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American Academy of PediatricsThe American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric surgical specialists that dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.www.aap.org
American Academy of Physician AssistantsThe American Academy of Physician Assistants is a national professional association that provides comprehensive support and advocacy for physician assistants so that they may, in turn, provide patients with increased access to quality, cost-effective health care.www.aapa.org
American Cancer SocietyThe American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.www.cancer.org
American Childhood Cancer OrganizationThe American Childhood Cancer Organization's (ACCO) mission is to address the needs of families through programs that emphasize information, advocacy, awareness, and research. The ACCO is one of the largest grassroots, national organizations dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with cancer and their families.www.candlelighters.org
American Dental AssociationThe American Dental Association is a professional association of dentists that fosters the success of a diverse membership and advances the oral health of the public.www.ada.org
American Diabetes AssociationThe American Diabetes Association's mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. They fund research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; deliver services to hundreds of communities; provide objective and credible information; and give voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.www.diabetes.org
American Heart AssociationThe American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke."www.heart.org
American Hospital AssociationThe American Hospital Association leads, represents and serves hospitals, health systems and other related organizations that are accountable to the community and committed to health improvement.www.aha.org
American Lung AssociationThe American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research.www.lungusa.org
American Lung Association, State of Tobacco ReportThe American Lung Association State of Tobacco Report is a guide to policies and programs that have been proven effective in confronting the nation's tobacco epidemic. It grades the federal government, the District of Columbia and all states on their tobacco control laws and regulations.www.stateoftobaccocontrol.org
American Medical AssociationThe American Medical Association helps doctors help patients by uniting physicians nationwide to work on the most important professional and public health issues.www.ama-assn.org
American Nonsmokers' Rights FoundationThe American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides educational resources for schools, health departments, medical organizations, and others interested in the issues surrounding smoking and secondhand smoke. The ANR Foundation is the only national repository of local tobacco-related ordinances and regulations in the United States.www.no-smoke.org
American Society of Clinical OncologyThe American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is a professional oncology society committed to conquering cancer through research, education, prevention and delivery of high quality patient care.www.asco.org
American Urological AssociationThe American Urological Association (AUA) is the premier professional association for the advancement of urologic patient care, and works to ensure that its members are current on the latest research and practices in urology.www.auanet.org
Association of American Medical CollegesThe Association of American Medical Colleges is a trusted provider of valuable resources to medical students, residents, and professionals in academic medicine in the United States and Canada.www.aamc.org
Centers for Disease Control and PreventionThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are a federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services. The CDC works to protect public health through its focus on disease prevention and control, environmental health, occupational safety and health, health promotion, injury prevention and education activities.www.cdc.gov
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance SystemThe Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a telephone health survey system that collects information on health risk behaviors, preventive health practices, and health care access primarily related to chronic disease and injury.www.cdc.gov/brfss
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Breastfeeding Report CardThe CDC Breastfeeding Report Card provides state-by-state data on breastfeeding practices and legislation.www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health StatisticsThe National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) seeks to provide statistical information that will guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people. As the Nation's principal health statistics agency, NCHS leads the way with accurate, relevant, and timely data.www.cdc.gov/nchs
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Program of Cancer RegistriesThe CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) collects cancer data from state-based cancer registries around the U.S.www.statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Vital Statistics ReportsThe National Vital Statistics System is a inter-governmental data sharing mechanism that disseminates much of NCHS' data.www.cdc.gov/nchs
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance SystemThe Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System (PedNSS) is a program-based surveillance system that monitors the nutritional status of low-income infants, children, and women in federally funded maternal and child health programs.www.cdc.gov/pednss
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Image LibraryThe CDC Public Health Image Library (PHIL) offers an organized, universal electronic gateway to CDC's pictures, available to public health professionals, the media, laboratory scientists, educators, students, and the worldwide public to use for reference, teaching, presentation, and public health messages. phil.cdc.gov/phil
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance SystemThe Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors priority health-risk behaviors and the prevalence of obesity and asthma among youth and young adults.www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/yrbs
Federation of Tax AdministratorsThe Federation of Tax Administrators (FTA) was organized to improve the quality of state tax administration by providing services to state tax authorities and administrators. These services include research and information exchange, training, and intergovernmental and interstate coordination.www.taxadmin.org
Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the UninsuredThe Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured is the main source for the Kaiser Family Foundation's work related to the uninsured population. The Commission provides analysis of the uninsured population, and the impact of lack of insurance on access to care and health status with a particular focus on the low-income population.www.kff.org
Kaiser Family FoundationThe Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the United States.www.statehealthfacts.kff.org
Local and State-level Public Health DepartmentsLocal and state-level public health departments, agencies, and clinics work to promote health, prevent disease, and protect communities. You may contact your nearest public health department for information on disease prevention, health screenings, environmental health concerns, health resources, vital statistics, and other community health services and programs.www.hhs.gov
Lymphoma Research FoundationThe Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation's largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and providing people with lymphoma and healthcare professionals with up-to-date information about this type of cancer. LRF's mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by this disease.www.lymphoma.org
Mayo Clinic Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit medical facility, specializing in medical care, research and education. Three locations are available to clients, in Arizona, Florida, and Minnesota.www.mayoclinic.com
National Association of Community Health Centers, Inc.The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) works with a network of state health center and primary care organizations to provide advocacy, educate the public, conduct trainings, and develop alliances to foster better community health.www.nachc.org
National Association of Free ClinicsThe National Association of Free Clinics (NAFC) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is focused on the issues and needs of the more than 1,200 free clinics and the people they serve in the United States.www.freeclinics.us
National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer CentersNCI-designated cancer centers are characterized by scientific excellence and the capability to integrate a diversity of research approaches to focus on the problem of cancer. They play a vital role in advancing towards NCI's goal of reducing morbidity and mortality from cancer.cancercenters.cancer.gov
National Cancer Institute Visuals OnlineThe National Cancer Institute Visuals Online contains images from the collections of the Office of Communications and Education and Office of Media Relations, National Cancer Institute. Contents include general biomedical and science-related images, cancer-specific scientific and patient care-related images, and portraits of directors and staff of the National Cancer Institute.visualsonline.cancer.gov
National Cancer Institute, Health Information National Trends SurveyThe Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) collects data about the American public's use of cancer-related information.hints.cancer.gov
National Cancer Institute, Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results ProgramThe NCI Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program is an authoritative source of cancer data in the United States. SEER currently collects and publishes cancer data from population-based cancer registries covering approximately 28 percent of the U.S. population.www.seer.cancer.gov
National Center for Biotechnology InformationThe National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information.www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
National Heart, Lung, and Blood InstituteThe National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides global leadership for a research, training, and education program to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives.www.nhlbi.nih.gov
National Institutes of HealthThe National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers, each with a specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems. NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, creating hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs by funding thousands of scientists in universities and research institutions in every state across America and around the globe.www.nih.gov
National Institutes of Health Image BankThe National Institutes of Health Image Bank contains images from the collections of the 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health. Contents include general biomedical and science-related images, clinicians, computers, patient care-related images, microscopy images, and various exterior images.www.media.nih.gov
National Stroke Association National Stroke Association aims to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke.www.stroke.org
Public Health Air Surveillance Evaluation ProjectThe Public Health Air Surveillance Evaluation Project is a collaborative effort between the CDC and the Environmental Protection Agency to develop an innovative strategy to assess air quality.www.cdc.gov/nceh/tracking/phase.htm
State Cancer ProfilesState Cancer Profiles is a collaborative effort between the National Cancer Institute and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to aggregate and present various cancer-related data.www.statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov
Susan G. Komen for the CureSusan G. Komen for the Cure is the largest breast cancer organization in the United States, founded in 1982. Led by more than 100,000 survivors and activists, Komen has invested nearly $2 billion for breast cancer research, education, advocacy, health services and social support programs in the U.S., and through partnerships in more than 50 countries.www.komen.org
The George Washington University Medical Center School of Public Health and Health ServicesThe George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services is an accredited public health program located in Washington DC.www.kff.org
The Pearson Report, The American Journal for Nurse Practitioners, NP CommunicationsThe Pearson Report is an annual state-by-state national overview of nurse practitioner legislation and healthcare issues.www.webnponline.com
The University of California at San FranciscoThe University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care.www.kff.org
The Urban InstituteThe Urban Institute gathers data, conducts research, and evaluates programs in order to foster public policy and effective government.www.kff.org
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing ServiceThe USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) facilitates the fair marketing of U.S. agricultural products, monitors market trends, and maintains a directory of when and where farmers markets operate.www.ams.usda.gov
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Center for Nutrition Policy and PromotionThe USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion aims to improve the health of Americans by developing and promoting dietary guidance that links scientific research to the nutrition needs of consumers.www.cnpp.usda.gov
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition ServiceThe USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) aims to provide children and needy families better access to food and a more healthful diet through its food assistance programs and comprehensive nutrition education efforts.www.fns.usda.gov
U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, Bureau of Economic AnalysisThe Bureau of Economic Analysis produces economic accounts statistics that enable government and business decision-makers, researchers, and the American public to follow and understand the performance of the Nation's economy.www.bea.gov
U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education StatisticsThe National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education. A random sample of public and private schools are selected to participate.www.ed.gov
U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesHealthy People provides science-based, ten year national objectives for improving the health of Americans.www.healthypeople.gov
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ServicesThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CMS is the federal agency that administers the Medicare program and monitors the Medicaid programs offered by each state.www.cms.gov
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services AdministrationThe Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.bhpr.hrsa.gov
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, National Survey of Children's HealthThe National Survey of Children's Health examines the physical and emotional health of children ages 0-17 years of age.www.nschdata.org
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Shortage Designation, Bureau of Health ProfessionsThe Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Shortage Designation Branch collects data to determine Health Professional Shortage Areas and Medically Underserved Populations.bhpr.hrsa.gov
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentThe U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) aims to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.www.hudhre.info
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor StatisticsThe Bureau of Labor Statistics is responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making.www.bls.gov
U.S. Social Security AdministrationThe U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) administers the federal government's Social Security insurance program, consisting of retirement, disability, and survivors' benefits.www.socialsecurity.gov
United States Census BureauThe United States Census Bureau surveys the U.S. and counts each of its residents. The Census seeks to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.www.census.gov
United States Census Bureau, American Community SurveyThe American Community Survey (ACS) is an annual population survey that provides communities, state governments, and federal programs the information needed to plan programs and allocate funds.www.census.gov/acs
United States Census Bureau, County Business PatternsCounty Business Patterns provides data on the total number of establishments, employment, first quarter and annual payroll, and number of establishments by employment-size classes by detailed industry for all counties in the United States.www.census.gov/econ/cbp
United States Census Bureau, Current Population SurveyThe Current Population Survey (CPS) is a monthly survey of about 50,000 households and is the primary source of information on the labor force characteristics of the U.S. population.www.census.gov
United States Census Bureau, Zip Code Business PatternsUnited States Census Bureau Zip Code Business Patterns presents data on the total number of business establishments, including employment and payroll figures, nationwide.censtats.census.gov
United States Preventive Services Task ForceThe United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is an independent panel of non-Federal experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine and is composed of primary care providers. The USPSTF conducts scientific evidence reviews of a broad range of clinical preventive health care services (such as screening, counseling, and preventive medications) and develops recommendations for primary care clinicians and health systems.www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org
University of California San Francisco, Department of Social and Behavioral SciencesThe University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care.www.pascenter.org
University of Illinois at Chicago, Bridging the Gap ProgramUniversity of Illinois at Chicago Bridging the Gap Program aims to increase understanding of the policy, program and environmental determinants of childhood and adolescent obesity.www.impacteen.org