEC’s mission is to promote the development and advancement of health education centers across the United States, and its vision is to provide e …

National Safety Council 

The National Safety Council is the nation’s leading advocate for safety and health. Its mission is “to educate and influence society to adopt safety, …

physicianschoice.com 

Physicianschoice.com is a search engine that has indexed many retail medical sites.

safemedication.com 

Link to a site that is maintained by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists to help you find the important information that you need in or …

Tobacco.org 

Tobacco.org is a source for tobacco-related news and information.

WebMD 

WebMD states that their content staff blends award-winning expertise in content creation, community services, expert commentary, medical review, and a …

Home School Safety

Home School Safety

 

   

Medical Search Engines:

 

CliniWeb

Sponsored by Oregon Health & Science University.

MDchoice.com Consumer

MDchoice.com Consumer and MDchoice.com Health Professional – MDchoice.com is a privat …

MedBot

Sponsored by Stanford University.

MedHunt and HONselect

HON’s mission is to guide lay persons or non-medical users and medical practitioners to useful and reliable on-line medical and health information.

MedWeb @ Emory University

Sponsored by Emory University

Yahoo Health

Sponsored by Yahoo.com.

 

Physicians & Health Professionals

 

Advanced Medical Technology Association 

AdvaMed’s mission is to be the advocate for a legal, a regulatory, and an economic climate that advances global health care by assuring worldwide pati …

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 

This site is designed to serve both AACAP Members and Parents and Families. Information is provided as a public service to aid in the understanding an …

American Accreditation HealthCare Commission 

The American Accreditation HealthCare Commission, Inc. (also known as URAC) is a nonprofit, national accrediting organization established to promote c …

American Academy of Dermatology 

The American Academy of Dermatology is dedicated to achieving the highest quality of dermatologic care for everyone. Achievement of this vision requir …

American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery 

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is the world’s largest specialty association that represents facial plastic and reco …

American Academy of Family Physicians 

The AAFP was founded in 1947 to promote and maintain high quality standards for family doctors who are providing continuing comprehensive health care …

American Academy of Neurology 

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is a worldwide professional association of neurologists and neuroscience professionals dedicated to providing …

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 

Formed in 1985, the Academy, as the only full-service organization for nurse practitioners of all specialties, has steadily expanded services to meet …

American Academy of Ophthalmology 

The American Academy of Ophthalmology’s mission is to advance the lifelong learning and professional interests of ophthalmologists to ensure that the …

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons provides education and practice management services for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health profession …

American Academy of Optometry 

The goal of the American Academy of Optometry is to maintain and enhance excellence in optometric practice. It does this by fostering research and the …

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc. 

AAO-HNS is the world’s largest organization representing specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. The …

American Academy of Pain Medicine 

The mission of the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) is to promote quality care of patients with pain as a symptom of disease (eudynia) and pri …

American Academy of Pediatrics 

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety, and well-being of in …

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 

The vision of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is to be the leader in assisting physical medicine and rehabilitation physi …

American Academy of Physician Assistants 

The mission of the American Academy of Physician Assistants is to promote quality, cost-effective, accessible health care, and to promote the professi …

American Association of Blood Banks 

The AABB’s mission is to establish and promote the highest standard of care for patients and donors in all aspects of blood banking, transfusion medic …

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy 

Founded in 1900, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) is the national organization representing the interests of pharmaceutical edu …

American Association of Neurological Surgeons 

The AANS is dedicated to advancing the specialty of neurological surgery in order to provide the highest quality of neurosurgical care to the public. …

American Association for Respiratory Care 

The AARC believes there is no better cause than that of respiratory therapy and the right of respiratory patients to receive competent respiratory car …

American Board of Emergency Medicine 

The ABEM’s purposes are scientific and educational: (1) To improve the quality of emergency medical care; (2) To establish and maintain high standards …

American Board of Medical Specialties 

The ABMS is an organization of ABMS-approved medical specialty boards. The mission of the ABMS is to maintain and improve the quality of medical care …

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology is an independent, nonprofit organization that certifies obstetricians and gynecologists in the United …

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology 

The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology is an organization of allergists-immunologists and related health care professionals dedicated …

American College of Cardiology 

Cardiologists from the U.S. and around the world are members of the ACC. By joining the College, they show peers and patients their commitment to prov …

American College of Chest Physicians 

The ACCP is the leading resource for the improvement in cardiopulmonary health and critical care worldwide. The ACCP’s stated mission is to promote th …

American College of Emergency Physicians 

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) exists to support quality emergency medical care, and to promote the interests of emergency physic …

American College of Gastroenterology 

The American College of Gastroenterology was founded in 1932 to advance the study and medical treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. Th …

American College of Healthcare Executives 

The mission of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) is to be the professional membership society for healthcare executives, to meet it …

American College of Medical Quality 

The mission of the American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ) is to provide leadership in creating, sustaining, and applying a scientifically-based in …

American College of Nurse-Midwives 

The mission of the ACNM is to promote the health and well-being of women and infants within their families and communities through the development and …

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 

The ACOG is a membership organization of obstetrician-gynecologists dedicated to the advancement of women’s health through education, advocacy, practi …

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 

Occupational and environmental medicine is the medicine specialty devoted to prevention and management of occupational and environmental injury, illne …

American College of Physician Executives 

mission of the American College of Physician Executives is to provide physicians with the tools they need to meet the challenges of medical practice t …

American College of Physicians and American Society of Internal Medicine

American College of Physicians and American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM) is the Nation’s largest medical specialty society. Its mission is …

American College of Preventive Medicine 

The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) is the national professional society for physicians committed to disease prevention and health prom …

American College of Radiology 

The American College of Radiology is the principal organization of radiologists, radiation oncologists, and clinical medical physicists in the United …

American College of Rheumatology 

The American College of Rheumatology is an organization of physicians, health professionals, and scientists that advances rheumatology through program …

American College of Surgeons 

The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for t …

American Dental Association 

The ADA is the professional association of dentists committed to the public’s oral health, and to ethics, science and professional advancement, leadin …

American Dietetic Association 

The American Dietetic Association promotes optimal nutrition and well-being for all people by advocating for its members. Its vision is to have its me …

American Gastroenterological Association 

The AGA was founded in 1897 and is the oldest nonprofit specialty medical society in the country. Gastroenterologic physicians and scientists througho …

American Geriatrics Society 

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a nationwide, not-for-profit association of geriatrics health care professionals, research scientists, and ot …

American Health Information Management Association 

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is the dynamic professional association that represents specially educated health infor …

American Hospital Association 

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and thei …

American Medical Association 

The AMA is an organization of physicians and a patient’s advocate. Founded more than 150 years ago, AMA’s strategic agenda is commitment to standards, …

American Medical Group Association 

AMGA is an association that represents medical groups, including some of the nation’s largest, most prestigious integrated health care delivery system …

American Medical Informatics Association 

The American Medical Informatics Association is a nonprofit organization of individuals, institutions, and corporations dedicated to developing and us …

American Nurses Association 

The American Nurses Association is a full-service professional organization representing the nation’s 2.6 million Registered Nurses. ANA advances the …

American Occupational Therapy Association 

American Occupational Therapy Association advances the quality, availability, use, and support of occupational therapy through standard-setting, advoc …

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society 

The American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) is an organization of orthopaedic surgeons who have special interest and training in the foot …

American Pharmacists Association 

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the national professional society of pharmacists, was founded in 1852 and is the first established — and …

American Physical Therapy Association 

The mission of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the principal membership organization representing and promoting the profession of ph …

American Psychiatric Association 

The American Psychiatric Association is a medical specialty society recognized world-wide. Its U.S. and international member physicians work together …

American Public Health Association 

The American Public Health Association brings together researchers, health service providers, administrators, teachers, and other health workers in a …

American Roentgen Ray Society 

The American Roentgen Ray Society, founded in 1900, is the first and oldest radiology society in the United States. The society has been a forum for p …

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 

ASHA is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing …

American Society of Addiction Medicine 

ASAM is listed as “the Nation’s medical specialty society dedicated to educating physicians and improving the treatment of individuals suffering from …

American Society of Anesthesiologists 

The American Society of Anesthesiologists is an educational, a research, and a scientific association of physicians organized to raise and maintain th …

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery 

The mission of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery is to raise the standards and skills of anterior segment surgeons through clini …

American Society of Clinical Oncology 

As a nonprofit organization, the ASCO is dedicated to achieving the charitable mission outlined by the organization’s founders in 1964. The ASCO stron …

American Society for Clinical Pathology 

The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) is a not-for-profit medical society organized exclusively for educational, scientific, and charitab …

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons 

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons is an association of surgeons and other professionals dedicated to assuring high-quality patient car …

American Society of Healthcare Engineering 

The ASHE is an advocate and a resource for continuous improvement in the health care engineering and facilities management professions.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons 

The mission of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons is to support its members in their efforts to provide the highest quality patient care and mai …

American Society of Radiology Technologists 

The mission of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists is to give medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals the knowledge, resource …

American Thoracic Society 

The American Thoracic Society, founded in 1905, is an independently incorporated, international educational and scientific society that focuses on res …

American Thyroid Association 

The American Thyroid Association is dedicated to promoting scientific and public understanding of the biology of the thyroid gland and its disorders, …

American Urological Association 

The AUA conducts a wide range of activities to ensure that its members stay current on the latest research and the best practices in the field of urol …

Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology, Inc. 

The Association for Practitioners in Infection Control (APIC) was officially established in 1972. In 1973, its first international elections were held …

Center for the Advancement of Health 

The Center for the Advancement of Health promotes a view of health that recognizes that where we live, how we are educated, and what we eat, drink, br …

Clinical Laboratory Management Association 

The CLMA is an international organization with members who are responsible for laboratories and clinical services in hospitals and health-care network …

College of American Pathologists 

The mission of the College, the principal organization of board-certified pathologists, is to represent the interests of patients, the public, and pat …

College of Healthcare Information Management Executives 

The College was formed with the dual objectives of serving the professional development needs of healthcare CIOs, and advocating the more effective us …

Computer-Based Patient Record Institute 

CPRI-HOST provides vision and leadership to promote the universal and effective use of electronic health care information systems to improve health an …

Emergency Medicine BBS (EMBBS) 

This site was established to provide educational resources for Emergency and Primary Care physicians and health care providers

Federation of American Hospitals 

The principle objective of the Federation is to foster the public good through the creation and delivery of quality health care for all people. The Fe …

Health Care Compliance Association 

HCCA is a forum for healthcare professionals involved in compliance, serving all segments of the health care industry. Its stated functions: (1) To pr …

Health Care eBusiness Collaborative 

The HCEC’s mission is to improve the efficiency of eBusiness in healthcare through the collaborative development of the Electronic Data Infrastructure …

Health Level Seven (HL7) 

Health Level Seven is one of several ANSI-accredited Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs) operating in the healthcare arena. Most SDOs produce st …

Healthcare Financial Management Association 

HFMA is the nation’s leading personal membership organization for healthcare financial management professionals. HFMA brings perspective and clarity t …

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society 

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society provides leadership in healthcare for the management of technology, information, and change …

Hospice Association of America 

The Hospice Association of America (HAA) is a national organization representing more than 2,800 hospices and thousands of caregivers and volunteers w …

KidsGrowth Professional 

Link to a site for professionals that includes a secure community providing the tools to succeed in today’s health care marketplace. Contains on-line …

International Executive Housekeepers Association, Inc. 

The International Executive Housekeepers Association, Inc. is a professional organization committed to a cleaner, safer, healthier environment. This m …

International Medical Informatics Association 

The IMIA plays a major global role in the application of information science and technology in the fields of healthcare and research in medical, healt …

JCAHO: Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations 

The JCAHO’s mission is to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditatio …

Managed Care Information Center 

The Managed Care Information Center was formed to serve as a clearinghouse for healthcare executives’ managed care information needs by publishing new …

Managed Care On-Line 

Link to a business-to-business health management and managed care resource company.

Medical Group Management Association 

The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), founded in 1926, is the nation’s principal voice for medical group practice. Through its annual surve …

Medical Records Institute 

The Medical Records Institute is committed to promoting the development and acceptance of electronic health care. Since 1983, MRI has pursued this mis …

Medscape 

Medscape strives to offer specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals the Web’s most robust and integrated medical informatio …

Microsoft Healthcare Users Group 

The MS-HUG is not affiliated with Microsoft Corporation. It is an independent, not-for-profit organization catering to the needs of information system …

National Association for Home Care 

The NAHC believes that Americans should receive health care and social services in their own homes, so far as this is possible. Senior citizens and ot …

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners 

The NAPNAP is the professional organization that advocates for children (infants through young adults) and provides leadership for Pediatric Nurse Pra …

National Association of Social Workers 

The NASW is a membership organization that promotes, develops, and protects the practice of social work and social workers. The NASW also seeks to enh …

National Board for Respiratory Care 

The NBRC strives for excellence in providing credentialing examinations and associated services to the respiratory community, and intends to remain at …

National Committee for Quality Assurance 

The National Committee for Quality Assurance is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality everywhere. In respo …

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization 

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care progra …

National Managed Health Care Congress 

The National Managed Health Care Congress (NMHCC) serves as a knowledge source for all healthcare constituents — purchasers, payors, providers, and su …

National Mental Health Association 

The National Mental Health Association is dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental disorders, and achieving victory over mental illness …

National Practitioner Data Bank / Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank 

The legislation that led to the creation of the NPDB was enacted because the U.S. Congress believed that the increasing occurrence of medical malpract …

National Wellness Institute 

Link to the National Wellness Institute, whose stated mission is to serve the professionals and organizations that promote optimal health and wellness …

Radiology Society of North America 

The purpose of the Radiological Society of North America is to promote and develop the highest standards of radiology and related sciences through edu …

Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology 

The Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (SCVIR) is a professional society for physicians who specialize in interventional or minima …

Society of Critical Care Medicine 

The Society of Critical Care Medicine is a multidisciplinary, multi-professional international organization whose mission is to secure the highest qua …

Society of Nuclear Medicine 

The Society of Nuclear Medicine is an international scientific and professional organization founded in 1954 to promote the science, technology, and p …

Society of Thoracic Surgeons 

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is the largest thoracic surgical organization in the world; its members include a significant majority of all board-c …

Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine (SNOMED) 

SNOMED’s design is based on the premise that a detailed and specific nomenclature is essential to accurately reflect, in computer-readable format, the …

VisionScience.com 

Link to an Internet resource for research in human and animal vision.

 

   

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