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Consumer Resources

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Allergy & Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) is the leading nonprofit family health organization dedicated to eliminating suffering and death due to asthma, allergies and related conditions. From diagnosis to control, from diapers to college − AANMA is your one-stop, family-to-family support network.

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ALS Association

The ALS Association leads the way in research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy - giving help and hope to those facing Lou Gehrig's Disease. The Association's nationwide network of chapters provides comprehensive patient services and support to the ALS community.

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American Cancer Society

Together with its millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives and creates a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.

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American Diabetes Association

The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of people affected by the disease.

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American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency to help reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

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American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through Education, Advocacy and Research.

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American Psychiatric Association

The American Psychiatric Association's online resource is for people seeking mental health information. Here you will find information on many common mental health concerns, including warning signs of mental disorders, treatment options and preventative measures.

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American Stroke Association

Created in 1997, the American Stroke Association is dedicated to prevention, diagnosis and treatment to save lives from stroke − America’s No. 4 killer and a leading cause of serious disability. It funds scientific research, helps people better understand and avoid stroke, encourages government support, guides healthcare professionals and provides information to enhance the quality of life for stroke survivors.

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Anxiety and Depression Association of America

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing awareness and improving the diagnosis, treatment, and cure of anxiety disorders. ADAA offers free educational information and resources about anxiety disorders, local treatment providers, self-help groups, self-tests, clinical trials, and more. ADAA promotes the message that anxiety disorders are real, serious, and treatable.

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Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions. The Arthritis Foundation offers information and tools to help people live a better life with arthritis.

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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma and allergic diseases through education, advocacy and research.

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Be Joint Smart

The Joint Smart Coalition is a new effort between the Arthritis Foundation and the National Psoriasis Foundation, dedicated to people with psoriatic arthritis and to providing an empowering and educational resource for them and for people with other related inflammatory conditions, like rheumatoid arthritis and plaque psoriasis.

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Caregiver Action Network

The Caregiver Action Network (CAN) is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the more than 65 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. CAN (formerly the National Family Caregivers Association) is a non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge.

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Collaborate for Healthy Weight

Collaborate for Healthy Weight is a project of the Health Resources and Services Administration and the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality funded by the Affordable Care Act Prevention and Public Health Fund. Our shared vision is to create partnerships between primary care, public health, and community organizations to discover sustainable ways to promote healthy weight and eliminate health disparities in communities across the United States.

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Easter Seals

Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for nearly 90 years. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals.

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EatRight.org

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics strives to improve the nation's health and advance the profession of dietetics through research, education, and advocacy. The Academy's website, www.eatright.org, contains a wealth of nutrition information for consumers and the media, featuring approximately 7,000 pages of content from news releases and consumer tips to Nutrition Fact Sheets, consumer FAQs and the Good Nutrition Reading List.

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Epilepsy Foundation

The Epilepsy Foundation of America is the national voluntary agency dedicated solely to the welfare of the almost three million people with epilepsy in the U.S. and their families. The organization works to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; to improve how people with epilepsy are perceived, accepted and valued in society; and to promote research for a cure.

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Families USA

Families USA is the national organization for healthcare consumers. It is nonprofit and nonpartisan and advocates for high-quality, affordable healthcare for all Americans.

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FamilyDoctor.org

FamilyDoctor.org is trusted, reliable health information for the whole family provided by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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Healthfinder.gov

Online resource providing health information and tools to help you and your family stay healthy.

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Its core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families.

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Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.

The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) is the oldest and largest national nonprofit voluntary health organization focused on improving the quality of life for people with lupus. Its unique dual mission serves the ongoing needs of people affected by lupus today while leading efforts to find a cure – from care to cure!

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Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. Doctors from every medical specialty work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy of “the needs of the patient come first.”

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Mental Health America

Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) is the country's leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives. With more than 320 affiliates nationwide, it represents a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation - everyday and in times of crisis.

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Muscular Dystrophy Association

Muscular Dystrophy Association is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.

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My Family Health Portrait

The Surgeon General's “My Family Health Portrait” is an online tool that makes it easy for people to record their family health history. The tool assembles a person’s information and makes a “pedigree” family tree that is downloadable. It is private--it does not keep the information. It gives users a health history that they can share with family members or send to their healthcare practitioner.

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National Alliance for Hispanic Health

The National Alliance for Hispanic Health is the nation's oldest and largest network of Hispanic health and human service providers, and its community-based members reach more than 15 million Hispanic consumers throughout the U.S. Additionally, its national members provide services to more than 100 million people annually.

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National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. The mission of the organization is to build better lives for the millions affected by mental illness.

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National Council on Patient Information and Education

National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) is a non-profit coalition of over 125 organizations. NCPIE's mission is to stimulate and improve communication of information on the appropriate use of medicines to consumers and health care professionals. NCPIE develops programs, provides educational resources, and offers services to advance the common mission of its members.

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National Fibromyalgia Association

The National Fibromyalgia Association is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop and execute programs dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with fibromyalgia.

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National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association

The National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association works to support people who have chronic pain illnesses and their families and friends by contributing to caring, professional, and community relationships. Through continuing education, networking with support groups/advocates, and affiliation with professional organizations, the members of the NFMCPA have a place to be informed, get involved, and recognize achievements.

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National Head Start Association

The National Head Start Association provides support for the entire Head Start community by advocating for policies that strengthen services to Head Start children and their families; by providing extensive training and professional development to Head Start staff; and by developing and disseminating research, information, and resources that enrich Head Start program delivery.

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National Headache Foundation

Over the past 42 years, the mission of the Foundation has been to further awareness of headache and migraine as legitimate neurobiological diseases. It has collected the most comprehensive information on headache and migraine, which is made freely available to you. Every day, its physician finder connects patients, who have just begun to seek treatment or those who are looking for more options, to neurologists and headache specialists.

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National Kidney Foundation

The National Kidney Foundation is dedicated to preventing and treating kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well being of individuals and families affected by these diseases and increasing availability of all organs for transplantation.

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National Rural Health Association

The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) is a national nonprofit membership organization with more than 20,000 members. The Association's mission is to provide leadership on rural health issues. NRHA membership consists of a diverse collection of individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.

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National Women's Health Information Center

The vision of the National Women's Health Information Center is to improve the health and well-being of all U.S. women and girls. The Center accomplishes this by leading and coordinating the efforts of all the HHS agencies and offices involved in women's health.

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Prevent Cancer Foundation

The mission of the Prevent Cancer Foundation is saving lives through cancer prevention and early detection. Founded in 1985, the Foundation has provided more than $125 million in support of cancer prevention and early detection research, education, advocacy and community outreach nationwide.

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Skin Cancer Foundation

Since its founding in 1979, The Skin Cancer Foundation has set the standard for educating the public and the medical profession about skin cancer, its prevention by means of sun protection, the need for early detection, and prompt, effective treatment. It is the only international organization devoted solely to combating the world’s most common cancer, now occurring at epidemic levels.

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The Neuropathy Association

The Neuropathy Association was established in 1995 by people with peripheral neuropathy and their families and friends, as well as experts in the field, to help those who suffer from disorders that affect the peripheral nerves. We have 50,000 active members and supporters, with approximately 120 support groups throughout the United States and abroad providing public awareness, patient support, education and advocacy.

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WebMD

WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information.

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WomenHeart: National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease

WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease is the nation's only patient centered organization serving the 42 million American women living with or at risk for heart disease - the leading cause of death in women. WomenHeart is solely devoted to advancing women's heart health through advocacy, community education, and the nation's only patient support network for women living with heart disease.

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Healthcare Professional Resources

    The description of each organization below is as it appears on the organization's website.

American Academy of Family Physicians

The American Academy of Family Physicians is one of the largest national medical organizations, representing more than 100,300 family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students nationwide. Founded in 1947, its mission has been to preserve and promote the science and art of Family Medicine and to ensure high-quality, cost-effective health care for patients of all ages.

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American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) formed in 1985 to provide NPs with a unified way to network and advocate for NP issues and was the first national organization created for nurse practitioners of all specialties. As the largest and only full-service national professional membership organization for NPs of all specialties, AANP represents the interests of the more than 148,000 NPs currently practicing in the U. S. and continually advocates at local, state, and federal levels for the recognition of NPs as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, and personalized healthcare.

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American Association of Diabetes Educators

Founded in 1973, the American Association of Diabetes Educators is a multidisciplinary association of healthcare professionals dedicated to integrating self-management as a key outcome in the care of people with diabetes and related chronic conditions. It is constantly working towards its vision of optimal health and wellness for all people with diabetes and related chronic conditions.

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American Medical Association

Since 1847 the American Medical Association (AMA) has had one mission: to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health. Today, the core strategy used to carry out this mission is its concerted effort to help doctors help patients. The Association does this by uniting physicians nationwide to work on the most important professional and public health issues.

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American Nurses Association

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation's 3.1 million registered nurses through its constituent and state nurses associations and its organizational affiliates. The ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on healthcare issues affecting nurses and the public.

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American Osteopathic Association

Representing more than 70,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) around the world, the American Osteopathic Association serves as the professional family for all DOs and osteopathic medical students.

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American Psychiatric Association

The American Psychiatric Association, founded in 1844, is a medical specialty society representing more than 36,000 psychiatric physicians from the United States and around the world. Its member physicians work together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorders, including intellectual developmental disorders and substance use disorders.

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American Public Health Association

The American Public Health Association (APHA) aims to protect all Americans, their families and their communities from preventable, serious health threats and strives to assure community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventive health services are universally accessible in the United States. APHA represents a broad array of health professionals and others who care about their own health and the health of their communities.

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Association of Black Cardiologists

Founded in 1974, the Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. (ABC), is a nonprofit organization with an international membership of 2,500 health professionals, lay members of the community, corporate members, and institutional members. The ABC is dedicated to eliminating the disparities related to cardiovascular disease in all people of color.

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Association of Clinicians for the Underserved

Association of Clinicians for the Underserved is a nonprofit, transdisciplinary organization of clinicians, advocates and healthcare organizations united in a common mission to improve the health of America's underserved populations and to enhance the development and support of the healthcare clinicians serving these populations.

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Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants

Founded in 1998, the Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants was developed to "promote the competence of all family medicine physician assistants through education," by offering PAs hands-on primary care education in small group settings.

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Association of Reproductive Healthcare Professionals

Association for Reproductive Healthcare Professionals is a different kind of medical association. Its members define reproductive health in broad terms and recognize that the best healthcare is delivered through a team of professionals partnering with an informed patient. It is the association that brings together healthcare professionals across disciplines and specialties for evidence based training and network building among committed colleagues.

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Case Management Society of America

Founded in 1990, the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) has grown to be the leading non-profit association dedicated to the support and development of the profession of case management. It is based in Little Rock, AR, and serves more than 11,000 members, 20,000 subscribers, and 75 chapters through educational forums, networking opportunities, legislative advocacy and establishing standards to advance the profession.

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National Association of Hispanic Nurses

National Association of Hispanic Nurses is a non-profit professional association committed to the promotion of the professionalism and dedication of Hispanic nurses by providing equal access to educational, professional, and economic opportunities for Hispanic nurses. The Association is also dedicated to the improvement of the quality of health and nursing care of Hispanic consumers.

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National Association of School Nurses

The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) advances the specialty practice of school nursing to improve the health and academic success of all students

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National Association of Social Workers

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 145,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.

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National Black Nurses Association

The mission of the Association is to provide a forum for collective action by Black nurses to investigate, define and advocate for the health care needs of African Americans and to implement strategies that ensure access to health care, equal to, or above health care standards of the larger society.

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National Community Pharmacists Association

The National Community Pharmacists Association is dedicated to the continuing growth and prosperity of independent community pharmacy in the United States. The organization is committed to high-quality pharmacist care and to restoring, maintaining, and promoting the health and well-being of the public it serves.

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National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

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National Health Council

The National Health Council brings together all segments of the healthcare community to provide a united voice for the more than 133 million people with chronic diseases and disabilities and their family caregivers. Made up of more than 100 national health-related organizations, its core membership includes 50 of the nation's leading patient advocacy groups. Other members include professional and membership associations, nonprofit organizations with an interest in health, and major pharmaceutical, medical device, health insurance companies, and biotechnology companies.

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National Hispanic Council on Aging

The National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) is the nation's premier constituency-based organization that advocates, celebrates, and enhances the quality of life for Hispanic older adults, their families, and their communities. NHCOA empowers its national network of 42 community-based organizations in supporting a broader network of 7,000 individuals and reaching 10 million Hispanics each year.

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National Hispanic Medical Association

Established in 1994, the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) is a nonprofit association representing 45,000 licensed Hispanic physicians in the U.S. NHMA's mission is to empower Hispanic physicians and other healthcare professionals to improve the health of Hispanic populations with Hispanic medical societies, resident and medical student organizations, and its public and private sector partners.

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National Medical Association

The National Medical Association (NMA) is the collective voice of African American physicians and the leading force for parity and justice in medicine and the elimination of disparities in health. Throughout its history the NMA has focused primarily on health issues related to African Americans and medically underserved populations; however, its principles, goals, initiatives and philosophy encompass all ethnic groups.

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Government Resources

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality website provides practical healthcare information, research findings, and data to help consumersfh providers, health insurers, researchers, and policymakers make informed decisions about healthcare issues.

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CDC.gov/Chronic Disease Index

Chronic diseases – such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and arthritis – are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems in the U.S.

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Healthfinder.gov

Online resource providing health information and tools to help you and your family stay healthy.

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National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is one of 11 agencies that compose the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.

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National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

Part of the National Institutes of Health, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute plans, conducts, and supports research related to the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart, blood vessel, lung, and blood diseases; and sleep disorders. The Institute also administers national health education campaigns on women and heart disease, healthy weight for children, and other topics.

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National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

o National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases The mission of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases is to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases; the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research; and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases.

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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

The mission of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases is to conduct and support medical research and research training and to disseminate science-based information on diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases, nutritional disorders, and obesity; and kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases, to improve people’s health and quality of life.

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National Institute of Mental Health

The mission of National Institute of Mental Health is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.

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National Women's Health Information Center

The vision of the National Women's Health Information Center is to improve the health and well-being of all U.S. women and girls. The Center accomplishes this by leading and coordinating the efforts of all the HHS agencies and offices involved in women's health.

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