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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.


March of Dimes

The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality. Founded in 1938, the March of Dimes funds programs of research, community services, education, and advocacy to save babies. For more information, visit the March of Dimes Web site at www.modimes.org or the Spanish Web site at www.nacersano.org, or call 1-888-MODIMES.
www.modimes.org

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NASN

The National Academy of Social Insurance is a nonpartisan and nonprofit research and educational organization made up of leading experts on social insurance. NASI works to enhance the public's understanding of social insurance systems and related social assistance and private employee benefits.
www.nasi.org

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NASN

Since 1969, the National Association of School Nurses has promoted excellence in school health, prevention of illness and disability, and the early detection and correction of health problems. At a state and local level, NASN assures the nurse as an integral part of both the school and community's efforts to promote the health and educational success of children.
www.nasn.org

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NBCH

The National Business Coalition on Health serves as a national voice for local efforts to improve the value of health care in each community. The NBCH spreads tenets and practical applications of community health reform to regions with interested employers and start-up groups.
www.nbch.org

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NCCC

The National Chronic Care Consortium (NCCC) is a mission-driven organization of leading-edge health networks dedicated to transforming the delivery of chronic care services. Member organizations share a vision of integrated care for individuals with chronic health conditions, from the time of earliest condition awareness until problem resolution or death. NCCC's mission is to change the delivery structures, administration, payment methods, and health care regulations that are fundamentally inconsistent with the nature of chronic illness.
www.nccconline.org

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NFCA

The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) exists to support family caregivers and to speak out publicly for caregivers' needs. NFCA espouses a philosophy of self-advocacy and self-care that is predicated on the belief that caregivers who choose to take charge of their lives, and see caregiving as but one of its facets, are in a position to be happier and healthier individuals. They are then able to have a higher quality of life and to make a more positive contribution to the well-being of their care recipient, all of which has a positive impact on society and health care costs.
www.nfcacares.org

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National Health Council

National Health Council and its member organizations share a common objective: To improve the health of all people, particularly those with chronic diseases and/or disabilities.
www.nationalhealthcouncil.org

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National MS Society

The National MS Society represents the interests of individuals with MS and fights to end the devastating effects of MS. The organization advocates at a federal, state and local level to gain funds for MS research, disability rights and access to quality and fairly priced health care and insurance.
www.nationalmssociety.org

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NPA

The National PACE Association (NPA) is a nonprofit membership organization representing the interests of almost 60 chapters. These organizations share the goal of promoting the availability of quality, comprehensive, and cost-effective health care services to frail, older adults through the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and similar models of care.
www.natlpaceassn.org

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NPWF

Created in 1971, the National Partnership for Women and Families, formerly known as the Women’s Legal Defense Fund, works as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that aims to improve the everyday lives of today’s women and families. The organization promotes fairness in the workplace, quality healthcare, and policies that help both men and women meet the demands of work and family.
www.nationalpartnership.org

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OWL

As the only national grassroots national membership organization to focus solely on issues unique to women as they age, Older Women's League strives to improve the status and quality of life for midlife and older women. OWL is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that accomplishes its work through research, education, and advocacy activities conducted through a nationwide chapter network. Now in its 20th year, OWL provides a strong and effective voice for the some 58 million American women who are over 40.
www.owl-national.org

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Partnership for Solutions

Partnership for Solutions is a new initiative to improve the care and quality of life for the more than 125 million Americans with chronic health conditions. The Partnership is engaged in three major activities: conducting research that clarifies the nature of the problem, communicating the findings, and working to identify promising solutions to problems faced by people with chronic health conditions.
www.chronicnet.org

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RCI

The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Human Development was formed in honor of First Lady Rosalynn Carter in 1987. Through research, education and training, the RCI promotes the mental health and well-being of individuals, families, and professional caregivers; delineates effective caregiving practices; builds public awareness of caregiving needs; and advances public and social policies that enhance caring communities.
rci.gsw.edu

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SEIU

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was created to fight for and improve lives of working families. With membership estimated at 1.4 million, SEIU runs various national campaigns including "Improve Unemployment Benefits Now" and "Track the Patients' Bill of Rights."
www.seiu.org

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Sheperd's Logo

Shepherd's Centers of America was created in 1972 as an interfaith, non-profit umbrella organization that coordinates nearly 100 independent centers around the nation. It is a ministry by and for older adults of all faiths to enrich their later years with opportunities for service to others, self expression, meaningful work and close friendships. Shepherd's Centers also help older adults remain independent for as long as they choose.
www.shepherdcenters.org

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has grown to become the world's largest not-for-profit business federation since its establishment in 1912. Representing businesses of all sizes and industries, it promotes business interests at a national and global level while fighting for free enterprise.
www.uschamber.org/default.htm

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United Cerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy is one of the largest charities in America and has been committed for over 50 years to advancing the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Serving over one million Americans a year, UCP has a nationwide network of 111 affiliates located in 39 states, with focus on assistive technology, employment training, community outreach, and independent living.
www.ucp.org

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WE Media, Inc.

WE Media Inc. is revolutionizing access for millions of people with disabilities, their families and friends through print, interactive, broadcast and wireless communications. WeMedia magazine is a glossy, consumer lifestyle publication that has won critical acclaim for its innovative approach to cross-disability issues. Produced bimonthly, WeMedia is available in print and on audiotape. Wemedia.com is a comprehensive online resource providing targeted information, products and services. Catering to people with disabilities, the Web site concentrates on news, sports, assistive technologies, politics, advocacy, shopping, employment, education, finance, and real estate.
www.wemedia.com

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