Other Miscellaneous Resources
Alliance for Aging Research
750 17th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
Independent, not-for-profit citizen advocacy organization that works to promote medical research into human aging and to improve the health and independence of older Americans through public and private research.
American Cancer Society
National Home Office
250 Williams Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30303-1002
Tel: 800-ACS-2345 (227-2345)
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.
Brave Kids [For Children With Special Needs]
1825 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
Non-profit organization that serves the needs of children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses and disabilities. Provides a comprehensive directory of health services, relevant medical information from healthcare professionals and message boards for children with special needs. Brave Kids also provides educational outreach and family resource centers to assist parents in locating healthcare resources for their ill children.
275 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Tel: Business: 212-712-8400
Services: 800-813-HOPE (4673)
Provides free professional support to people with cancer, family members, loved ones, and the bereaved, all across the country. Services include: counseling, support groups, educational programs, publications, and financial assistance.
Children's Craniofacial Association
13140 Coit Road
Dallas, TX 75240
Non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with facial differences and their families.
1000 Jorie Boulevard
Oak Brook, IL 60522-3696
National, independent, nonprofit, self-help support organization offering friendship and understanding to families grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause. There are no membership fees or dues, and parents, grandparents, and adult siblings are welcome.
505 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Supports brain research through grants, educates the public about the successes and potential of brain research, and produces free publications.
Friend's Health Connection
P.O. Box 114
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Non-profit support network that connects people with similar health problems and helps individuals cope with illness through the power of friendship.
4301 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20008-2369
800 336-GENE (4363)
International coalition representing 600 consumer and professional organizations. Supports individuals and families with genetic conditions; educates the public; and advocates for consumer-informed public policies.
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Parklawn Bldg., 5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Tel: 888-Ask-HRSA (275-4772)
Human Growth Foundation
997 Glen Cove Avenue
Glen Head, NY 11545
Voluntary, non-profit organization dedicated to helping medical science better understand the process of growth.
International RadioSurgery Association
2960 Green Street
P.O. Box 5186
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Proactive patient organization providing information and referrals on Gamma Knife, Linac, and particle beam radiosurgery for brain tumors, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), and neurological pain and movement disorders.
National Council on Patient Information and Education
200-A Monroe Street
Rockville, MD 20850
Coalition of nearly 150 organizations committed to safer, more effective medicine use through better communication. Additional website is www.bemedwise.org.
National Health Council
1730 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036-3910
Association of voluntary health agencies, businesses, and not-for-profit organizations. Sponsors awareness campaigns to promote the health of all people and to advance medical research and the voluntary health movement.
National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
55 Kenosia Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810
Voice Mail 800-999-NORD (6673)
Federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare "orphan" diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them. Committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and service.
Pediatric Brain Foundation (formerly Children's Neurobiological Solutions Foundation
2925 E. Battlefield Road
Springfield, MO 65804
Tel: (310) 889-8611
National, non-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate the development of brain repair therapies and cures by supporting cutting-edge collaborative research on brain damage due to childhood illness, injury, or any other cause. Provides information and resources for families and health care providers.
1101 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-2960
Research!America is the nation's largest 501(c)(3) public education and advocacy alliance working to make research to improve health a higher national priority. Founded in 1989, Research!America is supported by 400 member institutions, businesses and organizations that together represent the voices of more than 125 million Americans. Our public opinion polls, advocacy programs and publications reach the public and decision makers to help advance medical, health and scientific research.