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WHO CARES: Chronic Illness in America
WHO CARES: Chronic Illness in America

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Learn about the expanding group of organizations partnering with Fred Friendly Seminars to raise awareness about the issues surrounding chronic illness.

American Diabetes Association
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO
American Geriatrics Society
Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
The Chest Foundation of the American College of Chest Physicians
The Columbia Scholastic Press Association
ElderCare Online
Faith in Action
Family Caregiver Alliance/National Center on Caregiving
Family Voices
Foundation for Health in Aging
FreshAngles.com
Howard University College of Medicine
March of Dimes
National Academy of Social Insurance
National Association of School Nurses
National Business Coalition on Health
National Chronic Care Consortium
National Family Caregivers Association
National Health Council
National MS Society
National PACE Association
National Partnership for Women & Families
Older Women's League
Partnership for Solutions
Rosalynn Carter Institute
Service Employees International Union
Shepherd's Centers of America
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
United Cerebral Palsy
WE Media Inc.


American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. The mission of the organization is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
www.diabetes.org

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AFL-CIO

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO ensures that every member - in the public service and healthcare fields - receives a fair deal from both their employer and from the government. Since its creation, AFSCME has represented many large organizing drives, and more than 100 independent associations have voted to become affiliates.
www.afscme.org

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American Geriatrics Society

The American Geriatrics Society is a nationwide, not-for-profit organization and the premier professional organization of health care providers, dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults. The Society has become a pivotal force in shaping attitudes, policies and practices regarding health care for older people.
www.americangeriatrics.org

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Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics logo

The Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics is a non-profit organization that uses advocacy, education, community outreach and research to work towards their goal of eliminating suffering and death caused by allergies and asthma.
www.aanma.org

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AAFA

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America is a leading patient organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma and allergies through education, advocacy and research.
www.aafa.org

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CF

The Chest Foundation of the American College of Chest Physicians was established in 1996 as the philanthropic arm of the American College of Chest Physicians to create educational programs, support research and raise awareness regarding chest diseases and prevention. The foundation enables the ACCP to work towards its goal of being a "leading resource for the improvement in cardiopulmonary health and critical care worldwide."
www.chestnet.org/foundation/

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CSPA

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association helps student journalists to educate their peers about emerging issues such as chronic care, within their school and community. By helping these readers and viewers make sense out of conflicting information, student reporters and editors bring to light how issues from afar affect them. The CSPA is an educational press organization providing services to student newspapers, magazines and yearbooks at 2,000 schools and colleges. CSPA's services include written evaluations of individual student publications, award competitions, and journalism conferences and workshops.
www.columbia.edu/cu/cspa/index.html

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ElderCare Online

ElderCare Online is a comprehensive resource for family caregivers providing a full library of caregiving articles, tools, tips, and resources with a focus on family dynamics, caring for the caregiver, homecare, and healthy aging. Experienced caregivers and guest experts moderate chatrooms and message boards.
www.ec-online.net

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Faith in Action

Faith in Action makes grants to local volunteer groups representing many faiths, who work together to care for their neighbors who are chronically ill, frail, elderly or disabled. Faith in Action volunteers come from churches, synagogues, mosques and other houses of worship, as well as the community at-large. They help those in need with many everyday activities, such as picking up a few groceries or providing a ride to the doctor. With this volunteer assistance, aging and chronically ill members of the community can maintain their independence for as long as possible.
www.interfaithcare.org

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Family Caregiver Alliance/National Center on Caregiving

Family Caregiver Alliance/National Center on Caregiving serves as a public voice for caregivers, illuminating the daily challenges they face, offering them the assistance they so desperately need and deserve, and championing their cause through education, services, research and advocacy.
www.caregiver.org

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Family Voices

Until Family Voices was formed, there was no national organization that spoke for all children with special health needs. Family Voices believes that children with special health needs face common problems caused by fundamental inadequacies in our health care system.
www.familyvoices.org

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Foundation for Health in Aging

The Foundation for Health in Aging aims to build a bridge between geriatrics health care professionals and the public. The Foundation also advocates on behalf of older adults and their special needs: Wellness and preventive care, self-responsibility and independence, and connections to family and community.
www.healthinaging.org

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Fresh Angles

What commenced as Teenvoice.com has recently evolved into FreshAngles.com, a fresh approach to simple idea articles written for teens, by teens, to inform, entertain and empower today's youth. Their goal is to serve as a voice for teens both nationally and internationally via the Internet so that a teen with online access will have the power to express his or her views to the entire online community in a dynamic, user-friendly format.
www.freshangles.com/perspectives/illness/

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Howard University College of Medicine

The founders of Howard University College of Medicine recognized that the nearly overwhelming health care needs of the chronically ill and of black Americans would be met best by training students to become highly competent, compassionate physicians who would deliver care in communities having a shortage of health personnel.
www.med.howard.edu

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