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DISEASE GROUPS

GENERAL

Centers For Disease Control
www.cdc.gov

AIDS

National Association for People With AIDS
1413 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
202/898-0414

National AIDS Hotline
800/342-AIDS (2437)
www.cdc.gov/hiv

ALZHEIMER'S

919 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60611-1676
800/272-3900

The Alzheimer's Page
www.biostat.wustl.edu

ARTHRITIS

Arthritis Foundation
4311 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 530
Los Angeles, CA 90010
323/954-5750
www.arthritis.org

ASTHMA

Center for Health Care Strategies
353 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 609/279-0700
Fax: 609/279-0956
mail@chcs.org
www.chcs.org
A non-profit, non-partisan policy resource center to promote the development and implementation of effective health and social policy for all Americans. Focuses on Medicaid managed care programs, building health systems for people with chronic illness, and improving asthma care for children.

CANCER

American Cancer Society Online Resource Center
www2.cancer.org/medical_resources/index.cfm

Colorectal and Breast Cancer Information
800/ACS-2345
www3.cancer.org/cancerinfo

American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org

CancerNet
NCI Public Inquiries Office
Building 31, Room 10A03
31 Center Drive MSC 2580
Bethesda, MD 20892-2580
800/422-6237
http://cancernet.nci.nih.gov

Lukemia Society of America
100 Corporate Point, Suite 180
Culver City, CA 90230
310/348-5720
800/955-4USA

Lymphoma Research Foundation of America
8800 Venice Blvd., Suite 207
Los Angeles, CA 90034
310/204-7040
www.lymphoma.org

National Comprehensive Cancer Network
www.nccn.org

DIABETES

American Diabetes Association
6300 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90048
800/342-2383
www.diabetes.org
1701 North Beauregard Steet
Alexandria, VA 22311
800/342-2383

National Kidney Foundation
5777 W. Century Blvd., Suite 1450
Los Angeles, CA 90045
310/641-8152
www.kidneysocal.org

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
120 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
212/785-9500
www.jdf.orgs
a non-profit nongovernmental funder of diabetes research whose mission is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.

HEART DISEASE AND STROKE

American Heart Association
1055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900
Los Angeles, CA 90017
213/580-1408
800/AHA-USA1
www.americanheart.org
www.heartsource.org
National Center
7272 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75231

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
http://rover.nhlbi.nih.gov

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
www.ninds.nih.gov

National Stroke Association
9707 E. Easterling
Inglewood, CO 80112
800/787-6537
www.stroke.org

LUNG DISEASE

American Lung Association
58 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323/953-5864
800/LUNG-USA
www.lungusa.org

MENTAL ILLNESS

Association of Social Workers
202/336-8236

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
www.nami.org

National Association for Mental Illness (NAMI)
Contact: 703/524-7600

National Coalition of Mental Health Professionals and Consumers, Inc.
P.O. Box 438
Commack, NY 11725-0438
Phone: 888-SAY-NO-MC (888/729-6662)
Fax: 516/424-5232
ncmhpc@aol.com
an organization of mental health professionals, consumers of mental health services, and consumer advocates which works through education and legal and legislative action to expose the problems of managed care, bring about regulation of the managed care industry, and replace managed care with a more pro-patient system of insurance and health care delivery.

National Mental Health Association
703/838-7528

Open Minds
717/334-1329
www.openminds.com

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
2440 W. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 115
Los Angeles, CA 90064
310/479-4456
www.nmss.org

OSTEOPEROSIS

National Osteoperosis Foundation
523 W. 6th Street, Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA 90014
213/630-1126

PARKINSONS

National Parkinson Foundation
15840 Ventura Blvd., Suite 215
Encino, CA 91436
818/981-2233


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