National Resources

National Resources

In addition to our local resources, many have found the following national websites to also be of help.  

If you find a helpful resource online and would like to share it with others, please email us the link!

AARP Health
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership that helps people age 50 and over have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole, ways that help people 50 and over improve their lives.

ALS Association
The ALS Association is a non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Through research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy the Association provides help and hope to those facing the disease.  The Association’s nationwide network of chapters provides comprehensive patient services and support to the ALS community.

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has 12 chartered Divisions, more than 900 local offices nationwide, and a presence in more than 5,100 communities.

American Diabetes Association
The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.  They fund research, deliver services, provide objective and credible information and give voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.

American Heart Association
The mission of the American Heart Association is to build healther lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

American Stroke Association
The mission of the American Stroke Association is to build healther lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question.

Arthritis Foundation
The Arthritis Foundation is the largest national nonprofit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions. Founded in 1948, with headquarters in Atlanta, the Arthritis Foundation has multiple service points located throughout the country. The Foundation helps people take control of arthritis by providing public health education; pursuing public policy and legislation; and conducting evidence-based programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis.

Bloch Cancer Hotline
The goal of the R. A. Bloch Cancer Foundation is to help people diagnosed with cancer have the best chance of beating it as easily as possible. The web site is a dynamic, growing instant resource available to cancer patients around the world, free to everyone and easily accessed.

Cancer Matters
Cancer Matters is designed to provide cancer patients and their loved ones with valuable information that will help them throughout the cancer experience. Their Resource Guide offers a list of services, products and providers that specifically meet the needs of those with cancer, as well as those of their caregivers, family and friends.

Casting for Recovery
Casting for Recovery was founded on the principles that the natural world is a healing force and that cancer survivors deserve one weekend — free of charge and free of the stresses from medical treatment, home, or workplace — to experience something new and challenging while enjoying beautiful surroundings within an intimate, safe, and nurturing structure.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
For over 60 years, CDC has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability.

Clinical Trials
ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. This information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.

Cure Magazine
Through its unique and award-winning products, CURE Media Group has become a source of information and inspiration for those on the cancer journey. CURE Media Group's flagship product, CURE magazine, is a guide for every stage of the cancer experience.

Family Doctor
This Web site is operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a national medical organization representing more than 100,300 family physicians, family practice residents and medical students. All of the information on this site has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the AAFP.

Healthfinder
Healthfinder.gov has resources on a wide range of health topics selected from over 1,600 government and non-profit organizations.

Healthy Women
HealthyWomen (HW) is an independent health information source for women. Through an array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

KidsCope

KIDSCOPE's mission is to help children and families understand the effects of cancer or chemotherapy on a loved one, to provide suggestions for coping, and to develop innovative programs and materials that communicate a message of hope to diverse families coping with this crisis.

KidsHealth
KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years. KidsHealth also provides families with perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens.

Kids Konnected
Kids Konnected was developed on the premise that when a parent gets cancer, the entire family is affected and the needs of the children must be addressed.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary (nonprofit) health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services.

Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life - with locations in Rochester, Minnesota; Jacksonvill, Florida and Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona.

MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.

MetaCancer Foundation
The MetaCancer Foundation provides resources and support for metastatic cancer survivors and their caregivers. MetaCancer encourages dialogue among those with very different types of metastatic cancer (breast, prostate, colorectal, ovarian, bladder/urinary, skin, lung, testicular, among others), even though respective treatment protocols and medical issues may seem to have little in common with each other. The common bonds are the psychological and emotional realities faced by anyone living with metastatic cancer.

National Cancer Institute
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.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.

National Family Caregivers Association
The Caregiver Action Network 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 serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with special needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease. 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.

National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

National Lymphedema Network
The National Lymphedema Network (NLN) is an internationally recognized non-profit organization founded in 1988 to provide education and guidance to lymphedema patients, health care professionals and the general public by disseminating information on management of primary/secondary lymphedema and related disorders, and education in risk reduction practices for all individuals at risk for or affected by lymphedema.

National MS Society
The National MS Society helps each person address the challenges of living with MS through a 50-state network of chapters. The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.

National Parkinson's Foundation
For over half a century, the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) has focused on meeting the needs in the care and treatment of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

National Patient Advocacy Foundation
Patient Advocate Foundation's Patient Services provides patients with arbitration, mediation and negotiation to settle issues with access to care, medical debt, and job retention related to their illness.

National Stroke Foundation
National Stroke Association’s mission is 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.

QuitDay.org
At QuitDay, the mission is to help people add 10 healthy years to their lives. Smoking and tobacco addiction reduces quality of life for millions of people each year. They strive to inspire people to quit smoking, and have a positive impact on the lives of their loved ones and their children.

Stupid Cancer
The nation's largest support community for young adults affected by cancer (ages 15-40) and serves as a bullhorn for the young adult cancer movement.

Susan G. Komen
Susan G. Komen educates, supports research, offers grants that provide financial and emotional assistance and advocates for better breast cancer policy. But in a broader sense, they empower others, ensure quality care for all, and invest in science to find the cures.

WebMD
WebMD provides credible information, supportive communities, and in-depth reference material about health subjects. 

Young Survival Coalition
Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the premier global organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC offers resources, connections and outreach so women feel supported, empowered and hopeful.